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Ms.

Backhaus
Grade 2 BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Nicole Beaulac
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Nicole has adjusted well to her new classroom. She follows classroom rules and routines. Nicole
demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning. She listens attentively to instruction and will often
contribute to discussions. Nicole will ask for help when needed. She is a good friend, always
thoughtful and considerate of others.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is able to read grade level material with fluency and some use of expression as demonstrated by
her reading
pauses for punctuation and self corrects as demonstrated by her reading
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
checks to make sure the selection is making sense
responses to questions or tasks are accurate and complete
accurately identifies main and supporting characters
retells main events in correct sequence and includes some details
Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes and usually studies several of the challenge words

spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks


makes understandable spelling approximations
prints neatly
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of her responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now

Book and independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
expand ideas in journal and story writing
continue working on comparing and ordering numbers up to 100
practice counting by 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different points on the hundreds chart
encouragement to practice basic math facts

Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Tristin Blacker
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Tristin has adjusted well to his new classroom. He is a quiet and friendly student who gets along
well with others. He follows classroom rules and routines. Tristin needs encouragement to
contribute to classroom discussions. He usually listens attentively to instructions, but needs the
occasional reminder to stay focused and not get distracted by others. He accepts responsibility for
his learning and behaviour. He asks for help when needed.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
reads slowly, with little expression, often stops to self-correct or get help
looks for support with new selections
recognizes common sight words
identifies main character

expresses simple opinions about stories or characters


Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes including the challenge words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
is working on consistently printing neatly
some variety in sentence length
title signals the topic
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education

participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety


has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
expand ideas in journal and story writing
improve neatness and accuracy
encouragement to practice basic math facts
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Cornelio Boersen
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Cornelio has adjusted well to his new classroom. He follows classroom rules and routines. He
demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning and sometimes contributes to class discussions.
Cornelio often requires teacher support and extra time to complete tasks. He asks for help when
needed and puts his best efforts forward. Cornelio is a friendly, pleasant, and cooperative student
who gets along well with others.
Cornelio receives learning assistance five times a week in reading comprehension, fluency, and

decoding
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
has not yet met the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
needs one-to-one support to read short, simple stories and to attempt comprehension activities, often
needs intensive, sustained support
recognized some common sight words (e.g., the, at, mom, he, look, little)
may identify the main character(s)
Writing
has not yet met the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
little or no accurate information (unless copies)
often very short; omits required parts
little logical detail or description
relies on short sentence frames that have been provided
NUMERACY
Math
has not yet met the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates some understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns with support
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd when using the coloured hundreds chart
can compare and order numbers up to 100 with support
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents with support
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
Social Studies
demonstrated some understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations with support
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends with support

has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment


Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
study weekly spelling words more thoroughly in advance of tests
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
continue to apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Erica Dash
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Erica has adjusted well to her new classroom. She follows classroom rules and routines. Erica
demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning and often contributes to discussions. She

demonstrates good work habits and is producing quality assignments to the best of her ability. Erica
works well independently, with a partner, in a small group, or whole class setting. She is proud of
her accomplishments, without being boastful.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
exceeds the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
confident in most oral reading activities
checks to make sure the selection is making sense
uses prior knowledge picture clues, and knowledge about story to make obvious predictions
recognizes increasing variety of sight words
responses to questions or tasks are accurate and complete
retells main events in correct sequence
makes basic inferences about characters (feelings, motivation) and events
if asked, makes concrete connections to own experiences and other stories
Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes including the challenge words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
some variety in sentence length
prints neatly
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd

can compare and order numbers up to 100 with support


can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of her responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading challenging novels/stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy,
fluency, expression and comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
expand ideas in journal and story writing
encouragement to practice basic math facts
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Gianna Duffy
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Gianna has adjusted well to her new classroom. She follows classroom rules and routines. Gianna
is a cheerful, positive, and cooperative student with an enjoyable sense of humour. She occasionally
contributes to class discussions and is working towards consistently listening attentively to
instructions. Gianna asks for help when needed and often requires teacher support to complete
assignments. She is a very social and outgoing student who can easily motivate others with her
enthusiastic ideas.
Gianna receives learning assistance three times a week in reading comprehension, fluency, and
decoding.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
has not yet met the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
reads slowly, with little expression, often stops to self-correct or get help
may try to use phonics; offer waits to be given the word of strategy
recognizes some common sight words (e.g., the, at, they, little)
looks for support with new selections
if prompted, uses prior knowledge and picture clues to make simple, obvious predictions
identifies main character
often focuses one event; may miss big picture
Writing
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2 with support
is working toward writing complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods

is working to improve her accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes


spells some common words correctly
makes understandable spelling approximations
is working on printing neatly
title signals the topic
NUMERACY
Math
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2 with support
demonstrates some understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of her responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
study weekly spelling words more thoroughly in advance of tests

independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
work on applying mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
work on consistently demonstrating if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
practice counting by 2s, 5s and 10s using different start points
encouragement to practice basic math facts
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Tyson Henderson
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Tyson has adjusted well to his new classroom. He often contributes to discussions and usually
listens attentively to instruction. Tyson occasionally needs teacher reminders to stay focused and
not be distracted by others. He is working towards making appropriate choices when interacting
with his peers. He accepts responsibility for his learning and behaviour. Tyson asks for help when
needed and works well independently.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading

meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2


is working toward reading with expression and fluency as demonstrated by his reading
pauses for punctuation and self corrects as demonstrated by his reading
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
recognizes increasing variety of sight words
retells main events in correct sequence
Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes including the challenge words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
makes understandable spelling approximations
is working on printing neatly
title signals the topic
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations

can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and is working towards playing with a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
encouragement to practice basic math facts
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Alyssa Jensen
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort

Alyssa is a helpful, well organized, and mature member of our class. She has adjusted well to the
challenges of a new school year. She shows keen interest in her work and shares thoughtful
comments in our classroom discussions. Alyssa is a very social and outgoing student who can easily
motivate others with her enthusiastic ideas. She is patient and kind, an excellent peer tutor. Alyssa
is a pleasure to have in the classroom.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is able to read grade level material with fluency and some use of expression as demonstrated by
her reading
pauses for punctuation and self corrects as demonstrated by her reading
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
is working on reading to the end of the sentence for meaning cues and rereading when what she
reads does not make sense
responses to questions or tasks are accurate and complete
retells main events in correct sequence
Writing
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes and usually studies several of the challenge words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
prints neatly
some specific, relevant details
some variety in sentence length
title signals the topic
NUMERACY

Math
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of her responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
expand ideas in journal and story writing

encouragement to practice basic math facts


Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Mason Lo
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Mason has adjusted well to the new challenges, routines and expectations of Grade 2. He enjoys
participating in class discussions and is able to settle into his seatwork. He occasionally needs
reminders to complete tasks and work more quickly. Mason is a good friend to his classmates and a
popular role model for his peers. He demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning. Mason
demonstrates respect for others, both peers and adults. He asks for help when needed.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
uses prior knowledge picture clues, and knowledge about story to make obvious predictions
recognizes increasing variety of sight words
accurately identifies main and supporting characters
retells main events in correct sequence
includes some details
Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods

title signals the topic


some variety in sentence length
most common words are spelled correctly
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes including the challenge words
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and

comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
expand ideas in journal and story writing
encouragement to practice basic math facts

Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Dawson Mahoney
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Dawson has adjusted well to his new classroom. He follows classroom rules and routines. Dawson
demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning and often contributes to discussions. He listens
attentively to instruction and is able to focus on tasks and complete them during the time allotted.
Dawson uses class time wisely. He is a friendly, pleasant, and cooperative student who gets along
well with others. Dawson is proud of his accomplishments, without being boastful.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is able to read grade level material with fluency and some use of expression as demonstrated by
his reading
pauses for punctuation and self corrects as demonstrated by his reading

is breaking words into parts to sound them out


recognizes increasing variety of sight words
responses to questions or tasks are accurate and complete
retells main events in correct sequence
Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes including the challenge words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
makes understandable spelling approximations
some variety in sentence length
title signals the topic
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community

can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
encouragement to practice basic math facts focusing on speed and accuracy
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Devin McCleary
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Devin has adjusted well to his new classroom. He follows classroom rules and routines. He
demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning and often contributes to discussions. Devin listens
attentively to instruction and demonstrates good work habits. He demonstrates maturity, is self-

assured and confident in his own abilities. Devin is a cheerful, positive, and cooperative student
who is very willing to participate in all classroom activities. He is a good friend, always thoughtful
and considerate of others. Devin is an outstanding class citizen and a pleasure to teach.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is able to read grade level material with fluency and some use of expression as demonstrated by
his reading
is making some self corrections as he reads as demonstrated by his reading
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
accurately identifies main and supporting characters
retells main events in correct sequence
makes basic inferences about characters (feelings, motivation) and events
Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes and usually studies several of the challenge words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
is working on consistently printing neatly
some variety in sentence length
title signals the topic
NUMERACY
Math
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd

can compare and order numbers up to 100


can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
encouragement to practice basic math facts
Ms. Backhaus

Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Hayley Pfeifle
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Hayley has adjusted well to her new classroom. She usually follows the classroom rules and
routines. Hayley is a highly social member of our class. She is a capable learner who needs
reminders to work without distracting others and encouragement to complete her assignments during
class time. Hayley will usually asks for help when needed. She is becoming more attentive during
our class discussions and is beginning to make more contributions as her confidence and comfort
level increase.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is able to read grade level material with fluency and some use of expression as demonstrated by
her reading
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
recognizes increasing variety of sight words
accurately identifies main and supporting characters
retells main events in correct sequence
Writing
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is working toward writing complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
is working to improve her accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes

spells some common words correctly


generally includes all required parts; these are often very basic
some variety in sentence length
title signals the topic
logical sequence; may lapse in places
NUMERACY
Math
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100 with support
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
is beginning to apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less,
to determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of her responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning

continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
study weekly spelling words more thoroughly in advance of tests
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
practice counting by 2s, 5s and 10s using different start points
independently compare and order numbers up to 100
encouragement to practice basic math facts
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Payton Scaber
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Payton has adjusted well to her new classroom. She follows classroom rules and routines. Payton
demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning and often contributes to discussions. Payton
demonstrates good work habits and is producing quality assignments to the best of her ability. She
accepts responsibility for learning and behaviour. She demonstrates respect for others, both peers
and adults. Payton asks for help when needed and she works well independently, with a partner, in a
small group, or whole class setting. Payton is helpful and considerate in the classroom setting.
Academic Achievement

LITERACY
Reading
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is working toward reading with expression and fluency as demonstrated by her reading
is making some self corrections as she reads as demonstrated by her reading
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
recognizes common sight words
identifies main character
accurately identifies main and supporting characters
retells main events in correct sequence
Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
usually does well on weekly spelling quizzes and sometimes studies several of the challenge
words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
makes understandable spelling approximations
some variety in sentence length
title signals the topic
logical sequence; may lapse in places
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents

can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of her responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
encouragement to practice basic math facts
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT

NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Kevin Sherman
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Kevin has adjusted well to his new classroom rules and routines. He is a delightful, happy student
who is helpful and considerate in the classroom setting. He is a keen participant in all activities and
shows empathy and consideration for the well-being of others. Kevin works well independently,
with a partner, in a small group, or whole class setting. He has a good sense of humour and a joy for
life. Kevin is proud of his accomplishments, without being boastful.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is able to read grade level material with fluency and some use of expression as demonstrated by
his reading
pauses for punctuation and self corrects as demonstrated by his reading
is making some self corrections as he reads as demonstrated by his reading
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
recognizes increasing variety of sight words
accurately identifies main and supporting characters
retells main events in correct sequence
Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes and usually studies several of the challenge words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
logical sequence; may lapse in places

