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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/16/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Apr. 16-20

 

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

         **identify homophones as words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings (to-too-two, sun-son)

         **use common prefixes and suffixes to change the meaning of a word (preschool, careless)

         **use commas to seperate items in a series (She wore a red, white, and blue dress.)

         **opinion writing

 

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new vocabulary words this week

 

Math:  **fractions-partition rectangles and circles into 2, 3, or 4 equal parts; describe the parts as halves, thirds, and fourths

             **review word problems, arrays, and addition and subtraction with and without regrouping   ***The math test will be on Friday.

 

Important information:

**Apr. 20-Music program at 6:00 p.m.

**Apr. 24-progress reports

**Apr. 24-PTA meeting 6:00 p.m.

**Student will not be allowed to charge lunch in the cafeteria after May 1.

**May 18-Awards Day at 8:00 and Color Run at 8:30

**May 22-60% day

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

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/9/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Apr. 9-13

 

ELA: **describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning to poetry; identify alliteration, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyming words, personification, and hyperbole in poetry

         **ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a text

         **describe how different characters respond to major events and challenges

         **acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters in a text  ***The reading comprehension test will be on Friday.

         **opinion writing

 

Spelling:   no spelling words this week

 

Vocabulary Words:  mushy, slurp, rude, dash, plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual, expand, shimmer, teamwork, damp, consume, variety, fragile, picky  ***The vocabulary test will be on Friday.

 

Math:  **fractions-partition rectangles and circles into 2, 3, or 4 equal parts; describe the parts as halves, thirds, and fourths

             **review word problems, arrays, and addition and subtraction with and without regrouping   ***The math quiz will be on Friday.

 

Important information:

**Apr. 9-last day to order spring pictures

**Apr. 12-2nd grade field trip

**Apr. 20-Music program at 6:00 p.m.

**Apr. 24-progress reports

**Apr. 24-PTA meeting 6:00 p.m.

**May 18-Awards Day/Color Run-times to be determined

**May 22-60% day

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

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/3/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Apr. 3-6

 

ELA: **describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning to poetry

         **ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a text

         **describe how different characters respond to major events and challenges

         **acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters in a text

         **identify and use adjectives and adverbs in writing

         **opinion writing

 

Spelling:   out, how, down, found, house, brown, seven, whole, pie, piece, running, stopped, inches, gettting, done, can't, any, warm, bread, whose  ***The spelling test will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  expand, shimmer, teamwork, damp, consume, variety, fragile, picky

 

Math:  **partition a rectangle into rows and columns of the same size

             **use repeated addition to find the total number of objects in arrays with up to 5 rows and 5 columns   ***The math test will be on Friday.

 

Important information:

**Apr. 5-Art at the Hills-6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

**Apr. 6-field trip money and permission forms are due.  You can pay online using www.revopay.com

**Apr. 6-Hat Day-Bring $1.00 to support Autism Awareness

**Apr. 9-last day to order spring pictures

**Apr. 12-2nd grade field trip

**Apr. 20-Music program at 6:00 p.m.

**Apr. 24-progress reports

**Apr. 24-PTA meeting 6:00 p.m.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/26/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 26-30

 

ELA: **ask and answer questions about a nonfiction text

         **identify the main idea of a multi-paragraph text and the main idea of each paragraph within the text

         **review author's purpose, connection of events in a text, and reasons to support the author's point in a text ***The reading comprehension test will be on Thursday.

         **identify and use adjectives in writing

         **research facts about the jungle; opinion writing

 

Spelling:   stopped, running, getting, inches, can't, done, warm, any, filled, picked, classes, ended, heard, buy, through, very, hair, snow, answer, brother  ***The spelling test will be on Thursday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  fetch, murmur, sturdy, guide, prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle, swirl, content, fearless, convince, miniature, duplicate, stuff, sniffle   **The vocabulary quiz will be on Thursday.

 

Math:  **partition a rectangle into rows and columns of the same size

 

             **use repeated addition to find the total number of objects in arrays with up to 5 rows and 5 columns   ***The math quiz will be on Thursday.

Important information:

**Mar. 30-Apr. 2-Easter holidays

**Apr. 5-Art at the Hills-6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

**Apr. 6-field trip money and permission forms are due.  You can pay online using www.revopay.com

**Apr. 9-last day to order spring pictures

**Apr. 12-2nd grade field trip

**Apr. 20-Music program at 6:00 p.m.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/19/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 19-23

 

ELA: **ask and answer questions about a nonfiction text

         **identify the main idea of a multi-paragraph text and the main idea of each paragraph within the text

         **review author's purpose, connection of events in a text, and reasons to support the author's point in a text

         **identify and use adjectives in writing

         **research facts about the jungle; opinion writing

 

Spelling:   *Review week-Only 15 words will be tested.*  own, road, home, show, new, too, food, rule, write, good, look, know, right, why, try, high, legs, wishes, misses, steps, old, post, only, told, true, school, heart, blue, would, put, should, kind, find, child, wild, talk, walk, people, eight, grow, toe, truth, boat, few, fruit, Tuesday, choose, guess, fire, woods, guide, lie, quite, young, light, glasses, first, crosses, touch, dishes, foot  ***The spelling test will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  swirl, content, fearless, convince, miniature, duplicate, stuff, sniffle   ***We now have 8 words each week with a test every 2 weeks.  They will all be review words.

 

Math:  **use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems with the unknown number in any position

             **add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers with regrouping in one or two places  ***The math test will be on Friday.

            

Important information:

**Mar. 22-report cards

**Mar. 30-Apr. 2-Easter holidays

**Apr. 6-field trip money and permission forms are due.  You can pay online using www.revopay.com

**Apr. 12-2nd grade field trip

**Apr. 20-Music program at 6:00 p.m.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/26/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 26-Mar. 2

 

ELA: **read and answer questions about fables and folktales and identify the central message or morale

         **describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges in a story

         **describe the overall structure of a story (the beginning introduces the characters and plot, the middle introduces the problem, and the ending concludes the action and solves the problem)

         **identify and use possessive pronouns to show ownership (her, hers, his, our, ours, their, theirs, my, mine, its, your, yours) and reflexive pronouns (herself, himself, itself, myself, yourself, themselves, ourselves, yourselves)

         **write a biography with a topic sentence, at least 5 details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:   wishes, legs, steps, misses, crosses, glasses, walk, talk, eight, people, right, why, try, high, kind, find, child, wild, first, touch  ***The spelling test will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  blob, shriek, congratulate, whimper

 

Math:  **solve one and two step word problems involving measurement terms

             **measure lengths of different objects and construct a line plot to record the information   ***The math test will be on Friday.

            

Important information

**Mar. 1-Spring pictures

**Mar. 12-16 Spring Break

**Mar. 22-report cards

**Our lunchtime has been changed to 11:50-12:15 until Mar. 9 because of 3rd grade testing.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/20/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 20-23

 

ELA: **comapre and contrast the key points in two different nonfiction texts on the same subject

         **review main idea and supporting details

         **identify and use suject pronouns (she, he, they, we, I, it, you) and predicate pronouns (her, him, them, us, me, it, you)

         **write a biography with a topic sentence, at least 5 details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:   why, right, high, try, find, kind, wild, child, write, good, look, know, would, put, should, could, light, quite, lie, young  ***The spelling test will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  treat, provide, conserve, appreciate, unique, recently, valuable, decrease   ***The vocabulary quiz will be on Friday.

 

Math:  **solve one and two step word problems involving measurement terms

             **measure lengths of different objects and construct a line plot to record the information   ***The math test will be on Friday.

            

Important information

**Mar. 1-Spring pictures

**Mar. 12-16 Spring Break

**Mar. 22-report cards

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/12/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 12-16

 

ELA: **identify the main idea and details of a story

         **identify the author's purpose of a story (to persuade, to inform, to entertain)

         **use illustrations and photographs to answer questions about a story  ***The reading comprehension test will be on Friday.

         **use correct subject/verb agreement in a sentence (The dog barks at me.  The girls laugh at the funny book.); review irregular past tense verbs ***The verb test will be on Thursday.    

