Welcome to Mrs. Hill's 2nd Grade Class!!

Welcome to the 2nd grade!  The information on this website is designed to supplement the classroom and encourage interactions with your child, other parents and Mrs. Hill.  As busy parents, we all understand the need for simplicity and ease when it comes to helping our young children learn.  Together with our classroom teacher, Mrs. Hill, we can work to prepare our students for this year and their future academic adventures. 

Homework Help Links

Spelling City - Vocabulary (put in the week's spelling words and work on them though fun games)
AOL Kids - Homework Help Jr. (more help with math, reading, grammar, science...)
Internet 4 classrooms  (site has a lot of helpful information in many areas of study)
Harcourt (another jam packed site for homework help)

Important Links 

George Kelly School Homepage
Kelly School Calendar for 2011/2012

  (add money to your student's lunch account here)
 Menu for January - June 2012
(what your student gets for your money)
Tracy Unified School District - Main Page

Student Standards - Grade 2
  (what our children will learn this year)
AR BookFinder
  (Accelerated Reader site)
Scholastic Book Clubs Online
(book orders through Scholastic Books)
Contact Mrs. Hill
  (Mrs. Hill's email address)

Interesting places to visit on the computer for second grade skills and information. 

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids  (learn about US government and important history about America)
Smartboardmusic - Free Music Games  (some interesting music games that teach tone and listening skills)
The New York Philharmonic KidzZone!  (more on music.  Music has been noted to help with math skills!!)
Science Web Sites - 2nd Grade  (some interesting science resources)
Sheppard Software - DinoMight (dinosaur games and activities)
Scholastic - Online Activities and Interactive Learning (learning games in all areas)
Learning games (in a lot of many areas

Today in History (What happened today in history?  What famous people, besides you, share your birthday?  Find out here.)

Mrs. Hill's Second Grade Class

Important Upcoming Events and Dates
  • Class lists will be posted at school on August 10th after 5:00
  • First day of school is August 13th and it is a early release day
  • Welcome back to school night is August 15th at 6:00 

Check out these helpful sites when looking for ways to encourage second grade core skills

Reading with your child is a wonderful activity anytime during the day.  They will enjoy the one on one interaction and you will get to see what an amazing reader your little one is becoming. 

El Cerrito Wire - 2nd Grade Resources (language arts and math games for many different 2nd grade skills)
Super Teacher - 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets (reading comprehension, math, grammar, phonics worksheets for extra practice)
Have Fun Teaching - 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension (more reading comprehension pages)
Quia - Playing with Synonyms (synonym game)
Quia - Antonyms: Opposites! (antonym game)
English for Everyone (many activities that work with core reading skills)
Vocabulary games (again vocabulary and many other core activities)
Language arts games (check them out)

Math is child's' play.  So many daily activities involve math skills.  Setting the table, playing in the bathtub, shopping are only a few.  Yes, a lot of math is memorization of math facts but once done, then the fun can really start.  Here is a fun link that offers a lot of mental math exercises for second, (and other grades) that can be done while driving, talking at the supper table, or simply spending quiet time together. 
Daily Mental Math activities

Additional math resources
El Cerrito Wire - 2nd Grade Resources (language arts and math games for many different 2nd grade skills)
Helping With Math - Addition Flash Card Sets (addition, subtraction, fraction flashcards to print out or do online)
IXL - Second Grade Math Practice  (math help)
Math Master (more for math skills)
321Know (more math practice)

This year is the first time our children will be taking the STAR tests.  This link was found on Mrs. Brown's 5 grade site at George Kelly and offers practice in the subjects they will be tested on in the early spring.  It is well worth checking out!

STAR (this site gives sample questions for the STAR tests that start in 2nd grade)