Second Grade Slideshow 2017-2018

2nd Grade Slideshow 16-17

Classroom & Grade Level

What We Are Learning

April- Second graders have begun a unit on opinion writing. They are writing letters to persuade people. They are learning how to set up letters and the format for persuasive writing. Second graders are reading nonfiction books and meeting in book clubs to discuss their books. They are learning to use text evidence to back up their thinking and have quality conversations with peers. Three digit subtraction has been the focus over the last few weeks. Our next math unit focuses on measurement. We have planted peas and will be measuring and graphing their growth. Our inquiry unit is focusing on health. We are learning about different aspects of healthy living and the children will get to research in order to answer questions they have about our unit! Second graders wanted to thank the Hampstead Stage Company for coming to perform “Beauty and the Beast!”

January- Second graders have been quite the poets and are finishing a unit on poetry. They have also written “I’m From Poems” and thought about how they express themselves. We have been learning more about different cultures.  Second graders are studying characters in books and what makes characters change throughout the story. We have been learning about characters through a few different books and preparing for our trip to the Capitol Center for the Arts to view Clementine. They have also been working on adding and subtracting through story problems. Telling time and money is coming next.

December- Second graders are learning about figurative language in reading. They are learning to read with fluency and voice. They are learning to think about the Author’s meaning to help them read with voice. Second graders are writing poetry. They are writing creative and thoughtful poems. They write about everyday things as well as things that hold deep meaning for them. Subtraction is the focus of math this month. Second graders learn multiple strategies for subtraction and which strategy works best for that problem. They are also learning about how people's feelings belief and values are expressed in their actions. Second graders are all looking forward to the holiday!

November- Second graders have been working hard on double digit addition! They are learning many different strategies to solve problems. Students are greatly enjoying the new science unit, "People use their knowledge of the changing Earth to live in a responsible way." They have explored concepts such as erosion, weathering, and properties of matter. Students participated in an experiment involving a hot plate, eggs, butter, and water to understand the properties of matter. In reading, we are focusing on nonfiction and are choosing a change in the natural world to research and become experts on. Second graders would like to thank all Veteran's for their service to our country. 

October- Second graders have settled in nicely to the routines of their new classrooms. We are finishing up our “How we organize ourselves” planner which focuses on systems. Children are working in a fairy community where they meet fairies needs and wants as well as create a government system for their fairy community. We just completed our second math unit which focused on even and odd numbers and making arrays. Second graders are beginning the final draft phase of their personal narratives. Next they will begin to write expository text. Don’t forget to bring a carved pumpkin to Boscawen Elementary School on October 26th or 27th to be displayed on Gate Night!

August- We have had a great first week of school! We have focused on creating and building our classroom community, learning about classroom supplies, reviewing rules and learning new procedures. The students have also shown me what strong readers and writers they are! I am greatly looking forward to the rest of the school year. Thank you to everyone that sent in all the required forms and sent in a picture for your child to share. The class has enjoyed learning more about their classmates. 

Classroom Schedule

Daily Schedule

8:45-9:10             Morning Work
9:10-9:30             Morning Meeting/Calendar
9:30-10:35           Reader's Workshop
10:35-11:05         Inquiry
11:05-11:35         Recess
11:35-12:05         Lunch
12:05-12:15         Quiet Transition Time
12:15-1:05           Writer's Workshop
1:05-1:45             Specials
                                Mon- World Language
                                Tues- Library
                                Wed- Music
                                Thurs- P.E. (bring sneakers!)
                                Fri- Art
1:45-2:00              Snack
2:00-3:10              Math Workshop
3:10-3:15              Read Aloud/Transition
3:15-3:20              Classroom Clean Up
3:20-3:25              Closing Circle