         **write a biography with a topic sentence, at least 5 details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:   good, write, know, look, put, would, could, should, new, too, food, rule, true, school, heart, blue, woods, fire, guess, guide   ***The spelling test will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  unique, recently, valuable, decrease

  

measure the same object in inches and centimeters

          **measure 2 different objects and find the differnce in their lengths

          **choose the appropriate measuring tool to measure the length of different objects (ruler, yardstick, meter stick, measuring tape) and the correct measurement unit (inch, centimeter, foot, yard, meter

          **estimate and measure objects to the nearest inch and centimeter

          ***The math test will be on Friday.

            

Important information

**Feb. 13-progress reports go home

**Feb. 14-Valentine's Day treats

**Feb. 16-make up snow day

**Feb. 16-last day to order a class picture

**Feb. 19-Presidents' Day-no school for students

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/5/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 5-9

 

ELA: **identify the main idea and details of a story

         **identify the author's purpose of a story (to persuade, to inform, to entertain)

         **use illustrations and photographs to answer questions about a story

         **use correct subject/verb agreement in a sentence (The dog barks at me.  The girls laugh at the funny book.)    

         **write a biography with a topic sentence, at least 5 details, and a conclusion

 

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  complex, strenuous, optional, fresh, attach, flexible, beneficial, precaution  ***The vocabulary quiz will be on Friday.

  

Math: **choose the appropriate measuring tool to measure the length of different objects (ruler, yardstick, meter stick, measuring tape) and the correct measurement unit (inch, centimeter, foot, yard, meter)

          **estimate and measure objects to the nearest inch and centimeter

          ***The math quiz will be on Friday.

            

Important information

**Feb. 13-progress reports go home

**Feb. 14-Valentine's Day treats

**Feb. 16-make up snow day

**Feb. 16-last day to order a class picture

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/29/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 2

 

ELA: **identify the main idea of a story

         **identify the author's main points in a story

         **use illustrations and photographs to answer questions about a story

         **review past, present, and future tense verbs; identify and use irregular past tense verbs (teach-taught, run-ran, sing-sang)      

         **identify and discuss that biographies are true stories about real people.  Begin to write biographies.

 

Spelling:  review week ***The spelling test will be on Friday.  Only 15 words will be tested.

 

Vocabulary Words:  attach, flexible, beneficial, precaution

  

Math: **add up to four 2-digit numbers (23+45+51+26=__)

          **add and subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping

          **solve one and two step word problems using addition and subtraction  ***The math test will be on Friday.

            

Important information

**Jan. 30-PTO meeting-6:00 p.m.

**Jan. 31-last day to order a yearbook

**Feb. 13-progress reports go home

**Feb. 16 and 19-make up snow days

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/22/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of January 22-26

 

ELA: **compare and contrast important points in 2 nonfiction texts on the same topic  ***The reading comprehension test will be on Friday.

         **identify the author's purpose of a text (to persuade, to inform, to entertain)

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

         **review past, present, and future tense verbs; identify and use irregular past tense verbs (teach-taught, run-ran, sing-sang)      

         **identify and discuss that biographies are true stories about real people.  Begin to write biographies.

 

Spelling:  road, own, show, home, most, old, told, only, way, rain, came, air, great, move, poor, door, boat, grow, truth, toe ***The spelling test will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  insist, create, predict, fabulous          review wordsoccasionally, encourage, approve, disapprove  The vocabulary test will be on Friday.

  

Math: **use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one step word problems

          **solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using dollar and cent signs appropriately  ***The math quiz will be on Wednesday.

            

Important information:

 

**Jan. 25-Class pictures

**Jan. 25-100th Day of School

**Jan. 30-PTO meeting-6:00 p.m.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/8/2018
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of January 8-12

 

ELA: **compare and contrast important points in 2 nonfiction texts on the same topic

         **identify the author's purpose of a text (to persuade, to inform, to entertain)

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

         **review past, present, and future tense verbs

         **write fiction stories for animal characters

         **identify and discuss that biographies are true stories about real people

 

Spelling:  rain, way, air, came, wait, main, great, move, door, poor, more, or, for, short, bear, four, eye, world, Monday, eighteen

 

Vocabulary Words:  occasionally, encourage, approve, disapprove

  

Math: **use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one step word problems

          **solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using dollar and cent signs appropriately

            

Important information:

**Jan. 9-Science Fair projects are due for those participating.  Students will receive an extra 100 in math for their projects.

**Jan. 10-Science Fair-no lunch guests please

**Jan. 15-Dr. Martin Luther King Day-no school

**Jan. 18-100th Day of School

**Jan. 25-Class pictures

**Jan. 30-PTO meeting-6:00 p.m.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/11/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Dec. 11-15

 

ELA: **identify and write the five parts to a friendly letter-heading (date), greeting, body, closing, and signature; use commas in the date, greeting, and closing

         **review answering who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a story; author's purpose, text features, main idea, context clues

         **"Christmas Around the World"-learn about Christmas traditions in different countries

 

Spelling:  no spelling words or test this week

 

Vocabulary Words:  no vocabulary words this week

  

Math: **review money, adding and subtracting with and without regrouping, word problems, 10/100 more/ less than a given number 

           

 

Important information:

**Nov. 27-Dec. 13 Our lunchtime will be from 11:50-12:15 due to 3rd grade testing.

**Dec. 15-last day to order a yearbook

**Dec. 15-2nd grade Christmas party from 12:00 to 12:45.

**Dec. 18-Jan. 4 Christmas break

**Jan. 4-students return to school

**Jan. 4-report cards go home

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/4/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Dec. 4-8

 

ELA:  **read and answer questions about fables and folktales; identify the central message (moral or lesson) in the story

          **compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story

          **answer questions about different points of view from different characters in a story

          **answer questions about character's response (what a character feels, does, or says) ***The reading comprehension test will be on Friday.       

         **identify and write the five parts to a friendly letter-heading (date), greeting, body, closing, and signature; use commas in the date, greeting, and closing

 

Spelling:  no spelling words or test this week

 

Vocabulary Words:  We are reviewing the following words:  usual, unusual, fragrant, plenty, fragile, variety, attract, teamwork, solid, approach, expand, regularly, damp, vanish, dull, dash, consume, mushy  ***The vocabulary test will be on Friday covering these words.

  

Math: **identify coins and their value (up to a quarter); count groups of coins to find their value

                        **use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one-step word problems with the unknown number in any position

          **fluently add and subtract using strategies based on place value, properties of operation, and the relationship between addition and subtraction (adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with and without regrouping)  ***The math test will be on Friday.      

           

 

Important information:

**Nov. 27-Dec. 13 Our lunchtime will be from 11:50-12:15 due to 3rd grade testing.

**Dec. 4-8  Scholastic Book Fair-Our class will shop on Monday at 10:00.

**Dec. 5-Holidays with the Hills 6:00-8:00 p.m.

**Dec. 15-2nd grade Christmas party from 12:00 to 12:45.

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/27/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of November 27-December1

 

ELA:  **read and answer questions about fables and folktales; identify the central message (moral or lesson) in the story

          **compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story

          **answer questions about different points of view from different characters in a story

          **answer questions about character's response (what a character feels, does, or says)

           **identify and use action verbs, linking verbs (am, is, are, was, were), and past, present, and future tense verbs  ***The verb test will be on Thursday.

         **identify and write the five parts to a friendly letter-heading (date), greeting, body, closing, and signature; use commas in the date, greeting, and closing

 

Spelling:  or, more, short, for, four, bear, world, eye, far, part, same, think, give, friend, front, live, horse, store, prove, fourth  ***The spelling test will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual

  

Math:   **use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one-step word problems with the unknown number in any position

          **fluently add and subtract using strategies based on place value, properties of operation, and the relationship between addition and subtraction (adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with and without regrouping)

          **use a numberline to add and subtract numbers to 50  ***The math quiz will be on Friday.

           

 

Important information:

**Nov. 27-Dec. 13 Our lunchtime will be from 11:50-12:15 due to 3rd grade testing.

**Nov. 30-field trip to Graceland

**Dec. 4-8  Scholastic Book Fair-Our class will shop on Monday at 10:40.

**Dec. 5-Holidays with the Hills 6:00-8:00 p.m.

**Dec. 15-2nd grade Christmas party from 12:00 to 12:45.

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/13/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of November 13-17

 

ELA:  **read and answer questions about fables and folktales; identify the central message (moral or lesson) in the story

          **compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story

          **answer questions about different points of view from different characters in a story

          **answer questions about character's response (what a character feels, does, or says)

           **identify and use action verbs, linking verbs (am, is, are, was, were), and past, present, and future tense verbs

         **write personal narratives with a topic sentence, several details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:  part, far, think, same, friend, give, live, front, girl, her, each, turn, gone, word, sure, work, large, sea, climb, none   ***The spelling test will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  gobble, rude, dash, approach, dull, solid, mushy, slurp  ***The vocabulary test will be on Friday.

