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201 | 2nd Grade | Ms. Tseng

Ms. Tseng
vctseng@cps.edu

Upcoming Dates

February 18th--President's Day--No School
February 22nd--Topic 9 quiz
March 1st--Spelling, Reading tests

*Scholastic Class Activation Code: H39HV 


Specials
Monday - PE

Tuesday - PE

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - Library/Technology

Friday - Art


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 9:15 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, 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!


                                                                      

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Reading

Grammar, phonics and spelling are based on Scott Foresman's Reading Street.  I integrate this with a Readers' Workshop--Reading is Thinking!
*Reading and Spelling tests 
will be on 3/1.

Spelling Words

(final syllable -le)

ankle

cable

bugle

giggle

title

purple

bundle

sparkle

apple

able

bubble

tickle

Challenge Words:

preserve

valuable

concentration




Root and Suffix of the Week

(understand the meaning and be able to determine the meaning of words that include the suffix or root)

 -ambi/amphi—meaning both, on both sides, around

ex: amphibian

 

-anti—against, opposite

ex: antisocial

High Frequency 

Words

(practice reading!)


clearing

crashed

perfect

pond

spilling

splashing

traveled


















Skills and Strategies


--Inferring / Drawing Conclusions

--adjectives

--informational writing (including nonfiction text features)

Students are expected to read for 20 minutes nightly.


Second Step

Second Step is a social-emotional curriculum.  Each weekly lesson takes 30–35 minutes and is followed by 5- to 10-minute daily activities.

Unit 1

Skills For Learning 

  • Being Respectful
  • Focusing Attention and Listening
  • Using Self-Talk
  • Being Assertive
Unit 2
Empathy
  • Identifying Feelings
  • Learning More About Feelings
  • Feeling Confident
  • Respecting Different Preferences
  • Showing Compassion
  • Predicting Feelings
Unit 3
Emotion Management
  • Introducing Emotion Management
  • Managing Embarrassment
  • Handling Making Mistakes
  • Managing Anxious Feelings
  • Managing Anger
  • Finishing Tasks
Unit 4
Problem Solving
  • Solving Problems, Part 1
  • Solving Problems, Part 2
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Responding to Playground Exclusion
  • Playing Fairly on the Playground
  • Reviewing Second Step Skills

Singapore Math

Chapter 9--Volume

9.1--Getting to Know Volume
9.2--Measuring in Liters
9.3--Real-World Problems--Volume



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! Students do have a science notebook in which they take notes.

Focus Questions:

How many ways can a shape be balanced?

How can counterweights help us balance other objects?



Social Science


Unit 3 - People Work in Many Places

*Chapter 5: People Give Us Goods and Serivces

*Chapter 6: Why People Work

*Chapter 7: Where Does the Money Go?

Key Vocabulary:

needs, wants, picture graph, services, volunteer, slave, income, budget, savings, taxes


Writing


We are beginning informational writing and will work to include nonfiction text features.

We will practice using proper capitalization, punctuation and spacing.

We will continue to respond to our reading in our writing notebooks.