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Due Date: 10/17/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Due to me being out last week:  We will not have spelling test.  However, we will have a vocabulary test on "How I Became a Pirate".  This test will be given on Thursday.  Your child will receive his new Spelling words on Wednesday Oct. 18th.



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 4/25/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Weekly Report

 

Mrs. Smith’s 3rd Grade Newsletter

April 25 - 29

Reading – Greek Mythology

Spelling: medieval, myth,mythical,Olympus,mythology,king,queen,spear,deadly,monster,rest,carefully,scientists,inside,wheels,stay,green,known,island,week

Writing:  Greek mythology, opinion writing

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



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 4/11/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

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

 



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 4/4/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Mrs. Smith’s

Weekly Newsletter

 April 4 - 8

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

Spelling: accident, believed,argument, column, calendar, definite, grateful, height, jewelry, kernel, farm, pulled, draw, voice, seen, cold, cried, planned, notice, south
 

Speaking & Listening: share writing

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

Math: Review fractions, arrays, use multiplication and division to solve one step word problems, fluently multiply ,using mental strategies, number line

Science & S.S.: - Health

 

CLASSROOM NEEDS!

We are in need of colored sidewalk chalk for recess. Bubbles

Snacks for the classroom

Tissue 

Special Notes

April 18 – 22 – Spotlight Book Fair

April 22nd – Field trip to Botanic Gardens (where good walking shoes)

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



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 3/21/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

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



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 3/7/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s

3rd Grade

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: done, English, road, half ten, fly, gave, box, finally, wait, correct, on, quickly, person, became, true, hundred, against, numeral, pattern

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 two-step word problems, add & subtract within 100 and 1,000, fluently multiply, with facts up to 9, using mental strategies, number line

Science & S.S.: Mythology

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 20th or 21st Third Grade Field Trip, Pink Palace

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




3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 2/29/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

3rd Grade

Week of Feb. 29- Mar. 4

 

 Reading/ELA;

-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: seasick, baseball, keyboard, notebook, sweetheart, peppermint, snowstorm, weatherman, dishwasher, toothbrush, himself, superhero ,forefather, teenager, grandchild

 

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

- fluently multiply 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

 

Please remember to send a snack with your child.



2rd grade Newsletter
Due Date: 2/23/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

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  

NO SPELLING THIS WEEK!!!!!

 

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 multiplication and arrays to understand division.

 

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

 

Special Notes

Third Grade Program FEB. 25th:

Andrews, Germany, New, Pounders, Ratliff, Ritmann, and Scarberry 6:00pm performance.

Arton, Azar, Brodie, Jones, Phillips, and Williams 7:30 pm performance.


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

March 14 – 18 – Spring Break!

March 25 & 28 - Easter Holidays

Lunch:

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

 



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 2/8/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s Weekly Report 

Feb. 8 - 12

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 point presented by two texts on the same topic

Spelling: theme, motel, grade, scream, greet, tight, window, below, stone, again, flight, basic, complain, waste, focus

Speaking & Listening: share writing

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

Math: measurement, add up to and subtract 3 two digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations, add & subtract within 100 and 1,000, fluently multiply using mental strategies.

 

Special Notes

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

February 11th – Valentine treats and cards due (25 students), for regular classroom

February 12th – MAKE UP DAY for Snow Day

February 15th – NO SCHOOL!

February 25th- 3rd grade musical at night.

 

Lunch:

Mon. – pizza

Tues. – Grilled chicken salad or taco pie

Wed. – fruit & yogurt plate or chicken fajita philly sandwich

Thurs. –baked potato or sloppy joe

Friday – *will be announced



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 2/1/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

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




3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 1/25/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

January 25-29, 2016

ELA:  Unit 4 “Journey to Freedom”

-The students are doing great with their biography research! I am so impressed at how much emphasis they are putting into their person they chose for research! I can’t wait for them to share their hard work with you!