  

Math:   **use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one-step word problems with the unknown number in any position

          **fluently add and subtract using strategies based on place value, properties of operation, and the relationship between addition and subtraction

          **use a numberline to add and subtract numbers to 50

           

 

Important information:

**Nov. 17-field trip money and permission forms are due

**Nov. 20-24-Thanksgiving holidays

**Nov. 30-field trip to Graceland

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/6/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of November 6-10

 

ELA:  **identify and use nonfiction text features (title page, table of contents, headings, subheadings, photographs, illustrations, text boxes, captions, glossary, index)

          **ask and answer questions about key details in a nonfiction text

          **review author's purpose and describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text 

           **identify and use verbs

         **write personal narratives with a topic sentence, several details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:  her, girl, turn, each, word, gone, work, sure, hear, see, green, here, both, don't, oh, been, burn, under, worse, search   ***The spelling test will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  dull, solid, mushy, slurp

  

Math:   **skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s from any given number

          **mentally add and subtract 10 and 100 to a given number

          **review greater than, less than, and equal to; review ordering numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least   ***The math test will be on Friday.

           

 

Important information:

**Nov. 6-10-Animal Shelter Drive

**Nov. 6-10-no lunch visitors

**Nov. 7-progress reports go home

**Nov. 10-Red, White, and Blue Day-bring a $1.00 for the PTA.

**Nov. 17-field trip money and permission forms are due

**Nov. 20-24-Thanksgiving holidays

**Nov. 30-field trip to Graceland

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/30/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of October 30-Nov. 3

 

ELA:  **identify the author's purpose for writing a text (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)

          **identify and use nonfiction text features (title page, table of contents, headings, subheadings, photographs, illustrations, text boxes, captions, glossary, index)

          **describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text  ***The reading comprehension test will be on Friday.

           **identify common and proper nouns; correctly capitalize proper nouns

          **review collective nouns and plural nouns  ***The noun test will be on Thursday.

         **write personal narratives with a topic sentence, several details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:  review week-There will only be 15 words on the test.  next, ask, left, two, to, there, were, tops, tells, stops, helps, has, she, some, come, it's, didn't, that's, then, says, be, I'll, I'm, these, made, use, like, their, from, who, goes, time, makes, five, lines, love, off, once, son, since, soft, scratch, prince, length, breaks, match, gold, soon, Wednesday, eggs, tree, page, phone, late, gave, change, clothes, life, Thursday   ***The spelling test will be on Friday.  

 

  fragile, sip, picky, attract, variety, characteristics, consume, unwelcome

  

Math:   **skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s from any given number

          **mentally add and subtract 10 and 100 to a given number

          **review greater than, less than, and equal to; review ordering numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least

           

 

Important information:

**Oct. 31-Dress as you favorite Book Character/Halloween treats

**Nov. 6-10-no lunch visitors

**Nov. 10-Red, White, and Blue Day-bring a $1.00 for the PTA.

**Nov. 17-field trip money and permkission forms are due

**Nov. 20-24-Thanksgiving holidays

**Nov. 30-field trip to Graceland

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/23/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of October 23-27

 

ELA:  **identify the author's purpose for writing a text (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)

          **identify and use nonfiction text features (title page, table of contents, headings, subheadings, photographs, illustrations, text boxes, captions, glossary, index)

          **describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text

           **identify common and proper nouns; correctly capitalize proper nouns

          **review collective nouns and plural nouns

         **write personal narratives with a topic sentence, several details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:  see, hear, here, green, don't, both, been, oh, time, makes, five, lines, love, off, once, son, mean, feet, half, health   ***The spelling test will be on Friday.  

 

 Vocabulary Words:  variety, characteristics, consume, unwelcome

  

Math:   **use analog and digital clocks to tell time to the hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute intervals

          **identify and use a quarter til and after the hour and half past the hour

          **identify a.m. and p.m.   ***The math test will be on Friday covering telling time and review skill even and odd numbers.

           

 

Important information:

**Oct. 25-wear orange to stop bullying

**Oct. 31-Dress as you favorite Book Character/Halloween treats

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/16/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of October 16-20

 

ELA:  **ask and answer questions about  nonfiction texts                    **use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words   ***The reading comprehension test will be on Friday and will cover context clues and answering questions about nonfiction texts.

          **identify and use collective nouns (a group of things  Ex.- a herd of horses, a school of fish, a pack of gum)

          **review synonyms and antonyms

           **create and use plural nouns by adding -s (cat-cats),     -es (bush-bushes), -ies (baby-babies), change f to a v and add -es (wolf-wolves), change the spelling (man-men), no change (sheep-sheep)

         **write personal narratives with a topic sentence, several details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:  makes, time, lines, five, off, son, love, once, these, made, use, like, their, from, who, goes, change, life, Thursday, clothes   ***The spelling test will be on Friday.  

 

 Vocabulary Words:  teamwork, damp, regularly, gleam, shimmer, vanish, expand, stream

  

Math:   **use analog and digital clocks to tell time to the hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute intervals

          **identify a.m. and p.m.

           

 

Important information:

**Oct. 16-20-Spirit Week-Movie Character Monday, Tacky Tourist Tuesday, Color War Wednesday (Green Hall wears green), Team Thursday, and Spirit Day Friday

**Oct. 18-Reading Fair projects are due

**Oct. 19-Reading Fair

**Oct. 20-last day to order Halloween candygrams

**Oct. 25-wear orange to stop bullying

**Oct. 31-Dress as you favorite Book Character/Halloween treats

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/9/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of October 9-13

 

ELA:  **ask and answer questions about  nonfiction texts                    **use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words

          **identify and use collective nouns (a group of things  Ex.- a herd of horses, a school of fish, a pack of gum)

           **create and use plural nouns by adding -s (cat-cats),     -es (bush-bushes), -ies (baby-babies), change f to a v and add -es (wolf-wolves), change the spelling (man-men), no change (sheep-sheep)

         **write personal narratives with a topic sentence, several details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:  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   ***The spelling test will be this Friday.  

 

 Vocabulary Words:  shimmer, vanish, expand, stream

  

Math:   **identify shapes and their attributes (triangles, squares, rectangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes)

          **create and answer questions using bar and picture graphs

         **review one step word problems  ***The math test will be on Friday and will cover, shapes, graphs, and review skills.

           

 

Important information:

**Oct. 9-Columbus Day holiday

**Oct. 12-Report cards

**Oct. 12-make up pictures

**Oct. 16-20-Spirit Week-Movie Character Monday, Tacky Tourist Tuesday, Color War Wednesday (Green Hall wears green), Team Thursday, and Spirit Day Friday

**Oct. 18-Reading Fair projects are due

**Oct. 19-Reading Fair

**Oct. 20-last day to order Halloween candygrams

**Oct. 25-wear orange to stop bullying

**Oct. 31-Dress as you favorite Book Character/Halloween treats

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/2/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of October 2-6

 

ELA:  **read and answer questions about poetry          

          **recognize different poetry elements-rhyming words, alliteration (The dirty dog dug a ditch.), repeated words and lines, onomatopoeia (Words used to imitate the sound we hear. ex.-woof, ding),  similes (Comparing two unlike things using like or as  Ex.-I am as mad as a hornet.), metaphors (Comparing two things using is, are, was, or were  Ex.-You are a monkey!)  ***The comprehension test on poetry will be on Friday.

         **create and use plural nouns by adding -s (cat-cats), -es (bush-bushes), -ies (baby-babies), change f to a v and add -es (wolf-wolves), change the spelling (man-men), no change (sheep-sheep)

         **write personal narratives with a topic sentence, several details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:  didn't, it's, that's, I'm, I'll, then, be, says, tops, tells, stops, helps, has, she, some, come, tree, eggs, Wednesday, soon  ***The spelling test will be this Friday.  

 

 Vocabulary Words:  rhyme, alliteration, simile, metaphor, genre, poem, poetry, poet

  

Math:   **identify shapes and their attributes (triangles, squares, rectangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes

          **create and answer questions using bar and picture graphs

         **review one step word problems

           

 

Important information:

**Oct. 2-wear blue to Stomp Out Bullying

**Oct. 5-wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

**Oct. 9-Columbus Day holiday

**Oct. 12-Report cards

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/25/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of September 25-29

 

ELA:  **read and answer questions about poetry          

          **recognize different poetry elements (rhyming words, alliteration (The dirty dog dug a ditch.), repeated words and lines, onomatopoeia (Words used to imitate the sound we hear. ex.-woof, ding) 

          **write complete simple and compound sentences with a subject and predicate, correct capitalization, and punctuation

         **use a comma and a conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) to write compound sentences   Ex.-We wanted to play outside, but it was raining.

          **identify and use the 4 different types of sentences-telling (declarative), command (imperative), asking (interrogative), and exclamatory  ***The language test on the types of sentences and compound sentences will be on Thursday.

         **create and use plural nouns by adding -s and -es 

         **write personal narratives with a topic sentence, several details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:   tells, tops, helps, stops, she, has, come, some, next, ask, left, just, two, to, there, were, match, length, gold, breaks  ***The spelling test will be this Friday.  

