Weekly Update 

May 3rd- 
This week we are starting on our end of year math assessment. Each day we will take time to review math from the year and take part of the assessment. We will be working on this until next week. 

On May 15th we will start our end of year reading tests. Today your student came home with a writing about reading letter, resources, and homework. Note this is not due until next Friday, May 12th. 

Please note three walking (and free 😀) field trips have been added to the important dates below. 
On Tuesday, May 30th, all of second grade will be walking to Hargraves Community Center. This is going to be a great opportunity for many different activities. All of our activities will focus on team building and getting to work with different people, especially students they do not know who might be in their 3rd grade class.
On Wednesday, May 31st, we will walk to the Coker Arboretum. There is a scavenger hunt included with this! This will give our students real life practice with maps, which we are practicing in social studies. 
On Thursday, June 1st, we will walk to the Ackland Art museum where we will view art works from around the world. We are very excited for all of these trips so close to Northside. Be on the look out for the permission slips to come home soon! 

Important Dates: 
Thursday, May 4th- Variety Show
Friday, May 5th- STEAM Day
Thursday, May 11th- All Pro Dads 7am
Friday, May 12th- Field trip to Museum of Life and Science
Friday, May 12th- Spring Community Festival 5pm 
Monday, May 15th- Reading Tests Start
Thursday, May 18th- 2 Hour Delayed Opening 
Thursday, May 25th- iNavigate Twisted Fairy Tales Play
Monday, May 29th- Memorial Day Holiday- NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, May 30th- Walk to Hargraves Community Center
Wednesday, May 31st- Walk to Coker Arboretum on UNC Campus 
Thursday, June 1st- Walk to Ackland Art Center field trip 
Tuesday, June 6th- K-2 Field Day
Friday, June 9th- Last Day of School 12:30 Dismissal



April- 
In reading, we are really focusing on writing about reading. 

In science, we are continuing our study of life cycles. We have eggs in two incubators that we are waiting to hatch! The students are tracking their development and anticipating their arrival. We will begin studying life cycles with mealworms later this week. The students will be responsible for journaling the change in their mealworm over time. 

In social studies, we have started our maps unit. We will be doing work with a compass this week and getting ourselves familiar with the different parts of a map. We will work with map keys, map scales, and understanding how to use direction to find different places on a map. 

In math, we are continuing to study money. We are solving word problems and problem solving with dollars and coins. We will have our unit test for this on Friday. 

Important Dates: 
Tuesday, April 18th- PTA Meeting 5:30pm- Kindergarten Performance 
Thursday, April 20th- 2 Hour Delayed Opening
Thursday, April 20th- Variety Show 1:30pm
Friday, April 21st- Northside Dance 6pm
Thursday, April 27th- Dance Flight 
Friday, May 5th- STEAM Day
Thursday, May 11th- All Pro Dads 7am
Friday, May 12th- Field trip to Museum of Life and Science
Friday, May 12th- Spring Community Festival 5pm 
Thursday, May 18th- 2 Hour Delayed Opening 
Thursday, May 25th- iNavigate Twisted Fairy Tales Play
Monday, May 29th- Memorial Day Holiday- NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, June 6th- K-2 Field Day
Friday, June 9th- Last Day of School 12:30 Dismissal

Important Dates: 
Thursday, April 13th- International Navigator Night 6pm
Friday, April 14th- Holiday- NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, April 18th- PTA Meeting 5:30pm- Kindergarten Performance 
Thursday, April 20th- 2 Hour Delayed Opening
Thursday, April 20th- Variety Show 1:30pm
Friday, April 21st- Northside Dance 6pm
Thursday, April 27th- Dance Flight 
Friday, May 5th- STEAM Day
Thursday, May 11th- All Pro Dads 7am
Friday, May 12th- Field trip to Museum of Life and Science
Friday, May 12th- Spring Community Festival 5pm 

February 6th 
Hi! Thanks to everyone who attended family math night tonight. If you were unable to make it you can find the information on the 2nd grade website off the Northside home page. While you're on the Northside page don't forget to have your students log their reading minutes from home! 

In reading, we have been working to determine the moral/lesson of a fable. In writing, we are continuing to work on our personal narratives. They are coming along great! In math, we are continuing to work on the vertical method of addition and subtraction moving into working with three digit numbers. In science, we have been studying how animals have changed over time and how selection has effected the animal population. In social studies, we have been doing preparation work for our Northside project. 

Read-a-thon information went home on Friday. We will be having many guest readers throughout the week and working on our independent reading stamina. Encourage your child to read, read, read! 

