Syllabus for class

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  1. k.contreras

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    I was wondering what you all thought about having a syllabus for a 2nd grade class. I have lots of different handouts and notes I'd like to get across to parents and students and thought about organizing it into a syllabus instead. What do you all think? Have any of you ever created a syllabus for your classroom?
     
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    I think you can accomplish this by doing a newsletter for second grade. I am not teaching yet, so don't know if a syllabus would be useful. My own feeling is being it's second grade a more parent friendly format would be a newsletter where you could address topics studied in class, etc.
     
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    I agree-- a newsletter is a more friendly format for parents. I know most of my 2nd graders parents probably have not had experience with a syllabus-- it might be overwhelming to them. I'd go with the newsletter.
     
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    Speaking of which- does any one have a sample format of a newsletter that they wouldn't mind sharing? You can PM me. Thanks in advance!
     
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    My district gives each family a curriculum 'guide' for their student's grade level at back to school night. It lists the key concepts taught in each content area.
     
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    search on microsoft templets. I found one.
     
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    thank you:)
     
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    I would like to see an example too!
     
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    Our county provides a book to each parent. I hope this is what you are talking about -- it lists long term and short term goals. I will find the website and link it.

    Here it is:

    http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/aks.nsf?OpenDatabase&0~QuickLinks
     
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    Wow- cool informative site! I like how you can click for grade level and each content area. Great way to keep families informed!:p
     
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    Miss Frizzle, if you have Microsoft Publisher it has some great newsletter templates. :)
     
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    My third graders get some information on the first day of school such as how to correctly head a paper...classroom rules and various other kid friendly information that they need right off the bat. A packet goes home that very first day with a parent welcome letter, introducing me and my philosophy of teaching and giving a short overview of the year...and I mean short-one page. I attach an overview of my spelling program and the rules/behaviors sheet. On top of that packet, I attach a 1/2 sheet stating that both the parents and students read over and discuss the papers in the packet and sign and return the 1/2 sheet by a given date. I keep this sheet for the duration of the year. Then when Mrs. Smith says, "I didn't know this or that," (things that I addressed in this packet) I can tell her it was in the packet that she returned the signed slip for. At curriculum night I am able to touch on some of the things in the packet but basically all parents have been made aware of my expectations.
     
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    I have to check it out!:love:
     

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