 

 prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle  ***The vocabulary test will be on Friday on these words.

  

Math:   **use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems-We will be using the CUBES strategy for word problems.  C-circle the numbers  U-underline the question  B-box the important words  E-eliminate unnecessary words  S-solve the problem  

           **review using different addition and subtraction strategies  ***The math test will be on Friday on solving one step word problems and using addition and subtraction strategies.  The fact fluency will be 25 addition problems to 18 in 5 minutes.

           

 

Important information:

**Sept. 29-PJ Day-Bring $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite pajamas all day! 

**Oct. 2-wear blue to Stomp Out Bullying

**Oct. 5-wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

**Oct. 9-Columbus Day holiday

**Oct. 12-Report cards

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/18/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of September 18-22

 

ELA:  **identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story and explain what each part does (beginning-introduces the characters and setting, middle-tells the events of the story and introduces the problem, end-tells the solution to the problem)          

          **review point of view and answering 5W questions  

          **write complete simple and compound sentences with a subject and predicate, correct capitalization, and punctuation

         **use a comma and a conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) to write compound sentences   Ex.-We wanted to play outside, but it was raining.

          **identify and use the 4 different types of sentences-telling (declarative), command (imperative), asking (interrogative), and exclamatory  ***The language test on the types of sentences and compound sentences will be on Friday if the students are ready. 

         **Write personal narratives with a topic sentence, several details, and a conclusion

 

Spelling:   review all spelling words from the past 5 week 

not, when, back, big, will, up, get, that, well, fish, much, such, black, went, thing, long, are, you, said, do, his, go, your, of, they, was, have, what, one, does, where, want, Friday, thick, Sunday, still, floor, push, check, rich, facts, sign, spring, draw, hang, stick  ***The spelling test will be this Friday. Only 15 words will be assessed.  

 

Vocabulary Words:  prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle

  

Math:   **use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems-We will be using the CUBES strategy for word problems.  C-circle the numbers  U-underline the question  B-box the important words  E-eliminate unnecessary words  S-solve the problem  

           **review using different addition and subtraction strategies  ***The math quiz will be on Friday on solving one step word problems.  The fact fluency will be 25 addition problems to 18 in 5 minutes.

           

 

Important information:

**Sept. 29-PJ Day-Bring $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite pajamas all day! 

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/11/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of September 11-15

 

ELA:  **identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story and explain what each part does (beginning-introduces the characters and setting, middle-tells the events of the story and introduces the problem, end-tells the solution to the problem)

          **create and use compound words  **The compound word test will be on Thursday.

          **review point of view and answering 5W questions  **The reading comprehension test will be on Friday and will cover the parts of a story and point of view.

          **write complete simple and compound sentences with a subject and predicate, correct capitalization, and punctuation

          **identify and use the 4 different types of sentences-telling (declarative), command (imperative), asking (interrogative), and exclamatory

 

Spelling:   ask, next, just, left, to, two, were, there, black, went, thing, long, one, does, where, want, scratch, soft, since   ***The spelling test will be this Friday.  

 

Vocabulary Words:  fetch, murmur, sturdy, guide

Review Words: stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle

**The vocabulary test will be on Friday and will cover these eight words.

 

 

Math:   **fluently subtract from 20 using different strategies (related facts, number line, draw a picture, mentally counting back, etc.) 

           **add and subtract using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction  ***The math quiz will be on Friday on subtractingnumbers to 20 using different strategies.  We will also have our 2nd fact fluency quiz this Friday-25 addition facts in 5 minutes.

           

 

Important information:

**Sept. 13-fall school pictures

**Sept. 29-PJ Day-Bring $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite pajamas all day! 

**Remember yearbooks are on sale now until December.

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/5/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of September 5-8

 

ELA:  **identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story and explain what each part does (beginning-introduces the characters and setting, middle-tells the events of the story and introduces the problem, end-tells the solution to the problem)

          **create and use compound words

          **review point of view and answering 5W questions  

          **write complete sentences with a subject and predicate, correct capitalization, and punctuation

          **identify and use the 4 different types of sentences-telling (declarative), command (imperative), asking (interrogative), and exclamatory

 

Spelling:   went, black, long, thing, does, one, want, where, fish, much, such, when, they, was, have, what, spring, facts, draw, sign   ***The spelling test will be this Friday.  

 

Vocabulary Words:  stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle

 

 

Math:   **fluently add within 20 using mental strategies (doubles, doubles plus one, make a ten, etc.)

           **add and subtract using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction (fact families)  ***The math quiz will be on Friday on adding numbers to 20 using different strategies.  We will also have our 1st fact fluency quiz this Friday-30 addition facts in 5 minutes.

           

 

Important information:

**Sept. 5-progress reports go home 

**Sept. 6-last day for the fundraiser 

**Sept. 13-fall school pictures

**Sept. 29-PJ Day-Bring $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite pajamas all day! 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/28/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of August 28-September 1

 

ELA:  **answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a story

          **understand the point of view of different characters in a story (what they feel, how they react, what they think)  

          **write complete sentences with a subject and predicate, correct capitalization, and punctuation

          **identify and use the 4 different types of sentences-telling (declarative), command (imperative), asking (interrogative), and exclamatory

 

Spelling:  much, fish, when, such, was, they, what, have, up, get, that, well, his, go, your, of, check, rich, push, floor   ***The spelling test will be this Friday.  

 

Vocabulary Words:  miniature, rarely, duplicate, disguise

Review words:  fearless, fearful, familiar, convince, tumble, swirl, compassionate, content   ***The vocabulary test will be this week covering these 12 words.

 

Math:   **identify even and odd numbers and explain why they are even or odd

           **compare two and three digit numbers using greater than, less than, and greater to and use the correct symbol (>, <, =)  and put a group of numbers in order from least to greatest

        **review writing two and three digit numbers four different ways  ***The math test this week will cover all of these math skills.

 

Important information:

**Sept. 1-Scholastic book orders due

**Sept. 4-Labor Day holiday

**Sept. 5-progress reports go home 

**Sept. 6-last day for the fundraiser   

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/21/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of August 21-25

 

ELA:  **answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a story

          **understand the point of view of different characters in a story (what they feel, how they react, what they think)  ***The reading comprehension tesy will be this Friday on point of view and answering 5 w questions.

          **identify and use nouns and verbs

          **write complete sentences with a subject and predicate, correct capitalization, and punctuation

 

Spelling:  get, up, well, that, go, his, of, your, not, back, big, will, are, you, said, do, thick, still, Sunday, Friday   ***The spelling test will be this Friday.  Only 15 words will be tested.  Two words will be application words.

 

Vocabulary Words:  fearless, fearful, familiar, convince

Review words:  tumble, swirl, compassionate, content

 

Math:  **compare two and three digit numbers using greater than, less than, and greater to and use the correct symbol (>, <, =)  ***Math quiz this week on comparing numbers.

        **review writing two and three digit numbers four different ways

 

Important information:

**Fundraising packets went home on Friday.  This raises so much money for our school that directly benefits your child!

**Sept. 4-Labor Day holiday

**Sept. 5-progress reports go home      

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/14/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of August 14-18

 

ELA:  **answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a story

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

         **understand the point of view of different characters in a story (what they feel, how they react, what they think)

         **identify and use nouns and verbs

         **write complete sentences with the correct capitalization and punctuation

                               

Spelling  Words:  back, not, will, big, you, are, do said  **The spelling test this week will NOT count for a grade.  Starting next week, it will count for a grade.  Also, next week there will be 20 words and 15 of them will be tested.

 

Vocabulary Words:  tumble, swirl, compassionate, content

 

Math:  **use different ways to write two and three digit numbers up to 500 (365; 3 hundreds, 6 tens, 5 ones; 300+60+5; three hundred, sixty-five; drawing with base ten blocks)

           **add and subtract numbers to 18 

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

**Aug. 14-breakfast program starts

**Aug. 14-lunch visitors can start-Our lunch time is 11:25-11:50.

**Aug. 15-PTA meeting is at 6:30 and Parent Night is at 7:00 p.m.    No students please.

**Remember to wear tennis shoes on Wednesday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/7/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of August 7-11

 

ELA:  **answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a story

         **distinguish between fiction and non-fiction stories

         **identify and use nouns and verbs

         **identify synonyms as words that mean the same or similar

         **ABC order

                               

Spelling  Words:  no spelling words this week

 

Vocabulary Words:  no vocabulary words this week

 

Math:  **use different ways to write two and three digit numbers up to 500 (365; 3 hundreds, 6 tens, 5 ones; 300+60+5; three hundred, sixty-five; drawing with base ten blocks)

           **add and subtract numbers to 18 

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

**Aug. 11-last day to return The Amazing Race summer reading challenge form

**Aug. 14-lunch visitors can start-Our lunch time is 11:25-11:50.

**Aug. 15-PTA meeting is at 6:30 and Parent Night is at 7:00 p.m.    No students please.

**Remember to wear tennis shoes on Wednesday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/1/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of August 1-4

 

ELA:  

                               

Spelling  Words:  

 

Vocabulary Words:  

 

Math:  

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

**Aug. 1-Meet the Teacher  6:00-7:30 p.m.

**Aug. 3-Students'first day

**Aug. 15-Parent Night 7:00 p.m.                                                   

  

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 5/15/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of May 15-19

 

ELA:  *write and identify different poetry elements (alliteration, personification, similes, onomatopeia, alliteration, and rhyming words)

          *identify and use shades of meaning for adjectives and verbs (cute-pretty-beautiful, toss-throw-hurl)    

          

                       

Spelling  Words:  We will be reviewing spelling words from the past several weeks.  **There will be no spelling tests for the rest of the year.