repeats a few simple connecting words


some variety in sentence length
title signals the topic
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension

independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
improve neatness and accuracy
print with increased legibility by paying attention to letter formation, size, and spacing
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Gareth Wagnell
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Gareth is a capable learner who has had some difficulty adjusting to the new routines, expectations
and challenges of Grade 2. He is sometimes unable to control his impulsiveness, often being silly
to attract attention towards himself and distract others. Gareth is working towards being able to stay
on task without teacher reinforcement and attention when working independently, with a partner, or
in a small group setting. Gareth is a friendly student who gets along well with others. He needs to
be encouraged to ask for help sooner than later as he often waits too long and then requires extra
time to complete tasks and assignments. He works best in a structured environment with minimal
distractions.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading

meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2


is working toward reading with expression and fluency as demonstrated by his reading
is making some self corrections as he reads as demonstrated by his reading
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
is working on reading to the end of the sentence for meaning cues and rereading when what he
reads does not make sense
recognizes increasing variety of sight words
Writing
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is working toward writing complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
is working on printing neatly
spells some common words correctly
tends to rely on short, simple sentences or one or more long, rambling sentences
frequent errors may interfere with meaning in places
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes including the challenge words
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations

can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
print with increased legibility by paying attention to letter formation, size, and spacing
get started on assignments quickly and encouragement to finish assignments during allotted time
to follow class routines and expectations independently
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Brandon Walters
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development

General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort


Brandon has adjusted well to the new routines and challenges of Grade 2. He demonstrates a
positive attitude toward learning. Brandon is a quiet and friendly student who gets along well with
others. He is attentive during our class discussions and is beginning to make more contributions as
his confidence and comfort level increase. Brandon usually asks for help when needed. He
demonstrates respect for others, both peers and adults. Brandon is a good friend, always thoughtful
and considerate of others.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is working toward reading with expression and fluency as demonstrated by his reading
pauses for punctuation and self corrects as demonstrated by his reading
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
recognizes increasing variety of sight words
accurately identifies main and supporting characters
retells main events in correct sequence
includes some details
Writing
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes and usually studies several of the challenge words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
makes understandable spelling approximations
accurate basic information, often based on discussions and guidance
some variety in sentence length
title signals the topic

NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
study weekly spelling words more thoroughly in advance of tests
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book

independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense


check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
encouragement to practice basic math facts
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Melanie Warwick
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Melanie has adjusted well to the new routines and challenges of Grade 2. She demonstrates a
positive attitude toward learning and is a keen student who has a love for learning. She listens
attentively to instruction, shows respect for others and puts her best effort into all tasks. Melanie is
able to focus on tasks and complete them during the time allotted. She asks for help when needed.
She works well independently, with a partner, in a small group, or whole class setting. She is
helpful and considerate in the classroom setting. Melanie is patient and kind, and an excellent peer
tutor. She has a keen sense of humour and a joy for life.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
exceeds the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is a confident reader who reads with expression and fluency as demonstrated by her reading
checks to make sure the selection is making sense; self-corrects efficiently
recognizes a wide range of sight words

responses to questions of tasks are accurate, clear, and thorough


accurately describes main and supporting characters
provides a detailed, accurate retelling
uses relevant details
may offer insight into authors purpose, message
may make several direct, concrete connections to own experiences, other stories
expresses simple opinions or judgements with some supports
Writing
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes and usually studies several of the challenge words
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
prints neatly
beginning to show some control and variety in sentences
a title signals the topic;
logical sequence
variety of connecting words
NUMERACY
Math
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts

Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of her responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading challenging novels/stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy,
fluency, expression and comprehension
expand ideas in journal and story writing
encouragement to practice basic math facts focusing on speed and accuracy
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student: Braydon Wells
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
Braydon has adjusted well to the new routines and challenges of Grade 2 and a new school. He is a
highly social member of our class and has made new friends easily. Braydon demonstrates a

positive attitude toward learning. He is usually attentive during our class discussions and is
beginning to make more contributions as his confidence and comfort level increase. Braydon is
working towards consistently and independently using his class time wisely. He asks for help when
needed and works best in a structured environment.
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
reads words rather than sentences; may lose place
is breaking words into parts to sound them out
looks for support with new selections
if prompted, uses prior knowledge and picture clues to make simple, obvious predictions
recognizes common sight words
responses to questions or tasks include some accurate information; parts are inaccurate or
incomplete
identifies main character
Writing
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is working toward consistently writing complete sentences that start with capitals and end with
periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes and usually studies several of the challenge words
spells common words correctly in daily writing tasks
accurate basic information, often based on discussions and guidance
generally includes all required parts
title signals the topic
NUMERACY
Math

minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2


demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations
can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
work on comparing and ordering numbers up to 100
work on counting by 2s, 5s and 10s - starting at a different points on the hundreds chart

practice applying mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts
Ms. Backhaus
Grade 2
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PROGRESS REPORT
NOVEMBER 2009
Student:
Social/Emotional Responsibility & Development
General Work Habits, Attitudes, & Effort
has adjusted well to his/her new classroom
follows classroom rules and routines
needs reminders to follow classroom rules and routines
demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning
often contributes to discussions
sometimes contributes to discussions
needs encouragement to contribute to classroom discussions
listens attentively to instruction
needs to listen attentively to instruction
shows respect for others and their belongings
keeps belongings organized
needs reminders to organize belongings
puts best effort into tasks
needs to put more effort into tasks
is able to focus on tasks and complete them during the time allotted
needs reminders to complete tasks and work more quickly

needs reminders to complete tasks and hand them in


needs encouragement and extra time to complete tasks
is focusing on tasks for longer periods of time with fewer reminders
needs reminders to work without distracting others
is able to focus on tasks and follow them through to completion
assumes responsibility for completing homework assignments
is working on completing homework assignments and returning them to school on time
demonstrates good work habits
is producing quality assignments to the best of his/her ability
completes assignments and homework on time
demonstrates neatness
accepts responsibility for learning and behaviour
demonstrates respect for others, both peers and adults
asks for help when needed
listens well and doesnt speak out of turn
works well with others in cooperative group settings
works well independently
participates in class discussions
demonstrates maturity, is self-assured and confident in own abilities
uses class time wisely
is an outstanding class citizen
is an enthusiastic, energetic, and cooperative student who gets along well with others
is a cheerful, positive, and cooperative student who is very willing to participate in all classroom
activities
is a friendly, pleasant, and cooperative student who gets along well with others
is a happy, friendly and cooperative student with an enjoyable sense of humour
is a friendly, sensitive student who gets along well with others
is a happy, cooperative, exuberant learner who is very willing to participate in all classroom

activities
is a very dedicated student who attends well to instructions
is a quiet and friendly student who gets along well with others
is a friendly, sensitive, and cooperative student who gets along well with others
he/she works well independently, with a partner, in a small group, or whole class setting
listens well and is eager to share his/her opinions and information
he/she listens well and is eager to contribute to our class discussions
he/she is comfortable expressing his/her opinions and sharing information during discussion times
is helpful and considerate in the classroom setting
is a hard working industrious student who is highly motivated and self directed
is an enthusiastic, self motivated learner who loves to be challenged
enjoys being challenged and is self-motivated towards learning
is highly motivated towards his/her learning and enjoys being challenged
is a good friend, always thoughtful and considerate of others
he/she has a good sense of humour and a joy for life
he/she has a keen sense of humour and a joy for life
demonstrates a high level of on-task behaviour when working independently, and with a partner
always does his/her personal best and is proud of his/her many accomplishments
always does his/her best, he/she is neat and well organized
is conscientious, completing all activities to the best of his/her ability
takes great care to complete all projects and activities accurately and neatly
has good work habits and to the best of his/her ability
is a mature, well organized student with a keen sense of humour
is well organized and always does his/her personal best
is conscientious about completing his/her tasks neatly and within the time allotted
is proud of his/her accomplishments, without being boastful
follows instructions quickly, quietly, and conscientiously
he/she attends well to small group and whole class instruction when setting at his/her desk

