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2nd Grade Newsletter

2nd Grade Newsletter  

Weekly Report

 

Mrs. Smith’s 2nd Grade Newsletter

April 25 - 29

Reading – Body System Research

Spelling: system, body, exercise, heart, intestine, muscle, lungs, skeleton, stomach, digest, organ, science, skull, vein, vessel

Writing:   Body System Research, opinion writing (which body system you think is best)                      

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: verbs, possessives, contractions, pronouns & reflexive pronouns (myself, ourselves);

Math: measurement, word problems, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, number line

Science & S.S.: Unit 6 Week 4 - Health

 

 

Special Notes

April 29th – Spring Picture $ due

May 19 & 20 – 60% days

May 20th – Last Day of School! Awards Day( In General Ed. Room & Color Run (time will be announced soon!!)

 

Lunch:

Mon. – cereal & yogurt or BBQ rib sandwich     

Tues. –chicken nuggets

Wed. – munchable or grilled cheese sandwich

Thurs. – grilled chicken salad or spaghetti

Friday – yogurt & sandwich, hamburger, or cheeseburger

 


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s 2nd Grade Newsletter

 

April 11 - 15

Reading – poetry

Spelling: don’t, isn’t, won’t, doesn’t, shouldn’t, I’m, I’ve, she’s, he’s, it’s, you’re, they’re, wouldn’t, we’ve, he’d,I’ll,sing,fall,town,certain

Writing:   Poetry                      

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: contractions, pronouns & reflexive pronouns (myself, ourselves);

Math: Double digit addition/subtraction with and without regrouping, fractions, arrays, use addition/subtraction to solve two step word problems, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, number line

Science & S.S.: Unit 6 Week 2 - Health

 

Special Notes

April 18 – 22 – Spotlight Book Fair

April 22nd – Field trip to Botanic Garden

April 29th – Spring Picture $ due

 

Lunch:

Mon. – cereal & yogurt or fish nuggets   

Tues. – John Wayne Dip & Chips

Wed. – grilled chicken salad or grilled cheese

Thurs. – chicken spaghetti

Friday – yogurt & sandwich, hamburger, or cheeseburger

 


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Weekly Report

 

April 4 - 8

 

Reading – tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and descriptive details, speak audibly in coherent sentences

 

Spelling: myself, itself, yourself, himself, herself, yourselves, ourselves, themselves, poetry, poem, rhyme, rhythm, poet, simile, metaphor

 

Vocabulary: 

No new words this week! 
 

Writing:   Native American Research; recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer questions     

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: pronouns & reflexive pronouns (myself, ourselves);

Math:fractions, arrays, use addition/subtraction to solve two step word problems, , fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, number line

Science & S.S.: Unit 6 Week 1 - Health

 

CLASSROOM NEEDS!

We are in need of colored sidewalk chalk for recess.

Also, we still have dates available in May for the Friday snacks. If you would like to sign up to send snacks, please email Mrs. Dove @ victoria.dove@dcsms.org or send a note in the zipper pouch.

 

Special Notes

April 18 – 22 – Spotlight Book Fair

April 21st – Scholastic Book Orders Due

April 22nd – Field trip to Botanic Gardens

 

Lunch:

Mon. – Pizza 

Tues. – grilled chicken salad or beef-a-roni

Wed. – chicken fajita philly sandwich

Thurs. – taco salad or nacho grande

Friday – yogurt w/cheese & crackers, hamburger, or cheeseburger


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

Weekly Report 

March 29 – April 1

Reading – tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and descriptive details, speak audibly in coherent sentences

Spelling: pour,poor,plain,plane,your,you’re,meet,meat,right,write,decided,contain,course,surface,produce,table,north,slowly,money,map

 

Writing:  Finishing OPINION papers

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: subjects & predicates, produce, expand, and rearrange simple & compound sentences, put sentences together using a comma and conjunction; review nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs

FANBOYS – for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so

Math: fractions, arrays, use addition/subtraction to solve word problems involving length and solving two step word problems, add & subtract within 100 and 1,000, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, number line

Science & S.S.: Fables and Folktales From Around the World

 

Special Notes

April 1st – Field Trip $ due

April 22nd – Field trip to Botanic Gardens

 

Lunch:

Mon. – No School!   

Tues. – cheeseburger

Wed. – chicken tenders

Thurs. – baked potato or sloppy joe

Friday – cereal & yogurt or grilled cheese

 


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

March 21 – 24

 

Reading – Recall details and author’s purpose. Identify and use homophones correctly in a sentence. 

Spelling: there, their, they’re, to, two, too, here, hear, hour, our, shown, minutes, strong, verb, stars, front, feel, fact, inches, street

Writing:   Write an Opinion piece and publish

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: subjects & predicates, produce, expand, and rearrange simple & compound sentences, put sentences together using a comma and conjunction

FANBOYS – for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so

Math:, use addition/subtraction to solve word problems involving length and solving two step word problems, add & subtract within 100 and 1,000, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, number line

Science & S.S.: Fables and Folktales From Around the World

Special Notes

March 25 & 28 - Easter Holidays

March 24th – Scholastic Book Orders Due

April 1st – Field Trip $ due

April 22nd – Field trip to Botanic Gardens

Lunch:

Mon. – steak fingers           

Tues. – chicken fajita nachos

Wed. – yogurt & sandwich or cheesy burger bake

Thurs. – cereal & yogurt plate or hot dog

Friday – Good Friday – No School


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s

Weekly Report

March 7 - 11

Reading – text features (captions, bold print, subheadings, headings, indexes, electronic menus, icons); identity the main topic of a multi-paragraph texts as well as focus on specific paragraphs within the text

Spelling: , menu, drew, threw, chew, blew, crew, weigh, weight, eight, high, food, hear, add, between, own

Writing:   OPINION Writing

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: Editing, finding what’s wrong in a sentence and making corrections.

Math: use addition/subtraction to solve word problems involving length and solving two step word problems, add & subtract within 100 and 1,000, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, number line

Science & S.S.: Fables and Folktales From Around the World – Unit 5

Special Notes
 
March 11th – Class Picture $ due $15.00

March 14 – 18 – Spring Break!

March 25 & 28 - Easter Holidays

April 1st – Field Trip $ due

April 22nd – Field trip to Botanic Gardens

Lunch:

Mon. – pizza 

Tues. – grilled chicken salad or spaghetti

Wed. – baked potato or cheeseburger

Thurs. – Mandarin chicken salad or Mandarin chicken & rice

Friday – fish melt or corn dog nuggets


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

Week of Feb. 29- Mar. 4

 

 Reading/ELA: Unit Theme: Unit 5 “Hand-Me-Down Tales From Around The World”

-identify the main idea of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text; describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in text

-clarify the meaning of words or phrases using strategies (context clues

- Identify and use text features to determine additional information of a text.

 

Spelling: fraud, pause, cause, fault, vault, thaw, crawl, shawl, yawn, drawn, ever, never, want, won’t, were

 

Math: Identify operations to use with one-step words problems, using two digit numbers.

- fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, number line

Science & S.S.- Animal Research, France culture and geography

 

 

Special Notes

March 11th – Class Picture $ due $15.00

March 14 – 18 – Spring Break!

March 25th & 28th - Easter Holidays

April 1st – Field Trip $ due

April 22nd – Field trip to Botanic Gardens


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s

Weekly Report 

Feb. 22 - 26

Reading – compare & contrast 2 or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures, recount stories including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine their central message

Spelling: rage, stage, barge, large, charge, page, strange, change, sponge, forge, fringe, hinge, cringe, merge, huge

 

Writing:   opinion writing *OREO*

O-state your Opinion, R – tell your Reason for your opinion, E – Give an Example, O – restate your Opinion                      

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: irregular plural nouns

Math: Working on double digit addition with and without regrouping.