 

Vocabulary Words:  We will be reviewing all vocabulary words this week.

 

Math:  *review skills (money, telling time, skip counting, 10/100 less, 10/100 more, word problems, adding four 2-digit numbers)

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

*May 18-Award's Day (8:30-9:00) and Color Run (9:15-10:15) -Parents are invited to attend.

*May 19 & 22-60% days-no lunch will be served  **Dismissal will be at 11:15.

*May 22-students' last day

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 5/8/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of May 8-12

 

ELA:  *write and identify different poetry elements (alliteration, personification, similes, onomatopeia, alliteration, and rhyming words)

          *identify and use prefixes and suffixes          

          *write compound sentences using a comma and conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)  ex.-We wanted to go outside, but it was raining.

                       

Spelling  Words:  We will be reviewing spelling words from the past several weeks.  **There will be no spelling tests for the rest of the year.

 

Vocabulary Words:  We will be reviewing all vocabulary words this week.

 

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

           *create and use line plots to gather information and answer questions

            *review skills (money, telling time, skip counting, 10/100 less, 10/100 more, word problems, adding four 2-digit numbers)

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

*May 10-Lights Out in the Library

*May 12-PJ Day-Bring $1.00 and wear your favorite pajamas all day!

*May 18-Award's Day (8:30-9:00) and Color Run (9:15-10:15) -Parents are invited to attend.

*May 19 & 22-60% days-no lunch will be served

*May 22-students' last day

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 5/1/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of May 1-5

 

ELA:  *identify how illustrations and pictures in a story give extra information

          *identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story                

                   *write personal narratives and poetry   

          *write compound sentences using a comma and conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)  ex.-We wanted to go outside, but it was raining.

                       

Spelling  Words:  We will be reviewing spelling words from the past several weeks.  **There will be no spelling tests for the rest of the year.

 

Vocabulary Words:  obedient, disobdient, ecstatic, downcast

review words: flop, delightful, bulge, steer clear, shriek, blob, congratulate, whimper, provide, conserve, appreciate, treat, unique, recently, valuable, decrease, complex, strenuous, optional

 

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

           *create and use line plots to gather information and answer questions

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

*May 2-PTA meeting

*May 18-Award's Day and Color Run

*May 19 & 22-60% days-no lunch will be served

*May 22-students' last day

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/24/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of April 24-28

 

ELA:  *identify how illustrations and pictures in a story give extra information

          *identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story                

                   *write personal narratives and poetry   

          *use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words

                       

Spelling  Words:  named, taking, riding, hoped, build, built, many, else, saw, cause, salt, call, brought, thought, caught, because, ground, edge, height, weight

 

Vocabulary Words:  flop, delightful, bulge, steer clear

review words: shriek, blob, congratulate, whimper, provide, conserve, appreciate, treat, unique, recently, valuable, decrease, complex, strenuous, optional, fresh, attach, flexible, beneficial

 

Math:    *create equal groups of arrays, write an equation for a given array, and determine the total number of objects in the array          

           *use a calendar to answer questions

           *create and use line plots to gather information and answer questions

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

*Apr. 25-progress reports go home

*May 2-PTA meeting

*May 18-Award's Day and Color Run

*May 19 & 22-60% days-no lunch will be served

*May 22-students' last day

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/18/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of April 18-21

 

ELA:  *identify how the characters in a story respond to major events or problems in a story

          *identify the point of view of different characters in a story, including using different voices for each character                

                   *write opinion stories and personal narratives    

          *use common prefixes (-un, -mis, -re, -pre, -under, -dis), context clues, compound sentences

                       

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  shriek, blob, congratulate, whimper

review words: provide, conserve, appreciate, treat, unique, recently, valuable, decrease, complex, strenuous, optional, fresh, attach, flexible, beneficial, precaution, variety, characteristic, consume

 

Math:    *create equal groups of arrays, write an equation for a given array, and determine the total number of objects in the array          

           *solve one and two step word problems using addition and subtraction

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

*Apr. 25-progress reports go home

*May 2-PTA meeting

*May 18-Award's Day and Color Run

*May 19 & 22-60% days-no lunch will be served

*May 22-students' last day

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/10/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of April 10-14

 

ELA:  *identify how the characters in a story respond to major events or problems in a story

          *identify the point of view of different characters in a story, including using different voices for each character                

                   *write opinion stories and personal narratives    

          *use common prefixes (-un, -mis, -re, -pre, -under, -dis)

                       

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  provide, conserve, appreciate, treat

review words: unique, recently, valuable, decrease, complex, strenuous, optional, fresh, attach, flexible, beneficial, precaution, variety, characteristic, consume, unwelcome, dull, solid, mushy

 

Math:    *create equal groups of arrays, write an equation for a given array, and determine the total number of objects in the array          

           *solve one and two step word problems using addition and subtraction

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

*Apr. 10 & 13-Our class will shop at the Bok Fair 9:40-10:00 a.m.

*Apr. 11-St. Jude Sip & See/Family Night/Book Fair 6:00-7:30 p.m.

*Apr. 14 & 17-Easter holidays

*Apr. 25-progress reports go home

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/3/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of April 3-7

 

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

          *describe how reasons support specific points an author makes in a text                    

                  *compare and contrast informational texts

                  *write opinion stories    

          *use apostrophes in contractions and possessive nouns

                       

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  unique, recently, valuable, decrease

review words: complex, strenuous, optional, fresh, attach, flexible, beneficial, precaution, variety, characteristic, consume, unwelcome, dull, solid, mushy, slurp, fragile, sip, picky

 

Math:    *solve measurement word problems            

           *solve one and two step word problems using addition and subtraction

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

*Apr. 7-last day to order Spring Pictures

*Apr. 7-Lunch on the Lawn-no lunch guests on this day

*Apr. 11-St. Jude Sip & See/Family Night/Book Fair

*Apr. 14 & 17-Easter holidays

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/27/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 27-31

 

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

          *describe how reasons support specific points an author makes in a text                    

                  *compare and contrast informational texts

                  *write opinion stories    

          *use apostrophes in contractions and possessive nouns

                       

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  complex, strenuous, optional, fresh

review words: attach, flexible, beneficial, precaution, variety, characteristic, consume, unwelcome, dull, solid, mushy, slurp, fragile, sip, picky, attract, teamwork, damp, regularly

 

Math:    *solve measurement word problems            

           *use a numberline to solve addition and subtraction problems

                                                                                              

Important Information:     

*Apr. 7-last day to order Spring Pictures

*Apr. 7-Lunch on the Lawn-no lunch guests on this day

*Apr. 11-St. Jude Sip & See/Family Night/Book Fair

*Apr. 14 & 17-Easter holidays

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/20/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 20-24

 

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

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

                  *compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story

                  *write opinion stories    

          *identify and use subject and predicate pronouns

                       

Spelling  Words:  **Review Week-We will spend 2 weeks on these words.  The test will be on Mar. 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

 

Vocabulary Words:  attach, flexible, beneficial, precaution

review words: variety, characteristic, consume, unwelcome, dull, solid, mushy, slurp, fragile, sip, picky, attract, teamwork, damp, regularly, gleam, insist, create, predict

 

Math:    *solve measurement word problems  

           *review money word problems

           *use a numberline to solve addition and subtraction problems

            *review adding 4 two digit numbers (23+32+45+14=___)                                                                                    

Important Information:     

*Mar. 23-report cards go home

*Apr. 7-Lunch on the Lawn-no lunch guests on this day

*Apr. 11-St. Jude Sip & See/Family Night/Book Fair

*Apr. 14 & 17-Easter holidays

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/6/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 6-10

 

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

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

                  *compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story

                  *irregular plural nouns (dish-dishes, baby-babies, tooth-teeth, fish-fish)     

          *irregular past tense verbs (bring-brought, do-did, run-ran)

                       

Spelling  Words:  **Review Week-We will spend 2 weeks on these words.  The test will be on Mar. 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

 

Vocabulary 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

 

Math:    *solve measurement word problems  

           *review money word problems                                                                                     

Important Information:     

*Mar. 6-2nd grade field trip to the Pink Palace

*Mar. 10-PJ Day-Bring $1 for the PTA and wear your PJs all day!