Important Dates: 
Friday, February 10th- Northside Dance 
Tuesday, February 21st- PTA Meeting
Friday, February 24th- Progress Reports sent home

January 30th 
Good afternoon! 
In reading, we are working with fairy tales and fables. We are looking for the elements that make a story a fairy tale or a fable. Ask your student what they know so far about these types of stories!! 
In writing, we are continuing our personal narratives. We are adding dialogue, working to show not tell our readers about details in our writing, and we will edit with a partner this week! 
In math, we are working with subtraction. We are using the same place value charts we have practiced with addition to help build the connection between addition and subtraction. Ask your student to show you how they would solve 33-18. Composing and decomposing is vocabulary the students will continue to use. I encourage you to help them use this at home and if you want to know more about the vocabulary we are using and will use for the rest of the year come to our Family Math Night on Monday, February 6th from 5:30-7pm. 
In science, the students enjoyed showing off their creations that dampened sound last week! This week we will be having a brief unit about genetics. The students will be comparing animals to their parents, analyze groups of animals that are similar, and learn about how animals interact with their environment and habitat. 
In social studies, we are going to be historians over the next few weeks investigating and researching Northside's history. The students will have practice using primary sources, secondary sources, and timelines to start finding information about Northside's history. The students will use graphic organizers to keep their information organized and be able to use it for the final project. 

Due to the inclement weather and the missed days 2nd quarter report cards will now go home on Friday, February 3rd. 

Run or walk with your teachers and your friends at the Public School Foundation 5K for Education on Saturday, March 19 at 9 am. The PSF 5K for Education will celebrate it's fifth year supporting our teachers, our schools and our community. It is a great fun-filled community event which promotes health and fitness and school spirit!Register by clicking www.sportoften.com Online registration ends Thursday, March 17th.  Registration is also available at Fleet Feet on Friday, March 18th from 12-6PM or immediately before the race on Saturday, March 19th. Adult registration $30, teacher & student registration $15. Strollers welcome.

Important Dates: 
Wednesday, February 1st- All Pro Dads 7am 
Thursday, February 2nd- Delayed Opening 
Friday, February 3rd- Report Cards sent home
Friday, February 3rd- Read-a-Thon First Story Festival Kick off night! 6-7:30pm 
Monday, February 6th- Family Math Night 5:30-7pm 
Friday, February 10th- Northside Dance 
Tuesday, February 21st- PTA Meeting
Friday, February 24th- Progress Reports sent home

January 23rd
In reading, we are moving into folktales which are stories passed down over time. This genre includes fairy tales which will we be diving into over the next few weeks. We are working on being able to recount these stories, or to tell them in the order that they happen, but in the students' own words. 
In writing, we will revisit personal narratives the students worked on in the fall. We will be revising and editing them to make a final published piece. 
In math, we are continuing addition. The students have learned the vertical method and seem to be liking this strategy paired with the drawing of the place value chart. Ask your student to show you 134+18. See below for an important event invitation! 
In science, we are finishing up sound this week with a project. The students task is to dampen sound from their iPad. The students are allowed to be as creative with this as they can. 
In social studies, we are beginning our work for a History of Northside project. Northside has a rich history in Chapel Hill and we want students to be aware and understand this. This social studies unit will include many read alouds, a field trip to the Historic Russell School in Durham, and writing pretending to be a person from this time period in history. 

Thursday, January 26th, be sure to mark your calendars to attend lunch here at Northside. We will be having an Asian Noodle Bowl lunch as apart of the Chartwells Eat.Learn.Live week. A parent lunch is $3.60 which includes a drink. If you plan to attend you can contact the child nutrition manager directly at ccox@chccs.k12.nc.us.
We are very excited to announce a 2nd Grade Family Math Night!! We understand the math the students are doing now looks different than the way you might have learned to do it! Also, we are piloting Zearn for Northside and we would love to show you how we use it and take you through a lesson with your student. 
Please join us from 5:30-7 on Monday, February 6th. We will have pizza for dinner and childcare will be provided for other children, but we would like your 2nd grader to be with you to show you what they work on daily. A flyer with a sign up sheet will be coming home in your child's Wednesday folder so we can make sure to have enough pizza! 

Due to the inclement weather and the missed days 2nd quarter report cards will now go home on Friday, February 3rd. 