is a patient and effective peer tutor, helping others without doing the task for them
is patient and kind, an excellent peer tutor
is attentive during our class discussions and is beginning to make more contributions a his/her
confidence and comfort level increase
is sometimes unable to control his/her impulsiveness, often being silly to attract attention towards
himself and distract others
requires teacher reinforcement to stay on task
needs teacher reminders to use class time wisely
needs to become more responsible and self-motivated towards his/her learning
is working towards being able to stay on task without continuous reinforcement and teacher
attention when working independently, with a partner, or small group setting
works best in a structured environment
Academic Achievement
LITERACY
Reading
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
has not yet met the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
is able to read grade level material with fluency and some use of expression as demonstrated by
his/her reading
is a confident reader who reads with expression and fluency as demonstrated by his/her reading
is working toward reading with expression and fluency as demonstrated by his/her reading
groups some words into phrases and uses some expression as demonstrated by his/her reading
pauses for punctuation and self corrects as demonstrated by his/her reading
is making some self corrections as s/he reads as demonstrated by his/her reading

is breaking words into parts to sound them out


is working on reading to the end of the sentence for meaning cues and rereading when what s/he
reads does not make sense
Not yet Within Expectations
needs one-to-one support to read short, simple stories and to attempt comprehension activities
is uncomfortable reading orally; reads words rather than sentences; may lose place
often needs intensive, sustained support
predictions are often guesses
may try to use phonics; offer waits to be given the word of strategy
recognized some common sight words (e.g., the, at want they, little)
unable to attempt questions or tasks alone; work is incomplete; may be inaccurate or vague even
with help
may identify the main character(s)
needs support to retell the story; may invent material based on the illustrations
recalls few details
unable to make inferences
opinions are often unrelated to the story
Minimally Meets Expectations
reads slowly, with little expression, often stops to self-correct or get help
looks for support with new selections
if prompted, uses prior knowledge and picture clues to make simple, obvious predictions
relies on phonics to figure out new words; if given support, can use word structure, context
recognizes common sight words
responses to questions or tasks include some accurate information; parts are inaccurate or
incomplete
identifies main character

often focuses one event; may miss big picture


provides a few accurate details; may invent some
focuses on literal meaning; has difficulty making basic inferences
with teacher support, makes simple, concrete connections to own experiences and other stories
expresses simple opinions about stories or characters
Meets Expectations
confident in most oral reading activities
checks to make sure the selection is making sense
uses prior knowledge picture clues, and knowledge about story to make obvious predictions
combines phonics, word structure, context clues
recognizes increasing variety of sight words
responses to questions or tasks are accurate and complete
accurately identifies main and supporting characters
retells main events in correct sequence
includes some details
makes basic inferences about characters (feelings, motivation) and events
if asked, makes concrete connections to own experiences, other stories
expresses simple opinions about stories or characters, and provides simplistic reasons
Exceeds Expectations
oral reading is fluent, confident, expressive
checks to make sure the selection is making sense; self-corrects efficiently
uses prior knowledge, picture clues, and knowledge about story to make logical and sometimes
insightful predictions
successfully combines phonics, word structure, and context clues
recognizes a wide range of sight words
responses to questions of tasks are accurate, clear, and thorough
accurately describes main and supporting characters

provides a detailed, accurate retelling


uses relevant details
makes inferences about characters, events
may offer insight into authors purpose, message
may make several direct, concrete connections to own experiences, other stories
expresses simple opinions or judgements with some supports
Writing
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
has not yet met the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
usually writes in complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
writes some complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
is working toward writing complete sentences that start with capitals and end with periods
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes and usually studies several of the challenge words
has a high accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes including the challenge words
is working to improve his/her accuracy on weekly spelling quizzes
spells many common words correctly in daily writing tasks
spells some common words correctly
is working on spelling common words correctly
makes understandable spelling approximations
prints neatly
is working on printing neatly
Not Yet Within Expectations

little or no accurate information (unless copies)


