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Nov. 13-17
Due Date: 11/13/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

We will feast in our classroom this Friday, November 17, instead of going to the cafeteria.  We will eat around 12:00, which is earlier than our regular time, so please send a snack with your child that day.  We will have turkey sandwiches, mac and cheese, and fruit, with "turkey treats" (sugar cookies decorated with candy).  If your child would like to bring their lunch in a lunch box that day, they are welcome to do so. :)

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  Our class will be taking a field trip to Graceland in Memphis, TN, on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  Due to limited space, this will be a student only field trip.  Parents will be welcome to join us for our spring field trip!    Please return permission slips with payment by THIS Friday, November 17. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:         

 

11/14- SPOTLIGHT field trip

11/17- turn in field trip permission slip and payment by today!

11/20-11/24- Thanksgiving holiday

11/29- field trip to Graceland

12/4-12/8- book fair

12/5- Holiday at the Hills (6-8 pm)

12/15- Christmas party (parents welcome!) 12:00-12:45

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

 

Monday- Art

 

Tuesday- Computer

 

Wednesday- Library

 

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

 

Thursday- Music

 

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

 

Caleb- November 2

Ivy- November 24

 
 

 

 

Ryan is our Star Student this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Skills:

 

Spelling: ar

 

Spelling list:

 

part, far, think, same, friend, give, live, front, girl, her, each, turn, gone, word, sure, work, large, sea, climb, none

 

 

Reading:

 

*Students identify text features in a nonfiction text: bold words, glossary, index, caption, diagram with labels, headings and subheadings

*Students can tell the point of view of different characters

*Students can compare and contrast different versions of the same story

*Students can tell how a character responds to a major event in a text

*Students can tell the central message of a text

 

* Students read independently.      

 

Vocabulary:

gobble- eat food quickly without chewing it very much; also, the sound a turkey makes

rude- not polite; disrespectful to others

dash- run very quickly

approach- move closer to someone or something

mushy- not solid; soft and squishy

slurp- to eat or drink something loudly

dull- not bright; boring

solid- hard and firm

 

Writing:

 

*Students are writing to tell about pilgrim and Native American life

 

Grammar:

 

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students recognize past, present, and future-tense verbs.

*Students identify and properly use action and linking verbs.

 

Math:

 

*Students will count within 1,000; skip count by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s

*They will be skip counting from any number within 1,000

Example:

by 2's: 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, etc.

by 5's: 26, 31, 36, 41, 46, 51, etc.

by 10's: 98, 108, 118, 128, 138, etc.

 

*Students will mentally adding and subtracting 10 and 100 to any given number 100-900

*Students will solve one-step word problems with the unknown in any position

 

 

Homework

Monday- R.E.D. folder

Tuesday- Math homework

Wednesday- R.E.D. folder

Thursday- spelling homework

*Students should read in their R.E.D. folder 3X weekly.  When you feel that they are reading the book fluently and can appropriately answer 3-4 comprehension questions, please send it in for them to read to Mrs. Cox or Mrs. Minor.

*Students should be reading (in RED folder or a text of choice) 20 minutes daily.

 

*IXL and Myon are fantastic resources for your children to utilize at home! Please contact me if you need me to resend usernames and passwords.

 

Assessments

Wednesday- math (skip counting, +/- 10 and 100)

Thursday- fact fluency

Friday- spelling, vocabulary

 

 

 



Nov. 6-10
Due Date: 11/6/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

???? Sign up for Mystery Guest!

Sign up for Remind101 to get updates, reminders, and important classroom information! Text 81010 with the message @gce29 to sign up!  You do not have to download the app to recieve messages. 

 

  Our class will be taking a field trip to Graceland in Memphis, TN, on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  Due to limited space, this will be a student only field trip.  Parents will be welcome to join us for our spring field trip!    Please return permission slips with payment by Friday, November 17. 

 

        

CHECK US OUT!! We are being featured as the Class of the Week on the HHES website.  Be sure to click the link to see what fun things we've done so far this year.  We also get to do the morning announcements this week, so be sure to check out Instagram to see who is getting to do the announcements with Mrs. Gilder each morning!

 

11/6-11/10- We will be accommodating changes in 3rd grade's lunch schedule for musical practice, so we are asking for no lunch visitors this week! :)

11/10- We are collecting items to donate to the Hernando Animal Shelter.  Friday is the last day to turn in items!  A list of items needed is on the HHES homepage.

11/14- SPOTLIGHT field trip

11/17- turn in field trip permission slip and payment by today!

11/20-11/24- Thanksgiving holiday

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

 

Monday- Art

 

Tuesday- Computer

 

Wednesday- Library

 

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

 

Thursday- Music

 

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

 

Caleb- November 2

Ivy- November 24

 
 

 

 

Paige is our Star Student this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Skills:

 

Spelling: er, ir, ur

 

Spelling list:

 

her, girl, turn, each, word, gone, work, sure, hear, see, green, here, both, don’t oh, been, burn, under, worse, search

 

 

Reading:

 

*Students  can describe the author's purpose for writing (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)

*Students identify the point an author is trying to make

*Students identify text features in a nonfiction text: bold words, glossary, index, caption, diagram with labels, headings and subheadings

 

* Students read independently.      

 

Vocabulary:

 

fragile- easily broken or destroyed

 

sip- drink something slowly

 

picky- hard to please; a picky person only likes certain things

 

attract- get the attention of people or animals to cause them to come closer

 

variety- many different kinds

characterisitic- something that describes a person or thing

consume- eat or drink something; also means to use something up

unwelcome- not wanted

 

Writing:

 

*Students are writing and publishing narratives about a time something scary happened to them.

 

Grammar:

 

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students recognize past, present, and future-tense verbs.

*Students identify and properly use action and linking verbs.

 

Math:

 

*Students will count within 1,000; skip count by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s

*They will be skip counting from any number within 1,000

Example:

by 2's: 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, etc.

by 5's: 26, 31, 36, 41, 46, 51, etc.

by 10's: 98, 108, 118, 128, 138, etc.

 

*Students will mentally adding and subtracting 10 and 100 to any given number 100-900

 

 

Homework

Monday- R.E.D. folder

Tuesday- Math homework

Wednesday- R.E.D. folder

Thursday- spelling homework

*Students should read in their R.E.D. folder 3X weekly.  When you feel that they are reading the book fluently and can appropriately answer 3-4 comprehension questions, please send it in for them to read to Mrs. Cox or Mrs. Minor.

*Students should be reading (in RED folder or a text of choice) 20 minutes daily.

 

*IXL and Myon are fantastic resources for your children to utilize at home! Please contact me if you need me to resend usernames and passwords.

 

Assessments

Tuesday- reading (author's purpose)

Thursday- fact fluency, vocabulary

Friday- spelling test

 

 

 



Oct. 23-27
Due Date: 10/22/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

Sign up for Remind101 to get updates, reminders, and important classroom information! Text 81010 with the message @gce29 to sign up!  You do not have to download the app to recieve messages. 

  Our class will be taking a field trip to Graceland in Memphis, TN, on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  Due to limited space, this will be a student only field trip.  Parents will be welcome to join us for our spring field trip!  Permission slips will be sent home on Tuesday, October 24.  Please return these slips with payment by Friday, November 17. 

 

        

 

 

10/25- Wear orange

10/30- Turn pie pumpkins in by today!

10/31- Character Parade Day and Halloween celebration!

11/14- SPOTLIGHT field trip

11/17- turn in field trip permission slip and payment by today!

11/20-11/24- Thanksgiving holiday

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

 

Monday- Art

 

Tuesday- Computer

 

Wednesday- Library

 

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

 

Thursday- Music

 

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Alexis- October 2

Jonathan- October 20

Nicco- October 22

 
 

 

 

Caleb is our Star Student this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Skills:

 

Spelling: long vowel e sound (ee, ea, e_e)

 

Spelling list:

see, hear, here, green don't, both, been, oh, time, makes, five, lines, love, off, once, son, mean, feet, half, health

 

Reading:

 

*Students ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about nonfiction and fiction texts          

 

*Students  can describe the author's purpose for writing (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)

*Students identify the point an author is trying to make

*Students determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words based on 2nd grade content.

 

* Students read independently.      

 

Vocabulary:

 

This week's words:

variety- many different kinds

characterisitic- something that describes a person or thing

consume- eat or drink something; also means to use something up

unwelcome- not wanted

Writing:

 

*Students are writing narratives about a time something scary happened to them.

 

Grammar:

 

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

 

*Students recognize plural nouns and correctly change singular nouns to plural nouns, following rules:

  • change fe to v and add es
  • change y to i and add es
  • add es to words ending in s, ss, ch, sh
  • irregular plural nouns (tooth to teeth, mouse to mice, etc)

*Students recognize collective nouns (nouns that name a group- ex: a herd of cattle, a class of students, etc)

*Students identify common and proper nouns

(common- school/ proper-Hernando Hills Elementary School)

Math:

 

*Students will tell time on digital clocks and analog clocks.

 

Homework

Monday- R.E.D. folder

Tuesday- Telling Time

Wednesday- R.E.D. folder

Thursday- spelling

*Students should read in their R.E.D. folder 3X weekly.  When you feel that they are reading the book fluently and can appropriately answer 3-4 comprehension questions, please send it in for them to read to Mrs. Cox or Mrs. Minor.

*Students should be reading (in RED folder or a text of choice) 20 minutes daily.

 

*IXL and Myon are fantastic resources for your children to utilize at home! Please contact me if you need me to resend usernames and passwords.

 

Assessments

Tuesday- reading (context clues)

Thursday- fact fluency

Friday- spelling test, math test (time), language skills (nouns)

 

 

 



Oct. 16-20
Due Date: 10/20/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

Sign up for Remind101 to get updates, reminders, and important classroom information! Text 81010 with the message @gce29 to sign up!  You do not have to download the app to recieve messages. 

 

        

 

 

Fall is a busy and fun time at Hernando Hills! Please mark the following events on your calendar:

 

 

10/16-10/20- Spirit Week!

 

10/16- Movie Character Monday

 

10/17- Tacky Tourist Tuesday

 

10/18- Color War Wednesday *WEAR RED!!!

 

10/19- Team Thursday (wear your favorite team’s jersey or gear!)

 

10/20- Spirit Day Friday- Go Tigers!

 

 

10/19- Homecoming Parade

 

10/19- Hernando Hills Reading Fair  *projects due 10/18

 

10/20- Homecoming at HHS

10/20- Last day to order Candy Grams!

 

10/25- Wear orange

 

10/31- Character Parade Day and Halloween celebration!

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

 

Monday- Art

 

Tuesday- Computer

 

Wednesday- Library

 

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

 

Thursday- Music

 

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Alexis- October 2

Jonathan- October 20

Nicco- October 22

 
 

 

 

Jonathan is our Star Student this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Skills:

 

Spelling: long vowel-consonant-e with s ending (makes, likes)

 

Spelling list:

makes, times, lines, five, off, love, son, once, these, made, use, like, their, from, who, goes, change, life, Thursday, clothes

 

Reading:

 

*Students ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about nonfiction and fiction texts          

 

*Students  can describe how poetry elements (rhyme, repeated lines, alliteration) supply meaning to a story or poem.

*Students determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words based on 2nd grade content.

 

* Students read independently.      

 

Vocabulary:

 

This week's words:

teamwork- work as a team, or group, that is acting together to get something done        

damp- a little wet                                                    

regularly- something that is done a lot, usually at the same time or in the same way          

gleam- glow or shine

Review Words:

shimmer- shine with a soft, twinkling light

vanish- disappear

expand- grow bigger

stream- a steady flow or movement of something

 

genre- type or kind of music, art, or writing

poem- a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their beauty and sound; they are placed in short lines with rhyme or rhythm. Words are chosen for sounds as well as meaning

 

 

Writing:

 

*Students are writing scary stories, that include structure, details, and specific opening and closing, and proper use of mechanics.

*Students are writing narratives about a time something scary happened to them.

 

Grammar:

 

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

 

*Students recognize plural nouns and correctly change singular nouns to plural nouns, following rules:

  • change fe to v and add es
  • change y to i and add es
  • add es to words ending in s, ss, ch, sh
  • irregular plural nouns (tooth to teeth, mouse to mice, etc)

Math:

 

*Students will identify shapes and their attributes.

*Students will read and record data on tally charts, bar graphs, and picture graphs.

*Students will tell time on digital clocks and analog clocks.

 

Homework

 

New Homework Policy:

I have heard from many parents and am realizing there is a want/need for me to send math homework home. *I will send math homework every Tuesday. This homework will be specific to the skill we are currently working on in class.

Students should continue reading 20 minutes daily. If the R.E.D. folder has not been returned, they should read their library book or other texts at home (Myon, magazines, books, etc.).

Spelling homework will still come home every Thursday.

*IXL and Myon are fantastic resources for your children to utilize at home! Please contact me if you need me to resend usernames and passwords.


 

Assessments

Tuesday- math- shapes and graphs

Thursday- fact fluency

Friday- spelling test, math quiz*(time), reading/vocabulary test

*quiz will be given only if I feel students are ready

 

 

 



Oct. 10-13
Due Date: 10/10/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

Sign up for Remind101 to get updates, reminders, and important classroom information! Text 81010 with the message @gce29 to sign up!  You do not have to download the app to recieve messages. 

