• General

    Hello! Welcome to 2F (Mrs. Foster’s class.)  We are also known as Problem Solving Investigators – PSI for short.  This year we are going to have so much fun learning new things, getting better at being organized, and making new friends.  Please take a moment to read through your packet.  I am confident that we are going to have a fantastic year!

    Please feel free to contact me at any time.

    Email Debbie Foster

    Phone: (314) 213-8419 ext. 3216

     

  • Curriculum Overview

    Reading: We will be honing our reading skills by looking at specific strategies that more advanced readers use with fiction and nonfiction books, for example: summarizing, making inferences and understanding the author’s purpose.   

     

     

    Math: This year we will be focusing on math topics in greater depth using Math in Focus.  This math program provides an authentic Singapore math curriculum—highlighting problem solving as the focus of mathematical learning. This complete program teaches concepts using a concrete–pictorial–abstract learning progression to anchor learning in real-world, hands-on experiences, supported by the  integration of technology.

     

    Writing:  The writing portion of our curriculum will focus not only on students’ own experiences and individual writing development, but also on nonfiction writing that will be used in further academic pursuits. 

     

    Social Studies:  Social Studies also builds on last year’s concepts, including civil values, economics, geography, government and key historical events in the United States.

     

    Science:  One major curricular change from first grade comes in the form of our science units, which are more hands on and inquiry based.  We will study three main topics using a scientific inquiry approach:  air and weather, plants, and health.  In addition, we will use MySci materials to learn about animals.

       

     

    Classroom Rules and Behavior Policy