Mrs. Ramirez


WELCOME TO MRS. RAMIREZ’ SECOND GRADE WEBPAGE Ramirez

Solangie Ramirez

sramirez@ucboe.us

All About Your Teacher

 

Education:

 

New Jersey City University- Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education

New Jersey City University- Bachelors of Arts: Modern Language Teaching (Spanish)

New Jersey City University- Master of Arts: Urban Education

University of Granada, Spain- Master of Arts: Teaching the Spanish Language

 

Certificates:

 

ESL Education

Bilingual Education

Teacher of Spanish

Elementary Education

 

Biography:

 

My name is Solangie Ramirez. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, a small country in the Caribbean. I migrated to The United States at the age of 17. I am a proud of mother of a 12 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. I have been an educator in Union City for 16 years and have had the pleasure of teaching at Jefferson School all that time! I taught kindergarten for 4 years and have been teaching second grade for 12 years now. I absolutely love second grade! It is in second grade that children begin to foster independence and start taking risks on their learning. I pursued a teaching career because I wanted to make a difference. Being able to shape children’s minds to achieve their best is a very rewarding experience.  I am a firm believer in the saying: “It takes a village to raise a child” Educating our children can only be achieved by a strong partnership between the student, the school and the home. I am excited to work along with you to provide our children with the best educational experience. Together we can do wonders!

 

Awards:

 

2018-2019 New Jersey Governor's Educator of the Year Award

2018-2019 Thomas Jefferson School Teacher of the Year

 

 

School Year 2020-2021 Virtual Learning Procedures and Expectations

 

Schedule:

* Students are expected to attend class virtually everyday.

8:00 am- 2:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Wednesday

 

Expectations:

Students are expected to behave and participate as if they were physically in class.

1. Be on time and prepared to learn.

2. Students should be dressed appropriately (no pajamas please).

3. Find a quiet place free of distractions. Use headphones if you got them. Zoom from a table or desk preferably.

4. Be respectful at all time when your video is on. No inappropriate language or gestures will be permitted.

5. Stay on mute. Click the "raise hand" button if you have a question or something to share and wait to be called on. No chat when the teacher is talking.

6. Be a good listener. Stay on task and focused so you don't miss anything the speaker says.

 

 

Specials Schedule:

Monday - Science 8:00 am - 9:20 am

Tuesday - Gym 8:40 am - 9:20 am          World Language (Spanish) 9:20 am - 10:00 am

Wednesday - Music 12:50 pm- 2:00 pm

Thursday - Technology (Computers)  8:00 am - 9:20 am

Friday - Art 8:00 am - 9:20 am

 

Conference Times:

 

I am available to meet virtually with parents/guardians to discuss concerns/ student’s progress from 2:00 - 2:45 pm on most days (unless in a faculty meeting). You are welcome to text or email me at anytime but please note that during instructional time I am unable to reply.

 

Birthday Celebrations: We would gladly celebrate your child's birthday virtually if you choose to do so. All celebrations will happen at the end of the day at 1:45 pm. You may get a cake or cupcake and we will sing as a class on your child's special day. Please let me know at least a day in advance.

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Classroom Procedures and Policies for In-Person Instruction Only

 

Come to school on time and prepared! Please make sure students bring their folder, small notebook (daily planner) in the folder,  and homework daily. In second grade we want to foster independence and a sense of responsibility in our children.

 

Homework Assignments: Students will receive 3 basic homework assignments Monday-Thursday (No homework on weekends).These assignments will be sent in the yellow Jefferson School Jaguar folder. Please make sure your child completes the designated homework and brings the folder daily! Keep old homework home. Students are also required to read an assigned selection every night. Please check and sign the student’s small notebook (daily planner) for information about homework and special announcements!
 
* In addition to the daily homework, there will be one project for each marking period. Students will bring instructions home and will be given ample time to complete it. You may help your child with this activity but please do NOT do it for him/her. LATE PROJECTS WILL ONLY RECEIVE A PARTIAL GRADE.

 

Tests: Students will take a weekly spelling test (vocabulary) and a reading test every Friday. The students will review and work with spelling words throughout the week. These are the words found in the students' small notebook inside their folder. Also, all the material learned throughout the week is in the study guide provided on Mondays. Make sure your child is prepared for Friday's test!
 
The reading test is based on the main selection (story) of each week.  It includes vocabulary, comprehension and writing composition. It also includes a section that introduces students to the NJSLS testing strategies, skills, and format. This section is completed along with the teacher and it is not counted towards their grade.
 
Math tests will also be on Fridays but about every other week once a topic has been concluded. Math, science, and social studies tests will be announced a few days earlier to give students a chance to prepare themselves.

 

Tests Folders: Students will take home a test folder (red) on Wednesdays. Please sign the sheet as proof that you reviewed the grades and return ASAP. Return small beige notebook (spelling tests notebook) in the folder and keep all the loose tests. Always keep in mind that your child's grade is a combination of everything done both in class and home. Therefore, a grade on a test will not necessarily determine the grade on a subject. Homework, participation, classwork completion, benchmarks, and projects are all part of their grade.
 
Birthday Celebrations: We would gladly celebrate your child's birthday in the class if you choose to do so. All celebrations will happen at the end of the day. You may bring the goodies at anytime you choose and give them to the security guard with our class information. Kindly let me know a couple days in advance to plan accordingly. Only individual cupcakes and juice boxes can be served. Please no cakes or balloons! We have a total of 18 students if you choose to make goodie bags.
 
 
 Do not hesitate to contact me via email or by scheduling a meeting if necessary. Let's all work together for a very successful year!!!
 

 

 

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