-Distinguish shades of meaning of words (descriptive words vs. less descriptive words) Example: whisper, talk, scream

-Acknowledge points of view of characters by speaking in different voice for each character when reading dialogue (RL 2.6) *assessed during individual or small group reading

Spelling Words: which, while, suddenly, finally, silently, exact, common, because, although, after, whenever, sometimes, monument, equality, gravity *1/29

Math: fluently multiply with, 1’s,2’s,3’s,4’s,5’s,6’s,9’s

- Add and Sub. up to 2 three-digit numbers (ex. 456 + 329 or 478-231)

-Solve word problems involving two digits, using signs correctly; count 200 and up.

-Regrouping with addition and subtraction 3 digit numbers (borrowing/carrying) PLEASE practice this at home!

Fractions Identify and compare * 1/29


* Notes when skills are tested 

Important Dates:

         Jan. 28th – Class Picture Day

       Jan. 29th- PTA pajama day (bring                              $1.00)

     Feb 1-10th- Candy Gram sales

Feb 15th- Student Holidays

Feb. 12th- MAKE-UP Day

No longer a student holiday

Reminders

Homework is checked and put in their folders for us to have as a review.

 Classroom Wish List:

Individual wrapped candy

Index Cards (colored)

Kleenex

Snacks

Hand Sanitizer



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 1/19/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

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: Washington, Mississippi, Hernando, prideful, patriot, America, immigrant, bravery, freedom, government, city, liberty, civil, equal, pledge

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.: The People, the preamble, and the Presidents.

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.



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 1/11/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s Weekly Report

January 11 - 15

Reading – use temporal words when writing narratives

 

Spelling: isn’t, let’s, won’t, they’ll, he’s, haven’t, didn’t, you’ve, it’s, they’d, hasn’t, she’d, we’ve, there’s, I’ll

Writing:   biographies – Pick a person to write about, pre-write, draft, edit, and publish

                     

Speaking & Listening: share writing

 

English: adjectives, adverbs, past tense irregular verbs

Math: Fractions, fractions on number line and equivalent fractions

 

Science & S.S.: The people, the preamble, and the presidents.

 

Special Notes

January 18 – King/Lee Holiday – No School

January 26th – Zaxby’s Night & PTA meeting

January 28th – Class Pictures & Science Fair

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

February 25th – 3rd Grade Musical

 

Lunch:

Mon. – chicken salad croissant or fish nuggets

Tues. – munchable or spaghetti

Wed. – BBQ chicken sandwich or cheeseburger

Thurs. – baked potato or chili

Friday – cereal & yogurt, hot dog or chili dog

HOMEWORK: Please return all homework on Friday.



3rd grade newsletter
Due Date: 1/4/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

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: fourth,worth,solar,morning, important,forest,court,birthchurch,leader, orphan,memory,portion,   person,storm

 

 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 Mutilply and divide 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



3rd grade newsletter
Due Date: 12/14/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

 Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

    December 14 - 18

Reading – describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges; know differences in point of view of characters (speaking in a different voice when reading aloud); use illustrations and words in print or digital text to show understanding of characters, setting, and plot.

Spelling: NONE

Writing:   procedural writing (how-to)                      

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: friendly letters, using commas correctly, compound words, Prefixes, using reference materials (dictionary), homophones, synonyms, antonyms, make connections between words and their uses

Math: Reviewing: tell and write time in 5 minute intervals, use terms a.m. and p.m., graphs (picture & bar), mentally add and subtract 10 or 100 to a number, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, solve one step word problems, review shapes and their attributes

Special Notes

Dec. 16 – Christmas Bags & Treats Due to homeroom

Dec. 17 - Yearbook Money Due $35.00

Dec. 16- Mrs. Smith’s Paint Party

Dec.18 – 2nd grade Christmas Party 12:00-12:45

Dec. 21 – Jan. 1 – Christmas Holidays! NO SCHOOL

Lunch:

Tues. – Grilled Chicken Salad or White Chicken Chili

Wed. – baked potato or BBQ sandwich

Thurs. – chicken tenders

Friday – cook’s choice

 

NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!