*Mar. 13-17 Spring Break

*Apr. 7-Lunch on the Lawn-no lunch guests on this day

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/27/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 27-Mar. 3

 

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

          *review non-fiction text features (table of contents, title page, headings, subheadings, captions, bold print words, text boxes, index, and glossary)                          

                  *research and write biographies of a famous person

                  *irregular plural nouns (dish-dishes, baby-babies, tooth-teeth, fish-fish)     

          *irregular past tense verbs (bring-brought, do-did, run-ran)

                       

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  dull, solid, mushy, slurp

review words: fragilr, sip, picky, attract, teamwork, damp, regularly, gleam, insist, create, predict, fabulous, occasionally, encourage, approve, disapprove, host, hospitality, gratitude

 

Math:     *measure objects to the nearest inch and centimeter

            *estimate lengths to the nearest inch and centimeter

            *determine the difference in length between two objects

                  *solve measurement word problems                                                                                        

Important Information:     

*Remember this week is Dr. Seuss Week. A note went home last week with a list of different activities.        

*Mar. 1-Spring pictures

*Mar. 2-field trip forms and money are due

*Mar. 6-2nd grade field trip to the Pink Palace

*Mar. 13-17 Spring Break

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/20/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 20-24

 

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

          *review non-fiction text features (table of contents, title page, headings, subheadings, captions, bold print words, text boxes, index, and glossary)                          

                  *research and write biographies of a famous person

                  *irregular plural nouns (dish-dishes, baby-babies, tooth-teeth, fish-fish)     

                       

Spelling  Words: wishes, legs, steps, misses, walk, talk, eight, people, right, why, try, high, kind, find, child, wild, glasses, crosses, first, touch

 

Vocabulary Words: fragile, sip, picky, attract

review words: teamwork, damp, regularly, gleam, insist, create, predict, fabulous, occasionally, encourage, approve, disapprove, host, hospitality, gratitude, overjoyed, fetch, murmur, sturdy

 

Math:   *determine which tool (inch ruler, centimeter ruler, yard stick, meter stick, measuring tape) and what measurement unit (inches, centimeters, feet, yards, meters) would be used to measure different objects

                            *measure objects to the nearest inch and centimeter

            *determine the difference in length between two objects

                                                                                                      

Important Information:             

*Feb. 20-Presidents' Day holiday

*Feb. 24-Lunch on the Lawn-no lunch guests

*Mar. 1-Spring pictures

*Mar. 2-field trip forms and money are due

*Mar. 6-2nd grade field trip to the Pink Palace

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/13/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 13-17

 

ELA:  *identify the author's purpose for writing a story (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)

          *connect a series of historical or scientific events                           

                  *research and write biographies of a famous person

                  *review adjectives and adverbs      

                       

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

 

Vocabulary Words: teamwork, damp, regularly, gleam

review words: insist, create, predict, fabulous, occasionally, encourage, approve, disapprove, host, hospitality, gratitude, overjoyed, fetch, murmur, sturdy, guide, stunned, genius, chaos

 

Math:   *determine which tool (inch ruler, centimeter ruler, yard stick, meter stick, measuring tape) and what measurement unit (inches, centimeters, feet, yards, meters) would be used to measure different objects

                            *measure objects to the nearest inch and centimeter

                   

                           

                                                         

Important Information:             

*Feb. 14-Valentine Day treats

*Feb. 17-make up snow day

*Feb. 20-Presidents' Day holiday

*Feb. 24-Lunch on the Lawn-no lunch guests

*Mar. 1-Spring pictures

*Mar. 2-field trip forms and money are due

*Mar. 6-2nd grade field trip to the Pink Palace

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/6/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 6-10

 

ELA:  *identify the author's purpose for writing a story (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)

          *connect a series of historical or scientific events                           

                  *research and write biographies of a famous person

                  *review nouns and verbs: review different types of sentences          

                       

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

 

Vocabulary Words: insist, create, predict, fabulous

review words: occasionally, encourage, approve, disapprove, host, hospitality, gratitude, overjoyed, fetch, murmur, sturdy, guide, stunned, genius, chaos, miniature, rarely, duplicate, disguise

 

Math:   *determine which tool (inch ruler, centimeter ruler, yard stick, meter stick, measuring tape) and what measurement unit (inches, centimeters, feet, yards, meters) would be used to measure different objects

                            *add and subtract 2 digit numbers with regrouping

            *add and subtract 3 digit numbers without regrouping

            *add up to four 2 digit numbers (22 + 31 + 41 + 35= __)

                   

                           

                                                         

Important Information:             

*Feb. 7-progress reports go home

*Feb. 14-Valentine Day treats

*Feb. 17-make up snow day

*Feb. 20-Presidents' Day holiday

*Feb. 24-Lunch on the Lawn-no lunch guests

*Mar. 1-Spring pictures

*Mar. 2-field trip forms and money are due

*Mar. 6-2nd grade field trip to the Pink Palace

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/30/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 30-Feb. 3

 

ELA:  *answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about fiction and nonfiction texts

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

         *describe how characters respond to major events or problems in a story

          *connect a series of historical events                           

                  *begin to research and write biographies of a famous person

                  *review nouns and verbs: review different types of sentences

         

                       

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  occasionally, encourage, approve, disapprove

review words: host, hospitality, gratitude, overjoyed, fetch, murmur, sturdy, guide, stunned, genius, chaos, miniature, rarely, duplicate, disguise, prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle

 

Math:     *add and subtract 2 digit numbers with regrouping

            *add and subtract 3 digit numbers without regrouping

            *add up to four 2 digit numbers (22 + 31 + 41 + 35= __)

                   *review solving money word problems using coins and dollar bills up to $5.00.

                           

                                                         

Important Information:             

*Jan. 31-PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m.

*Feb. 7-progress reports go home

*Feb. 14-Valentine Day treats

*Feb. 17-make up snow day

*Feb. 24-Lunch on the Lawn-no lunch guests

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/23/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 23-27

 

ELA:  *answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about fiction and nonfiction texts

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

          *connect a series of historical events                           

                  *begin to research and write biographies of a famous person

                  *review synonyms and antonyms

                  *use contexts clues to understand a word's meaning in a sentence or paragraph             

                       

Spelling  Words:  **Review Week**  We will be reviewing 60 spelling words from the last several weeks.  There will be 15 words on the spelling test.

 

Vocabulary Words:  host, hospitality, gratitude, overjoyed

review words: fetch, murmur, sturdy, guide, stunned, genius, chaos, miniature, rarely, duplicate, disguise, prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle, stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle

 

Math:     *add and subtract 2 digit numbers with regrouping

            *add and subtract 3 digit numbers without regrouping

            *add up to four 2 digit numbers (22 + 31 + 41 + 35= __)

                   *review solving money word problems using coins and dollar bills up to $5.00.

                           

                                                         

Important Information:             

*Jan. 24-class group pictures

*Jan. 27-PTA Hat Day

*Jan. 31-PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m.

*Feb. 17-make up snow day

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/17/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 17-20

 

ELA:  *identify different points of view of characters in a story

       *use information from the illustrations and words in a text 

          *identify and use non-fiction text features (table of contents, captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, glossaries, table of contents, etc.)                           

                     *write friendly letters using the 5 parts (heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature)

                     *review synonyms and antonyms

                     *use contexts clues to understand a word's meaning in a sentence or paragraph               

            *add details to writing

            

 

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  fetch, murmur, sturdy, guide

review words: stunned, genius, chaos, miniature, rarely, duplicate, disguise, prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle, stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle, routine, expert, fade, flap

 

Math:     *solve money word problems using coins and dollar bills up to $5.00

                   *review adding and subtracting 10 and 100 to a given number

                           

                                                         

Important Information:             

*Jan. 16-Dr. M.L. King Day-no school

*Jan. 24-class group pictures

*Jan. 27-PTA Hat Day

*Jan. 31-PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m.

