Mr. Marshall

Biography 

Ms. Rogers holds a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, where she grew up.  She has twenty plus years of experience teaching in grades one through six in Massachusetts, Germany (for a Department of Defense School), and here in Idaho.  She has two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two dogs.  She enjoys hiking, reading, gardening and working with youth at her church.   Life is a great adventure

Ms. Rogers can be contacted at RogeJoyc@d91.k12.id.us

CLASS RULES:

Schedule

9:00 – 9:20 DEAR Time (Drop Everything And Read)

9:20 – 9:40 Morning message/ Math Meeting

9:40– 10:20 Language Arts (Handwriting, Spelling, WWW,)

10:20 – 10:35 Read Aloud/Snack

10:35 – 11:30 Language Arts (Shared Reading, Guided Reading/Work Together Jobs)

11:30– 12:15 Lunch/Recess

12:15 – 12:30ish DEAR Time (Drop Everything And Read)

12:30 – 1:30 Math

1:30 – 1:45 Recess

1:45 – 2:10 Writing

2:10 – 2:45 Science or Social Studies

2:45 – 3:00 Cleanup, Reflect on day, Dismissal

Specials

 Computer - Monday 12:30 – 1:00 PM, Fri. 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Music - Wednesday 11:05 – 11:35 AM  (First Semester)

PE - Tuesday 9:30 – 10:00 AM

Library - Wednesday 2:00 – 2:30

Classroom Expectations

    Homework-Kids need to have some homework most nights to develop discipline.  However, we do not want to overload kids.  Besides reading/being read to at home every day, we will have math homework every day except most Fridays (there will be a few).  There will also be opportunities for the children to have additional homework as the year progressesIt is very important that your child reads to you or you read to your child every day for at least 20 minutes.  I am sending home a form for you to fill out and return weekly for the children to be held accountable for this assignment.  Completing the required reading and returning the form will result in a Pizza Hut coupon for a free Personal Pan Pizza as part of their Book It program.  The first form is included in this packet and will be due next week.

    Class List-I have enclosed a list of students in our class for your information.

    Discipline-It is my expectation that the children treat each other, as well as myself and any other adult at Edgemont, with respect. Failure to complete work or for being rude or demonstrating other negative behaviors will result in a loss of privileges, a phone call home to parents, and/or a visit to the principal’s office.  I also encourage positive behavior in that I will award the children points when they are listening, working, walking down the hall quietly, etc. This is done on a point system and is tallied monthly.  If the children have more points at the end of the month, they get a VERY special activity.  Some examples are; walk to Dairy Queen or Plan the Day.  If I have more points, we simply start over.

     Birthdays-As the children celebrate their birthdays, a class book will be made for each child.  You may bring/send in store bought treats for the class; however, it certainly is not necessary.  For summer birthdays, the children will choose an unbirthday (any day) to celebrate their birthday after January.

    Snacks-I read to the children every day and during this time the children are allowed to have a snack.  I have been bringing them this week.  Starting Monday, the children will be required to bring their own snacks from home.  I recommend that they be nutritious finger foods.  Please, no drinks.  Since it is so hot out and water is essential for good health, the children are allowed to bring a water bottle to school.  Please make sure their name is on it and that it has a lid.  We’ll continue this until the weather cools off.

    Show and Tell-We will not have show and tell per se.  If your child has something of educational value, especially if it connects to what we are studying, I encourage the children to bring it to school to share.  Please leave toys at home.

    Library Books-The children will start checking books out of the school library this week.  Second graders get to check out 2 books.  I require that one of the two books be an AR book in your student’s reading range.  The book can be exchanged the next day for a new book.  In other words, your child could check out a library book every day if they return their book every day.  Please encourage your child to do this.  Please keep library books in a safe place at home and make sure they are returned by the next week to avoid fines. 

    Take Home Folders-Children will bring home these folders to deliver notes, information, papers to you.  I will also send home weekly "How I’m Doing" reports on Fridays (starting after Back to School Night) and a newsletter on Mondays outlining the upcoming week.  We will save some work to be put in a portfolio for the trimester.  A Portfolio Open House will be held in early December right before Parent/Teacher Conferences.

    Book Orders-Attached you will find book orders.  This is a very inexpensive way for you as a family to acquire books.  There is no obligation to purchase any books.  If you wish to purchase books, please fill out the order form and return it to school by Friday, Sept. 2, 2005.  There are some great books in here!

    Spelling-We start spelling next week.  Your student will take a preview on Monday and that will determine what words they will work on for the week.  If they get 100% correct on Mondays, they will get a Challenge packet. 

Volunteers-Many of you have indicated a desire to help in the classroom.  There are many ways for you to help. 

  • I need help with managing students during Work Together Jobs/Guided Reading (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday) while I work with small groups.  This is from 10:45 – 11:45 everyday  except Wednesday.

  • During our library time Mrs. Jaussi requests a helper to help check out books.

  • We need Room Mothers to organize PTO sponsored activites for out class.

  • I NEED a parent or two to help with writing, especially when we publish books.

  • I need parents to listen to children read.

Curriculum

To view second grade curriculum for District 91 CLICK HERE


Edgemont Gardens Elementary
Phone: 208-525-7618 Fax:208-525-7622
1240 Azalea Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83404