 

        

 

 

Fall is a busy and fun time at Hernando Hills! Please mark the following events on your calendar:

 

 

10/16-10/20- Spirit Week!

10/16- Movie Character Monday

10/17- Tacky Tourist Tuesday

10/18- Color War Wednesday *WEAR RED!!!

10/19- Team Thursday (wear your favorite team’s jersey or gear!)

10/20- Spirit Day Friday- Go Tigers!

 

10/19- Homecoming Parade

 

10/19- Hernando Hills Reading Fair *projects due 10/18

 

10/20- Homecoming at HHS

10/20- Last day to order Candy Grams!

 

10/25- Wear orange

 

10/31- Character Parade Day and Halloween celebration!

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

 

Monday- Art

 

Tuesday- Computer

 

Wednesday- Library

 

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

 

Thursday- Music

 

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Alexis- October 2

Jonathan- October 20

Nicco- October 22

 
 

 

 

No Star Student this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Skills:

 

Spelling: long vowel-consonant-e ("sneaky e")

 

Spelling list:

 

made, these, like, use, from, their, goes, who, it’s, didn’t, that’s, then, says, be I’ll, I’m, phone, page, gave, late

 

 

 

Reading:

 

*Students ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about nonfiction and fiction texts          

 

*Students  can describe how poetry elements (rhyme, repeated lines, alliteration) supply meaning to a story or poem.

*Students determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words based on 2nd grade content.

 

* Students read independently.      

 

Vocabulary:

 

This week's words:

 

shimmer- shine with a soft, twinkling light

vanish- disappear

expand- grow bigger

stream- a steady flow or movement of something

Review Words:

 

genre- type or kind of music, art, or writing

poem- a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their beauty and sound; they are placed in short lines with rhyme or rhythm. Words are chosen for sounds as well as meaning

 

 

Writing:

 

*Students are writing scary stories, that include structure, details, and specific opening and closing, and proper use of mechanics.

 

Grammar:

 

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

 

*Students recognize plural nouns and correctly change singular nouns to plural nouns, following rules:

  • change fe to v and add es
  • change y to i and add es
  • add es to words ending in s, ss, ch, sh
  • irregular plural nouns (tooth to teeth, mouse to mice, etc)

Math:

 

*Students will identify shapes and their attributes.

*Students will read and record data on tally charts, bar graphs, and picture graphs.

 

Homework

 

 Students will read 20 minutes daily at home. *I  will have F&P assessments completed by Thursday and will be reworking the R.E.D. folders based on student's reading levels.  They will be sent back home next week!   Spelling homework will be sent home Thursday.

 

Assessments

Thursday- fact fluency

 

Friday- spelling test, math test

 

 

 



Oct. 2-7
Due Date: 10/8/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

Sign up for Remind101 to get updates, reminders, and important classroom information! Text 81010 with the message @gce29 to sign up!  You do not have to download the app to recieve messages. 

 

        

 

 

Fall is a busy and fun time at Hernando Hills! Please mark the following events on your calendar:

 

 

10/2- Wear blue (Stomp Out Bullying)

 

10/2-10/6- Pick of the Patch fundraiser

*Send in $1.00 per pumpkin to raise money for our school!  Help our class get the most pumpkins to be the "Pick of the Patch" ! :)

 

10/5- Wear pink (Breast Cancer Awareness month)

 

10/6- Picture money due

 

10/9- DCS Closed- No School!

 

10/16-10/20- Spirit Week!

 

10/19- Homecoming Parade

 

10/19- Hernando Hills Reading Fair *projects due 10/18

 

10/20- Homecoming at HHS

 

10/25- Wear orange

 

10/31- Character Parade Day and Halloween celebration!

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

 

Monday- Art

 

Tuesday- Computer

 

Wednesday- Library

 

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

 

Thursday- Music

 

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Alexis- October 2

 
 

 

 

Alexis is our Star Student this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Skills:

 

Spelling: contractions

 

Spelling list:

didn’t, it’s, then, that’s, be, says, I’m, I’ll, tops, tells, stops, helps, has, she, come, some, tree, eggs, Wednesday, soon

 

 

Reading:

 

*Students ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about nonfiction and fiction texts          

 

*Students  can describe how poetry elements (rhyme, repeated lines, alliteration) supply meaning to a story or poem.

 

* Students read independently.      

 

Vocabulary:

 

This week's words:

poet-a person who writes poems

 

poetry-literature (text) in the form of poems

 

rhyme-when words end in the same vowel sound or consonant

 

alliteration- repeated beginning sounds in a group of words

metaphor- comparing two unlike things (Ex. She is an angel.)

simile- comparing two unlike things using the words like or as (Ex. She sings like an angel).

Review Words:

genre- type or kind of music, art, or writing

poem- a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their beauty and sound; they are placed in short lines with rhyme or rhythm. Words are chosen for sounds as well as meaning

 

 

Writing:

 

*Students write in complete sentences.

*Students are publishing their personal narratives.

 

Grammar:

 

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

 

*Students recognize plural nouns and correctly change singular nouns to plural nouns, following rules:

  • change fe to v and add es
  • change y to i and add es
  • add es to words ending in s, ss, ch, sh
  • irregular plural nouns (tooth to teeth, mouse to mice, etc)

Math:

 

*Students will identify shapes and their attributes.

*Students will read and record data on tally charts, bar graphs, and picture graphs.

 

Homework

 

 Students will read 20 minutes daily at home. *I  will have F&P assessments completed by Thursday and will be reworking the R.E.D. folders based on student's reading levels.  They will be sent back home next week!   Spelling homework will be sent home Thursday.

 

Assessments

Thursday- fact fluency

 

Friday- spelling test, math quiz, reading test

 

 

 



Sept. 25-Sept. 29
Due Date: 9/29/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

Sign up for Remind101 to get updates, reminders, and important classroom information! Text 81010 with the message @gce29 to sign up!  You do not have to download the app to recieve messages. 

 

        

 

Fall is a busy and fun time at Hernando Hills! Please mark the following events on your calendar:

 

9/29- PTA Pajama Day *bring $1.00 to support our PTA and wear your favorite pjs!

10/2- Wear blue (Stomp Out Bullying)

10/2-10/6- Pick of the Patch fundraiser

10/5- Wear pink (Breast Cancer Awareness month)

10/6- Picture money due

10/9- DCS Closed- No School!

10/16-10/20- Spirit Week!

10/19- Homecoming Parade

10/19- Hernando Hills Reading Fair *projects due 10/18

10/20- Homecoming at HHS

10/25- Wear orange

10/31- Character Parade Day and Halloween celebration!

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

 

Monday- Art

 

Tuesday- Computer

 

Wednesday- Library

 

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

 

Thursday- Music

 

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

 

Molly Anne- Sept. 2

Mrs. Cox- Sept. 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor is our Star Student this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Skills:

 

Spelling: word ending s (with "s" and "z" sounds)

 

Spelling list:

tells, tops, helps, stops, she, has, come, some, next, ask, left, just, two, to, there, were, match, length, gold, breaks

 

Reading:

 

*Students ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about nonfiction and fiction texts          

 

*Students  can describe how poetry elements (rhyme, repeated lines, alliteration) supply meaning to a story or poem.

 

* Students read independently.      

 

Vocabulary:

 

This week's words:

genre- type or kind of music, art, or writing

poem- a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their beauty and sound; they are placed in short lines with rhyme or rhythm. Words are chosen for sounds as well as meaning

 

Review Words: 

 

prepare- to get something ready to do or make something ready

embarrass- make someone feel ashamed or uncomfortable

grip-hold something very tightly

huddle- move in close to someone or crowd together in a tight group

Writing:

 

*Students write in complete sentences.

*Students are continuing to write personal narratives.

  • Taking "small moments" to write about more specific topics and events.  For example, instead of writing about a beach trip, the student may write about building a sandcastle at the beach.

 

Grammar:

 

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

 

*Students recognize and write compound sentences, using conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) and a comma to combine simple sentences. 

Math:

*Students will add and subtract using strategies based on place value and fact families within 20.

 

*Students will solve one-step word problems with no regrouping.

 

Homework

 

R.E.D. folders should be done at least 3x weekly. Students will read 20 minutes daily at home. *I am still working on completing my F&P assessments, so I will only be pulling students once a week. Spelling homework will be sent home Thursday.

 

Assessments

Tuesday- Compound Sentences test (this was scheduled for last Friday, however I did not feel my students were ready. )

Thursday- fact fluency

 

Friday- spelling test, math test

 

 

 



Aug. 21-25
Due Date: 8/25/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

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We will be learning about and viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse on Monday! Be sure to ask your child about what they saw and what changes in our environment they noticed.  Also, check out our Instagram for pictures and videos from our viewing event!

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

 

Monday- Art

 

Tuesday- Computer

 

Wednesday- Library

 

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

 

Thursday- Music

 

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

 

Taylor- August 6

Mitchell- August 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abigail is our Star Student this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Skills:

 

Spelling: review of short vowels u and e; digraph th

 

Spelling list:

get, up, well, that, go, his, of, your, not, back, big, will, are, you, said, do, thick, still, Sunday, Friday

 

Reading:

 

*Students ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about fiction texts          

 

  *Students identify the point of view of different characters in a story

*Students use context clues to determine the meaning of new words.

 

* Students read independently.      

 

Vocabulary:

 

This week's words:

fearless- brave or feeling no fear

fearful- afraid or filled with fear

familiar- well known to you and easy to recognize

convince- make something believe something or decide to do something

 

Review Words: 

 

tumble- fall and roll over and over

swirl-move in a circle

compassionate-kind to a person or animal that is suffering or unhappy

content- happy with what is happening or what you are doing

Writing:

 

*Students write in complete sentences.

*Students will begin writing  personal narratives.

  • Author study- Donald Crews

 

Grammar:

 

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

 

*Students recognize 4 different types of sentences. 

Math:

*Students will compare 2 and 3 digit numbers up to 500 (greater than, less than, equal to) (2.NBT.4)

 



 

 

Homework

 

R.E.D. folders should be done at least 3x weekly. Students will read 20 minutes daily at home. Spelling homework will be sent home Thursday.

 

Assessments

 

Friday- math quiz, cold read (reading comprehension), spelling

 

 

 



Aug. 14-18
Due Date: 8/18/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Announcements:

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Please plan to attend Parent Night  Tuesday, August 15 at 7pm! We will go over policies and procedures, how things work in our classroom, how you can support your child this year, and you will have an opportunity to share questions and comments.  Parents only, please.

We will be learning about and viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse next Monday! Please make sure to sign and return the permission slip in your child's folder as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

 

Monday- Art

 

Tuesday- Computer

 

Wednesday- Library

 

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

 

Thursday- Music

 

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

 

Taylor- August 6

Mitchell- August 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell is our Star Student this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Skills:

 

Spelling: review of short vowels a, i, and o

 

Spelling list: first spelling list will be sent home next week

 

Reading:

 

*Students ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about fiction texts          

 

  *Students identify the point of view of different characters in a story

*Students use context clues to determine the meaning of new words.

 

* Students read independently.      

 

Vocabulary:

 

This week's words:

tumble- fall and roll over and over

swirl-move in a circle

compassionate-kind to a person or animal that is suffering or unhappy

content- happy with what is happening or what you are doing

 

Review Words: 

 

Writing:

 

*Students write in complete sentences.

*Beginning Writer's Workshop! Students will begin gathering ideas for personal narratives.

 

Grammar:

 

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

 

*Students recognize and use parts of speech correctly (focusing on nouns and verbs this week). 

Math:

 


*Students will write numbers 4 ways.

Example: 73

Standard Form: 73

Word Form: seventy-three

Expanded Form: 70 + 3

Base Ten Form: 7 tens 3 ones

*Focusing on 3-digit numbers this week!
 

 

Homework

 

R.E.D. folders will be sent home Wednesday! Please begin that night. :)

 

Assessments

 

Friday- math quiz, cold read (reading comprehension)

 

 

 



August 7-11
Due Date: 8/12/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Announcements:

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Please plan to attend Parent Night next Tuesday, August 15 from 6-7 pm! We will go over policies and procedures, how things work in our classroom, how you can support your child this year, and you will have an opportunity to share questions and comments.  Parents only, please.

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Art

Tuesday- Computer

Wednesday- Library

*Please send books back Tuesday! We will turn them in first thing Wednesday morning. :)

Thursday- Music

Friday- P.E.

*Please wear P.E. attire on Fridays! (tennis shoes, no skirts or dresses)

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Taylor- August 6

Mitchell- August 13

 

 

No Star Student this week- we will start next week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

Spelling: start next week!

Spelling list:

 

Reading:

*Students compare and contrast 2 similar stories

*Students ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about fiction and nonfiction texts                   

  *Students identify and use synonyms

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary: starts next week!

This week's words:

 

Review Words: 

 

 

Writing:

*Students write in complete sentences.

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students recognize and use parts of speech correctly (focusing on nouns and verbs this week). 

 

Math:


*Students will write numbers 4 ways.

Example: 73

Standard Form: 73

Word Form: seventy-three

Expanded Form: 70 + 3

Base Ten Form: 7 tens 3 ones

                                                                                                     

 

 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given on Thursdays to prepare for spelling tests on Fridays.  Your child will bring a R.E.D. folder home next week.  This will be a reading log that must be brought in to be checked weekly. The books read for this log will be sent by me and be based specifically on your child's reading level.  I will send more information home with the folder and also be going over it on Parent Night! In the meantime, read together with your child every night for at least 20 minutes. 