 



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 12/7/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter (3rdGrade)

December 7 - 11

Reading – describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges; know differences in point of view of characters (speaking in a different voice when reading aloud); use illustrations and words in print or digital text to show understanding of characters, setting, and plot.

Spelling: fearless,spotless,impossible, incomplete,useless,yearly,endless,immature,imcapable,imperfect, loudly,honestly,biography,biopsy, biology

English: friendly letters, using commas correctly, compound words, Prefixes, homophones, synonyms, antonyms, make connections between words and their uses

Math:Add & Subtract o 2 &3 digit numbers, with missing #”s. Review:tell and write time in 5 minute intervals, use terms a.m. and p.m., graphs (picture & bar), mentally add and subtract 10 or 100 to a number, fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.

Special Notes

Dec. 3 – 10 – Scholastic Book Fair

Dec. 16 – Christmas Bags & Treats Due

Dec. 17 - Yearbook Money Due $35.00

Dec.18 – 3rd grade Christmas Party 1:00-1:45

 Dec. 21 – Jan. 1 – Christmas Break! NO SCHOOL


 

Lunch:

Mon. – yogurt & sandwich or steak fingers

Tues. – Grilled Chicken Salad or Huntington Chicken

Wed. – baked potato or grilled cheese

Thurs. – taco salad or beef taco

Friday – fruit & yogurt plate or pancakes

 REMINDER!!!

All parents are invited to homeroom Christmas party on Dec. 18th. Make sure to mark your calendars!

 



3rd grade newsletter
Due Date: 11/30/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

November 30 – December 4


 

Reading – describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges; know differences in point of view of characters (speaking in a different voice when reading aloud); use illustrations and words in print or digital text to show understanding of characters, setting, and plot.

Spelling: goldfish,mailbox,popcorn,pancake,eyeball,lighthouse,flashlight,backpack,snowman, suitcase, watermelon, airplane

Writing:   procedural writing (how-to)                      

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: Compound words, Review: Prefixes, using reference materials (dictionary), homophones, synonyms, antonyms, make connections between words and their uses

Math: Review: telling and write time in 5 minute intervals, use terms a.m. and p.m., graphs. NEW SKILL: mentally add and subtract 10 or 100 to a number, identifying place value in the hundreds place and rounding to the nearest 100. Fluently multiply using mental strategies, solve one step word problems, review shapes and their attributes

Science & S.S.: Building Bridges (Our new unit)

Special Notes

Dec. 3 – “See a Saint, Be a Saint” 6-8 pm “ YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS”

Dec. 3 – 10 – Scholastic Book Fair

Dec. 17 - Yearbook Money Due $35.00

Dec.18 – 2nd grade Christmas Party 12:00-12:45

Lunch:

Mon. – pizza

Tues. – Grilled Chicken Salad or Mandarin Orange Chicken w/brown rice

Wed. – Fruit & Yogurt plate or Corn Dog

Thurs. – Baked Potato or Sloppy Joe

Friday – Cereal & Yogurt or Cheeseburger

 REMINDER!!!

All parents are invited to Homeroom Christmas parties on Dec. 18th. Make sure to mark your calendars!

Yearbook Sales Extended – December 17th - FINAL DUE DATE – cost $35.00



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 11/16/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

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: Area and Perimeter, 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

 



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 11/9/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s          Newsletter

November 9 - 13

Reading – Compare and Contrast

Spelling: fame, blame, same, tame, game, flame, frame, name, came, gate, date, late, state, tale, male (same as last week, we will test on Wednesday).

Writing:   procedural writing                        

Speaking & Listening: share writing

English: collective nouns, using reference materials (dictionary), nouns, verbs, adjectives, parts of a sentence, make connections between words and their uses, synonyms and antonyms

Math: Area and Perimeter (testing on Thurs.)

