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Reading
 
We are currently focusing primarily on nonfiction reading.  We have been exploring nonfiction text features and using nonfiction text to complete several research projects.  Currently students are researching a variety of "people who have made a difference."  Students will be taking this information to create a project board in Discovery Education.

2017-2018
AR Marking Periods:

1st marking period: Aug. 28 - Nov. 3 
2nd marking period: Nov. 13 - Feb. 2
3rd marking period: Feb. 12 - April 27

Writing
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We are continuing to work on persuasive writing.

 We are also excited to have our very own pen pals this year!  We have recently written back to them and are anxiously awaiting a package in the mail with their responses!

Interested in helping practice writing at home?  Letter writing is a fun and easy way to do it!  Write a letter to your child that includes all the official parts of a letter (date, greeting, body, closing, signature)  and have them write a letter back.  It would also be fun to write letters to family and friends who live far away!  Journals are another great practice idea!  Help your child keep a daily journal.  Not only will it be a great way to practice but it can be a fun keepsake!


Spelling:  

Spelling City (this is a fun way to practice words!)
 Words for the end of the year:

22:  when went our off take very where were number which again time their many also

23: great around think very they tell their men different small would say after through help

24:  name went with when there its still found where place could between every then have what

25:  there different people big such home these five their they because should air between other name

26:  set own much read who their they people every line right even under these there found

27: have use are people place our never last know end left us number other find their


Math
:  We follow the enVision Math program.

We are working on unit 15 

Your student can sign on to enVision Math Here.

Looking for ways to practice math at home?  It would be helpful to work on counting coins and telling time.  We also could all use some extra practice with adding and subtracting basic facts as well as problems that require regrouping.  


Science/Social Studies

We are currently working on our People Who Make a Difference unit.  During this unit, students are learning about people who have positively impacted the world throughout history.  After exploring many biographies, students will make a plan as to how they, as second graders can make a positive impact.
          Our next science unit will be all about forces and motion.  
  
Garden Projects:  Second graders are the gardeners for our Cougar Run Community garden!  So far this year we have learned about the plants in the garden, completed research and written reports about them, cared for the garden, harvested, and winterized it.  Students have planned the garden for the spring.  We are now planting seeds indoors and will be planting the garden in May!

Major 2nd Grade Content and PBL Units 

 Civics: Character BuildingGrammar Rocks   History: Western Movement
 Earth Sci: Weather Civics: 2nd Graders Make a Difference Forces and Motion
 Geography Personal Financial Literacy Life Science: Garden Lessons

 

Favorite or Frequently Needed Sites

LUNCH CHOICES
XtraMath
 Parent Volunteer Sign-up Form for 16/17




Survey



  Welcome to another great week!

       Our Arcade was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who helped contribute!  The kids learned so much and we raised over $200 to help us with our police officer appreciation project.  We will keep you updated on the project as it comes together.  
    Our AR marking period is well under way.  We have most of April to continue to test.  Keep up the good work!
    Keep an eye out for information about the Fun Run.

Check out a few of our recent projects!

Kahoots!  

-                    Wright Brothers
                     Amelia Earhart
                     Edison
                     Susan B Anthony

Weather.mp4



Happey Camper's Guide to Being Your Best Me








  • AR Marking period ends Feb 2.
  • AR celebration - Feb. 9
  • Valentine's Day Feb. 14
  • Conferences March 1 and 2
PAWS AND REFLECT
Our Restorative Form 
http://goo.gl/forms/fYYBdNzxYw
    The purpose of this form is to provide students with a chance to stop and reflect on personal behavior.  The goal is for the student to identify the problem, notice the impact of the actions, and determine a way to restore things within his or her community.