Run or walk with your teachers and your friends at the Public School Foundation 5K for Education on Saturday, March 19 at 9 am. The PSF 5K for Education will celebrate it's fifth year supporting our teachers, our schools and our community. It is a great fun-filled community event which promotes health and fitness and school spirit!

Register by clicking www.sportoften.com Online registration ends Thursday, March 17th.  Registration is also available at Fleet Feet on Friday, March 18th from 12-6PM or immediately before the race on Saturday, March 19th. Adult registration $30, teacher & student registration $15. Strollers welcome.

 



December 13th 
Good afternoon! We have started our new math unit and are working our way through understanding sums and differences within 100. If you haven't seen the parent information packet and student practice sheets for this unit and the first few lessons, please check your child's orange folder. In writing, we are continuing working on opinion pieces and being able to support opinions with strong reasons. In science, we are still exploring sound! In social studies, we will wrap up our economics unit with our store on Thursday!! 

Reminder, we want YOU to attend our class store! We will have coffee available for purchase in the hallway as well as all of our crafts and goodies in the classrooms. I encourage you to explore the other 2nd grade stores to buy different products. The stores will be open on Thursday, December 15th from 8:30am-9:30am (note the change in closing time)! Please bring change (quarters) and small bills ($1 and $5) to shop. 

Important Dates: 
Thursday, December 15th- Streets of Second Grade Classroom Stores Open 8:30-9:30am
Wednesday, December 21st- (IF enough money earned from the store) Walking field trip to the Varsity Theater to see a movie.
Friday, December 23rd- Monday, January 2nd- No School, Winter Break

December 5th 
Hi! We have many exciting events coming in the next few weeks before our winter break. In reading, we are continuing our nonfiction work with talking about why text features are important in books and how they help us better understand what we are reading. We will be continuing our study of sound by doing experiments with tuning forks and continuing to learn about sound waves. In social studies, our factory has opened! The factory leaders are leading the class each day in creating a product or practicing the services that will be sold at our store. Reminder, we want YOU to attend our class store! We will have coffee and pastries available for purchase in the hallway as well as all of our crafts and goodies in the classroom. I encourage you to explore the other 2nd grade stores to buy different products. The store will be open on Thursday, December 15th from 8:30am-10am! We can't wait to have you here! In math, we have finished the unit on place value and it is leading us into Unit 4 which is a HUGE unit with 6 different topics. It starts with sums and differences within 100.
This week is Hour of Code week all across the world. We will participate as a class in two ways. This week will have Mrs. Heath-Campos, the NES Gifted Education Specialist, come in to introduce us to Hour of Code and coding without digital resources. Then later in the week, we will participate in Hour of Code activities using the iPads and different apps or websites. 

Here is a link about Computer Science in NC
Here is the NES Website for Hour of Code if you would like your child to explore with this at home. There are app suggestions on this website as well. 
Important Dates: 
Monday, December 5th- Thursday, December 8th- Book Fair
Wednesday, December 7th- Mini Art Showcase, Book Fair Night
Thursday, December 8th- Delayed Opening 
Friday, December 9th- Progress Reports go home
Thursday, December 15th- Streets of Second Grade Classroom Stores Open
Wednesday, December 21st- (IF enough money earned from the store) Walking field trip to the Varsity Theater to see a movie.
Friday, December 23rd- Monday, January 2nd- No School, Winter Break
November 28th 
Mark your calendars our 2nd grade stores will be open for families to shop on Thursday, December 15th at 8:30 am. This means we want YOU to come buy the goodies your students have made! Feel free to invite family members, grandparents, and coworkers! Today we decided the goods we will be selling and the services we will provide. Ask your student which one they will be responsible for! The funds earned from this store will be used to fund a fun walking trip and donate to charity. If enough money is earned during our store we will be walking to Franklin Street to watch a movie at Varsity Theatre on December 21st.

Our Holiday Book Fair is coming! Next week our classes will visit the fair twice. One day is preview day and all students will create a wish list. The next day is our purchase day.  Students can bring in money to buy books from the fair on this day. Please see the email from your child's teacher for which day your child's class will be previewing and shopping! On Wednesday from 5:00-7:00, the book fair will be open for families to shop together during our NES Art and Read event. Come out and check out some the NES art exhibition, partake in a community art project and listen to staff members share stories.  

Reminder:
Now that we have received our first $250 let’s keep the momentum going. If you have not ordered your free energy kit offered by Duke Energy, go to www.myenergykit.org or call 1-855-386-9548 to make your order.  Remember, for every 100 families who order, Northside receives $250. Currently we need 500 sign-ups by December 31st in order to qualify for the $2500 grand prize.

