Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Upcoming Dates

November 4th--French field trip

November 7th--Spelling, Reading, Math tests

November 8th--No School--Professional Development Day

November 11th--No School--Veteran's Day

November 13th--Report Card Pick Up (Please see email to sign up.) No school for students

November 15th--Spelling, Reading, Math tests

November 20th-22nd--Thanksgiving Holiday

November 29th--Spelling, Reading, Math tests


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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.


Skills and Strategies for the Week:

-cause and effect

-summarize

--making inferences


Spelling

(r-controlled ar, or, ore, oar)

hard

before

farm

chore

born

more

porch

score

horse

smart

corn

part


Amazing / Vocabulary Words

(Understand and be able to read)

If the spelling words are easy for you, learn to spell these words, too!

courageous

blustery

instinct


High Frequency Words

(practice reading!)

break

listen

family

once

heard

pull



enVision Math

Topic 3

Add Within 100 Using Strategies

3-1 Add Tens and Ones on a Hundred Chart

3-2 Add Tens on an Open Number Line

3-3 Add Tens and Ones on an Open Number Line

3-4 Break Apart Numbers to Add

3-5 Break Apart continued

3-6 Add Using Compensation

3-7 Practice Adding Using Strategies

3-8 Solve One-Step and Two-Step Problems

3-9 Problem Solving: Use Appropriate Tools


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 1: Neighborhoods are for Living

Chapter 2: Neighborhoods Change

Vocabulary: map, map key, mountains, oceans, plains, rivers, compass rose


Writing

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