 

Assessments

 

Friday- math quiz

 

 

 



First Week
Due Date: 8/3/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Welcome!  I am so happy to have you in my class.  Here are a few reminders for the first days of school:

  • Take home folders will be sent home Monday, Aug. 7.
  • Newlsetters will be sent home on Mondays.
  • 2nd grade fees are $13.20.  Please pay this asap!
  • Please return all forms sent at Open House or on the first day back to school by Friday, August 4!
  • Follow us on Instagram! @mrsminorhhes

I am so excited for this upcoming school year.  It is going to be FUN!



May 1-5
Due Date: 5/5/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Announcements:

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Important Upcoming Dates/Events!

Monday, May 8- Lights Out in the Library

Friday, May 12- $5.00 for our End of the Year party is due!

Monday, May 15- Boardgames and Bubblegum

Tuesday, May 16- Technology and Treats

Wednesday, May 17- Pajamas and Popcorn

Thursday, May 18- Awards Day and COLOR RUN!!

Friday, May 19- 60% Day

Monday, May 22- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! 60% Day

 

 

No Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

ELA:                               

 Spelling:review

 

Spelling List: filled, picked, classes, ended, running, stopped, inches, getting, how, out, found, down, boy, point, while, might, saw, cause, salt, heard, call, buy, through, very, done, can't, any, warm, whole, seven, piece, pie, earth, learn, watch, water, brought, thought, caught, because, key, feel, missing, post, hair, brother, snow, answer, bread, brown, whose, house, woman, voice, oil, women, author, aunt, chance, fall

 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

blob, shriek, congratulate, whimper

 

Review Words:   appreciate, conserve, provide, recently, treat

Reader’s Workshop:

*Students will use context clues to determine the meaning of a word. 

*Students describe character's point of view.

*Students will find main idea & supporting details of a text.

 

Writer’s Workshop:    

*Students study the elements of poetry (rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, personification, etc.) and write their own pieces of poetry.

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use descriptive language in their writing.

*Students write complete sentences.

 

Math:

*Students will model equal groups with rectangular arrays, write an equation for a given array, and determine the total number of objects in an array. 

*Students will use a calendar to answer simple, real world problems.

*Students partition a rectangle into rows and columns of the same sized squares.

*Students describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, or four fourths and partition rectangles and circles.

Homework

Read 20 minutes a night! No more "hand in" homework this year!

 

 

Assessments

 

Friday- math, spelling, reading



April 18-21
Due Date: 4/22/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Announcements:

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Show and Tell is this Friday!!

 

 

No Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

ELA:                               

 Spelling:aw and au (as in cause and saw)

Spelling List: cause, saw, salt, call, thought, brought, caught, because, boy, point, while, might, earth, learn, watch, water, fall, author, chance, aunt

 

Vocabulary Words

 

treat, provide, conserve, appreciate

 

Review Words:    unique, recently, decrease, valuable

          

 

Reader’s Workshop:

*Students will compare & contrast two similar nonfiction texts.

*Students describe how reasons support specific points in a text.

*Students will find main idea & supporting details of a text.

* Students describe character's point of view.

* Students read independently.      

Writer’s Workshop:    

*Students publish opinion pieces to persuade their reader, giving reasons to support their opinions.

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use adjectives and adverbs to write sentences to help persuade their readers.

*Students write complete sentences.

Math:

*Students will model equal groups with rectangular arrays, write an equation for a given array, and determine total number of objects in an array.                             

*FACT FLUENCY- subtract 50 problems in 5 minutes plus challenge!

           

 

Homework

 

I will assign “hand-in” homework as I see reinforcement on particular skills is needed! Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every afternoon or evening.

 

Monday- Easter holiday

 

Tuesday- no homework!

 

Thursday- spelling

 

 

Assessments

 

Friday- math, spelling, reading,  fact fluency



April 10-13
Due Date: 4/13/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Announcements:

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You can still shop the book fair  online by going to www.scholastic.com/fair from now until April 16!

 

 

Thursday, April 13, is our Safety Fair!  We will have guests from the community coming to give us tips on sun safety, water safety, bike safety and more! You may bring sunglasses and a hat to wear if you'd like!

  HHES will be closed Friday, April 14-Monday, April 17 for Easter holidays. Have a "Hoppy" Easter!

 

No Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

ELA:                               

 Spelling: oi and oy (as in noise and boy)

Words: point, boy, might, while, learn, earth, water, watch, how, out, found, down, whole, seven, piece, pie, oil, voice, woman, women

 

Vocabulary Words

 

unique, recently, decrease, valuable

 

Review Words:     optional, fresh, strenuous, complex               

 

Reader’s Workshop:

*Students will compare & contrast two similar nonfiction texts.

*Students describe how reasons support specific points in a text.

*Students will find main idea & supporting details of a text.

* Students describe connections between a series of events in a text.

* Students read independently.      

Writer’s Workshop:    

*Students write opinion pieces to persuade their reader, giving reasons to support their opinions.

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use adjectives and adverbs to write sentences to help persuade their readers.

*Students write complete sentences.

Math:

*Students will model equal groups with rectangular arrays, write an equation for a given array, and determine total number of objects in an array.                             

*FACT FLUENCY- subtract 50 problems in 5 minutes plus challenge!

           

 

Homework

 

I will assign “hand-in” homework as I see reinforcement on particular skills is needed! J Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every afternoon or evening.

 

Monday- no homework!

 

Tuesday- no homework!

 

Thursday- Have a great Easter break!

 

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- spelling, reading,  fact fluency

 



April 3-7
Due Date: 4/7/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Announcements:

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The Book Fair is next week! It starts on April 6 and is over on April 13.  Our class will shop on Tuesday, April 11 from 8:25-8:45.  You can also shop online by going to www.scholastic.com/fair from now until April 16!

 

Friday, April 7 is the last day to send in money and orders for spring pictures.

 

Friday, April 7 is our last Lunch on the Lawn. No lunch guests this day please! :)

 

Blake is our Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

ELA:                               

 Spelling: ow and ou (as in clown and found)

Words: out, how, down, found, seven, whole, pie, piece, running, stopped, inches, getting, done, can’t, any, warm, house, brown, bread, whose

 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

optional, fresh, strenuous, complex 

 

Review Words:     attach, flexible, beneficial, precaution         

 

Reader’s Workshop:

*Students will compare & contrast two similar nonfiction texts.

*Students describe how reasons support specific points in a text.

*Students will find main idea & supporting details of a text.

* Students describe connections between a series of events in a text.

* Students read independently.      

Writer’s Workshop:    

*Students write opinion pieces to persuade their reader, giving reasons to support their opinions.

Grammar:                                              

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use adjectives and adverbs to write sentences to help persuade their readers.

*Students write complete sentences.

Math:

*Students will use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve two-step word problems.      

*Students determine the difference in length between two objects and express length difference in standard units.                                   

 *FACT FLUENCY- subtract 50 problems in 5 minutes plus challenge!


           

 

Homework

 

I will assign “hand-in” homework as I see reinforcement on particular skills is needed! J Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every afternoon or evening.

 

Monday- measurement word problems

 

Tuesday- reading comprehension practice

 

Thursday- Spelling

 

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- math, fact fluency

 

Friday- spelling, reading, vocabulary



March 27-31
Due Date: 3/31/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Announcements:

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The 3rd Grade musical "Rock the Jukebox" is this Thursday, March 30.

The Book Fair is next week! It starts on April 6 and is over on April 13.  We will send our shopping date and time home as soon as possible. You can also shop online by going to www.scholastic.com/fair from now until April 16!

 

Friday, April 7 is the last day to send in money and orders for spring pictures.

 

Friday, April 7 is our last Lunch on the Lawn. No lunch guests this day please! :)

 

Analeigh is our Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

ELA:                               

 Spelling: doubling with endings ed and ing

Words: stopped, running, getting, inches, can’t, done, warm, any, filled, picked, classes, ended, heard, buy, through, very, hair, snow, answer, brother

 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

attach, flexible, beneficial, precaution          

 

Review Words:     attract, consume, fragile, gleam, sip

 

Reader’s Workshop:

*Students will compare & contrast two similar nonfiction texts.

*Students describe how reasons support specific points in a text.

*Students will find main idea & supporting details of a text.

* Students describe connections between a series of events in a text.

* Students read independently.      

Writer’s Workshop:    

*Students write opinion pieces to persuade their reader, giving reasons to support their opinions.

Grammar:                                              

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students write complete sentences.

Math:

*Students will use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.        

Example: Breanna has a ribbon that is 63 cm long. Shirley has a ribbon that is 12 cm longer than Breanna’s ribbon. What is the length of Shirley’s ribbon?  What was the total length of their ribbons?               

 

Homework

 

I will assign “hand-in” homework as I see reinforcement on particular skills is needed! J Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every afternoon or evening.

 

Monday- measurement word problems

 

Tuesday- I know the purpose! handout

 

Thursday- Spelling

 

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- math, fact fluency

 

Friday- spelling, reading, vocabulary

 

 

 

 

                                   



March 13-17
Due Date: 3/18/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

HHES will be closed March 12-17 for Spring Break.  I hope you all have a wonderful week, and I look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, March 20!

 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



March 6-10
Due Date: 3/6/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

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Our field trip is Tuesday, March 7!  Please be sure to read the newsletter and flyers coming home with field trip info.

Next week is Spring Break! Classes resume on Monday, March 20. Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Nick- March 10

 

 

Marlee is our Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

Spelling: review week (3/6-3/10 and 3/20-3/24)

Spelling list: *Test given March 24!

 own, road, home, show, old, most, only, told, new, too, food, rule, true, school, heart, blue, write, good, look, know, would, put, should, could, right, why, try, high, kind, find, child, wild, legs, wishes, misses, steps, talk, walk, people, eight, grow, toe, truth, boat, few, fruit, Tuesday, choose, guess, fire, woods, guide, young, light, glasses, first, crosses, touch

 

Reading:

*Students identify the main idea of a story and the main idea of individual paragraphs within the story 

*Students read and answers questions about fables and folktales and identify the moral of fables                         

  *Students compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary:

This week's words: 

 

 

variety, characteristic, consume, unwelcome

 

Review Words: 

dull, solid, mushy, slurp, fragile, sip, picky, attract, teamwork, damp, regularly, gleam, insist, create, predict, fabulous, occasionally, encourage, approve

 

 

Writing:

*Students write informative text based on a nonfiction book they have read. 

*Students add details to writing.

*Students revise and edit to strengthen their writing.

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students recognize and use irregular past tense verbs appropriately (think-thought, etc.)

 

Math:


*The students will solve measurement word problems.

                                                                                                     

 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- bring field trip items!

Tuesday- no homework

Thursday- no homework

 

Assessments

 

Wednesday- math

Friday- reading, vocabulary

 

 

 



Feb. 27-March 3
Due Date: 3/3/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

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Read Across America Week

February 27-March 1

Monday- The Cat in the Hat                                                             

*wear a hat or dress like a Thing!

Tuesday- Oh, the Places You’ll Go!                                                     *dress up for what you want to be when you grow up!

Wednesday- Fox in Socks and Wacky Wednesday                    *wear crazy socks (Spring pictures will be taken today! If you’d like to bring a change of wacky socks, that will be fine! J)

Thursday- Happy Birthday to You!   

 *dress as any Seuss character

Friday- Dr. Seuss Day!!                                                *If you purchased a shirt through PTA, wear it today! We will be doing activities outside, so wear tennis shoes! You may wear a hat and sunglasses if you’d like.

 

Thursday, March 2- Field Trip forms and money due! Your child will not be able to attend if we do not have this BY Thursday morning.  Please send it in as soon as possible!

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Nick- March 10

 

 

Nick is our Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

Spelling: ending ed

Spelling list:

picked, filled, ended, classes, buy, heard, post, very, through, legs, wishes, misses, steps, talk, walk, people, eight, missing, feel, key

 

Reading:

*Students identify and use nonfiction text features

*Students answer who, what, when, where, why, how about a text

*Students sequence events in a story

*Students describe how reasons support author’s point (author’s purpose)

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary:

This week's words: 

 

fragile, sip, picky, attract

 

Review Words: 

damp, disapprove, hospitality, occasionally, regularly

Writing:

*Students write informative text based on a nonfiction book they have read. 

*Students add details to writing.

*Students revise and edit to strengthen their writing.

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students recognize and use nouns appropriately: common, proper, singular, plural, possessive

 

Math:

*Students will identify and use measurement tools appropriately.

*Students will compare objects with different lengths in centimeters, inches, feet, and yards.                                              

*Students add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value.                    