*Feb. 17-make up snow day

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/3/2017
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 3-6

 

ELA:  *identify and use non-fiction text features (table of contents, captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, glossaries, table of contents)                           

                     *write friendly letters               

            *add details to writing

            

 

Spelling Words:  or, more, short, for, four, bear, world, eye, far, part, same, think, give, friend, front, live, horse, store, prove, fourth

 

no new words this week

review words: miniature, rarely, duplicate, disguise, prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle, stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle, routine, expert, fade, flop

 

Math:     *add and subtract 10 to a given number and add and subtract 100 to a given number

                   *review shapes and their attributes

                           

                                                         

Important Information:             

*Jan. 5-report cards go home

*Jan. 12-Science Fair-We will eat lunch in our classroom this day.

*Jan. 16-Dr. M.L. King Day-no school

*Jan. 24-class group pictures

*Jan. 27-PTA Hat Day

*Jan. 31-PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m.

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remember to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/12/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Dec. 12-16

 

ELA:  *Christmas traditions from around the world

                    *comparing and contrasting        

                     *write friendly letters               

            *add details to writing

            

 

Spelling Words:  no spelling words this week

 

Vocabulary Words: 

review words: miniature, rarely, duplicate, disguise, prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle, stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle, routine, expert, fade, flop

 

Math:     *add and subtract 10 to a given number and add and subtract 100 to a given number

                   *add and subtract within 100 to solve one step word problems

            *fluently add and subtract using a variety of strategies (within 50)

            *explain why chosen strategies work

            *add and subtract using a number line within sums of 50

                           

             

                                            

Important Information:             

*Dec. 16-2nd grade Christmas party 12:00-12:45

*Dec. 19-Jan. 2 Christmas holidays

*Jan. 3-students return to school

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/5/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Dec. 5-9

 

ELA:  *identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story and important details from each part

           *identify a character's response to major events in a story

           *answer questions to understand key details in a nonfiction text        

                     *write friendly letters               

            *add details to writing

            *use quotation marks around spoken words in writing (ex.-Mom said, "Clean your room.")

 

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  mininature, rarely, duplicate, disguise

review words: prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle, stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle, routine, expert, fade, flop, shimmer, vanish, expand, stream

 

Math:     *add and subtract 10 to a given number and add and subtract 100 to a given number

                   *add and subtract within 100 to solve one step word problems

            *fluently add and subtract using a variety of strategies (within 50)

            *explain why chosen strategies work

            *add and subtract using a number line within sums of 50

                           

             

                                            

Important Information:             

*Dec. 2-8 Scholastic book Fair-Our class will shop on Wed. at 10:45.

*Dec. 16-2nd grade Christmas party 12:00-12:45

*Dec. 19-Jan. 2 Christmas holidays

*Jan. 3-students return to school

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/28/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2

 

ELA:  *identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story and important details from each part

           *identify a character's response to major events in a story

           *answer questions to understand key details in a nonfiction text        

                     *shades of meaning for adjectives and verbs (big-huge-enormous, toss-throw-hurl)               

                     *identify and use collective nouns (a herd of horses, a pack of wolves)                  

            *write fiction stories about animals

            *use quotation marks around spoken words in writing (ex.-Mom said, "Clean your room.")

 

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  prepare, embarrass, grip, huddle

review words: stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle, routine, expert, fade, flop, shimmer, vanish, expand, stream, behave, misbehave, discover, racket

 

Math:   *add and subtract within 100 to solve one step word problems

            *fluently add and subtract using a variety of strategies (within 50)

            *explain why chosen strategies work

            *add and subtract using a number line within sums of 50

                             *review telling time to the nearest hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute interval  

             *review place value of 3 digit numbers

             

                                            

Important Information:             

*Dec. 1-Cookies with Santa 6:00-8:00 p.m.

*Dec. 2-8 Scholastic book Fair

*Dec. 16-2nd grade Christmas party 12:00-12:45

*Dec. 19-Jan. 2 Christmas holidays

*Jan. 3-students return to school

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/14/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 14-18

 

ELA:  *identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story and important details from each part

           *identify a character's response to major events in a story

           *answer questions to understand key details in a nonfiction text                        

                     *identify and use collective nouns (a herd of horses, a pack of wolves)                  

            *write fiction stories about animals

            *use quotation marks around spoken words in writing (ex.-Mom said, "Clean your room.")

 

Spelling Words:  Review Words  **We will spend 2 weeks on these words.  They will be tested on Nov. 18.  Only 15 words will be on the test.**    next, ask, left, just, tops, tells, stops, helps, it's, didn't, that's, then, these, made, use, like, time, makes, five, lines, two, to, there, were, has, she, some, come, says, be, I'll, I'm, their, from, who, goes, love, off, once, son, since, soft, scratch, prince, length, breaks, match, gold, soon, Wednesday, eggs, tree, page, phone, late, gave, change, clothes, life, Thursday

 

Vocabulary Words:  stuff, tourist, collect, sniffle

review words: routine, expert, fade, flop, shimmer, vanish, expand, stream, behave, misbehave, discover, racket, numerous, recreation, shelter, necessary

 

Math:    *tell time to the nearest hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute interval  

             *place value of 3 digit numbers

             *skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s

                                            

Important Information:             

*Nov. 15-progress reports go home

*Nov. 18-PJ Day-Bring $1.00 and wear your favorite pajamas!

*Nov. 18-last day to buy a yearbook

*Nov. 21-25  Thanksgiving holiday

*Dec. 1-Cookies with Santa 6:00-8:00 p.m.

*Dec. 16-2nd grade Christmas party 12:00-12:45

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/7/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 7-11

 

ELA:  *identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story and important details from each part

           *identify a character's response to major events in a story

           *answer questions to understand key details in a nonfiction text                        

                     *identify and use collective nouns (a herd of horses, a pack of wolves)                  

            *write fiction stories about animals

            *use quotation marks around spoken words in writing (ex.-Mom said, "Clean your room.")

 

Spelling Words:  Review Words  **We will spend 2 weeks on these words.  They will be tested on Nov. 18.  Only 15 words will be on the test.**    next, ask, left, just, tops, tells, stops, helps, it's, didn't, that's, then, these, made, use, like, time, makes, five, lines, two, to, there, were, has, she, some, come, says, be, I'll, I'm, their, from, who, goes, love, off, once, son, since, soft, scratch, prince, length, breaks, match, gold, soon, Wednesday, eggs, tree, page, phone, late, gave, change, clothes, life, Thursday

 

Vocabulary Words:  routine, expert, fade, flop

review words:  shimmer, vanish, expand, stream, behave, misbehave, discover, racket, numerous, recreation, shelter, necessary, plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual

 

Math:    *tell time to the nearest hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute interval  

             *place value of 3 digit numbers

             *skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s

                                            

Important Information:             

*Nov. 8-Election Day-no school

*Nov. 10-Reading Fair

*Nov. 11-2nd grade field trip

*Nov. 11-no lunch visitors due to the field trip and Lunch on the Lawn

*Nov. 18-PJ Day-Bring $1.00 and wear your favorite pajamas!

*Nov. 18-last day to buy a yearbook

*Nov. 21-25  Thanksgiving holiday

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/31/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4

 

ELA:   *answer questions to understand key details in a nonfiction text                        

                     *use commas in a series                   

            *write fiction stories

            *use quotation marks around spoken words in writing (ex.-Mom said, "Clean your room.")

 

Spelling Words:  no spelling words this week

 

Vocabulary Words:  routine, expert, fade, flop

review words:  shimmer, vanish, expand, stream, behave, misbehave, discover, racket, numerous, recreation, shelter, necessary, plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual

 

Math:    *tell time to the nearest hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute interval  

             *identify coins and their value (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar)

             *count groups of coins to find their value

                                            

Important Information:             

*Oct. 31-Students can dress up as their favorite book character!!!   We will also have Halloween treats. 

*Nov. 3-2nd grade music program-Our class will perform at 7:30.

*Nov. 4-field trip money and permission form are due

*Nov. 8-Election Day-no school

*Nov. 10-Reading Fair

*Nov. 18-last day to buy a yearbook

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/24/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 24-28

 

ElA:   *use visualization to make sense of a story

        *answer questions to understand key details in a nonfiction text   

                     *poetry-describe how words and phrases (alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply meaning in a poem

                     *use commas in a series                   

            *add details to writing

            *use different types of sentences (telling, command, question, and exclamatory)

 

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  shimmer, vanish, expand, stream

review words:  behave, misbehave, discover, racket, numerous, recreation, shelter, necessary, plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual, approach, rude, gobble, dash

 

Math:   *identify coins and their value (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar)

             *count groups of coins to find their value

                                            

Important Information:             

*Oct. 25-last day to order Halloween Candygrams

*Oct. 25-PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m.

*Oct. 31-Students can dress up as their favorite book character!!!   We will also have Halloween treats. 

*Nov. 3-2nd grade music program-Our class will perform at 7:30.