 

Science & S.S.: Fables and Folktales From Around the World

Special Notes


Feb. 26th- HAT DAY!- Bring a $1.00 to wear your favorite hat.

March 14 – 18 – Spring Break!

March 25 & 28 - Easter Holidays

April 1st – Field Trip $ due

April 22nd – Field trip to Botanic Gardens

Lunch:

Mon. – Ham & Cheese Croissant or

chicken noodle soup w/ grilled cheese sandwich          

Tues. – grilled chicken salad or beef-a-roni

Wed. – baked potato or cheeseburger

Thurs. – chicken fajita salad or chicken fajita nachos

Friday – fish nuggets or BBQ meatballs


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Dove & Mrs. White’s

Weekly Report

Feb. 1 - 5

Reading – describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas, concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text; compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic

Spelling: thanked, smashed, pinched, picked, blocked, asked, tossed, crushed, pumped, hunted, station, Canada, escape, passenger, conductor

Vocabulary: 

1. gourd – a type of fruit that has a hard shell and is used for decoration or eating

2. gallery – an upper floor of seats in a church, usually at the back so people can see the pastor

3. racket – a loud noise

4. squawked – to make a loud cry or screech, like a goose or rooster

5. lanterns – portable lights

6. marshal - a US law enforcement official

7. quail - a small chicken-like bird with brown feathers and a short tail

8. stream – a small river

9. scent- an odor left by a person or animal

10. thicket – a thick group of bushes or trees

11. weary – tired or exhausted

 

Writing:   biographies – produce & publish writing                        

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: shades of meaning (examples: toss, throw, hurl & thin, slender, skinny, scrawny)

Math:measurement, add up to 4 two digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations, add & subtract within 100 and 1,000, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies

Science & S.S.: A Long Journey to Freedom – Unit 4

 

Special Notes

February 1 - 12 - Jump Rope for Heart (donations due 2/12)

February 11th – Valentine treats and cards due (25 students)

February 12th – MAKE UP DAY for Snow Day

February 19th – Scholastic Book Orders Due

 

Lunch: 

Mon. – ham & cheese or cheeseburger

Tues.Mandarin Chicken Salad or Mandarin Chicken

Wed. – baked potato or hot dog

Thurs. –baked potato or beef taco

Friday – cereal & yogurt or chicken sandwich



2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s Weekly Report

January 19 - 22

Reading – use digital tools to publish writing, use temporal words when writing narratives. Review and discuss Author’s purpose

Spelling: Europe, soldier, preach, citizen, rights, march, marsh, harp, sharp, snarl, stern, clerk, serve, nerve, verse

Writing:   biographies – produce & publish writing                        

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: adjectives, adverbs, past tense irregular verbs

Math: One step word problems, fractions, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies

Science & S.S.: A Long Journey to Freedom – Unit 4

We are starting our Literacy Circles this week: Our Book is: Chocolate Fever 

 

Special Notes

January 26th – Zaxby’s Night & PTA meeting

January 28th – Class Pictures & Science Fair

January 29th – PJ Day – Bring $1 to wear pajamas

 

Lunch:

Mon. – NO SCHOOL!

Tues. – personal pan pizza

Wed. – baked potato or beef-a-roni

Thurs. – grilled chicken salad or hamburger pie

Friday – cereal & yogurt or grilled cheese

 

Reading Packets will start coming home this week, please read all documents inside. Each time your child reads to you color in a star. I will be checking their fluency on the book at the end of the week to see if there has been any improvement.


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter  

Week of Jan. 4-8

 

ELA:  *form and use the past tense of irregular verbs (run-ran, do-did, swim-swam)

          *describe how characters in a non-fiction story respond to major events or challenges

          *describe the overall structure of a story (the beginning introduces the story, the middle tells the major events and/or problem, the ending concludes the action)                  

                                        

       

Spelling Words:  rose, chose, pose, those, close, nose, hose, choose, rise, these, whose, lose

 

 Math: *Fractions: whole, ½, 1/3, ¼, 1/5

 *solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies; use the dollar and cent signs correctly

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Social Studies:  Study of Long Journey to Freedom

        Important Dates:

**Jan. 4-return to school

**Jan. 8-report cards go home

**Jan. 18-M.L. King holiday


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s          Newsletter

November 16-20

Reading – Compare and Contrast

Spelling: slide,pride,smile,prize,shine,glide,chime,prime,stripe,spike,dislike,           replay,unable,pretest,misplace

Writing:   procedural writing                        

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: prefixes and suffixes

Math: Word Problems

Science & S.S.: First Thanksgiving

TEST:

Cold Read on Compare and Contrast is Wednesday

Spelling is on Friday

Math, Prefix and Suffix test on Friday

 

Special Notes:

Nov. 16th – Last day to order a Yearbook $35

Nov. 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 3rd – “See a Saint, Be a Saint” 6-8 pm

Dec. 3 – 10 – Scholastic Book Fair

HOMEWORK: THE HOMEWORK SHEET HAS CHANGED TO LOOK CAREFULLY AND DO EACH DAY!

RETURN ON FRIDAY!

 

REMINDER!!!

Please send a snack with your child. We do request that you not send carbonated drinks; they become very messy and sticky. Thank you


2nd grade Newsletter  

                      Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

                 Nov. 2nd – 6th

ELA:

Reading:  identify the main purpose of a text and know what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe; explain how images contribute to and clarify text

Spelling: fame, blame, same,tame,game,flame,frame, name,came,gate,date,late,state, tale,male

No Vocabulary this week!

 

 Writing: procedural writing

 English possessive nouns, using nouns, verbs, sentence types, parts of a sentence, punctuation, capitalization, synonyms, and antonyms

 Math: mentally add and subtract 10 or 100 to a number, compare 3 digit numbers using ( >, <, =), skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s, identify coins and their value, use the $ and ¢ symbols correctly, and show multiple combinations of coins or dollars for a given value, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, explaining why strategies work

Science & S.S: First Thanksgiving

  

Special Notes 

 

Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday

Nov. 12th – Second Grade Musical

Nov. 16th – Last day to order a Yearbook $35

Nov. 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Homework is due every Friday

 

 


2nd Grade Newsletter  

                      Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

October 26th - 30th 2nd Grades

ELA:

Reading: New Skill: Compare and Contrast, KWL on mammals. Venn Diagram Review: author’s purpose (PIE – Persuade, Inform, or Entertain) text features, recount stories.

Spelling: ou/ow: ouch, scout, powder, growl, shower, proud, plow, clown, allow, owl, flower, house, ounce, south, pound

Vocabulary: colonies-groups of animals that live together, hibernate- to enter a sleeplike state in winter, mammals- animals that feed milk to their babies, migrate- to take a seasonal journey from one place to another, pup- a baby bat, roost- resting place, dawn- the beginning of day, dusk- dim light of the beginning of night.

 English  nouns, verbs, sentence types, parts of a sentence, punctuation, capitalization. New Skill: synonyms and antonyms.

 Math: New Skill: identify coins and their value, use the $ and ¢ symbols correctly with mixed coins. Review: tell time to the minute. : skip counting by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 10s, fluently multiply using mental strategies, explaining why strategies work.

Science & S.S: Mammals

Special Notes  

Oct. 27th – Last day to order Halloween    Candy grams

Oct. 28th & 29th – Field Trip ( wear something nice)

Oct. 30th – Box Tops Due

Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday

Nov. 12th – 2nd grade performance

Nov. 16th – Last day to order a Yearbook $35

Nov. 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Homework is due every Friday

Divide it up into one or two pages a night. Don’t wait until Thurs. to get it all done.