                                                                                                     

 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- possessive nouns handout

Tuesday- main idea handout

Thursday- spelling

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- math, fact fluency

Friday- spelling, reading, vocabulary

 

 

 



Feb. 13-17
Due Date: 2/17/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

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Friday, February 17- snow day makeup day

Friday, February 17- Class picture orders and money due

Monday, Febrary 20- President's Day holiday

Thursday, March 2- Field Trip forms and money due

Friday, March 3- Dr. Seuss Day

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Layken-Feb. 13

Levi- Feb. 16

Blake- Feb. 17

Grey- Feb. 24

Marlee- Feb. 26

 

 

Layken is our Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

Spelling: igh and y

Spelling list:

why, right, high, try, find, kind, wild, child, write, good, look, know, would, put, should, could, light, quite, lie, young

 

Reading:

*Students identify and use nonfiction text features

*Students answer who, what, when, where, why, how about a text

*Students sequence events in a story

*Students describe how reasons support author’s point (author’s purpose)

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary:

This week's words: 

 

insist, create, predict, fabulous

Review Words: 

approve, encourage, gratitude, host, overjoyed

Writing:

*Students write informative text.

*Students write biographies.

We are researching the lives of famous African Americans and writing a biography of one person. 

*Students add details to writing.

*Students revise and edit to strengthen their writing.

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students recognize and use nouns appropriately: common, proper, singular, plural, possessive

 

Math:

*Students will identify and use measurement tools appropriately                                                

*Students add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value.                    

                                                                                                     

 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- addition handout

Tuesday- author's purpose handout

Thursday- spelling

 

Assessments

Wednesday- cold read (author's purpose)

Thursday- fact fluency

Friday- spelling, vocabulary, math

 

 

 



Feb. 6-10
Due Date: 2/10/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

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Friday, February 17- snow day makeup day

Monday, Febrary 20- President's Day holiday

Thursday, March 2- Field Trip forms and money due

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Layken-Feb. 13

Levi- Feb. 16

Blake- Feb. 17

Grey- Feb. 24

Marlee- Feb. 26

 

 

Garrett is our Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

Spelling: oo, wr, kn

Spelling list:

good, write, know, look, put, would, could, should, new, too, food, rule, true, school, heart, blue, woods, fire, guess, guide

 

Reading:

*Students identify and use nonfiction text features

*Students answer who, what, when, where, why, how about a text

*Students sequence events in a story

*Students describe how reasons support author’s point (author’s purpose)

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary:

This week's words: 

occasionally, encourage, disapprove, approve

Review Words: 

fetch, guide, murmur, overjoyed, sturdy

Writing:

*Students write informative text.

*Students write biographies.

We are researching the lives of famous African Americans and writing a biography of one person. 

*Students add details to writing.

*Students revise and edit to strengthen their writing.

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students recognize and use nouns appropriately: common, proper, singular, plural, possessive

 

Math:

*Students will identify and use measurement tools appropriately                                                

*Students add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value.                    

                                                                                                     

 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- addition handout

Tuesday- author's purpose handout

Thursday- spelling

 

Assessments

Wednesday- math (word problems, addition, subtraction)

Thursday- fact fluency

Friday- reading, spelling, vocabulary

 

 

 



Jan. 30-Feb. 3
Due Date: 2/3/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

Tuesday, January 31- PTA Meeting- 6 PM

Friday, February 17- snow day makeup day

Monday, Febrary 20- President's Day holiday

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Noah-5

Jack- 19

Cash- 31

 

Cash is our Star Student this week!

 

 

Weekly Skills:

Spelling: oo sound (oo, u_e, _ew)

Spelling list:

too, new, rule, food, school, true, blue, heart, own, road, home, show, old, most, only, told, few, choose, fruit, Tuesday

 

Reading:

*Students identify and use nonfiction text features

*Students answer who, what, when, where, why, how about a text

*Students identify the main idea of a text

*Students describe connections between historical events

* Students read independently.

Vocabulary:

This week's words: 

host, hospitality, gratitude, overjoyed

 

Review Words: 

chaos, notorious, expert, fearful, eavesdropper   

Writing:

*Students write informative text.

*Students write biographies.

We are beginning to study the lives of famous African Americans and choosing one person to write about.

*Students add details to writing.

*Students revise and edit to strengthen their writing.

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students write complete simple and compound sentences.

 

Math:

*Students will solve word problems involving coins and bills.

*Students use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems.           

*Students add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value.

*We will begin measurement next week!                                                                                                          

 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- addition handout

Tuesday- no homework!

Thursday- spelling

 

Assessments

 

Wednesdsay- math (word problems)

Thursday- fact fluency

Friday- reading, spelling, vocabulary

 

 

 



Jan. 17-20
Due Date: 1/19/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Wednesday is the 100th Day of School!! Dress like you're 100!

We are painting in art on Thursday. Wear an old shirt!

Friday is Show and Tell!

Tuesday, Jan. 24- Class Picture Day!

Friday, January 27- PTA Hat Day

Friday, February 17- snow day makeup day

Monday, Febrary 20- President's Day holiday

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Noah-5

Jack- 19

Cash- 31

 

We do not have a Star Student this week!

 

Weekly Skills:

Spelling: long o (oa and ow)

Words: road, own, show, home, most, old, told, only, way, rain, came, air, great, move, poor, door, boat, grow, truth, toe

Reading:

*Identify and use nonfiction text features

*Identify points of view of different characters in a text

*Explain how images add details to text

*Read independently

Writing:

*Write friendly letters

*Add details to writing

Grammar:

*Use correct capitalization and punctuation

*Use commas in a friendly letter correctly

Math:

*Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one-step word problems

*Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies

*beginning regrouping (borrowing and carrying)

 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- MLK, Jr. Day

Tuesday- vocabulary review

Thursday- spelling

 

Assessments

 

Wednesdsay- vocabulary

Friday- reading, spelling

 

 

 



Jan. 3-6
Due Date: 1/3/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2017 will be awesome!

 

 Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, Jan. 5!

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Noah-5

Jack- 19

Cash- 31

 

We do not have a Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling: or words

 

Spelling List:

 

1. or        6. bear       11. same        16. live

 

2. more     7. world      12. think        17. horse

 

3. short    8. eye         13. give        18. store

 

4. for      9. far         14. friend      19. prove

 

5. four     10. part      15. front        20. fourth

 

 

Reader's Workshop:

 

*Students identify and use nonfiction text features.

* Students read independently.      

   

Vocabulary Words: no new words this week! 

Review words:    

 

Writer’s Workshop:    

 

*Students write friendly letters.

 

*Students add details to writing.

 

*Students revise and edit to strengthen their writing.

 

Grammar:

*Students use correct capitalization and punctuation in writing. *focus on commas in a friendly letter

                      

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use commas in a series and in a friendly letter. 

Science/Social Studies Skills:

writing letters to pen pals

 

Math Skills/Standards:

*Students will +/- 10 and 100 to 3 digit numbers.

 

*Students will add/subtract up to 100 in one step word problems.

*Students will identify plane shapes and figures.

 

*Fact fluency- Students will subtract 50 subtraction problems with differences to 10 in 5 minutes.

 

 


 


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- no homework

Tuesday- reading handout

Wednesday- math handout

Thursday- spelling

 

Assessments

 

Friday- fact fluency, spelling

 

 

 



Dec. 5-9
Due Date: 12/9/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

 

 


 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Analeigh- 13

Garrett- 17

 

We do not have a Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling: ar words

 

Spelling List

part, far, think, same, friend, give, live (2), front, girl, her, each, turn, gone, word, sure, work, large, sea, climb, none

 

 

Reader's Workshop:

 

*Students describe the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

*Students make inferences about characters in a story.

*Students compare/contrast two similar stories. 

*Students identify homographs.

* Students read independently.      

   

Vocabulary Words: prepare, grip, huddle, embarrass          

Writer’s Workshop:                           

 We are publishing fiction pieces of writing.

We are learning about the parts of a friendly letter.

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use commas in a series and in a friendly letter. 

*Students use dialogue of characters and quotation marks in their writing.

*Students use descriptive language in their writing.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Christmas Around the World

 

Math Skills/Standards:

*Students will +/- 10 and 100 to 3 digit numbers.

 

*Students will add/subtract up to 100 in one step word problems.

 

*Fact fluency- Students will subtract 50 subtraction problems with differences to 10 in 5 minutes.

 

 


 


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- no homework

Tuesday- no homework

Thursday- no homework

 

Assessments

 

Friday- fact fluency, spelling, vocabulary, math

 

 

 



Nov. 28-Dec 1
Due Date: 12/1/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

 

Cookies with Santa will be on Thursday, December 1 at Hernando Hills! Join us to visit Santa, enjoy a snack, create a treat, check out our Christmas decorations, and more!

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Emerson- 12

Ashley- 22

 

 

Emerson is our Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling: /er/ spelled er, ir, and ur

Spelling List

1. her       6. girl       11. turn    16. each

2. word     7. gone     12. work    17. sure

3. hear     8. see       13. green   18. here

4. both     9. don’t     14. oh      19. been

5. burn     10. under   15. worse   20. search

Reader's Workshop:

*Students describe the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

 

*Students make inferences about characters in a story.

 

*Students answer 5 w’s and h questions about a nonfiction text.

 

* Students read independently.      

   

Vocabulary Words: stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle               

Writer’s Workshop:                           

 We are publishing fiction pieces of writing.

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use commas in a series.

*Students use dialogue of characters and quotation marks in their writing.

*Students use descriptive language in their writing.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Christmas Around the World

 

Math Skills/Standards:

*Students will tell time in 5-minute intervals.

*Students will add/subtract up to 100 in one step word problems.

 

*Fact fluency- Students will subtract 50 subtraction problems with differences to 10 in 5 minutes.

 


 


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Beginning, Middle, End

Tuesday- Word Problems

Thursday- Spelling

 

Assessments

 

 Tuesday- Cold Read, Math (telling time)

Friday- fact fluency, spelling, reading

 

 

 



Nov. 14-18
Due Date: 11/18/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

Congratulations to Chase for winning 1st place in the Reading Fair for his project on "Dinosaurs Before Dark" by Mary Pope Osborne.  Way to go, Chase!

Our class is being featured on the Hernando Hills website this week! Check us out!

http://hhe.desotocountyschools.org/?PageName=LatestNews&Section=LatestNews&ItemID=358824&ISrc=School&Itype=News

Yearbooks can be purchased through school or online for $35.00 through THIS FRIDAY, November 18!        

 Thanksgiving Holidays are next week, November 21- 25. Have a safe and fun week! 

Cookies with Santa will be on Thursday, December 3 at Hernando Hills! Join us to visit Santa, enjoy a snack, create a treat, check out our Christmas decorations, and more!

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Emerson- 12

Ashley- 22

 

 

Emerson is our Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling: review week! See back of newsletter for words.

Reader's Workshop:

*Students describe the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

*Students make inferences about characters in a story.

* Students read independently.    
   

Vocabulary Words: expert, routine, flap, fade                   

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students will begin working on their FIRST piece of published writing!  We are producing works of fiction writing.

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use commas in a series.

*Students use dialogue of characters and quotation marks in their writing.

*Students use descriptive language in their writing.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

*Students will identify coins and their values.

*Students will tell time in 5-minute intervals.

 

*Fact fluency- Students will add 50 addition problems with sums to 10 in 5 minutes.

 


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Spelling

Tuesday- Telling Time

Thursday- Spelling

 

Assessments

 

 

Friday- fact fluency, spelling, reading

 

 

 



Nov 7-11
Due Date: 11/9/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

We are excited to announce that our Giving Tree pumpkin won 3rd place in the Great Pumpkin Challenge 2016!! We are so excited that our hard work paid off and are looking forward to spending our $25.00 prize at the book fair this year!

 

 

*Our field trip is this Friday, November 11!  Please send your child in his/her red t-shirt from the musical, or a plain red shirt!  Remember to send a sack lunch and a snack.  It's also Lunch on the Lawn- no lunch guests, please! :) We are also having Show and Tell on Friday!

 

   Friday- THANK YOU to all who have served our great nation.  Remember to thank a veteran today. Happy Veteran's Day!

 

Tuesday,  November 8- No school for students!

Thursday, November 10- Reading Fair- please encourage your child to participate!

Yearbooks can be purchased through school or online for $35.00 through November 14!        

November 21-25- Thanksgiving Holidays

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Emerson- 12

Ashley- 22

 

 

No Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling: no words this week!   

Reader's Workshop:

*Students understand key details of nonfiction texts.

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary Words: no new words this week!                      

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students will begin working on their FIRST piece of published writing!  We are beginning a 3 week unit of fiction writing. 

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use commas in a series.

*Students use descriptive language in their writing.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Frogs and their life cycles

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

*Students will identify coins and their values.

*Students will tell time in 5-minute intervals.

 

*Fact fluency- Students will add 50 addition problems with sums to 10 in 5 minutes.

 


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Happy Halloween!

Tuesday- counting money handout

Thursday- Musical! Please be at HHES no later than 7:15!

 

Assessments

 

 

 

 

 



October 31-November 4
Due Date: 11/4/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

We are excited to announce that our Giving Tree pumpkin won 3rd place in the Great Pumpkin Challenge 2016!! We are so excited that our hard work paid off and are looking forward to spending our $25.00 prize at the book fair this year!

 

 

*Our lunch schedule has changed for this week only! We will have lunch at 11:55.  You may send a snack for mid-morning if you would like!

 

   Thursday, November 3-2nd grade musical, “Let’s Hear it for America” at 7:30 pm.  Please have your child at the school no later than 7:15!  If your child does not order a t-shirt to wear, he/she MUST wear a plain red t-shirt (no logos).

 

Friday, November 4- Field Trip money is due!

Tuesday,  November 8- No school for students!