often very short; omits required parts
little logical detail or description
language is often unclear; may make errors in word choice
relies on short sentence frames that have been provided
does not resemble the intended form
topic often unclear
sequence is illogical
few, if any, connecting words
visual features are omitted, inaccurate, or unrelated to the topic
repeated serious errors make the writing difficult to read
not written in sentences
may omit letters and sounds
often omits punctuation and capital letters or uses them incorrectly
frequent errors in pronouns and verbs
Meets Expectations (Minimal Level)
some accurate information, usually from discussions and guidance
has some required parts
some details; often irrelevant or repetitious
simple, basic language; often repetitive
tends to rely on short, simple sentences or one or more long, rambling sentences
begins in the middle
rambles in the middle
rambles; little sequence
seldom uses connecting words
visual features may be incomplete
frequent errors may interfere with meaning in places

some complete sentences


frequent spelling errors (but all sounds are represented)
inconsistent use of capitals and punctuation
some errors in pronouns and verbs
Meets Expectations
accurate basic information, often based on discussions and guidance
generally includes all required parts; these are often very basic
some specific, relevant details
conversational language; may include some description (often vague and repetitive)
some variety in sentence length
some awareness of form (instructions look like instructions); may omit key features
title signals the topic
logical sequence; may lapse in places
repeats a few simple connecting words
visual features are relevant; maybe unclear
several errors, but these do not obscure meaning
most sentences are complete
most common words are spelled correctly
occasional errors in end punctuation; uses capital letters for names, places, first word in sentence
most pronouns and verb forms are correct
Exceeds Expectations
accurate, logical information; may add parts not discussed in class
includes all required parts; often extra details
relevant explanations, examples, or details
simple descriptive language some attempts to be specific or exact
beginning to show some control and variety in sentences
tries to use basic conventions of form (e.g., instructions look like instructions)

a title signals the topic; usually has a conclusion


logical sequence
variety of connecting words
visual features are clear and relevant
may include errors (particularly in more complex language); these do not affect meaning
written in complete sentences
most spelling is correct
uses capital letters and end punctuation correctly
uses correct pronouns and verb forms; may make errors
NUMERACY
Math
fully meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
minimally meets the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
has not yet met the widely held expectations for students in Grade 2
demonstrates an understanding of repeating patterns and increasing patterns
demonstrates if a number (up to 100) is even or odd
can compare and order numbers up to 100
can estimate quantities to 100 using referents
can explain the effect of adding zero to or subtracting zero from any number
can apply mental math strategies, such as using doubles, making 10, one more, one less, to
determine basic addition facts to 18 and related subtraction facts

Social Studies
demonstrates an understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
demonstrated some understanding of the facts and key concepts in our unit on mapping skills
can create simple maps representing familiar locations

can interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, and simple legends
can describe ways individuals contribute to a community
can distinguish roles, rights, and responsibilities within the classroom and school
has developed an increased awareness of his/her responsibility to the local environment
Physical Education
participates actively, shows sportsmanship, and a sense of safety
has been working on developing various ball handling skills; these include throwing, catching,
and passing for both soccer and basketball
Goals for next term and ways to support learning
continue reading stories aloud at home and at school, focusing on accuracy, fluency, expression and
comprehension
study weekly spelling words more thoroughly in advance of tests
independently proofread daily written work for correct spelling by checking the Im Spelling Now
Book
independently proofread daily written work to make sure it makes sense
check daily written work to make sure that all of your sentences start with a capital and end with
correct punctuation
expand ideas in journal and story writing
improve neatness and accuracy
keep notebooks neat and organized
print with increased legibility by paying attention to letter formation, size, and spacing
follow written and oral directions more closely
get started on assignments quickly
encouragement to finish assignments during allotted time
to develop the ability to work independently on tasks
to follow class routines and expectations independently

to increase the amount of on task behaviour by focusing on assigned tasks and using distracting
behaviour less often
participating and listening attentively without distracting others; being respectful to others
encouragement to self-monitor his/her voice, physical movements and personal space
encouragement to practice basic math facts