Mrs. LaGarde's 2nd & 3rd Grade Class

Mrs. LaGarde's 2nd & 3rd.  Grade Syllabus

Lutcher Elementary




Instructor:  Mrs. Vashelle G. LaGarde

Room:  8


School Phone:  225.258-5425

Conference Availability: My planning period is 10:30– 11:30 P.M. Please email or call for appointment.

School Fax:  225.869.9404

Course Title: 3rd Grade Eureka Math and Science.

My Class Schedule for the 2016-2017 School Year!!!!

7:45 – 7:50

5 minutes

Assembly & Character Education


7:50 – 8:00

10 minutes

Homeroom/Bell work


8:00 – 9:30

90 minutes

Math (3G)


9:30 – 10:15

30 minutes



10:15 – 10:30

15 minutes




60 minutes

Planning/ PE/ Library


11:30 – 12:00

30 minutes


12:00 – 12:15




12:45 – 2:00

90 minutes

Math (2nd)



30 minutes

Math Enrichment (2nd)


2:30- 3:00

 30 minutes

Science (2nd)

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Dear Parents,


Welcome to a fun and exciting year in the second grade! My name is Mrs. Lagarde and I’m excited about this school year. This is going to be a year full of amazing opportunities and challenges. Students will be learning to , perfect math skills, become amazing authors, exceptional explorers, and super scientists.

Attached you will find important things to note for your child as they enter 2nd and 3rd grade.


An active Parent/guardian is one of the best tools to have when it comes to an academically successful child. Therefore, we look forward to working with parents to help students have a successful year.


Below are a few things to note as your child prepares to enter second grade.


Homework Policy

The purpose of homework is to reinforce learning and to assess students, therefore, students will be expected to complete homework daily on days assigned. 

Homework is given on Monday’s, Tuesday’s, and Wednesday’s and Thursday’s.  Friday’s is normally an assessment day so homework won’t be given on that day.

A school supply list was given at the end of last year but if you need another one the school will provide you with one. All supplies aren’t expected all at once, but please make sure student’s have supplies.




Third Grade Common Core Standards and Eureka Math

This school year,  St. James Parish will be implementing a new Math Program called Eureka Math. I encourage parents to help their children with homework as much as they can and I will do my best to teach them all they need to know at school.
Eureka Math offers students math knowledge that will serve them well beyond any test.  This fundamental knowledge not only makes wise citizens and competent consumers, but it gives birth to budding physicists and engineers.  Knowing math deeply opens vistas of opportunity available now to far too few young Americans. A student becomes fluent in math—as they do in any other subject—by following a course of study that builds their knowledge of the subject, logically and thoroughly. In Common Core’s curriculum, mathematical concepts follow the standards carefully and flow logically from PreKindergarten through high school.


The focus in mathematics is to learn and use basic facts and to understand mathematical concepts. Students study patterns, relationships and functions, numbers and operations, probability and statistics, and geometry and measurement. The goal is for students to be proficient in basic skills, develop conceptual understanding, and be skillful problem-solvers.

By the end of second grade, your child should be able to:

  • Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
  • Add and Subtract within 100.
  • Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.
  • Understand place value. Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. 
  • Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s. Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
  • Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
  • Round and estimate numbers up to the 1000’s.
  • Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
  • Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units.
  • Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
  • Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. 
  • Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object.  Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.
  • Draw a picture graph and a bar to represent a data set with up to four categories.  Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. 
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes. Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes. Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.

Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc… and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths.  Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Use appropriate tools strategically.


There are three inquiry-based units of instruction in second grade. Students use inquiry skills such as observing, classifying, measuring, inferring, predicting, and conducting investigations to learn science concepts.

By the end of second grade, your child should explore a variety of concepts in the life, earth, and physical sciences, which include:

  • structures of animals, life cycles of animals and habitats of animals
  • weather and changes in weather
  • properties of solids, liquids and gases, changes in matter, and
  • properties of magnets such as attraction and repulsion

Social Studies

Students use a variety of process skills relating to history, government, geography, and economics. These include chronological thinking, organizing and explaining information, analyzing and interpreting data, conducting research, and communicating orally, graphically, socially, and in writing.

By the end of second grade, your child should be able to:

  • explain the concept of neighborhoods, their origins, changes, and diversity
  • identify local communities and points of interest
  • describe changes in transportation and communication
  • identify groups and individuals who have influenced and contributed to our heritage
  • explain ways the United States and other countries are alike and different
  • recognize South Carolina and United States symbols and leaders
  • explain the need for leaders and laws, define associated terms, and
  • identify leadership qualities
  • demonstrate cooperation and responsibility
  • construct simple maps using scale, cardinal directions, and map symbols
  • identify the earth’s resources and their importance
  • compare rural, urban, and suburban communities
  • identify various businesses and their roles providing services or goods to the community
  • explain the difference between government services and private enterprises


Students demonstrate a variety of concepts to promote a healthy lifestyle for them and their family and friends. These include understanding health concepts, understanding appropriate health behaviors, how to use products and services to promote a healthy lifestyle, using communication to be an advocate of good health, making good health decisions, set goals, and demonstrate positive behaviors that reduce health risks.

By the end of second grade, your child should be able to:

  • Define health terms
  • Describe how drugs can be harmful and helpful
  • Identify the stages of growth and development
  • Locate bones on the skeletal system
  • Identify healthy eating habits
  • Describe ways to help family and friends stay healthy
  • Describe ways that ones community as a whole can influence food choices and physical activity
  • Explain ways to identify trustworthy and un trustworthy adults
  • Describe what happens when you go to the dentist
  • Develop a safety plan
  • Set goals to promote good health
  • Identify and demonstrate safety rules
  • Demonstrate health ways to reduce stress


Assessment and Evaluation of Students

Second grade students are assessed in a variety of ways, including:

·          Quizzes/Tests

·          Student/Teacher Conferences

·          Oral assessment

·          Teacher Observation Class participation

Grading Percentages for each subject are:

 Assessments, which includes quizzes, weekly tests, nine week exams, and projects are worth 100%.

Grading Scale:

100% - 93% = A
92% - 85% = B
84% - 75% = C
74% - 67% = D
66% - 0% = F