Thursday, December 1st- All Pro Dads 7am
Monday, December 5th- Thursday, December 8th- Book Fair
Wednesday, December 7th- Mini Art Showcase, Book Fair Night
Thursday, December 8th- Delayed Opening 
Thursday, December 15th- Streets of Second Grade Classroom Stores Open
Wednesday, December 21st- (IF enough money earned from the store) Walking field trip to the Varsity Theatre to see a movie.
Friday, December 23rd- Monday, January 2nd- No School, Winter Break

November 16th 
Hi families! We are busy studying our nonfiction text features and using a book all about sound. We have explored a bit with sound waves and are completing other experiments out of this book! In social studies, we are continuing to study economics. We have discussed good and services as well as the difference between needs and wants. Ask your student if they really need Pokemon cards or a new bike! Learning about goods and services will lead to the students deciding on the what good they would like to sell or what service they would like to perform on our store day: Mark your calendars our 2nd grade stores will be open for families to shop on Thursday, December 15th at 8:30 am. This means we want YOU to come buy the goodies your students have made! In the past this has been things like magnets, chip clips, and beaded necklaces and bracelets. The funds earned from this store will be used to fund a fun walking trip and donate to charity. 

Shop with Scrip flyers came home this week. Please consider as you are buying holiday gifts to buy gift cards using this program! If you need more information please let me know.

Reminder: Now that we have received our first $250 let’s keep the momentum going. If you have not ordered your free energy kit offered by Duke Energy, go to www.myenergykit.org or call 1-855-386-9548 to make your order.  Remember, for every 100 families who order, Northside receives $250. Currently we need 500 sign-ups by December 31st in order to qualify for the $2500 grand prize.

Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25th- No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, December 1st- All Pro Dads 7am
Monday, December 5th- Thursday, December 8th- Book Fair
Wednesday, December 7th- Mini Art Showcase, Book Fair Night
Thursday, December 8th- Delayed Opening 
Friday, December 23rd- Monday, January 2nd- No School, Winter Break

November 10th 

Hi all! Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to meet for your conference! If we have not met please contact me ASAP to get a time set up. You will not receive your child's first quarter report card until we meet. 

In reading, we have started our nonfiction unit. We will be working with a large book and finding all the many text features that nonfiction books contain! In science, we have started a new unit- SOUND! Students will learn about pitch, volume, sound waves, and much more! In writing, we will continue our opinion writing and work with how our opinions need to be supported with reasons! In social studies, we have started our economics unit! The children will create a store - including planning their product or service, obtaining a no-interest loan, working in factories, conducting quality control, setting prices, creating displays, advertising, and working in the store itself. Mark your calendars our 2nd grade stores will be open for families to shop on Thursday, December 15th at 8:30 am. This project has been a hit among second graders and their families for a few years. Children will use the proceeds to repay their loan, fund a short walking field trip to The Varsity movie Theatre, and donate to charity.  

An information packet came home this week with your students with usernames and passwords. This packet contains lots of information about the programs we are using in class. Some of these we have not started using yet. For example, Reflex Math we will not start until January so be on the look out then for more information about that. Feel free to download and use the other apps and websites to have students learning and sharing with you at home! 

Important Dates: 
Friday, November 11th- No School Veteran's Day Holiday
Tuesday, November 15th- PTA Meeting 5:30-7:00
Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25th- No School, Thanksgiving Holidays
Thursday, December 1st- All Pro Dads 7am
Monday, December 5th- Thursday, December 8th- Book Fair
Thursday, December 8th- Delayed Opening 


October 31st
Happy Halloween! We will be taking our first field trip tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1st. We will be traveling to the Carolina Theatre in Durham to see The Legend of the Sleep Hollow.  We will be having lunch in the cafeteria as usual, just at a later time, when we return from the trip. Please review with your child how to be a safe, respectful, and responsible 2nd Navigator while on a field trip! In reading, we will begin a nonfiction unit soon! In writing, we will start opinion writing on Wednesday. In science, we are wrapping up our wacky weather videos! These are AMAZING! Our next unit in science is sound. In social studies, we have narrowed down our two candidates to Pete the Cat and Pigeon. The students have taken a side and are campaigning for who they would like to win! Our election will be on Monday, November 7th. Parent conference sign ups have been sent out. Please let your child's teacher know if you have not received information about that. 

Thank you for continuing to support our learning in 2nd grade by having your student to school on time and ready to learn!! 