Thursday, November 10- Reading Fair- please encourage your child to participate!

Friday, November 11- Field Trip and Lunch on the Lawn

Yearbooks can be purchased through school or online for $35.00 through November 14!        

November 21-25- Thanksgiving Holidays

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Emerson- 12

Ashley- 22

 

 

Alex is our Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling: no words this week!   

Reader's Workshop:

*Students understand key details of nonfiction texts.

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary Words: no new words this week!                      

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students will begin working on their FIRST piece of published writing!  We are beginning a 3 week unit of fiction writing. 

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use commas in a series.

*Students use descriptive language in their writing.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Frogs and their life cycles

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

*Students will identify coins and their values.

*Students will tell time in 5-minute intervals.

 

*Fact fluency- Students will add 50 addition problems with sums to 10 in 5 minutes.

 


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Happy Halloween!

Tuesday- counting money handout

Thursday- Musical! Please be at HHES no later than 7:15!

 

Assessments

 Wednesday- money and graphing

Thursday- fact fluency

 

 

 

 



Oct. 17-21
Due Date: 10/21/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

Thursday, November 3-2nd grade musical, “Let’s Hear it for America” at 7:30 pm. The last day to order a flag t-shirt for your child to wear is Friday, October 21!  If your child does not order a t-shirt to wear, he/she MUST wear a plain red t-shirt (no logos).

 

Wednesday, October 19- wear orange for National Bullying Prevention

 

Thursday, October 20- wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

 

Tuesday, October 25- LAST day to order Candygrams! PTA meeting 6 pm

 

Monday, October 31- Book Character Parade Day! Wear a costume depicting a favorite book character! 

Friday, November 4- Field Trip money is due!

Thursday, November 10- Reading Fair- please encourage your child to participate!

Friday, November 11- Field Trip and Lunch on the Lawn

Yearbooks can be purchased through school or online for $35.00 through November 14!

We are in need of colored printer paper and treasure box items if you'd like to donate to our class! :)

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Raegan- Oct. 6

Kayleigh- Oct. 17

Alex- Oct. 31

 

 

 

Kayleight is our Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling: ending “s” on vc-e words          

Words:

1. makes       6. love          11. use        16. goes

2. time         7. son           12. like       17. change

3. lines         8. once         13. their    18. life

4. five         9. these        14. from     19. Thursday

5. off          10. made       15. who      20. clothes

 

Reader's Workshop:

*Students describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a poem.

*Students understand key details about a text (focusing on visualization).

* Students read independently.      


 

Vocabulary Words: behave, misbehave, discover, racket

Review: numerous, recreation, shelter, necessary                             

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students hear and discuss good writing.

*Students make lists to generate ideas.

*Students add details to stories.

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use commas in a series.

*Students use descriptive language in their writing.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Seasons, plants

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

 

*Students will construct picture and bar graphs using a single-scale with up to four categories and solve simple adding and subtraction problems using a graph.

 

*Students will recognize and draw shapes and identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

*Students will identify coins and their values.

 

*Fact fluency- Students will add 50 addition problems with sums to 10 in 5 minutes.

 


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Shapes riddle

Tuesday- commas in a series handout

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

Assessments

 

Tuesday- math (shapes/graphing)

 

Thursday- fact fluency

 

Friday- reading, spelling

 

 

 

 



Oct. 11-14
Due Date: 10/11/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

Monday, October 31, is our Book Character Parade Day! Students may dress up as their favorite book character- this is such a fun way to pull literacy and enhance a book your child is enjoying reading! (ideas: Amelia Bedelia, Greg from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Junie B. Jones…). This is such a fun day! Please encourage your child to participate.

We will perform our 2nd grade musical, “Let’s Hear it for America” on Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 pm. The last day to order a flag t-shirt for your child to wear is Friday, October 14!

School picture money is due October 14! 

Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00!  They will be on sale through November 14!

We are in need of colored printer paper and treasure box items if you'd like to donate to our class! :)

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Raegan- Oct. 6

Kayleigh- Oct. 17

Alex- Oct. 31

 

 

 

No Star Student- short week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling: long vowel sounds

Words:

1. made        6. their        11. that’s      16. I’m

2. these       7. goes         12. then        17. phone

3. like          8. who          13. says        18. page

4. use          9. it’s            14. be           19. gave

5. from        10. didn’t      15. I’ll          20. late

 

Reader's Workshop:

*Students describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a poem.

*Students understand key details about a text (focusing on visualization).

* Students read independently.      


 

Vocabulary Words: numerous, recreation, shelter, necessary

Review: plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual                                   

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students hear and discuss good writing.

*Students make lists to generate ideas.

*Students add details to stories.

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use descriptive language in their writing.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Seasons, plants

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

*Students will construct picture and bar graphs using a single-scale with up to four categories and solve simple adding and subtraction problems using a graph.

 

*Students will recognize and draw shapes and identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

  

 

 

*Fact fluency- Students will add 50 addition problems with sums to 10 in 5 minutes.

 


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Columbus Day

Tuesday- graphing handout

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

Assessments

 

Friday, October 14- vocabulary, fact fluency, spelling

 

 

 



Oct. 3-7
Due Date: 10/7/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

Our "Pick of the Patch" fundraiser is this week!  Pumpkins are $1.00 each!

School picture money is due October 14! 

Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00!  They will be on sale through November 14!

HHES will be closed Monday, October 10, for Columbus Day/Fall Break!

We are in need of colored printer paper and treasure box items if you'd like to donate to our class! :)

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Raegan- Oct. 6

Kayleigh- Oct. 17

Alex- Oct. 31

 

 

 

Raegan is our Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling: contractions

Words:

1. didn’t                  6. be                     11. helps

2. it’s                     7. says                   12. has

3. that’s                 8. tops                  13. she

4. I’ll                     9. tells                  14. some

5. then                  10. stops                15. come

 

Reader's Workshop:

*Students describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a poem.

*Students understand key details about a text (focusing on visualization).

* Students read independently.      


 

Vocabulary Words: numerous, recreation, shelter, necessary

Review: plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual                                   

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students hear and discuss good writing.

*Students make lists to generate ideas.

*Students add details to stories.

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students use descriptive language in their writing.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Seasons, plants

 

Math Skills/Standards:

*Students will compare numbers up to 1,000 (greater than, less than, equal to)         

*Students will fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction (fact families).

 

*Fact fluency- Students will add 50 addition problems with sums to 10 in 5 minutes.

 


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- read aloud to someone at home

Tuesday-play outside!

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

Assessments

Thursday, October 6 - Math Assessment

Friday, October 7- cold read, vocabulary, fact fluency, spelling

 

 

 



Sept. 26-30
Due Date: 9/30/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

School picture money is due October 14! 

Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00!  They will be on sale through November!

Spirit Week:

‘Merica Monday- dress patriotically

- Tie Tuesday- wear a silly or dressy tie

- Western Wednesday- Yeehaw! Dress like a cowboy or cowgirl

-Throw Back Thursday- dress from your favorite decade

                  

   Black and Gold Day! Show your spirit for the HHS Tigers! Bring a canned good for Hernando Interfaith Council for Poverty.

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Lunch on the Lawn

Our first Lunch on the Lawn will be this Friday, September 30. Our students will be having a picnic lunch with Ms. Moses and Ms. Turner. This is to give our students an opportunity to get to know other teachers in our building, and for other teachers to get to know our students! We are asking for no visitors during lunch on this day to give all students an opportunity to participate fully in Lunch on the Lawn. 

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Mrs. Cox- Sept. 11

 

 

 

Ashley is our Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling:  review

Words:no new words this week! :)

Reader's Workshop: REVIEW WEEK

*last week's cold read has been moved to this Friday!

*Students identify and understand the central message in a story.

*Students compare and contrast two similar stories.

*Students understand the point of view of characters. (how characters respond to events)

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary Words: plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual

Review: terrible, terrific, grumble, scrunch                                   

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students hear and discuss good writing.

*Students make lists to generate ideas.

*Students add details to stories.

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students identify and use the 4 types of sentences in their writing.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Farm Animals

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

*Students will count up to 1,000. (ex: give the next 10 #’s after 321)

 

*Students will understand and identify place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers up to 500 using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form (writing number four ways).

*Writing a number four ways:

Standard Form: 123

Number Names: one-hundred twenty three

Base Ten: one hundred, two tens, three ones

Expanded Form: 100 + 20 + 3


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- counting on handout

Tuesday-play outside!

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

Assessments

Tuesday,  September 27- Math Assessment (counting on next 10 numbers)

Friday, September 30- cold read, vocabulary, fact fluency (40 addition problems in 5 minutes. Sums to 10!)

 

 

 



Sept. 12-16
Due Date: 9/16/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

School pictures will be taken next Tuesday, September 20.

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Mrs. Cox- Sept. 11

 

 

 

Levi is our Star Student this week!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling:  review

Words:

1. not         6. get         11. such       16. Sunday

2. back        7. that        12. when     

3. big          8. well        13. still

4. will         9. fish        14. Friday

5. up          10. much      15. thick

Reader's Workshop:

*Students identify and understand the central message in a story.

*Students compare and contrast two similar stories.

*Students understand the point of view of characters. (how characters respond to events)

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary Words: terrible, terrific, grumble, scrunch

Review: eavesdrop, eavesdropper, accompany, annoy                                   
  

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students hear and discuss good writing.

*Students make lists to generate ideas.

*Students write scary stories.  

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students capitalize proper nouns.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Farm Animals

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

*Students will count up to 1,000. (ex: give the next 10 #’s after 321)

*Students will understand and identify place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers up to 500 using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form (writing number four ways).

*Writing a number four ways:

Standard Form: 123

Number Names: one-hundred twenty three

Base Ten: one hundred, two tens, three ones

Expanded Form: 100 + 20 + 3


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Research one fact about farm animals, reading time

Tuesday-proper nouns handout, reading time

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

Assessments

Wednesday,  September 14- Math Assessment (place value)

Friday, September 16- Spelling, fact fluency (40 addition problems in 5 minutes. Sums to 10!)

 

 

 



Sept 6-10
Due Date: 9/6/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

 

Thank you for encouraging your child to participate in our fundraiser!!

 

Money raised this year will be used to help fund events including:

 

·       Cookies with Santa HHES

 

·       Color Run for students

 

·       Teacher Grants

Show and Tell is THIS Friday! 

 

School pictures will be taken Tuesday, September 20.

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Mrs. Cox- Sept. 11

 

 

 

We do not have a Star Student this week due to it being a short week. :)

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling:  consonant blends and homophones

Words:

 

1. ask                6. two               11. thing           16. want

2. next             7. were             12. one              17. scratch

3. just              8. there            13. long             18. soft

4. left              9. black            14. does            19. since

5. to                 10. went            15. where          20. prince

 

 

 

Reader's Workshop:

*Students identify and understand the central message in a story.

*Students make text-to-self connections. (who, what, when, where, why, how)

*Students understand the point of view of characters. (how characters respond to events)

* Students read independently.      

Vocabulary Words: 

Review: fearless, fearful, familiar, convince, tumble, content, compassionate, swirl,    hurl, pester, glare, overalls                                   
  

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students hear and discuss good writing.

*Students make lists to generate ideas.

*Students write silly stories.  

Grammar:                          

*Students use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing.

*Students capitalize proper nouns.

Science/Social Studies Skills:

Farm Animals

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

*Students will understand and identify place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers up to 500 using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form (writing number four ways).

*Writing a number four ways:

Standard Form: 123

Number Names: one-hundred twenty three

Base Ten: one hundred, two tens, three ones

Expanded Form: 100 + 20 + 3


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Labor Day

Tuesday- reading time, play outside

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments

Friday, September 9- Spelling Test, Math Test, Vocab. Assessment

 

 

 

 



Aug 29-Sept 2
Due Date: 9/2/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

Please send in 2nd Grade fees as soon as possible! You may send cash or make a check payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.  Fees are:

Time for Kids Magazine Subscription: $5.85

Being a Writer Skills Workbook: $3.25

IXL (math skills/practice website subscription) : $5.65

Total Amount Due: $14.75

Our Charleston Wrap fundraiser has begun!! The last day to turn in sales and money is Tuesday, September 6. 

 

Money raised this year will be used to help fund events including:

 

·       Cookies with Santa HHES

 

·       Color Run for students

 

·       Teacher Grants

 

Please encourage your child to participate! There are great prizes for students, AND the winning class earns a pizza party!!

 

-Make checks payable to HHES PTA

 

-Online school ID is z-8654

 

-If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Boy Scout meeting is Tuesday, August 23, at 6:30 pm!  Check your son's folder for more more information on the Boy Scout flyer!

 

 

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Chase- August 12

Juan- August 13

Camila- August 15

 

 

 

This week's Star Student is Juan!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling:  consonant blends and homophones

Words:

1. went              6. one               11. such             16. what

2. black            7. want             12. when           17. spring

3. long             8. where           13. they            18. facts

4. thing            9. fish              14. was              19. draw

5. does            10. much           15. have            20. sign

 

 

Phonics: Phonics Placement Assessments

 

Reader's Workshop:

*Students make text-to-self connections. (who, what, when, where, why, how-RL.2.1)

*Students understand the point of view of characters. (how characters respond to events- RL.2.6)

* Students read independently. 