Science & S.S.: First Thanksgiving

Special Notes

Nov. 10th – Progress Reports

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!

Lunch:

Mon. – pizza

Tues. – yogurt & sandwich or catfish

Wed. – chicken sandwich

Thurs. – Thanksgiving Feast (chicken & dressing)

Friday – pimento cheese croissant

 

REMINDER!!!

This week ONLY!

Our lunch time has changed check your homeroom teachers schedule. You are welcome to join us.



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 11/2/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

                      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

 

 



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 10/26/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

                      Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter

October 26th - 30th 3rd 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. 2nd - Second grade Field trip, bring sack lunch

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.

 



3rd grade Newsletter
Due Date: 10/19/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

                      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 multiply 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. 30th – Box Tops Due

Nov. 2nd-   Field Trip (Bring a Sack Lunch)

Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday

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.

 



3rd grade Newsletter
Due Date: 10/13/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

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.



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 10/5/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

                                             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 multiply 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. 12th – Columbus Day – no school

Oct. 14th – Field Trip money due

Oct. 16th – Picture Money & Scholastic orders due

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

Oct. 30th – Box Tops Due

Nov. 2nd Field Trip to the Zoo

Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 9/28/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s 3rd Grade Newsletter

Sept. 28th- Oct. 2nd

 

 

ELA (English, Language Arts):

Skills: We will begin Unit 2 this week. This unit is titled “Inspired by the Sea”. Students will ask and answer questions referring explicitly to the text, they will determine the main idea of a text/ recount the main details and explain how they support the main idea, and use information gained from illustrations and words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text. Our Reading Comprehension test will be on Friday. We will also review dictionary skills and how to locate words and meanings .

LANGUAGE – The students will be refreshing their memories on parts of speech for the next several weeks. We will continue reviewing adjectives this week. We will have an adjectives test on Friday.

Writing- Still review and creating personal narratives.

MATH –Students will decide which operation to use when solving ( addition and subtraction) in word problems of double digit numbers. We will begin doing one-step multiplication . Students need to continue working on their 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 multiplication facts for their fact fluency test that is each Friday. They will have 25 problems in 5 minutes.

Spelling Words: accept, calendar, because, friend, said, thought, family, people, another, think, favorite, finally, sometimes, different, something


Special Notes

    Please get Field trip form and money in!

          Oct. 12th – Columbus Day – no school

             Oct. 16th – Picture Money Due 

  

 

Oct. 23rd – Third grade Field Trip to the Zoo

 Oct. 31st – Box Tops Due

 Nov. 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break



3rd grade Newsletter for Sept. 14th-18th
Due Date: 9/14/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith's Newsletter

Sept. 14th-18th

ELA (English, Language Arts):

Skills: We will begin using reading strategies to help become better readers (predicting, questioning,& inferring). Students will ask questions to check understanding of information that I am presenting, they will stay on topic, and link their comments to remarks of other classmates. They will use complete sentences to discuss their thoughts and write in complete sentence to answer questions.  We will work to compare two characters and how they are alike and/or different. 

LANGUAGE – The students will be refreshing their memories on parts of speech for the next several weeks. We will begin reviewing subject pronouns, possessive pronouns, and object pronouns this week. We will discuss their function in speech. The pronoun test will be on Tuesday. We will also look at the spelling rule for this week and continue defining our vocabulary words.

Writing- We have been working in our writer’s notebooks to develop different stories. Students are going to choose one of these stories this week or next and begin writing a fictional narrative.

MATH –Students will continue using the multiplication strategies and arrays that they learned this week. These strategies will help them solve unknown multiplication problems until they have memorized them. We will begin looking at the different properties of multiplication this week (commutative, identity, associative, and zero property). Students need to continue working on their 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 multiplication facts for their fact fluency test that is each Friday. They will have 25 problems.