Important Dates to Note: 
Tuesday, November 1st- Field Trip to Carolina Theatre 
Thursday, November 3rd- All Pro Dads 7am
Friday, November 4th- PBIS Assembly 
Tuesday, November 8th- No School, Teacher Workday- Parent/Student/Teacher Conference Day 
Wednesday, November 9th- Parent/Student/Teacher Evening Conferences
Friday, November 11th- Veteran's Day Holiday, No School
Tuesday, November 15th- PTA Meeting 5:30-7:00pm
Wednesday-Friday- November 23rd-25th- No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

October 24th
Good afternoon! We are continuing our social studies unit studying what it means to be a good citizen. Today we introduced to the students our plans for an election of a Northside Library Book Ambassador. This is something unique to 2nd grade and this school year as we tie in the election to the curriculum of 2nd grade. The students have learned about a few key words so far: campaign, citizen, election, candidate, poll, elect, and ballot. The students will participate in a primary election between 5 book characters- Pigeon, Fancy Nancy, Pete the Cat, Llama, and David. They are anxiously waiting the results of the 2nd grade primary. We will narrow the character candidates down to 2 and then the students will be responsible for campaigning for their character across all of Northside. We will hold our election on Monday, November 7th. In science, we will be recording our wacky weather reports in front of a green screen this week! Remember to check back on our class website to see these videos. In reading, we are working on responding to a book in a discussion by using accountable talk stems. For writing, we will be writing and backing up our answers with details from a text or our own opinions. In math, we are continuing to study place value. Ask your student how many tens bundles does it take to make a 100 bundle? Or how many hundreds bundles does it take to make a 1000 bundle? 

We have sent home field trip permission slips for a field trip on Tuesday, November 1st. We will be traveling to the Carolina Theatre in Durham. The cost for this trip is $10. If you have not returned the permission slip and money we need this returned by FRIDAY, October 28th. 

If you are out grocery shopping this week our class is in need of snacks. If you are able and willing to help us stock our snack cabinet please remember anything sent in can NOT contain NUTS. Some safe suggestions are goldfish, pretzels, popcorn, wheat thins, raisins, Nilla Wafers, and Apple Jacks Cereal. Thank you in advance for helping our students be successful!! 

Please see this message from our school social worker, Ms. Candice Norwood- 
PORCH (a program that provides our school with snack and weekly meals to some Northside families) is hoping to win $30,000. They provide help to many of of the students and families at Northside and throughout the district. PORCH has been nominated for the Mazda Drive for Good award- the winner wins a $30,000 donation. If you go to this link and go to the second page of nominees, you will see they are the third link. Vote for them to win! They do so much for us! Once you go to the second page click on the picture with the PORCH t-shirt and then click the heart. Thank you!!



Important Dates: 
Friday, October 28th- End of 1st Quarter
Friday, October 28th- Fall Glow Dance 6pm
Tuesday, November 1st- Field Trip to Carolina Theatre 
Thursday, November 3rd- All Pro Dads 7am
Friday, November 4th- PBIS Assembly 
Tuesday, November 8th- No School, Teacher Workday- Parent/Student/Teacher Conference Day 
Wednesday, November 9th- Parent/Student/Teacher Evening Conferences
Friday, November 11th- Veteran's Day Holiday, No School
Tuesday, November 15th- PTA Meeting 5:30-7:00pm
Wednesday-Friday- November 23rd-25th- No School, Thanksgiving Holiday


October 17th
Good afternoon! We have finished the rough draft of our personal narratives. The students were really able to give so many great details and apply what we learned about great writing to their own stories. We started a new unit in social studies today. During this unit we will be discussing the role of a citizen in the community. This unit will lead us up to the election where the students will learn about all that is involved in the election process as a candidate and as a citizen. This social studies unit will tie in nicely with our upcoming opinion writing unit. In math we will take our unit 2 test tomorrow to see all the students learned about measurement! We will begin unit three, studying place value, on Wednesday. 

Just a reminder if your child's transportation changes you must let us know in writing, your child cannot just tell us how they will be going home that day. You may send the change in your child's folder/book bag or email your child's teacher. We understand last minute changes might happen and in that case please call the school! 

All second grade students are currently participating in a nutrition education program called the Food Group Express. This program, which is part of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), operates under NC State University's Cooperative Extension. Over the course of seven weeks, students will learn to choose healthy foods from each of the five food groups as well as good food safety practices.  I hope that you are able to talk with your children about the foods they are learning about and encourage them to make healthy decisions both at home and away from home. Once the seven lessons are completed, students will be able to bring home their workbooks which include great ideas for getting active as a family and some new recipes to try!

