Welcome to Mrs. Bricker's Second Grade Class!
My name is Mrs. Bricker and I am one of three second grade teachers at Scotland Elementary School. This will be my 14th year teaching and 13th year teaching at Scotland. Second grade will be departmentalized into three parts. I will be teaching math to all second graders.
Our school district went to a new math program called Eureka Math in the 2016-17 school year. The main focus for second grade is place value and building a stronger number sense. Students will be given opportunities to start with hands on manipulatives, moving to picture representations, and then the more abstract and standard forms for working through problems. They are exposed to many strategies that allow students to find the one that suits their learning style the best. They are modeled and practiced in class.
Eureka provides parent support online. You can find great resources at www.greatminds.org 2. Click on the "Parent" tab. Once you enter the parent section, you will have access to tip sheets for each module and much more.
If you wish your child to have more practice at home to help support what is taught in the classroom, www.zearn.org is another great resource. This link will provide instruction and practice. It follows along very well with the Eureka modules.
Specials' Schedule for 2017-18
Day 1 -- No special
Day 2 -- Library
Day 3 -- Music
Day 4 -- Art
Day 5 -- Gym
Second Grade Report Card Standards
Here is a document to help you know what standards are assessed throughout second grade.
English Language Arts (ELA)
- The biggest need that will continue throughout the year is dry erase markers, preferably darker colors. We use them often, almost daily, in math class. (I will take any brand, but I will say the Expo markers seems to last longer.)
- Tissues are another big need, especially during the cold season. If each family would send a box in for each semester, it would be helpful.
- Other donations appreciated: pencils, block erasers, copy paper, and card stock.