Spelling Words:  Looking at words with "ie" spelling pattern; field, shield, wield, yield, brief, chief, grief, belief, relief, mischief, niece, piece, fierce, cashier

Important Dates:  Sept. 17th- School Pictures



3rd Grade Newsletter
Due Date: 9/8/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

September 8-11

This week in the news: 

READING – Main idea and details for each paragraph, inferencing and drawing conclusions. Cold Read Comprehension Test next TUESDAY.  

ENGLISH – Pronouns and continue to review nouns, verbs, and subject verb agreement. Be a Writer Unit 1, writing narratives (this will be graded in the next few weeks).  

MATH – MULTIPLICATION begins this week! Our first timed test will be this Friday! We will teach multiplication as equal groups, with arrays, through picture stories, and with repeated addition.  

READ ALOUDSStrega Nona, Love and Roast Chicken, Tops and Bottoms, Iktomi and the Ducks, many different trickster passages such as “Rabbit Races With Turtle 

 

 

SPELLING WORDS –  NO SPELLING THIS WEEK!

 

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COMING EVENTS

School Pictures – September 17

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WANT ADS

colored copy paper, graph paper                                        snacks to share                           

candy

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3rd grade Newsletter for Aug. 31st - Sept. 4th
Due Date: 8/31/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade
Mrs. Smith's 3rd Grade Newsletter for Aug. 31st - Sept. 4th

Math-

  • Graphs (Bar and Picture)
  • Word Problems- Add and Subtract
  • Rounding

ELA-

  • Action Verbs
  • Linking Verbs
  • Helping Verbs
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense (Present, Past, Future)
  • Predicting outcomes and inferencing

Spelling Words- knives, loaves, leaves, calves, wives, wolves, thieves, shelves, scarves, hooves, gulfs, reefs, beliefs, chiefs, proofs

Writing:  Informational Text

Science- Parts of the Body.



3rd grade Newsletter for Aug. 24th-28th
Due Date: 8/24/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Smith’s Newsletter 

 

August 24-28, 2015

***PTA Fundraiser is due by August 31st.

ELA: Reading: Mentor Text

  • Character traits and how they affect the character's actions in a story.
  • Comprehension strategies: predicting, questioning, & inferring
  • Discuss what to do if you come to an unknown word while reading a text. Review parts of a dictionary. Practice looking up words in student dictionaries.
  • Summarizing stories. (Review genres and narrative elements)
  • Identify the parts of a sentence ( noun, verb, adjective, adverb)

Writing: 

  • Informative text- We are researching the skeletal systems and writing facts about the  body.

 Spelling test will be given on Friday of this week.  eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty

Math:

  • Review properties of addition: commutative, associative, and identity. Chart definitions and examples in Math Journals. *Study notes in back of Daily Folder.
  • Practice adding & subtracting 2-3 digit numbers with and without regrouping.


Mrs. Smith's Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 10/15/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

                           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.



Special Areas 2nd grade
Due Date: 8/12/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

We will be up an running soon!  So glad your child is a part of my life.



Mrs. Smith's Newsletter
Due Date: 5/12/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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

 

 



Mrs. Smith's Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 5/5/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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

 



Newsletter April 28th-May 2nd
Due Date: 4/28/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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

 

 

 



Newsletter April 21st-25th
Due Date: 4/21/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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.



Newsletter for April 14th-18th
Due Date: 4/14/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


Newsletter April 7th-11th
Due Date: 4/7/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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)



Newsletter March 31st- April 4th
Due Date: 3/31/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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

*Apr. 18-Good Friday holiday

 



Newsletter March 24th-28th
Due Date: 3/24/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter 3/17 - 3/21
Due Date: 3/17/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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
Due Date: 3/3/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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

 

 



Newsletter 24th-28th
Due Date: 2/24/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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



Newsletter Feb. 16th-22nd
Due Date: 2/17/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

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