Last week's lesson on whole grains included watching the process of how popcorn is popped from the kernel. Below is a link for a recipe for plain popcorn that I encourage you to experiment with and try new flavors for a healthy snack. My personal favorite is adding cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg!

A message from the Northside Library: 
Our 2nd annual book pumpkin contest is back! We are looking forward to the creative ideas our staff and students have in store this year and which book characters will show up in the form of a pumpkinPumpkins are to be delivered to the library Monday, October 23 and picked up Monday October 31.  All classes will have an opportunity to peruse the pumpkins and vote on their favorite. Let me know if your family needs an entry form sent home to be filled out. 
To see last year's creative ideas, check out this link and if you haven't had a chance to like the Northside Library Facebook Page do that as well! 

Important Dates: 
Thursday, October 20th- Delayed Opening 
Friday, October 28th- Glow Dance 6-7:30
Thursday, November 3rd- All Pro Dads 7am (Please note: This is open to ALL parents/guardians, not just Dads. Please email Coach Rasnake with any questions) 
Tuesday, November 8th- No School, Teacher Workday 
Friday, November 11th- No School, Veteran's Day Holiday 
Tuesday, November 15th- PTA Meeting 5:30-7:00pm



October 10th
Hello everyone! We have continued our weather unit of study in science. Today we read the story Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the students started their own wacky weather reports. They will continue to work on these throughout the week. We have a special guest coming to help us illustrate these stories using a landmark in Chapel Hill as the focus point. In reading, we have continued to get to know your student as a reader and we are going to be introducing what is expected for answering comprehension questions. This will be something we will work on the whole school year! In writing, the students have been hard at work on their personal narratives! We will be adding details that SHOW the reader what is going on in the story or how the author was feeling rather than just TELLING. We are going to work on strong introductions to our stories so we can really grab the readers' attention! Also, we will work on closing our story in an appropriate way and of course we will work on capitalization and punctuation! These are skills we will continue to sharpen all year. 

This week is Walk for Education Spirit Week here at Northside! Today was Hat Day, that was really fun! Tomorrow will be Pajama Day! Please make sure your student wears appropriate shoes for recess and PE. Wednesday is Favorite Team Day. Thursday is Northside Navigator Spirit Day so wear a Northside T shirt! Friday is Red Day! Wear Red to show your support for the walk! 
Important Dates: 
TONIGHT! Monday, October 10th- Family Night at Al's Burger Shack 5-8pm See you there!
Friday, October 14th- Movie Night 5pm 
Saturday, October 15th- Walk for Education 2pm 
Sunday, October 16th- Garden Day 1-5pm 
Thursday, October 20th- 2 Hour Delayed Opening 

October 3rd
 Hi! I hope the long weekend was relaxing for you all. 
In science, we are working to answer the following questions in the next two weeks! 

How do meteorologists measure the temperature of the air?

How do meteorologists measure precipitation?

How do meteorologists measure the speed of the wind?

How do meteorologists determine the direction of the wind?

We will be doing a few hands on assignments to explore these questions, along with reading books and watching weather reports online.

In writing, we have continued to work on our rough drafts of our personal narratives. Next week we will work on adding a great opening and a strong closing for our stories.

In reading, we have started with our small groups. We will use these small groups to get deeper into many different types of texts, write about what we are reading, and continuing to practice phonics skills to develop fluency in our reading.

In math, we are continuing with measurement. We are comparing centimeters and meters and understanding which one is more appropriate to use depending on what we are measuring.


September 23rd- 
This week we will finish up our first math unit and we will have our unit test on Tuesday. We will begin unit 2 on Wednesday. Unit 2 is all about measurement! We will begin by making sure that the students understand how to use and read a ruler. What does IN or CM mean? In reading, we are learning about different graphic organizers that we will use for all of second grade! Please continue to check our website for examples of these to be posted. In writing, we are brainstorming different special events, people, and places in our lives. We will use these to narrow down to one topic to write a personal narrative. In social studies, we are continuing to discuss and practice what it means to be respectful, responsible, and safe at Northside and around the community!


Participate in the 
WALK FOR EDUCATION
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Click on the Pic above for 
more information


2016-2017 School Spirt Wear for Sale
Click to find out more on how to order this year's PTA spirit wear for your family!here


If you were not able to attend Open House on September 6th please see THIS slideshow if you would like information about what will be happening in your child's second grade class this year! 




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