 


2nd grade newsletter  

                      Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

October 19th-23rd 3rd Grade

ELA:

Reading: New Skill: Compare and Contrast. Review: author’s purpose (PIE – Persuade, Inform, or Entertain) text features, recount stories including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine their central message, lesson, or moral, comparing different versions of stories

Spelling: fang, slang, sting, bring, stay, stray, Monday, stain, sprain, plain, aim, faith, afraid, claim, praise

Vocabulary: gathered- came together; dessert-sweet snack eaten after a meal; confused-did not understand; divided- cut into parts; hour- 60 minutes.

 English  nouns, verbs, sentence types, parts of a sentence, punctuation, capitalization. New Skill: synonyms and antonyms.

 Math: New Skill: identify coins and their value, use the $ and ¢ symbols correctly, tell time to the minute. Review: skip counting by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 10s, fluently add and subtract to 20, using mental strategies, explaining why strategies work.

Science & S.S: Seasons, and the Earth’s rotation.

Special Notes  

Oct. 19–23 – Spirit Week!

(Mon. Socks & Shades, Tues. – Tacky Day, Wed. – Collegiate, Thurs. – Western, Fri. – Black & Gold)

Oct. 23rd – “Be a Champion – READ” contest ends

Oct. 27th – Last day to order Halloween    Candygrams

Oct. 28th-29th - Field Trip to Orphum ( Brink a Sack lunch)

Oct. 30th – Box Tops Due


Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday

Nov. 12th - 2nd grade musical

Nov. 16th – Last day to order a Yearbook $35

Nov. 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Homework is due every Friday

Divide it up into one or two pages a night. Don’t wait until Thurs. to get it all done.

 


2nd grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

Oct. 13th-16th

GRADED PAPERS WILL NOT GO HOME THIS TUESDAY; INSTEAD IT WILL GO HOME ON WEDNESDAY WITH REPORTS CARDS.

REPORT CARDS GO HOME ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14TH

Reading: Fables and Fairy Tales- Compare and Contrast, Review author’s purpose (PIE – Persuade, Inform, or Entertain) text features, recount stories including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine their central message, lesson, or moral, comparing different versions of stories

Writing: personal narratives

English: Main focus on Adjectives (What kind and How many), comparing adjectives –er and –est.   Review Nouns, verbs, and sentence types, parts of a sentence, punctuation, capitalization, synonyms, and antonyms

Math: shapes (triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, trapezoids), Telling time to the half and quarter hour, Review: bar graphs, picture graph, skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s, identify coins and their value, use the $ and ¢ symbols correctly, and show multiple combinations of coins or dollars for a given value, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, explaining why strategies work

 

Special Notes


Oct. 16th – Picture Money & Scholastic orders due

Oct. 19–23 – Spirit Week!

(Mon. Socks & Shades, Tues. – Tacky Day, Wed. – Collegiate, Thurs. – Western, Fri. – Black & Gold)

Oct. 23rd – “Be a Champion – READ” contest ends

Oct. 27th – Last day to order Halloween Candy grams

Oct. 29th – Field Trip (sack lunch & drink) for 2nd grade

Nov. 2nd – Third Grade Field Trip

Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday

Nov. 12th – Second Grade Musical

Nov. 16th – Last day to order a Yearbook $35

Nov. 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break

Homework is due every Friday

 

It is very important that your child comes to school on the days it is in session. If you know they will be absent, please let us know so that make-up work can be prepared and picked up in the office.


2nd Grade Newsletter  

                                             Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

ELA:

Reading:  author’s purpose (PIE – Persuade, Inform, or Entertain) text features, context clues, main idea, 5 W & H words (who, what, when, where, why, & how), and comparing different versions of stories.


 Writing: personal narratives

 English Identify homophones- words that sound alike, spelled different and have different meanings. Ex: to, two, too / their, there, they’re/principal,principle/through,threw/your,you’re/deer,dear/where, wear/meet, meat/hair, hare/piece, peace/which, witch

 Math: continue bar graphs, picture graph, skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 4s, fluently adding and subtracting up to 20 using mental strategies, explaining why strategies work. New skill: Telling time to the hour, half hour, minutes, and quarter hour.

Spelling: /ch/ /th/ and /wh/ words: champ, chant, ranch, branch, quench, bench, they, them, with, where, when

  

Special Notes


  

Oct. 8th – Fundraiser Pickup 3-6 pm

Oct. 6th - Field trip money due  $10.50

Oct. 12th – Columbus Day – no school

Oct. 16th – Picture Money & Scholastic orders due

Oct. 23rd – “Be a Champion – READ” contest ends

Oct. 28th & 29th Field Trip to the Orpheum

Oct. 30th – Box Tops Due


Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday


2nd Grade Newsletter  

                                             Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

ELA:

Reading:  author’s purpose (PIE – Persuade, Inform, or Entertain) text features, context clues, main idea, 5 W & H words (who, what, when, where, why, & how), and comparing different versions of stories.


 Writing: personal narratives

 English Identify homophones- words that sound alike, spelled different and have different meanings. Ex: to, two, too / their, there, they’re/principal,principle/through,threw/your,you’re/deer,dear/where, wear/meet, meat/hair, hare/piece, peace/which, witch

 Math: continue bar graphs, picture graph, skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 4s, fluently adding and subtracting up to 20 using mental strategies, explaining why strategies work. New skill: Telling time to the hour, half hour, minutes, and quarter hour.

Spelling: /ch/ /th/ and /wh/ words: champ, chant, ranch, branch, quench, bench, they, them, with, where, when

  

Special Notes


  

Oct. 8th – Fundraiser Pickup 3-6 pm

Oct. 6th - Field trip money due  $10.50

Oct. 12th – Columbus Day – no school

Oct. 16th – Picture Money & Scholastic orders due

Oct. 23rd – “Be a Champion – READ” contest ends

Oct. 28th & 29th Field Trip to the Orpheum

Oct. 30th – Box Tops Due


Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday


2nd grade newsletter for Sept. 28th - Oct. 2nd  

Mrs. Smith’s 2nd Grade Newsletter

Sept. 28th- Oct. 2nd

ELA:

Reading:  context clues, text features (captions, bold print, subheading, glossary, heading, index, electronic menus, icons), main idea, 5 W & H words (who, what, when, where, why, & how)


  Spelling - was, I, wet, fox, same, hide, come, am, goes, cute, focus, correct, cedar

 English using reference materials (dictionary), nouns, verbs, sentence types, parts of a sentence, punctuation, capitalization, synonyms, and antonyms

 Math: shapes (triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, trapezoids), bar graphs, picture graph, skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, explaining why strategies work

Science & S.S: Wild West

  


 

Special Notes

    Oct. 9th – Field Trip $ due $10.50

          Oct. 12th – Columbus Day – no school

             Oct. 16th – Picture Money Due 

  Oct. 28th Moore/Gentry Field Trip

Oct. 29th Dove– Field Trip

 Oct. 31st – Box Tops Due

Nov. 12th – Second Grade Musical

 Nov. 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break


2nd grade newsletter for Sept. 14th - 18th  

                                                Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

                                               Week of Sept. 14th- 18th

Skills:

ELA - Know and use text features ( table of contents, captions, special print(ie, bold, italics, highlighted,underlined), headings, subheadings, glossaries, indexes).

         Know and understand synonyms

         Identify beginning, middle, and ending sounds of a word.

         Write a sentence correctly,(capitalization and punctuation).

Spelling Words:  the, of, and, a to, in, is, you, it, he, was, for

Math- Patterns with 10

         Identify place value

         Count backwards (review)

         Skip count by 5's, 10's, and 100's

         Fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

Science- categories animals

 

Important Dates:  Sept. 17th- School pictures

        


2nd Grade Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter       Sept. 8th-11th

Reading/ELA: Unit Theme: “Seasons” Unit 1 Week 4

·         Identify and use various text features in a nonfiction text- glossary, bold print, & captions (RI.2.5) *assessment TBD

·         CONTINUING- Identify main idea of a passage and/or specific paragraph of a passage (RI.2.2) *assessment will be this week

 

·         Writing- writing narratives; mentor texts Owl Moon and Big Mama’s

Spelling Words:  NO SPELLING THIS WEEK!!!!

 

Math:

Beginning this week:

·         Math fact fluency practice quiz/test *9/11

Continuing:

·         Identify place value of a number; different ways to write a number (2.NBT.1&3) *assessment next week

Ex: 124 = 100+20+4; one hundred twenty-four; 1hundred, 2 tens, and 4 ones

 

Important Dates:

 

Sept. 17th- Fall pictures

 

 

 

Reminders

Classroom wish list if you’d like to donate:

·        individual wrapped candy

·        white/colored cardstock paper

 

 

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Mrs. Smith's 2nd Grade Newsletter :)  

 

  Mrs. Smith's 2nd Grade Newsletter for Aug. 31st - Sept. 4th

 

 

ELA:  *identify the main idea of a multi-paragraph text as well as specific paragraphs within the text

          *begin to use a dictionary as needed to check and correct spelling

          *write informational text       

                  *continue to identify and use nouns and verbs

          *continue practicing writing complete sentences

       

Spelling Words:  ai / ay long a sound: rain, day, stay, train, pain, play, say, paid, way, afraid, lay, nail    

 

Focus Words:   lung, stomach, intestine  ( tested only orally and identify with pictures)                          

  

 Math:     *understand that the digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones

               *read and write numbers to 1,000 using base numbers, number words, and expanded form

               *use a number line to add and subtract numbers to 100

               *solve 1 step word problems using addition and subtraction

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Science: Parts of the body         

  

 Important Dates:

*Aug. 31-last day for fundraiser.  

*Sept. 7-Labor Day holiday

*Sept. 8-progrss reports go home


2nd Grade Newsletter for Aug. 24th-28th  

                            Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

August 24th- 28th

ELA:

Reading:  5 W & H words (who, what, when, where, why, & how)

Spelling/ Phonics:  long e  ee and ea words

free, teeth, meet, sweet, tree, eat, easy, leap, seat, meat

Vocabulary:  skeleton, muscle, calcium, blood

  Writing:  Informational text:  Facts about the skeletal system

 English nouns, verbs, sentence types, parts of a sentence, punctuation, capitalization

Science & S.S:  Human body and how it works.

 Math:

 odd/even, number bonds (addition and subtraction), fact families.

Homework:  Monday-  fact family math sheet

                                  Write spelling three times each

                    Tuesday – Long e sheet

                                     Math facts

                     Thursday – Unscramble spelling words

                                       Find the missing number


Weekly skills for Oct. 15th-17th  

                           Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

                                                          Oct. 15th-17th

ELA:

Reading: author’s purpose (PIE = Persuade, Inform, or Entertain), recount stories including fables & folktales to determine their central message, lesson, or moral, compare  & contrast two versions of the same story

Spelling: no new words this week

Vocabulary:

 1. cunning – having the ability to trick people

 2. embraced – to hug, or do something eagerly or in a positive way

 3. dusk – the time of day after sunset when it starts getting dark

 4. latch – a bar that fits onto a notch used to lock a door or gate

 5. squatters – people that settle on an area of land or to live in an empty house that does not belong to you; trespassers

6. stake – a post with a point at one end that can be driven into the ground to support something

 7. exhausted – to feel very tired

 8. mounted – to get on or to climb up

 9. ruckus – to cause a disturbance or commotion; noise

10. mysterious – very hard to explain or understand 

 

English: article adjectives (a, an, the)

 Math: graphs (bar & picture), one step word problems, timed subtraction, shapes, money (identify coins and their value, use dollar & cent symbols correctly, and show multiple combinations of coins up to one dollar), time (tell & write time from an analog and digital clock)

  

Special Notes

*Oct. 17-last day to order school pictures

*Oct. 24 - Halloween Candygram $ & fundraiser t-shirt/sweatshirt $ 

*Oct. 30- Halloween treats due & 2nd grade musical at 6:00 p.m.

*Nov. 10 - Reading Fair projects due

*Nov. 11 - Reading Fair

*Remember to save and send in your Box Tops for Education.


Weekly skills for 2nd and 3rd grade  

2nd grade

Working on Who, what, when, where, why, and how questions.

Identify nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc.

Review addition and subtraction

 

3rd grade

Working on Who, what, when, where,why, and how questions.

Finding evidence within a text to support your answer

Place Value, Properties


Weekly Skills May 12th-16th  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

Week of May 12th -16th

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

       *The students will continue to use prefixes and root words to understand the meaning of words. Test will be on Wednesday, May 14th.

          *The students will write an opinion piece about a favorite activity at school, including a topic sentence, reasons to support the opinion, quotes from someone at school, and a concluding sentence    

       * The students will create an audio recording of a story with ryhme.                           

Spelling Words:  who, how, want, went, they, school, our, are, pretend, favorite, teacher, through, since, were, where This test will be on Thursday, May 15th.

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math:

           *The students will solve 2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction problems, with and without regrouping.

           *The students will read and solve 2 step word problems.

TEST will be on Tuesday, May 13th.

           *The students will solve 100 addition and subtraction problems within 5 minutes. TEST on Thursday, May 15th.

          

Science:  We will be learning about the human body and ways to stay healthy. Healthy plate!

  

     Important Dates

 

*May 22nd-Awards Day in the classroom.  Times will be announced soon.

*May 23rd -Students' last day-60% day, we dismiss at 11:15


Weekly Skills May 5th-9th  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

Week of May 5th-9th

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

       *The students will read to comprehend informational texts including history, science, and social studies and describe how reasons support specific points

          * The students will write an opinion piece on why a reader should chose a book. Include complete sentences, an opinion, reasons to support the opinion, and a concluding sentence, along with quotes form the story.    

       * The student will  record themselves reading a story to present to the class.                

Spelling Words:  vein, disease, virus, breathe, spine, nerve, ankle, elbow, skull, bone, teeth, knee, eye, sight, joint

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math:

           *The students will use line plots to record repeated measurements of the same object **Line Plot test will be on Monday, May 5th.

          *The students will learn to read and solve 2 step word problems, this test will be given on May 15th.  There will not be a PBA with this standard.

           *solve 100 addition and subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

Science and Health:  We will be learning about the human body and ways to stay healthy. We will discuss the healthy plate (parents, this took the place of the food pyrimid) ;)

  

     Important Dates

 

*May 8 -"Lights Out" in the library.  Library books must be returned to participate.

*May 9 -Our class will shop at the Book Fair.

*May 22 -Awards Day in the classroom.  Times will be announced soon.

*May 23 -Students' last day-60% day we dismiss at 11:15


Weekly Skills April 28th- May 2nd  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

Week of April 28th -May 2nd

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

       * The students will participate in shared research about the which systems of the body is the most important

          *The studnets will write an opinion piece with a topic sentence, an opinion, reasons to support the opinion, and a concluding sentence.  Students will be writing about which of the systems of the body they think is the most important.                                

Spelling Words: 

 body, system, healthy, heart, brain, muscle, lungs, skeleton, stomach, digest, organ, science, busy, opinion, reasons

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math:

           The students will use line plots to record repeated measurements of the same object

           The students will solve 100 problems within 5 minutes 

          

Science:  We will be learning about the human body and ways to stay healthy. Healthy Plate

  

     Important Dates

 

*Apr. 30th-all library books are due

*May 2nd-May Day activities-2nd grade is from 12:00-2:00.  All parents are invited to attend.

*May 7th-"Lights Out" in the library.  Library books must be returned to participate.

*May 9th- Book fair for our class at 1:00

*May 22nd-Awards Day in the classroom.  Times will be announced soon.

*May 23rd-Students' last day-60% day

 

 

 


Mrs. Smith's Weekly Skills  

Mrs. Smith's Weekly Newsletter  

Week of Apr. 21-25

 

 Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

Reading & Language:

       * Students will learn how and when to use an apostrophe to form contractions and possessive nouns

          *Students will use and identify reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, herself, itself, etc.)  **Cold read test on Thursday, April 24 and reading skills test will be on Friday, April 25.

Writing:

         *We are working on write opinion pieces about books by stating their opinion, support their opinion with reasons and details, use quotes from the books to supply evidence, and make comparisons between books

         *We are still working on describing how alliteration, rhymes, and repeated lines add meaning to poetry

          *We are using higher order adjectives and adverbs in our writing process. (exclaimed or responded instead of said)                                 

Spelling Words:  she'll, can't, he's, I'm, hasn't, isn't, we're, himself, herself, myself, yourself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves  **Spelling test will be on Wednesday, April 23rd.

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math: 

*Students will review arrays, fractions, and graphs  **Arrays test is Monday 21st.

           *Students will learn how to use line plots to record repeated measurements of the same object

           *Students will practice solving 100 problems within 5 minutes 

          

Science/Health:  We will be learning about the human body and ways to stay healthy. Our research project and opinion piece in Writing will come from our information we find.

  

     Important Dates

 

*Apr. 30-all library books are due, the kids will not check out any more books from the library

*May 2-May Day activities, please sign up  to come help.


Weekly Skills April 14th-18th  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

 

Week of Apr. 14-18

Dear Parents, We will start this week a nightly reading log.  We are trying to get them ready for 3rd grade.  We are asking they read 60 minutes a week, how you want to set it up (for time) will be up to you, but please sign the form when they have read.  Thank you, Carla Smith

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

       Studnets will use an apostrophe to form contractions and possessive nouns **** Will not be tested this week, but will be tested next Friday the 25th.

          Students will identify reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, herself, itself, etc.)  

         Students will describe how alliteration, rhymes, and repeated lines add meaning to poetry,as they write their own poems.

                                      

Spelling Words:  she'll, can't, he's, I'm, hasn't, isn't, we're, himself, herself, myself, yourself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves  **These words will be tested next Wednesday.

 

Vocabulary Words: slinking, spied, scattered, spiraled, parachute, griddle, limousine, cowered, threshold, forlornly  **These words will be tested this Tuesday.

Math: *partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same size squares and count to find the total number of them (arrays)

           *use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and 5 columns and write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends (repeated addition)

           *review fractions

           *solve 100 subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

Science:  We will be learning about the human body and ways to stay healthy.

  

     Important Dates

 

*April 16th - Easter treats in the classroom

*April 16-spring pictures  money due

*April 17-2nd grade field trip, PLEASE bring sack lunch and drink (labeled)

*April 18-Good Friday holiday/NO SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

Week of Apr. 7-11

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

       *describe how alliteration, rhymes, and repeated lines add meaning to poetry

          *use and discover better way to say the word "said".  explained, discussed, etc.                                 

Spelling Words:  poetry, poem, poet, rhyme, rhythm, simile, language, adjective, adverb, describe, repeat, health, enough, some, from

 

Vocabulary Words: slinking, spied, scattered, spiraled, parachute, griddle, limousine, cowered, threshold, forlornly  **We will spend 2 weeks on these words.

Math: *creating and identifing arrays

Example:     * * * * *

                   * * * * *

                   * * * * *

3 rows with 5 columns = 3 + 3+ 3+ 3+ 3 = 15

           *use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and 5 columns and write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends (repeated addition)

           *review fractions

           *solve 100 problems within 5 minutes 

          

Science:  We will be learning about the human body and ways to stay healthy.

  

     Important Dates

 

*Apr. 11th-field trip money and permission forms are due

*Apr. 16th-spring pictures  money due

*Apr. 17th-2nd grade field trip, bring sack lunch and drink (labeled with your name)

*Apr. 18th-Good Friday holiday

*May 2nd- May Day (field day, school wide activity)

 

 

 


Weekly Skills March 31st- April 4th  

Week of March 31st-April 4th

 

ELA: Unit Theme "Fables and Folktales from Around the World"

*write a personal narrative with a topic sentence, a sequence of events, use temporal words (first, next, then...), and a concluding sentence.

Spelling Words: friend, teacher, your, you're, two, too, to, American, Indian, native, country, continent, people, through, thought

 

Vocabulary Words: province, territory, wetlands, peninsula, mountain range, canyon, tribe, ceremonies, shelter, tracking, weaving, Test this Friday, April 4th

Math: *partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same size squares and count to find the total number of them (arrays)

* Summary Assessement on Partition of rectangles and fractions, on Wednesday, April 2nd.

*use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and 5 columns and write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends (repeated addition)

*solve 100 problems within 5 minutes

 

Social Studies: This week we will be learning about the people and land formations of America, as well as Native American Tribes of Mississippi.

Important Dates

*Apr. 11-field trip money and permission forms are due

 

*Apr. 16-spring pictures money due

 

*Apr. 17-2nd grade field trip, BRING A SACK LUNCH

 

*Apr. 18-Good Friday Holiday

 


Weekly Skills March 24th-28th  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

Week of Mar. 24-28

 

ELA: Unit Theme "Fables and Folktales from Around the World"

*write simple and compound sentences

* use commas and conjunctions to write compound sentences (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)

*know and use different nonfiction text features (table of contents, glossary, index, bold print words, captions, headings, subheadings, electronic menus, icons)

 

Spelling Words: conjunction, simple, compound, sentence, subject, verb, and, but, nor, territory, America, question, many, every, want

 

Vocabulary Words:  1st Weeks Words:province, territory, wetlands, peninsula, mountain range, canyon,

 2nd Weeks Words: tribe, ceremonies, shelter, tracking, weaving

Math: *identify and create fractions (halves, thirds, and fourths)  PBA on fractions will be on Wednesday 26th.

*solve 100 addition problems within 5 minutes

 

Social Studies: This week we will be learning about the people and land formations of America.

 

Important Dates

 

*Mar. 26-fundraiser money is due

*Mar. 28-report cards go home

*Apr. 11-field trip money and permission forms are due

*Apr. 18-Good Friday holiday

 

 

 


Newsletter March 17th-21st  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter  

Week of Mar. 17-21

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Fables and Folktales from Around the World" 

       *know and use different nonfiction text features (table of contents, glossary, index, bold print words, captions, headings, subheadings, electronic menus, icons) 

          *identify the main idea or topic of a multi-paragraph story as well as specific paragraphs within the story

                                   

Spelling Words:  caption, index, glossary, bold, print, heading, subheading, menu, icon, feature, Cuba, Peru, there, their, they're

 

Vocabulary Words: broth, peasant, cider, banquet, trudged, cellar, bounded, huddled, condor, poncho, alfalfa, suitor, aroma, livid

Math: *identify and create fractions (halves, thirds, and fourths)

           *solve 100 addition problems within 5 minutes 

          

Social Studies:  This week we will be learning about the people and cultures of Cuba and Peru.  We will be reading the stories Love and Roast Chicken and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach that are set in these two countries.

  

     Important Dates

 

*Mar. 19-Spring pictures

*Mar. 28-report cards go home

*Mar. 28-last day for fundraiser money

 

 


March 3rd- 7th Weekly Skills  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

Week of Mar.3-7

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Fables and Folktales from Around the World" 

       *compare formal and informal uses of language (how you would talk to your friends versus how you would talk to the principal)  Formal example: You are a great friend.

              Informal example: U R a gr8t frend!!!!!!!!

          *distinguish between fact and opinion 

                                   

Spelling Words:  revise, edit, fact, opinion, formal, informal, language, audience, prewriting, draft, publish, want, won't, where, were

 

Vocabulary Words: broth, peasant, cider, banquet, trudged, cellar   These are half the words:**These words will be tested after Spring break.

Math: *solve word problems involving length:measure the length of objects using rulers, yard sticks, TEST on WED.

REVIEW:  We will review all skills taught up to this point, we will focus on areas your child seems to be week in.

          

Social Studies: We are beginning our new unit "A Fables and Folktales from Around the World".  We will be learning about the people and culture of France. 

  

     Important Dates

 

Mar. 10-14-Spring break               March Birthday

Mar. 19-Spring pictures                 Reed- 14th

 

 


Weekly Skills Feb. 24th-28th  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

  

Week Skills of Feb. 24th-28th

CONGRATULATIONS:  Our Class Won the myon challenge for the week of Feb. 17th-21st: yeah two weeks in a row.  Way to go class.

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Fables and Folktales from Around the World" 

       *compare and contrast different versions of the same story.  We will be reading different versions of Stone Soup.

          *read fables and folktales and identify the moral or message

          *write opinion pieces about books in the form of a friendly letter and use evidence to support these ideas (we are writing an opinion piece based on who's version of a story we feel is the most correct) Ex.  The Three Little Pigs  and The True Story of  The 3 Little Pigs                              

Spelling Words:  

China, Chinese, fertile, monsoon, temple, tradition, belief, culture, folktale, similarity, difference, estimate, compare, unit, measurement

 

Vocabulary Words: typhoon, culture, diverse, ethnic group, temple, terraced, fertile, famine, emperor, porcelain  **These words will be tested on Friday, we started introducing them last week.

Math: *Estamate and measure lengths with given tools of measurement.

           *solve 75 addition and subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

Social Studies:

We are beginning our new unit "A Fables and Folktales from Around the World".  We will be learning about the people and culture of China. 

  

     Important Dates

*Feb. 27th and 28th- Mrs. Smith on a Choir trip with her daughter

 

*Mar. 10-14-Spring break

*Mar. 19-Spring pictures

*April 19th Good Friday (Easter Holiday); April 22nd is NOT an Easter Holiday

Homework:  PLEASE encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes each night on myon.

Monday- Math sheet and spelling, drill practice

Tuesday- Math sheet and possessive nouns sheet

Thursday- Math sheet and comprehension sheet,drill practice

 

February Birthdays:

Cody- Feb. 9th;  Rachel- Feb. 24th

 


Weekly Skills Feb. 16th-22nd  

MRS. SMITH's NEWSLETTER

CONGRATUALTIONS CLASS:  WINNERS OF myon challenge for the week of Feb. 9th-15th.

New challenge started Feb. 16th and will end on Feb. 22nd

 

ELA Skills: 

 This week we are beginning our new unit-Fables and Folktales from Around the World- and we are beginning a study of the country of China and the culture of the people that live there.  We will be looking at 3 different versions of the well-known fable Stone Soup.

*I can ask and answer such questions as who, what, when, where, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. (RL.2.1)

*I can recount stories, including fables and folktales from different cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. (RL.2.2)

*I can form and use common irregular plural nouns (e.g. feet, children, teeth, mice, fish). (L.2b)

*We are continuing our opinion writing in writer’s workshop, and also how to use dialogue, adjectives, and adverbs in our writing.

 

 

 

Math Skills: 

 

-I can use addition/subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths (inches, feet, yards, etc.) by using drawings (rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (2.MD.5)

-I can represent whole #’s as lengths on a number line diagram with equally spaced points and represent sums and differences within 100 on a # line diagram. (2.MD.6)

 

 

 

*Please see the Math Strategies page under "File Manager" for help with addition and subtraction strategies. :)

 

 

Science connection:  We are studying the water cycle, how thunderstorms form, and how we can help conserve water in our own homes.

 

 

 

 

 

Read 20 minutes of myon

 

Monday- Math measurement, Irregular Plural Nouns 

 

Tuesday- Math handout

 

Thursday- compare and contrast 

 

 

Spelling Words:

1. wolf      6. children    11. leaf

2. wolves    7. mouse      12. leaves

3. tooth    8. mice        13. fish

4. teeth    9. goose      14. sheep

5. child   10. geese      15. deer

 

Vocabulary Words:

 

1. typhoon-a violent tropical wave

2. culture-the way of living, arts, and beliefs of a nation

3. diverse-different

4. ethnic group- people who share a common religion or culture

5. terraced- describes land cut into step-like levels into hillsides

6. temple- a building used for religious ceremonies, worship, and prayer

7. emperor-a ruler; king

8. fertile-having rich soil that is good for growing crops

9. famine-a time of extreme hunger

10. porcelain- smooth, white pottery


Weekly Skills Feb. 10th-14th  

Weekly News

Mrs. Smith's Class

 

 Please let us know any changes in your child's daily afternoon  transportation!

 IMPORTANT DATES:

February 12th- Freedom Presentation "Desoto County Muesum"

February 13th- Officers coming to talk about safety

February 14th - Valentine Ice Cream Sundaes, bring your cards and treats

February 17th- NO SCHOOL

March 10th-14th - Spring Break

 

 

Writing:

I can write an opinion paper:

  • Write an opinion piece in which introduces the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words ( because, also, since, & etc.) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

  • OREO- State opinion, give reasons, give examples, restate opinion. 

     

    Vocabulary:

    gourd, gallery, racket, squawked, lanterns, and marshal, quail, weary, scent, stream, thicket - we have been working on these words since Feb. 3rd, so we will have them for 2 weeks.

  •  

     Speaking/Listening:

    We work on asking and answering questions about the speaker, every morning.

     

    Math:

    Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring

 

Facts drills- 75 subtraction problems in 5 minutes (remember we take the highest grade, so keep practicing).

*Don't forget that students may practice these math skills in IXL using their student account.*

Spelling:

persuade, opinion, convince, write, inch, inches, foot, feet, yard, mile, meter, centimeter, length, ruler, measure

 

Happy Birthday February :  Cody and Rachel

 

Monday- Math on measurement, math drill practice

Tuesday- Math on measurement, vocabulary practice 

Wednesday- no homework

Thursday-   comprehension practice/ math measurement 

Friday- Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Spotlight day has been changed to Friday


Weekly Skills Feb. 3rd-7th  

Weekly News

Mrs. Smith's Class

 

 Please let us know any changes in your child's daily afternoon  transportation!

 

 

  •                              

 

  • The HHES Science Fair : Congradulations to Serena from our class for placing 1st in her division.

     

    Reading/Comprehension

  • Story: Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Comparing and contrasting stories.
  • Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas, or concepts , or steps in technical procedures in text.
  • _______________________________________________ 

     

    Writing

    I can write a narrative

  • Narrative writing focuses on telling a story. This may mean telling a fictional story — one that is made up — or it may mean telling a real-life story in such a way that the author follows a plot structure.

     

    Vocabulary

    gourd, gallery, racket, squawked, lanterns, and marshal 

     Speaking/Listening

    We work on asking and answering questions about the speaker, every morning.

     

    Math

    Identifing tools used to measure with rulers, etc. 

  •  

    Facts drills- 75 subtraction problems in 5 minutes

    *Don't forget that students may practice these math skills in IXL using their student account.*

     

    Spelling

    gourd, station, gallery, Canada, heart, follow, spiritual, caught, clothes, course, thicket, hour, escape, passenger, conductor

     

    Monday- Math on measurement, math drill practice

    Tuesday- Math on measurement, compare and contrast sheet 

    Wednesday- no homework

    Thursday-   compare and contrast/ math measurement 

    Friday- Have a wonderful weekend!

     

     

    Spotlight day has been changed to Friday


Weekly Skills Jan. 20th-24th  

Announcements

 

 Please let us know any changes in your child's daily afternoon  transportation as soon as possible!        

  •  School will be closed on Monday, January 19, for MLK, Jr. Day!

 

 

  • Class pictures will be taken on Thursday, January 23!                              

 

  • The HHES Science Fair will be held on Thursday, January 30.  Indiv

    Use adjectives and adverbs appropriately.

    *An adjective describes a noun. It can tell which one, what kind, or how many.   

     

    Ex: The  turtle's hard shell protects it soft body in many ways.

     

    An adverb describes a verb. It can tell how, when, or where action happens.

     

     Ex: Yesterday my brother happily played outside.

     

    Played when? yesterday   Played where? outside     Played how? happily

     

     

     

    Reading/Comprehension

    Identify the main idea and some details in narrative text or the topic and some details in informational text

    _______________________________________________ 

     

    Writing

    I can write a detailed story that has a clear sequence of events.  I can use technology to write and publish my work.

     

    Ex: We will study various historical figures, but students will write & publish a biograph (type on the computer)  about a well-known person of his choice.  We will also work on presenting them on a mimio.

     

     

    Vocabulary

    suffered, annex, segregation, declared, hymns, threatened, confide, protested, senseless, swarmed, convinced, blistering

     Speaking/Listening

    We work on asking and answering questions about the speaker, every morning.

     

    Math

    Add and Subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value and /or properties of operation.

  • Place Value      164 + 231

  •                   (100+200) + (60+30) + (4+1)

  •                           300 + 90 + 5

  •                               395

  • Properties of operations:

  • 164 + 231 = 395       231 + 164 = 395  communitive property 

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    Facts drills- 75 addition problems in 5 minutes

    *Don't forget that students may practice these math skills in IXL using their student account.*

     

    Spelling

    Europe, soldier, teacher, because,diary,citizen, separate,history,rights,speach,climb,door,floor,give, live

     

    Monday- Math Practice on addition, adj, adv. sheet, math drill practice

    Tuesday- Math practice on addition/subtraction 

    Wednesday- no homework

    Thursday-   Adverbs practice/cold read practice 

    Friday- Have a wonderful weekend!

     

     

    Spotlight day has been changed to Friday. 

     

     

     

 

 

 

 


Jan. 6th-10th, Weekly Skills  

Welcome Back  Hernando Hills

2nd grade!

  

Week of Jan. 6th-10th

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "A Long Journey to Freedom" 

  R.L.2.3  *describe how the characters in a story respond to major events and challenges

    R.L.2.5 *describe the structure of a story and the purpose of each part (the beginning, middle, and end)  TEST: cold read  on Jan. 10.

 L.2.1d   *form and use the past tense of irregular verbs (sit-sat, teach-taught). Will review past tense with -ed ending first.

                                       

Spelling Words: slavery, freedom, crate, escape, journey, abolish, sure, railroad, rough, tough, nation, station, action, motion, caption   TEST: on Jan. 10.

Vocabulary Words: allowed, slave, beckoned, crate, clerk, pried, rejoiced, trembling, captured, haunting, pleaded  **Vocabulary words will be tested on Jan.15th. 

Math: 

2.MS.10 * draw and interpret information on a picture graph and a bar graph  **Performance task assessment will be on Jan. 9th.   Fair is Fair, is the book we will use to help identify data.


Week of Dec. 16th-20th  

Week of Dec. 16-20

 

ELA- *identify and use homonyms (words with more than one meaning ex.-play:  We will play at ball at recess.  The actors performed in a play.) 

          *identify the "point of view" of different characters in a story, including speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue  **This skill will be graded with a rubric.

 

          *determine the meaning of new words when a prefix is added (-un, -re, -dis, -im, -pre, -ir, -in, -over) 

         *identify and use idioms (Raining cats and dogs, Butterflies in the stomach)  **Homonyms, prefixes, and idioms will be tested on a language test on Dec. 19..

       *write informational reports                                 

Spelling Words: misplace, undo, review, dishonest, preheat, Christmas, sleigh, holiday, jingle, reindeer  **Test will be on Dec. 19.

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math:  Review of all skills taught this semester.  We are finished testing, except for a few make up test.

   

 

     Important Dates

 

 

*Dec. 20-2nd grade Christmas party from 12:15-1:00

*Dec. 23-Jan. 3  Christmas break

*Jan. 6-Students return to school


Weekly Newsletter  

Announcements:

Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 - Christmas Holidays!

Jan. 6 - Students return

 

Weekly Skills

ELA

RL.2.3 - Describe how the characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

 

RL.2.6 - Acknowledge differences in the point of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

 

RL.2.7 - Use information gained from illustrations and words in print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of characters, setting, and plot.

 

Vocabulary

1. dupatta - a scarf worn in India

2. orchard - a piece of land where fruit or nut trees grow

3. jolt - to move with sudden, rough jerks

4. shepherd - someone whose job is to herd, guard, and take care of sheep

5. binoculars - a device you use to look through with both eyes to make things that are far away seen larger and closer

6. harp -

7. girders - large beams used to construct bridges

8. scaffolding - a platform that is used for working on tall structures

9. squish - to squeeze or squash

10. speck - a very little bit or particle

 

Spelling Words

problem, solution, setting, plot, character, pound, round, found, sound, bound

 

MATH

2.MD.7 - Tell time in five-minute intervals, write time from five minute intervals, and use the terms a.m. and p.m. appropriately.

 

2.NBT.2 - count within 1,000; skip count by 5's, 10's, and 100's.

 

2.OA.2 - Mentally add ten to a given number

 

2.MD.10 - construct picture and bar graphs using a single-unit scale.  Solve simple problems using a bar graph.


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Newsletter Nov. 25th& 26th  

Dear Parents,

     We will not have any new skills this week, since we are a 2 day week.  NO HOMEWORK!!! NO TEST!!!! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.


Weekly Skills  
It will be so nice to get back on a regular schedule. 

I am so proud of our kids and how well they performed in the Patriotic Program.  They did a wonderful job!  Thank you to all who were able to attend.

ELA-
RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.  Author's Purpose

RI.2.7 Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text (diagram)

How to procedures:  We will make ice cream and build bridges.

RL.2.6 I can recognize differences in the points of view of characters, this includes speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

Spelling Words:  words with -itch/ telling time
pitch, hitch, stitch, witch, ditch, hour, minute, clock, time, second

No new vocabulary

Science- experiments on lever, pullies, gears.
READING FAIR PROJECT DUE: NOVEMBER 22nd
We are doing a class project on the book: Snowmen at Night

Math

2.OA.3 I can determine whether a group of objects (up to 20 ) is odd or evennumber of members
2.OA.1 I can use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one-and two-step word problems.
We will also start our review on telling time to the 5 minute, half hour, hour.

IMPORTANT DATES:
November 27th-29th Thanksgiving Holiday



Weekly Skills  

  

Mrs. Smith's Class

Week of Nov. 11-15

 

ELA: **We are continuing these skills from last week.  They will be tested on Nov. 14.      

Ask your children about our book this week!

The Day the Crayons Quit

* use commas in the greeting and closing of a friendly letter; write friendly letters

         * identify and write compound words

         * begin writing informative reports

Spelling Words: comma, letter, friendly, late, crate, slate, create, date, rate, mate TEST on FRIDAY

Vocabulary Words:  information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, forcibly, disappoint  **Vocabulary words will be tested next week.

Math: * mentally add and subtract 10 or 100 to a given 3-digit number

* identify numbers (larger) even or odd.

           * read and write numbers in standard form (152), number form (one hundred, fifty-two), expanded form (100+50+2), and using base ten blocks

          * place value of 3-digit numbers

          * compare 3-digit numbers using >,

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 2nd Grade Program 11:00, be prepared to show ID. Give yourself plenty of time to park and come into the building.

Turkey feathers are NOW on sale!!!!

Reading Fair Projects Due: Nov. 21st, you may send them in sooner for me to check.

Thanksgiving Break Nov. 27th-29th


Weekly Skills  

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

Nov. 4th8th

Intro New Unit

Building Bridges of Unlikely Friends

Questions: Why do authors use figurative language?

Stories for the Week: Dear Mr. Blueberry, Juno

ELA:

L.2.2b Use comma in greeting and closing of letters.

L.2.4d Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words.

We will learn the parts of a friendly letter and how to write a friendly letter.

No Vocabulary and NO Cold Read for this week

SPELLING: heading, greeting, body, closing, signature, game, lame, name, fame, tame

Phonics: Long a review

Math: We will continue to work on money, test on Money will be on Wednesday.

New standards this week: We will focus on place value, 4 ways to write a number, greater than, less than, equal to,and adding/subtracting 10 and 100 to a number. The test on this skill will be given on 11/19.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Nov. 5th, Student Holiday

Nov. 6th, Field Trip, please send a sack lunch and drink

Nov. 15th 2nd grade program, our performance is at 11:00

Nov. 22nd- If you are participating in the Reading Fair boards are due

Nov. 27th-29th Thanksgiving Holidays

Fund raisers are in , please pick up on Monday.


Weekly Skills  

                                        Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

October 28th-November 1st

ELA-

No New Vocabulary this week! NO COLD READ!

Spelling: both, common, uncommon, same, unlike, night, fright, light, bright, sight

RL.2.9 Compare and Contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.

SL.2.1b Build on other’s talk in conversation by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

W. 2.2 Write informative texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Parents: We didn’t take the test on Collective nouns this week; I wanted more time for this standard.

MATH

We are working on money; identify the coins and counting values up to $1.00.

Halloween Treats may be sent in anytime next week. You may send in covered candy, or small toys.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Oct. 28th- Nov. 1st –Red Ribbon Week

Mon.-wear read, Tues.-wear boats, Wed.-wear pink, Thurs. - bring in can food item, Fri.-wear team uniform or jersey.

Nov. 6th Field Trip - please send sack lunch and drink.

Nov. 5th – Student Holiday


Weekly Skills  

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

  

Week of Oct. 21-25

 

ELA: RL.2.9* compare and contrast two versions of the same story

         *  read and identify fables (short stories with a moral or message) and folktales (a story or legand handed down from generation to generation)

       R.L2.2  *  identify and use collective nouns (a group of things ex.- a gaggle of geese, a zeal of zebras, a herd of cattle, a batch of bread, a swarm of bees, etc.)

         *  write personal narratives

Spelling Words:  compare, contrast, fable, folktale, alike, different, group, gaggle, zeal, hives

Vocabulary Words:  cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious **These words will be tested on Wednesday.

Math:  skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s, introduction to money

 use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems

Test Schedule:  

Tuesday:  cold read test on fables and folktales

Wednesday:  Vocabulary Test

Thursday:  math speed drill (50 problems)

Friday:  spelling test, cold read test on compare and contrast, language test on collective nouns

 

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Weekly Skills  

  

Week of Oct. 7-11

 

ELA: * identify the main purpose of a text (persuade, inform, or entertain)

         *  read and identify fables (short stories with a moral or message)

         *  write personal narratives

Spelling Words:  author, purpose, entertain, inform, persuade, fact, opinion, only, people, trouble

Vocabulary Words:  cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious **We will spend 2 weeks on these words.

Math:  use picture and bar graphs to record and get information; review shapes (triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes)

 

 

 

Test Schedule:  Thurs.- subtraction speed drill, math performance task on graphs 

                           Fri.-spelling test,  cold read test, math skills test on shapes, graphs, 

 

Dates to remember:  October 15th-16th FAll Break

 Oct. 17th Frontier Day- wear your western wear if you have it.


Weekly Skills  

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

Sept. 30th – Oct. 4th

ELA:

RI. 2.5 Know and use various text features: bold print words, glossary, index, table of contents, captions, maps, timelines, diagrams, headings, subheadings.

L.2.4a Use sentence-level context as a clue to meaning of a word or phrase. Identify meanings of words through written word.

Vocabulary: Still the same as last week: witnessed, steer, herd, buckaroo, livestock, lariat, infamous, drover, occupation

Spelling: Lariat, buckaroo, crook, outlaw, wild, text, index, clue, heading, subheading

MATH:

2.G.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as given number of angles or given number of equal faces. Identify triangle, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

2.MD.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.

TEST FOR THE WEEK: Cold Read and Vocabulary Friday, Oct. 4th, Spelling Test Friday, Oct. 4th, Categories Test on Tuesday, Oct. 1st- this is cont. from last week. Performance Test on Shapes on Thursday, Oct. 3rd.

DATES to REMEMBER: Oct. 17th Frontier Day: We need parents to sign up to help with this event. Letter will go home at the end of this week.


Weekly Skills  

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

Sept. 30th – Oct. 4th

ELA:

RI. 2.5 Know and use various text features: bold print words, glossary, index, table of contents, captions, maps, timelines, diagrams, headings, subheadings.

L.2.4a Use sentence-level context as a clue to meaning of a word or phrase. Identify meanings of words through written word.

Vocabulary: Still the same as last week: witnessed, steer, herd, buckaroo, livestock, lariat, infamous, drover, occupation

Spelling: Lariat, buckaroo, crook, outlaw, wild, text, index, clue, heading, subheading

MATH:

2.G.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as given number of angles or given number of equal faces. Identify triangle, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

2.MD.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.

TEST FOR THE WEEK: Cold Read and Vocabulary Friday, Oct. 4th, Spelling Test Friday, Oct. 4th, Categories Test on Tuesday, Oct. 1st- this is cont. from last week. Performance Test on Shapes on Thursday, Oct. 3rd.

DATES to REMEMBER: Oct. 17th Frontier Day: We need parents to sign up to help with this event. Letter will go home at the end of this week.


August 19th-23rd  

ELA Lessons:   

*RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, when, where, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

* Stories for this week: Tops and Bottoms, The Great Blue House

* Vocabulary:(Will not be tested on until next week) debt, profit, harvest, billow, crouch, crocuses,   fledglings

* Spelling: Test Friday- even, odd, number, bond, who, what, when, where, why, how

* Language: Working on identifying verbs.

* Science: Life cycle of a plant. 

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Math:

2. OA.2 I can fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.

2. OA.3 I can identify numbers as odd or even.

2. MD.6 I can use and locate numbers on a number line.

* We will start our drills test this week, 25 problems for 5 minutes.

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Homework is given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Monday- Reading page, Math sheet with addition and subtraction problems.

Tuesday- Reading page, Math sheet on number lines.

Thursday- Reading page, Math sheet reviewing addition and subtraction problems.

Please study and work on spelling and vocabulary every night.  Have your child make flashcards, write words in a sentence, ect.

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The first week of school has been amazing: I am so excited about our class.  We are assessing students on Fountas and Pinnell, which is our reading assessment program.  This will take a few weeks, but as soon as I am finished I will send home your child's results.


Birthdays for August:  Happy Birthday Emma August 15th!

If you would like to send treats for your child's birthday that would be great.  We will share these during lunch.

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