About our Class:
In our 2nd grade class, students will be reviewing skills from 1st grade and learning new 2nd grade skills in all subject areas: language arts, math, science and social studies.
Core Extension (Language Arts)
This Month's Lessons:
Reading- We are now in the thick of guided reading and centers. Students are continuing to practice center procedures and making the most of their time. Currently, we are in Unit 5 and we are learning about making inferences and making connections to better understand what we are reading. We will also continue to review non fiction text features throughout the year. We will be doing weekly Daily Read and Writes (DRWs) to learn how to answer questions in a text and write with a prompt. I will be expecting students to start answering the questions in complete sentences and writing with these 5 points in mind: capitalization, punctuation, correct spacing, correct letter formation and complete sentences. We will continue to use weekly checklists to stay organized with our language arts assignments and centers throughout the week.
Writing- Writing happens daily in our room as a part of Reader's Workshop. In January we will be starting our Persuasive/Opinion Writing unit. The students will learn to persuade using their opinions in letter form. I will be teaching them to writing process from generating ideas all the way to publishing our final copies. We will be learning about nouns, adjectives and verbs in our grammar rule lessons. As stated above for my expectations of DRWs, students will be focusing on their grammar skills. Each morning we practice and review grammar skills in our Morning Work books and are quizzed on those skills on Fridays. I am currently in the process of looking for a class to do Pen Pals with. I will keep you all updated.
Math- Unit 5- Number Sense and Computation #3- During this unit we are reviewing place value, rounding 2 digit numbers to the nearest ten and counting a collection of coins up to $1.00. We will extend on our last number sense unit by comparing 3 digit numbers. The test will Friday, February 17th.
Social Studies- Our next unit will be on Famous Americans.
Science- Our current unit is on life cycles. We will be learning about the life cycles of a butterfly, white-tailed deer and plants. We will be testing on this unit during the 3rd week of February.
**Daily reminders** Please look in and return the RED Panther folder. This is our main form of communication from school to home. Remember to take out papers that are being sent home and to check the behavior log at the end of the week. This correlates directly to the report card section of Work Habits and Conduct. Also, HW is expected to be completed at home and returned to school on Fridays. Students that do not turn in the HW will not be participating in our Friday extra recess time.
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Goodie Grams available until 2-13 for purchase ($0.50 each/pencils)
2-3 Healthy Snack
2-7 PTO Meeting 7pm
2-10 PTO Movie Night
2-14 Valentine's Exchange
2-17 Unit 5 Math Test/ Family STEAM Night
2-20- No School President's Day
2-23 Family Fitness Night
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