Vocabulary Words: 

Review: fearless, fearful, familiar, convince, tumble, content, compassionate, swirl                                       

New: hurl, pester, glare, overalls                                   
  

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students hear and discuss good writing. (W.2.5-shared writing)

*Students make lists to generate ideas.

*Students write about personal experiences. (W.2.3-narratives)        

Grammar:                          

*Students will explore descriptive language (L.2.6-adverbs, adjectives)

*Students explore capitalizing the first letters of sentences and use appropriate end marks. (L. 2.2- Conventions)

Science/Social Studies Skills

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

 Students will solve one-step word problems by adding and subtracting- 2.OA.1

Students will subtract on a number line within 20- 2.MD.6


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- reading time, adverbs

Tuesday- reading time, math handout

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments

Tuesday- Math Screener

*The math screener will be given three times this year. This is a benchmark assessment to measure your child’s growth in math throughout the year. Your student will take this screener for the first time on Tuesday, August 20. J

Friday, September 2- Spelling Test, Reading Test

 

 

 

 



Aug 22-
Due Date: 8/27/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Follow us on Instagram!! @mrsminorhhes

Please send in 2nd Grade fees as soon as possible! You may send cash or make a check payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.  Fees are:

Time for Kids Magazine Subscription: $5.85

Being a Writer Skills Workbook: $3.25

IXL (math skills/practice website subscription) : $5.65

Total Amount Due: $14.75

Our Charleston Wrap fundraiser has begun!! The last day to turn in sales and money is Tuesday, September 6. 

Money raised this year will be used to help fund events including:

·       Cookies with Santa HHES

·       Color Run for students

·       Teacher Grants

Please encourage your child to participate! There are great prizes for students, AND the winning class earns a pizza party!!

-Make checks payable to HHES PTA

-Online school ID is z-8654

-If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Boy Scout meeting is Tuesday, August 23, at 6:30 pm!  Check your son's folder for more more information on the Boy Scout flyer!

 

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Chase- August 12

Juan- August 13

Camila- August 15

 

 

 

This week's Star Student is Juan!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling:  consonant digraphs ch, sh, and wh

Words:

1. much             6. they             11. that             16. of

2. fish              7. what             12. well             17. check

3. when             8. have             13. his              18. rich

4. such             9. up                 14. go               19. push

5. was              10. get             15. your            20. floor

 

 

Phonics: Phonics Placement Assessments

 

Reader's Workshop:

*Students make text-to-self connections. (who, what, when, where, why, how-RL.2.1)

*Students understand the point of view of characters. (how characters respond to events- RL.2.6)

* Students read independently.                                     
  

 

Writer’s Workshop:                           

*Students hear and discuss good writing. (W.2.5-shared writing)

*Students make lists to generate ideas.

*Students write about personal experiences. (W.2.3-narratives)        

Grammar:                          

*Students will explore descriptive language (L.2.6-adverbs, adjectives)

*Students explore capitalizing the first letters of sentences and use appropriate end marks. (L. 2.2- Conventions)

Science/Social Studies Skills - looking at biography of Alta Weiss (main character of our Reader's Workshop mentor text for the week- Girl Wonder by Deborah Hopkinson)

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

 Students will solve one-step word problems by adding and subtracting- 2.OA.1

Students will subtract on a number line within 20- 2.MD.6


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- reading time, word problems

Tuesday- reading time, adjectives handout

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments

Friday, August 26- Spelling Test

 

 

 

 



Aug. 15-19
Due Date: 8/19/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Please send in 2nd Grade fees as soon as possible! You may send cash or make a check payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.  Fees are:

Time for Kids Magazine Subscription: $5.85

Being a Writer Skills Workbook: $3.25

IXL (math skills/practice website subscription) : $5.65

Total Amount Due: $14.75

 

Lunch guests will be welcome to join us starting on Monday, August 15! 

Tuesday, August 16, is "Policies and Procedures" Night from 6-7 pm.  Please join us to discuss classroom procedures and routines, get a glimpse into how we do things in our classroom, and have a chance to ask questions and have discussions with Mrs. Minor and Mrs. Cox regarding your student! *Parents only please! :)

PTA meeting is immediately following Parent Night at 7 pm!

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Chase- August 12

Juan- August 13

Camila- August 15

 

 

 

This week's Star Student is Camila!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

 

Spelling:  vowel sounds e and u, digraph th

Words: get, go, of, your, not, up, that, back, will, you, well, his, big, are, said, do, thick, still, Sunday, Friday

 

Phonics: Phonics Placement Assessments

 

Reader's Workshop:

RL.2.1- Ask and answer questions about a text (5w's & h questions)         

RL.2.3- Describe how characters in a story respond to challenges       

RL.2.6 point of view of character      

 

Writer’s Workshop:                           

W.2.3- narratives                                        

W.2.5- revising/editing w/ help from teachers and peers                                                 

W. 2.7- shared writing               

Grammar:                              

L.2.1f- simple/compound sentences

L.2.2- Conventions (capitalization, punctuation)

Science/Social Studies Skills are imbedded in Reader's Workshop and Writer's Workshop

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

 

Add/subtract even/odd numbers (up to 10) - 2.OA.3

 

Adding on a number line within 20- 2.MD.6

 

Adding within 20 using various strategies- 2.NBT.5/9


 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- reading time, adding on a number line

Tuesday- reading time

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments

Friday, August 19- Spelling Test, Math test (even/odd)

 

 

 

 



Aug. 8-12
Due Date: 8/8/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Announcements:

Please send in 2nd Grade fees as soon as possible! You may send cash or make a check payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.  Fees are:

Time for Kids Magazine Subscription: $5.85

Being a Writer Skills Workbook: $3.25

IXL (math skills/practice website subscription) : $5.65

Total Amount Due: $14.75

 

Lunch guests will be welcome to join us starting on Monday, August 15! 

Tuesday, August 16, is "Policies and Procedures" Night from 6-7 pm.  Please join us to discuss classroom procedures and routines, get a glimpse into how we do things in our classroom, and have a chance to ask questions and have discussions with Mrs. Minor and Mrs. Cox regarding your student! *Parents only please! :)

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

*Please wear appropriate attire to participate!

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Chase- August 12

Juan- August 13

Camila- August 15

 

 

 

This week's Star Student is Chase!

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

 

Spelling:  vowel sounds (words: back, not, will, big, you, are, said, do)

Phonics: Phonics Placement Assessments

Making Meaning (Reading): Learning procedures and routines for reader’s workshop and building our classroom reading community, focusing on answering questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections (RL 2.1)

Being a Writer: Learning procedures and routines for writers workshop and building our classroom writing community, focusing on narratives (W.2.3)

Science/Social Studies Skills are imbedded in Making Meaning and Being a Writer. 

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 

Even/odd numbers (up to 10) - 2.OA.3

Adding on a number line within 20- 2.MD.6

Adding within 20 using various strategies- 2.NBT.5/9


 

 

 

 

 

Homework

"Hand-in" homework is only given when I feel there is a specific skill we need reinforcement on.  Be mindful that your child's "homework" every night is to read (with your or independently) for 20-30 minutes daily. 

*Hand-in homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- reading time

Tuesday- reading time

Thursday- Spelling Homework Practice, reading time

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments

Friday, August 12- Practice Spelling Test

 

 

 

 



August 1-5
Due Date: 8/6/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Thank you for attending Open House!  I loved meeting all of you and can't wait for Wednesday morning!  If I missed you at Open House, I can't wait to meet you on the first day of school!!

Announcements:

 

First day of school: Wednesday, August 3

Doors open at 7:10 am!  Parents are free to walk students down to our classroom this week!

PLEASE make sure Mrs. Cox or I have your childs' afternoon transportation information ASAP.

Dismissal begins at 2:40 pm. 

There are 2nd Grade fees this year.  Please turn these in as soon as you can!  You may send cash or make a check payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.  Fees are:

Time for Kids Magazine Subscription: $5.85

Being a Writer Skills Workbook: $3.25

IXL (math skills/practice website subscription) : $5.65

Total Amount Due: $14.75

 

Lunch guests will be welcome to join us starting on Monday, August 15! 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- PE

Thursday- Art

Friday- Computer

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

 

 

 

 

 

We will be reviewing 1st grade skills, participating in "getting to know you" activities, and learning procedures and expectations for the first 3 days.  Formal instruction will begin next week! :)

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics/Spelling:

Reading:

Grammar:

Writing:

 

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

 

Math Skills/Standards:

 


 

 

 

 

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments

 

 

 

 

 

 



May 16-20
Due Date: 5/20/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

HAPPY LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!!

Monday- Stinky Feet Day (no shoes)

Tuesday- Technology Tuesday (bring your favorite device)

Wednesday- pillow pal/stuffed animal

Thursday- movie and popcorn

Friday- LAST DAY!!

Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th are 60% days!  We will dismiss at 11:10 on both days.


                                       

We will be doing an end of the year party, Awards Day, and HHES Color Run on Friday!  PLEASE plan to join us for this day. It is so much fun!

Awards Day- 9:30-9:55

Color Run- 10:00-10:40    

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Isaac- May 1

 

 

 

 This week's Star is K'yani!

  

 
              

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics: REVIEW SKILLS

Reading: REVIEW SKILLS and time capsules!

Writing: Friendly letters and brochures for 1st graders

Math: REVIEW SKILLS

 

 

Thank you for a fantastic school year!  We have enjoyed your students so much and we hope you have a wonderful summer!!!



May 9-13
Due Date: 5/13/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

 This Friday, May 13, is a PTA Pajama Day! Bring $1.00 to wear your favorite pj's! 

 

Please return Color Run permission slips and End of the Year Party forms by Friday!

 

Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th are 60% days!  We will dismiss at 11:10 on both days.


                                         

 

MAY 20- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

We will be doing an end of the year party, Awards Day, and HHES Color Run on this day! Look for information coming home on how you can help with our party. PLEASE plan to join us for this day. It is so much fun!

 

Awards Day- 9:30-9:55

Color Run- 10:00-10:40    

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Isaac- May 1

 

 

 

 This week's Star is K'yani!

We had a GREAT time at the Nike Field Day last Friday!

 

   

               

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  We have 20 review words this week. No sentences! :)
Spelling words: through, where, because, again, friend, every, their, heard, receive, believe, favorite, teacher, different, when, quiet, would, already, until, does, finally

Reading: REVIEW SKILLS! 

RL/RI 2.1- I can ask and answer 5 W’s and H questions about a text.              

RI 2.5- I can use various text features to locate key information and facts.      

RL.2.9- I can compare/contrast similar texts.                                                                    

RL. 2.4- I can describe how words and phrase supply meaning in a poem.


Grammar:

L.2.4c-I can use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root.

Writing:

W.2.5-Focus on a topic and strengthen my writing with guidance and support from my teacher and classmates. 

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

We are continuing to study about our bodies! This week we are focusing on the nervous system and the 5 senses.

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

2.NBT.5-I can fluently add/subtract within 100 using a variety of strategies.

2. NBT.7- I can add and subtract within 1,000 using models and drawings and relate the strategy to a written method. I can compose and decompose hundreds and tens to regroup.   

 

2.OA.1- I can solve one and two-step word problems.

 

 

 

 

Assessments

 

Tuesday- language (prefixes and suffixes), math (2-step word problems)

Friday- fact fluency, spelling

 

 

 

 



May 2-6
Due Date: 5/6/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th are 60% days!  We will dismiss at 11:10 on both days.


                                         

 

MAY 20- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

We will be doing an end of the year party, Awards Day, and HHES Color Run on this day! Look for information coming home on how you can help with our party. PLEASE plan to join us for this day. It is so much fun!

 

Awards Day- 9:30-9:55

Color Run- 10:00-10:40    

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Isaac- May 1

 

 

 This week's Star is Isaac!

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words: kidney, chimney, jersey, attorney, trolley, bought, brought, fought. thought, sprint, spine, tendon, strength, healthy, fitness

Reading:

RL.2.4-I can describe how words and phrases supply meaning in a poem.

Grammar:

L.2.4c-I can use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root.

Writing:

W.2.5-Focus on a topic and strengthen my writing with guidance and support from my teacher and classmates. 

 

W.2.1- I can write an opinion piece in which I introduce the topic I am writing about (body system),  state an opinion, supply reasons that support my opinion, use linking words to connect my opinion to the reasons, and provide a concluding section or statement. 

W.2.7-  I can participate with my classmates in a shared research and writing project about the most important body system.

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

We are continuing to study about body systems!  This week we're focusing on the circulatory system and what blood does for our bodies.

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

2.NBT.5-I can fluently add/subtract within 100 using a variety of strategies.

2. NBT.7- I can add and subtract within 1,000 using models and drawings and relate the strategy to a written method. I can compose and decompose hundreds and tens to regroup.    

 

 

 

Assessments

 

Friday- fact fluency, spelling, cold read

 

 



April 25-29
Due Date: 4/30/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

 

Tuesday, April 26- Zaxby’s night AND PTA meeting at 6:00 pm in the HHES library!

Wednesday, April 27- 2nd grade Health Fair!

Friday, April 29-  last day to order spring pictures!

Friday, May 13-  PJ Day for PTA!

MAY 20- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

We will be doing an end of the year party, Awards Day, and HHES Color Run on this day! Look for information coming home on how you can help with our party. PLEASE plan to join us for this day. It is so much fun!

