Welcome to 2nd Grade!


Upcoming Dates

December 2-13--L2 Winter Clothing Drive

December 6th--Scholastic Book orders due!

December 9th--201 to Holiday Shop

December 11th--Winter Wonderland

December 11th-Math Quiz (4.1-4.4)

December 13th--Reading, Spelling quizzes

December 16th--Reading NWEA

December 18th--Math NWEA

December 20th--Winter Party

December 23-Jan 1--Winter Vacation

January 2nd--Back to school!


*Scholastic Class Activation Code: H39HV Feel free to order books online at any point!


Specials

Monday - PE

Tuesday - PE

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - Library/Technology

Friday - PE

Monday - Thursday specials are from 10:00 - 11:00. Friday's special is 1:45-2:45.

Recess/Lunch is from 11:45-12:30.

We will have snack time daily around 9:45 am. Please send a healthy NUT FREE snack (no chips, candy, cookies, etc.) Some good options include a cheese stick, any fruit or veggie, a small portion of cheese and crackers, seeds, applesauce pouch, sunbutter with apple slices or celery sticks, yogurt, etc. Please keep in mind that this is NOT lunch or a complete meal, but just a quick snack. I will not be providing snacks. Thanks!

Social Emotional Learning

We will be learning to identify and discuss our feelings and emotions.


SEL Theme of the Month: Strong Communication!

Keys to strong communication:

be positive

speak clearly

explain how you feel

listen as much as you speak

be polite

use kind words


Reading

Students are expected to read for 20 minutes nightly. Grammar, phonics and spelling are based on Scott Foresman's Reading Street. I integrate this with a Readers' Workshop--Reading is Thinking!

Students are expected to read for 20 minutes nightly.

Spelling Words

(plurals)

lunch

stories

switch

babies

lunches

tune

switches

note

story

tunes

baby

notes

Challenge Words:

partnership

struggle

familiar

solution


High Frequency Words

(practice reading!)

bought

probably

sign

people

scared

pleasant

shall

Skills and Strategies

-cause and effect (ixl T1, T2)

-strategies to infer the meaning of unknown words

-plural nouns (IXL PP8)


enVision Math

Topic 4

Fluently Add Within 100

4-1 Add with partial Sums

4-2 Continue to Add With Partial Sums

4-3 Models to Add 2-Digit Numbers

4-4 Add 2-Digit Numbers

4-5 Add More Than Two 2-Digit Numbers

4-6 Practice Adding

4-7 Solve One-Step and Two-Step Problems

4-8 Problem Solving: Model With Math



Foss Science--Balance and Motion

Science is very hands on in second grade. Even though you may not see a lot of science papers come home, we are learning every day!

Focus Questions:

How can objects balance?

What is a counterweight?

What is a force?


Social Science

Unit 1--Neighborhoods Today

Chapter 4: Neighborhoods of Early America

Vocabulary: continent, globe

Writing

We are learning to write letters to our pen pals!

We are learning about writing narratives.

We will practice using proper capitalization, punctuation and spacing.

We will learn how to respond to our reading in our writing notebooks.




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Math Practice Websites:

http://www.coolmath.com/0-cool-math-games-and-problems

http://www.mathplayground.com/

http://www.mathabc.com/

http://www.ixl.com

http://www.xtramath.org

Language Arts Practice Websites:

http://www.abcya.com/

http://www.starfall.com/

http://www.ixl.com

http://www.readtheory.org