Welcome to 2nd Grade!
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
*Scholastic Class Activation Code: H39HV Feel free to order books online at any point!
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:
explain how you feel
listen as much as you speak
use kind words
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
(r-controlled ar, or, ore, oar)
Amazing / Vocabulary Words
(Understand and be able to read)
If the spelling words are easy for you, learn to spell these words, too!
High Frequency Words
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!
How can objects balance?
What is a counterweight?
What is a force?
Unit 1--Neighborhoods Today
Chapter 1: Neighborhoods are for Living
Chapter 2: Neighborhoods Change
Vocabulary: map, map key, mountains, oceans, plains, rivers, compass rose
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.
Math Practice Websites:
Language Arts Practice Websites: