skip to main content
Go To Facebook Go To Twitter
Meg Burns Staff Photo

Weekly Skills 

Welcome to Hernando Hills

2nd grade!


Week of January 14-18


ELA:   **compare and contrast related fiction and nonfiction stories

                   **identify author's purpose (to entertain, to persuade, or to inform)

         **identify the main idea of a nonfiction story

         **use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words

         **answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about fiction and nonfiction stories

         **identify and use past tense irregular verbs (sit-sat, write-wrote, eat-ate, think-thought, etc.) 

          **writing biographies-We will begin reading different biograhies to get ready to write a biography about a famous person.


Spelling Words:  too, new, rule, food, school, true, blue, few, choose, fruit, Tuesday, heart, own, road, home, show, old, most, only, told  ***There will be a spelling test on Friday.


Vocabulary Words:  insist, create, predict, fabulous, occasionally, encourage, approve, disapprove


Math:  **review identifying coins and their values

            **solve word problems using coin combinations up to $1.00 (ex.-If you have 3 dimes and 2 nickels, how much money do you have?   Lee has $0.45, and Jordan has $0.34.  How much more money does Lee have than Jordan?)   ***There will be a math test on Friday.  There will also be an addition fact fluency quiz on Friday.  Students will have 5 minutes to solve 50 facts with sums to 12.

Science:  rocks, minerals, and soil


Important information:

**January 21-MLK holiday

**January 24-Class pictures

**January 25-PJ/Hat Day-Bring $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite pjs and hat all day!

**January 29-PTA meeting at 6:00 pm in the library


**There are no checkouts after 2:00.

**Wear tennis shoes on Friday for P.E.

**We have started using the Epic online reading program.  To login at home, go to  The class code is wlq3384.

**To sign up for my Remind:  Enter this number 81010     Text this message @burns20182