2nd Grade Awards Day- 9:30-9:55

Color Run- 10:00-10:40                                                   

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Britany- April 28

 

 

 This week's Star is Britany!

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words: system, body, heart, exercise, intestine, muscle, lungs, skeleton, stomach, digest, organ, science, skull, vein, vessel

Reading:

RL.2.4-I can describe how words and phrases supply meaning in a poem.

 

Grammar:

L.2.2c – I can use an apostrophe to form the possessive form of nouns. 

Writing:

W.2.5-Focus on a topic and strengthen my writing with guidance and support from my teacher and classmates. 

W.2.1- I can write an opinion piece in which I introduce the topic I am writing about (body system),  state an opinion, supply reasons that support my opinion, use linking words to connect my opinion to the reasons, and provide a concluding section or statement. 

W.2.7-  I can participate with my classmates in a shared research and writing project about the most important body system.

Science/Social Studies Skills

We are studying about all body systems this week, focusing on the digestive system, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

 

2.MD.5- I can solve one and two-step word problems involving the same units of length, use drawings to solve addition and subtraction within 100, and solve equations.


 

 

 

 

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

 

Monday- word problems

 

Tuesday- reading comprehension (body)

 

Thursday – No homework :)

 

 

 

Assessments

 

Wednesday- math (line plots)

Friday- fact fluency, spelling

 

 



April 18-22
Due Date: 4/22/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

Thank you to Rocco's family for sending in the supplies we needed! :)

April 22- Field Trip

If your child is bringing lunch from home, PLEASE send it in a disposable bag and send a drink in a disposable container. No lunchboxes or thermoses please. Student lunches will be kept in Mrs. Minor’s cooler until time to eat lunch!

We are so excited to have so many of you joining us! If you are joining us as a guest, you are welcome to enjoy the field trip with your child, but you may not have any other students in a group with you without a teacher or approved chaperone. Students must ride the bus to the Botanic Garden and back to Hernando Hills. If you are checking your child out, you must wait until we return to the school. We plan to arrive at the Botanic Garden just before 9 am. Don’t forget there will be a $5.00 charge for parents at the gate!

April 18 – 22- Book Fair

Our class is scheduled to shop Monday morning from 8:25-8:45 and on Thursday from 9:15-9:35. The book fair will be located in the SPOTLIGHT rooms (the last two rooms on purple hall).

April 29- Last day to order spring pictures!

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Britany- April 28

 

 

 This week's Star is Zeke!

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words: phase, phone, phrase, phobia, graph, sphere, brief, chief, thief, shield, fierce, hustle, castle, whistle, wrestle

*Spelling test will be given on Thursday this week!

Reading:

RL.2.4-I can describe how words and phrases supply meaning in a poem.

Grammar:

L.2.2c – I can use an apostrophe to form the possessive form of nouns. 

Writing:

W.2.5-Focus on a topic and strengthen my writing with guidance and support from my teacher and classmates. *We are beginning poetry writing this week!

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

Studying about the skeletal and muscular systems AND different countries we will be "visiting" on our field trip Friday!

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

2.MD.9- I can generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several different objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.

 

 

 

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Make a Line Plot

 

Tuesday- Make it Possessive

 

Thursday – come prepared for field trip! *no lunchboxes please!

 

 

Assessments

 

Thursday-  fact fluency, spelling, language skills (possessives), reading (poetry)

 

 



4/11-4/15
Due Date: 4/15/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

April 22- Field Trip

April 18 – 22- Book Fair

April 29- Last day to order spring pictures!

*We are in great need of tissues, paper towels, index cards, and dry erase markers! We greatly appreciate any donations! 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Britany- April 28

 

 

 This week's Star is Adyson! 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words: don't, isn't, won't, doesn't, wouldn't, shouldn't, I'm, I've, she's, he's, it's, you're, they're, we've, he'd

 

Grammar:

L.2.2c – I can use an apostrophe to form contractions.

 

L.2.1c – I can use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

 

Writing:

W.2.5-Focus on a topic and strengthen my writing with guidance and support from my teacher and classmates. *We are beginning poetry writing this week!

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

Keeping our bodies healthy, body systems (digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, nervous)

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

2.G.2- I can partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-sized squares.

2.OA.4 – I can use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

 

 

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Partitioning a Rectangle

Tuesday- Arrays

Thursday – Contractions (back of page)

 

Assessments

 

Thursday-  fact fluency

 Friday- spelling, language skills (contractions)

 

 



Week of 4/4-4/8
Due Date: 4/8/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Apr. 4-8

 

ELA:   *write and use reflexive pronouns (myself, herself, himself, youself, itself, yourselves, ourselves, themselves)

          *explore sound and imagery in poems, use descriptive language (adjectives and adverbs) in poetry, and use figerature language (similes, metaphors, and alliteration)        

                                                                                         

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

 

Focus Words:  province, territory, wetlands, peninsula, mountain range, canyon, tribes, ceremonies, shelter, tracking, weaving                 

  

 Math:   *create fractions in halves, thirds, and fourths

               *partition rectangles into equal rows and columns  

               *solve one and two step word problems

               *fluently add and subtract numbers up to 20 (50 problems in 5 minutes)

 

Social Studies:  traditions and facts about North American countries (United States, Canada, and Mexico) and Native American Indian tribes



3/29-4/1
Due Date: 3/29/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Reading/ELA: Unit Theme:

Unit 5 “Hand-Me-Down Tales From Around The World”

ELA- I am revisiting several review skills based on class needs.

-Main idea and details of a multi-paragraph text

-Text features identification and purposes

Writing:   Using provided sources to gather information to answer a question

Spelling: baggage, luggage, bandage, message, passage, village, storage, scrimmage, shortage, package, tribe, American, reservation, region, language

Math:

-2-step word problems (this is going to be on-going practice every day for the 4th nine weeks)

-Identifying fractions as halves, thirds, and fourths

Science & S.S. North America geography and culture, Native American culture

Important Dates:

April 1st – Field Trip $ due

*We’re still missing payments! Payments must be received by Friday, April 1st. NO more will be accepted after that day.

April 22nd – Field trip to Botanic Gardens



Week of 3/21-3/25
Due Date: 3/25/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 21-24

 

ELA:   *produce, expand, and rearrange simple and compound sentences  (Simple: Max wants to go to the zoo.   Compound:  Max wants to go to the zoo, but Lisa wants to go to the museum.)

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

          *recall and gather information from provided sources to answer questions (books, computer, ipad)        

                 *write opinion pieces with a topic sentence, state an opinion, supply reasons and facts that support the opinion, use linking words (because, so, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding sentence           

                                                                       

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

 

Focus Words:  province, territory, wetlands, peninsula, mountain range, canyon                 

  

 Math:   *create fractions in halves, thirds, and fourths 

               *use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving terms of measurement              

               *solve one and two step word problems

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20 (50 problems in 5 minutes)

 

Social Studies:  traditions and facts about North American countries (United States, Canada, and Mexico)

           

 Important Dates:

**Mar. 23-report cards go home

**Mar. 25 & 28-Easter holidays

**Apr. 1-Field trip money is due

**Apr. 22-2nd grade field trip to the Botanic Garden



Mar 7-11
Due Date: 3/11/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 7-11

 

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

          *describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in the text (how details support the main idea)

          *know and use various text features (captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, and icons)

          *recall and gather information from provided sources (books, ipads, computers)         

                 *write opinion pieces with a topic sentence, state an opinion, supply reasons and facts that support the opinion, use linking words (because, so, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding sentence           

                                                                       

Spelling Words:  drew, threw, chew, blew, crew, weigh, weight, eight, eighty, neighbor, caption, index, glossary, feature, menu

 

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

  

 Math:    *use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving terms of measurement

               *represent addition and subtraction problems up to 80 on a number line 

               *solve one and two step word problems

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20 (50 problems in 5 minutes)

 

Social Studies:  traditions and facts about Peru and China

           

 Important Dates:

**Mar. 11-last day to order class pictures

**Mar. 14-18 Spring Break

**Mar. 23-report cards go home

**Mar. 25 & 28-Easter holidays

**Apr. 1-Field trip money is due

**Apr. 22-2nd grade field trip to the Botanic Garden



Feb. 29-Mar. 4
Due Date: 2/29/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

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)

Writing:   opinion writing *OREO*

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

 

Spelling: fraud, pause, cause, fault, vault, thaw, crawl, shawl, yawn, drawn, France, soldier, want, won’t, were

 

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, 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

 

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Feb. 22-26
Due Date: 2/22/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 22-26

 

 

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

 

- ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a story

 

-read fables and folktales from different cultures and determine the central message *assessment this week

-compare and contrast two versions of the story from different cultures *assessment this week

-write opinion pieces that include a topic sentence, opinion sentences, several reasons or facts to support the opinion, and a conclusion sentence *ongoing assessment  

 

Spelling words-Chinese, belief, folktale, similarity, fable, culture, nurture, nature, future, texture, posture, capture, picture, feature, lecture*assessment 2/26

 

Focus vocabulary words:  typhoon, culture, diverse, ethnic group, temple, terraced, fertile, famine, emperor, porcelain

 

Math: fact fluency on Friday (50 facts in 5 minutes)

 

-measure the length of objects using inches, centimeters, feet, yards, and meters

-measure using different units of measurement (centimeters vs. inches) then discuss why the measurements are different

-estimate lengths of objects then measure

*assessments will be throughout the week

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Feb. 8-12
Due Date: 2/12/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

Tuesday, February 9 is the LAST day for Candy Gram sales!

 

February 1-12- Jump Rope for Heart

 

February 10- Mrs. Minor’s last day before maternity leave

 

February 12- Valentine’s Day exchange

 

*bring a red or pink gift bag from home to decorate for Valentine treats! 

 

 

Inclement Weather Make-up Day will be Friday, February 12! (The Friday before President's Day)

 

HHES will be closed Monday, February 15, for President's Day!


 

 

 Happy Birthday!!!

Brayden-2/8

Brenton-2/11

K’yani-2/14

Zeke- 2/20

 

 

 This week's Star is Brayden!

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words: groom, proof, swoop, loose, dear, fear, appear, cheat, breathe, health, bread, reason, because, opinion, believe

Reading:

Grammar:

 

Writing:

W.2.1- I can write an opinion piece in which I introduce the topic, state an opinion, supply reasons to support my opinion, use linking words (because, also, etc.), to connect opinion to reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

We are beginning a new unit- Fables and Folktales from Around the World- and doing a geography study of the country of China this week.

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

2.MD.1-I can measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

2.MD.2- I can measure the length of an object twice, using different units of lengths for two measurements.

 

 

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

 

Monday- Measurement

Tuesday- Opinion Writing Practice

Thursday- Hot Dog measuring sheet

 

Assessments

 

Thursday-fact fluency

 Friday- spelling

 

 



Feb. 1-5
Due Date: 2/6/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

CONGRATULATIONS!! AJ and Mallory won 2nd place in both of their divisions for the Science Fair!  They will be going to represent HHES at the Regional Science Fair at Ole Miss! :)

February 1- February 9-CANDY GRAM SALE

February 1-12- Jump Rope for Heart

February 10- Mrs. Minor’s last day before maternity leave

February 12- Valentine’s Day exchange

*bring a red or pink gift bag from home to decorate for Valentine treats! 

 

Inclement Weather Make-up Day will be Friday, February 12! (The Friday before President's Day)

 

HHES will be closed Monday, February 15, for President's Day!


 

 

 Happy Birthday!!!

Brayden-2/8

Brenton-2/11

K’yani-2/14

Zeke- 2/20

 

 

 This week's Star is Devin!

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words: thanked, smashed, pinched, picked, blocked, asked, tossed, crushed,
pumped, hunted, station, Canada, escape, passenger, conductor

Reading:

RI.2.3- I can describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas, or concepts.

RI.2.9- I can compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

 

Grammar:

 

Writing:

W.2.2- I can write informative/explanatory texts in which I introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

W.2.6- I can use digital tools to publish my writing.

*We are catching up from last week and working to finish our biographies and powerpoints!

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

We are beginning a new unit- Fables and Folktales from Around the World- and doing a geography study of the country of France this week.

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

2.MD.1-I can measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

2.MD.2- I can measure the length of an object twice, using different units of lengths for two measurements.

 

 

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- How Would You Measure Me?

Tuesday- What is a Constellation?

Thursday- Measurement

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- Math, fact fluency

 Friday- spelling, cold read

 

 



Jan. 25-29
Due Date: 1/31/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

CONGRATULATIONS!! Rocco won first place in the district reading fair and will be going to the regional reading fair next month! We are so proud of you, Rocco!

Inclement Weather Make-up Day will be Friday, February 12! (The Friday before President's Day)

 

January 26-Zaxby’s Night & PTA meeting                                 

 

January 28-Class pictures

 

January 28- Science Fair

January 29- Pajama Day! Bring $1.00

HHES will be closed Monday, February 15, for President's Day!


 

 

 Happy Birthday!!!

 

Elli- January 14

Devin-January 22

Amberlee- January 22

Adrian- January 24

 This week's Star is Amberlee!

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words: grain, stray, frail, gray, drain, faint, brain, tray, clay, sway, voice, different, saint, verb, adjective

 

Reading:

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

Grammar:

L.2.1e- I can use adjectives and adverbs and choose between them depending on what is being modified (described).

L.2.5b- I can distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (toss, throw, hurl) and adjectives (thin, slender, skinny, scrawny). 

Writing:

W.2.2- I can write informative/explanatory texts in which I introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

W.2.6- I can use digital tools to publish my writing.

*We are catching up from last week and working to finish our biographies and powerpoints!

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

We are continuing our “Journey to Freedom” unit! We are reading and writing biographies of some famous Americans: MLK, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Rosa Parks. 

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

2.NBT.5- I can add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value.

2.NBT.6- I can add up to four 2-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

2. NBT. 7- I can add and subtract within 1,000, using concrete models or drawings to identify relationships; use strategioes based on place value to compose and decompose 3-digit numbers.

2. NBT.9- I can explain why a strategy for addition or subtraction works.

 

 

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Subtraction handout

Tuesday- Point of view handout

Thursday- Shades of meaning handout

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- Math, fact fluency

 Friday- spelling, point of view assessment (rubric), shades of meaning assessment (foldable)

 

 



Jan. 19-22
Due Date: 1/22/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

 

Inclement Weather Information:

I will keep you updated via Remind101 with information as I receive it!  Please read the info. below from Superintendent Uselton:

How is the decision made to cancel and/or delay the school day?

When inclement weather is predicted, the superintendent is in constant contact during the overnight hours (and in the days leading up to a predicted event) with the school district's transportation department, local law enforcement agencies, and local meteorologists before a decision is made. 

 

When is the decision regarding a school closure/delay announced?
Because it is more convenient for everyone if an announcement is made on the night before a weather event, we prefer to make a decision before 10:30 p.m.  However, we often delay the decision until 5:30 a.m. because winter weather is so unpredictable and because the forecast often changes dramatically in the hours leading up to a winter weather event.
Will students and teachers have to attend extra days of school to “make-up” for inclement weather days?
School districts are required to “make-up” days for inclement weather, so everyone should always be prepared to “make up” days. However, there could be exceptions made if the Governor of Mississippi declares a “state of emergency” because of the inclement weather.
Where can official information about school closures and/or delays be found?
DeSoto County Schools will make an official announcement regarding closures and delays on our school district website, www.desotocountyschools.org, on Memphis-area television stations, and through our school district’s parent notification system. Even though social media may be used to announce closures and/or delays, that is not an official announcement. There is often misinformation that is communicated via social media, and we ask that our stakeholders only trust the three official sources (the district website, Memphis-area television stations, and the district notification system).

If there are school closures, are school events also canceled?
Yes. If school is closed for the day, all school events are canceled for that entire day and evening. If school is dismissed early, all after-school events are canceled.

 

January 26-Zaxby’s Night & PTA meeting                                 

 

January 28-Class pictures

 

January 28- Science Fair

January 29- Pajama Day! Bring $1.00

 

 


 

 

 Happy Birthday!!!

 

Elli- January 14

Devin-January 22

Amberlee- January 22

Adrian- January 24

 We will start Star Student again next week!

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words: 

Reading:

 RL.2.3- I can describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Grammar:

L.2.1e- I can use adjectives and adverbs and choose between them depending on what is being modified (described).

Writing:

W.2.2- I can write informative/explanatory texts in which I introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

W.2.6- I can use digital tools to publish my writing.

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

We are continuing our “Journey to Freedom” unit! We are reading and writing biographies of some famous Americans: MLK, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Rosa Parks. 

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

2. MD.8- I can solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using money symbols appropriately. (Review)

 

2.OA.1- I can use addition and subtraction w/in 100 to solve 1-step word problems.

 

2. NBT.5- I can add and subtract w/in 100 based on place value.

 

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Tuesday- adjective or adverb

Wednesday- money word problems

Thursday- author's purpose

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- fact fluency

 Friday- spelling, cold read, math

 

 



Jan. 11-15
Due Date: 1/16/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:


HHES will be closed next Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

 

 

 

          THANK YOU to Rocco's family for donating the supplies we needed!  We appreciate your generosity so much! :)

 

 Happy Birthday!!!

 

Elli- January 14

Devin-January 22

Amberlee- January 22

Adrian- January 24

 

 This week's Star Student is Elli!

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words:  join, noise, spoil, point, choice, voice, joint, moist, void, boil, secret, courage, minister, peace, Germany

Reading:

 RL.2.3- I can describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Grammar:

 

L.2.1e- I can use adjectives and adverbs and choose between them depending on what is being modified (described).

Writing:

 

W.2.2- I can write informative/explanatory texts in which I introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

 

W.2.6- I can use digital tools to publish my writing.

 

Science/Social Studies Skills

We are continuing our “Journey to Freedom” unit! We are reading and writing biographies of some famous Americans: MLK, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Rosa Parks. 

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

*Fact Fluency- adding/subtracting sums to 20- 50 problems in 5 minutes

2. MD.8- I can solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using money symbols appropriately. (Review)

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Money word problems

Tuesday- Adjectives

Thursday- Adverbs

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- fact fluency

 Friday- spelling

 

 



January 4-January 8
Due Date: 1/9/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

Happy New Year!!  We hope you all had a great Christmas break and are ready for the second half of 2nd Grade!!

 

Graded papers will be sent home Thursday and report cards will be sent home Friday, Jan. 8!

 

Please check your child's folder this week for important information regarding dismissal for inclement weather!

 

          We are in need of skinny dry erase markers, index cards, colored printer paper, and highlighters. If you can donate any of these items, we would greatly appreciate it!

 

 Happy Birthday!!!

 

Elli- January 14

Devin-January 22

Amberlee- January 22

Adrian- January 24

 

 We will start Star Student again next week! :)

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words:  rose, chose, pose, those, close, nose, hose, choose, rise, these, slavery, journey, freedom, escape, abolish

Reading:

 RI.2.3- I can describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

RL.2.5- I can describe the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

Grammar:

L.2.1d- I can form and use the past tense of irregular verbs. (sit/sat, write/wrote, etc)

Writing:

W.2.- I can write an informative paragraph.

Science/Social Studies Skills

We are beginning our “Journey to Freedom” unit! We are learning about the geography of the U.S. and the Underground Railroad.  

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

2.MD.7- I can tell time in five-minute intervals, write time from five-minute intervals, and us the terms a.m. and p.m. appropriately. (Review)

2. MD.8- I can solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using money symbols appropriately. (Review)

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- No homework! :)

Tuesday- Irregular Verbs

Thursday- Money/Time Review

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- fact fluency

 Friday- spelling, cold read, grammar (irregular verbs)

 

 



December 18-January 4
Due Date: 1/4/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

 

We hope everyone has a wonderful break and can't wait to see you back at HHES on Monday, January 4!!



December 7-11
Due Date: 12/11/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:


HHES SPOTLIGHT students are holding a book drive to benefit Coffeeville Elementary School's library.  If you have any new or gently used books that you would like to donate, please send them in by Friday, December 11!! Thank you to those who have already donated books! 

 

HHES Book Fair- December 4-10; Our class will shop from 8:40-9:30 on Monday, December 7! This will be our library/activity time for this day. You are welcome to shop with your child during ”See a Saint, Be a Saint” or during this time Monday.

Our Christmas Party will be on Friday, December 18, from 12:00-12:45! All parents are invited to attend! We will be sending information and invitations home soon regarding information about how you can volunteer to help with food, treats, games, and more! This is a big celebration and our students are really looking forward to it. We would love for you to help out and to join in the fun!

 


 

 Happy Birthday!!!

 

Dolan- December 11

Rhian- December 23

Lily- December 27

 

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words:  pack, back, stack, smack, crack, truck, stuck, sick, neck, clock, heading, greeting, body, closing, signature

 

Reading:

 

Grammar:

 

L.2.2b- I can use commas in greeting and closing of letters. 

L.2.4d- I can use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words. 

 

Writing:

W.2.3- I can write a friendly letter.

Science/Social Studies Skills

 We are learning about Christmas and holiday traditions in different cultures around the world. 

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

2.MD.7- I can tell time in five-minute intervals, write time from five-minute intervals, and us the terms a.m. and p.m. appropriately. 

2. G.1- I can recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes.  I can identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- Compound Words

Tuesday- Friendly Letter

Thursday- Time Review

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- fact fluency

 Friday- spelling, math (shapes, telling time, graphs)

 

 

See What We've Been Up To!

Telling Time!  We created watches and practiced reading the time on analog clocks.

                                                     

Adyson and Rocco

 

                          

Brenton and AJ   

 

Reading Fair!

           

                         AJ- "Lost in the Snow"           Brenton- "Pete the Cat Plays Ball"

 

                                                                   

     Isaac- "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

 

 

                        Congratulations to Rocco and his family!! They won FIRST place in the Family Project Division for their project on The 3 Little Pigs.



November 30-December 4
Due Date: 12/4/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

 

    Thursday, Dec.3- See a Saint, Be a Saint

Come See Saint Nick and “Be a Saint” THIS Thursday, December 3!! From 6:00-8:00 pm, come take your photo with Santa (for a small donation), enjoy cookies and milk, shop at the Book Fair, see the 3rd grade Art Exhibit, and MORE! All donations received will be made to St. Jude in honor of our students who are St. Jude patients.

 

HHES Book Fair- December 4-10; Our class will shop from 8:40-9:30 on Monday, December 6! This will be our library/activity time for this day. You are welcome to shop with your child during ”See a Saint, Be a Saint” or during this time Monday.

Our Christmas Party will be on Friday, December 18, from 12:00-12:45! All parents are invited to attend! We will be sending information and invitations home soon regarding information about how you can volunteer to help with food, treats, games, and more! This is a big celebration and our students are really looking forward to it. We would love for you to help out and to join in the fun!

 


 

 Happy Birthday!!!

 

Dolan- December 11

Rhian- December 23

Lily- December 27

 

 

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words:  slide, pride, smile, prize, shine, glide, chime, prime, stripe, spike, dislike, replay, unable, pretest, misplace

 

Reading:

RL.2.6- I can acknowledge differences in point of view of characters.

 

Grammar:

 

L.2.4b- I can determine the meaning of 5 new words formed when a known prefix is added to a word.

L.2.4- I can determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases (idioms - "in a pickle," "like a chicken with it's head cut off" etc, synonyms, antonyms, and homographs).

 

Writing:

W.2.3- I can write a friendly letter.

Science/Social Studies Skills

 We are learning about different types of bridges and how they are constructed. We are looking at different landforms around the USA.

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.2- I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

2.MD.7- I can tell time in five-minute intervals, write time from five-minute intervals, and us the terms a.m. and p.m. appropriately. 

2. MD.10- I can draw a picture and a bar graph to represent a data set up to four categories.  I can solve simple adding, subtracting, and comparing problems using information represented in bar graph.

 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- The Mighty Ant

Tuesday- Digital Time

Thursday- Prefixes #1

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- fact fluency

 Friday- spelling, language skills, math

 

 

See What We've Been Up To!

Telling Time!  We created watches and practiced reading the time on analog clocks.

                                                     

Adyson and Rocco

 

                          

Brenton and AJ   

 

Reading Fair!

           

                         AJ- "Lost in the Snow"           Brenton- "Pete the Cat Plays Ball"

 

                                                                   

     Isaac- "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

 

 

                        Congratulations to Rocco and his family!! They won FIRST place in the Family Project Division for their project on The 3 Little Pigs. 



Nov. 16-20
Due Date: 11/20/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

Important Announcements:

 

 Nov. 20- PJ Day!! Bring $1.00 and wear your pajamas all day!

      Nov. 23-27- Thanksgiving holidays

    Dec.3- See a Saint, Be a Saint

 *Come celebrate Christmas at the Hills!!  See Santa, shop at the   book fair, participate in a Christmas craft, and MORE!  Proceeds will go to benefit St. Jude!


 

 Happy Birthday!!!

 

Lena- November 12

Miles- November 20

Adyson- November 29

 

 

 

 

 

MILES!

 

ELA Skills/Standards 

Phonics:  Students will be required to write 2 complete sentences on their test Friday using a spelling word (1 for each sentence) in the correct context.  All words must be spelled correctly, and capitals and end marks must be used correctly! 
Spelling words:  rake, pane, maze, whale, shame, grade, chase, shave, trade, brave, disagree, rewrite, preview, unhappy, overheard

 

Reading:

RL.2.3-I can describe how characters in a story respond to major events and changes.

RL.2.6- I can acknowledge differences in point of view of characters.

 

Grammar:

L.2.4b- I can determine the meaning of 5 new words formed when a known prefix is added to a word.

Writing:

W.2.3- I can write a personal narrative (Being A Writer writer's workshop).

Science/Social Studies Skills

 We are learning about different types of bridges and how they are constructed. We are looking at different landforms around the USA.

Math Skills/Standards

2.OA.1.- I can use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one step word problems.

2.MD.6- I can represent whole numbers, sums, and differences on a number line.

2.NBT.9- I can explain why addition and subtraction strategies work.

 


 

Homework

*Homework is never given on Wednesday, unless we have a short week!

Monday- reading/point of view handout

Tuesday- prefixes handout

Thursday- word problems handout

 

Assessments

 

Thursday- fact fluency

 Friday- spelling, cold read, math