*Nov. 4-field trip money and permission form are due

*Nov. 10-Reading Fair

*Nov. 18-last day to buy a yearbook

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/17/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 17-21

 

ElA:    *answer questions to understand key details in a nonfiction text   

                     *poetry-describe how words and phrases (alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply meaning in a poem

                     *use commas in a series                   

            *add details to writing

            *use different types of sentences (telling, command, question, and exclamatory)

 

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  behave, misbehave, discover, racket

review words:  numerous, recreation, shelter, necessary, plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual, approach, rude, gobble, dash, terrible, terrific, grumble, scrunch

 

Math:   *identify coins and their value (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar)

             *solve addition and subtraction problems using a picture or bar graph

                                            

Important Information:             

*Oct. 19-wear orange for National Bullying Prevention

*Oct. 20-wear pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness

*Oct. 25-last day to order Halloween Candygrams

*Oct. 25-PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m.

*Oct. 31-Students can dress up as their favorite book character!!!   We will also have Halloween treats. 

*Nov. 3-2nd grade music program-Our class will perform at 7:30.

*Nov. 10-Reading Fair

*Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00 until Nov. 18.

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/11/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 11-14

 

ElA:    *answer questions to understand key details in a nonfiction text   

                     *poetry-describe how words and phrases (alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply meaning in a poem

                     *review synonyms                     

            *add details to writing

            *use different types of sentences (telling, command, question, and exclamatory)

 

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  numerous, recreation, shelter, necessary

review words:  plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual, approach, rude, gobble, dash, terrible, terrific, grumble, scrunch, eavesdrop, eavesdropper, accompany, annoy

 

Math:  *solve addition and subtraction problems using a picture or bar graph

            *identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes

          

                      

Important Information:             

*Oct. 13-report cards go home

*Oct. 13-make up school pictures

*Oct. 14-last day to order school pictures

*Oct. 25-last day to order Halloween Candygrams

*Oct. 25-PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m.

*Oct. 31-Students can dress up as their favorite book character!!!   We will also have Halloween treats.  More info will be sent soon.

*Nov. 3-2nd grade music program-Our class will perform at 7:30.

*Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00 until Nov. 18.

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/3/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 3-7

 

ElA:    *answer questions to understand key details in a nonfiction text   

                     *poetry-describe how words and phrases (alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply meaning in a poem

                     *identify and use contractions                      

            *add details and temporal words (sequence words) to our writing

            *use different types of sentences (telling, command, question, and exclamatory)

 

Spelling Words:  didn't, it's, that's, I'm, I'll, then, be, says, tops, tells, stops, helps, has, she, some, come

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week 

review words:  plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual, approach, rude, gobble, dash, terrible, terrific, grumble, scrunch, eavesdrop, eavesdropper, accompany, annoy

 

Math:  *add two digit numbers using different strategies (place value, draw a picture, etc.)

            *solve addition and subtraction problems using a picture or bar graph

            *identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes

         *Students will have 5 minutes to complete 40 addition problems with sums up to 10.  

                      

Important Information:             

*Oct. 3-7 "Pick of the Patch"  Paper pumpkins will be sold each day for $1.00.  Each student in the class that sells the most will decorate their own real pumpkins to take home!

*Oct. 10-Columbus Day-no school

*Oct. 13-report cards go home

*Oct. 14-last day to order school pictures

*Oct. 25-PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m.

*Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00 until Nov. 18.

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/26/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 26-30

 

ELA:  *read and understand fables and folktales

          *identify and understand the central message in a story  

           *answer questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections (who, what, where, when, why, and how questions)                            

            *add details and temporal words (sequence words) to our writing

            *use different types of sentences (telling, command, question, and exclamatory)

 

Spelling Words:  no spelling words this week

 

Vocabulary Words:  plenty, fragrant, usual, unusual  

review words:  approach, rude, gobble, dash, terrible, terrific, grumble, scrunch, eavesdrop, eavesdropper, accompany, annoy, hurl, pester, glare, overalls

 

Math:  

           *compare two and three digit numbers using >,<, and = (greater than, less than, or equal to)

           *add two digit numbers using different strategies (place value, draw a picture, etc.)

         *Students will have 5 minutes to complete 40 addition problems with sums up to 10.  

                      

Important Information:             

*This week is Spirit Week!  'Merica Monday, Tie Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Throw back Thursday (Favorite Decade), Friday-Black and Gold Day

*Oct. 10-Columbus Day-no school

*Oct. 13-report cards go home

*Oct. 14-last day to order school pictures

*Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00 until Nov. 18.

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/19/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Sept. 19-23

 

ELA:  *read and understand fables and folktales

          *identify and understand the central message in a story  

       *compare and contrast 2 or more versions of the same story

           *answer questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections (who, what, where, when, why, and how questions)                            

            *use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing

           *capitalize proper nouns

            *write stories from student's own life; use adjectives and adverbs in writing

 

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  approach, rude, gobble, dash  

review words:  terrible, terrific, grumble, scrunch, eavesdrop, eavesdropper, accompany, annoy, hurl, pester, glare, overalls, fearless, fearful, familiar, convince

 

Math:  *count numbers up to 1,000

           *compare two and three digit numbers using >,<, and = (greater than, less than, or equal to)

         *Students will have 5 minutes to complete 40 addition problems with sums up to 10.  

                      

Important Information:             

*Sept. 20-school pictures

*Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00 until Nov. 18.

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/12/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 12-16

 

ELA:  *identify and understand the central message in a story  

       *compare and contrast 2 or more versions of the same story

           *answer questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections (who, what, where, when, why, and how questions)                            

            *use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing

           *capitalize proper nouns

            *write stories from student's own life; use adjectives and adverbs in writing

 

Spelling Words:  sang, lick, are, they, black, does, much, get, what, will, where, long, sign, Friday, floor   **Review week-all sight words will be reviewed.

 

Vocabulary Words:  terrible, terrific, grumble, scrunch   

review words:  eavesdrop, eavesdropper, accompany, annoy, hurl, pester, glare, overalls, fearless, fearful, familiar, convince, tumble, content, compassionate, swirl

 

Math:    *place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers up to 500 using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form

        *count numbers up to 1,000

         *We will start speed drills this week.  Students will have 5 minutes to complete 40 addition problems with sums up to 10.  

                      

Important Information:             

*Sept. 13-progress reports go home

*Sept. 14-yearbooks go on sale.  A note will come home in your child's Tuesday folder with more information.

*Sept. 20-school pictures

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/6/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 6-10

 

ELA:  *identify and understand the central message in a story  

           *answer questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections (who, what, where, when, why, and how questions)

                    *describe how characters in a story respond to challenges

           *point of view of characters

           *suffix -er

           *use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing

           *capitalize proper nouns

            *write stories from student's own life; use adjectives and adverbs in writing

 

Spelling Words:  ask, next, just, left, to, two, were, there, black, went, thing, long, one, does, where, want, scratch, soft, since, prince

 

Vocabulary Words:  eavesdrop, eavesdropper, accompany, annoy   

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

 

Math:    *place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers up to 500 using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form

        

                      

Inportant Information:             

*Sept. 5-Labor Day holiday   

*Sept. 6-last day for fundraiser *All money and packets are due.

*Sept. 13-progress reports go home

*Sept. 20-school pictures

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/29/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of August 29-Sept. 2

 

ELA:  *identify and understand the central message in a story 

           *answer questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections (who, what, where, when, why, and how questions)

                    *describe how characters in a story respond to challenges

           *point of view of characters

           *identify and use synonyms and compound words

           *use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing

           *capitalize proper nouns

            *write stories from student's own life; use adjectives and adverbs in writing

 

Spelling Words:  went, black, long, thing, does, one, want, where, fish, much, such, when, they, was, have, what, spring, facts, draw, sign

 

Vocabulary Words:  hurl, pester, glare, overalls   

review words:  fearless, fearful, familiar, convince, tumble, content, compassionate, swirl

 

Math:    *use a numberline to add and subtract to 20

        *solve one step word problems using addition and subtraction

                      

Inportant Information:             

*Sept. 5-Labor Day holiday   

*Sept. 5-last day for fundraiser

*Sept. 20-school pictures

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/22/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of August 22-26

 

ELA:  *answer questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections (who, what, where, when, why, and how questions)

                    *describe how characters in a story respond to challenges

           *point of view of characters

           *words that end with -ful and -less

           *use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing

           *capitalize capital nouns

            *write stories from student's own life

 

Spelling Words:  much, fish, when, such, was, they, what, have, up, get, that, well, his, go, your, of, check, rich, push, floor  **Spelling assessment will be on Friday.

 

Vocabulary Words:  fearless, fearful, familiar, convince

 

Math:    *use a numberline to add and subtract to 20

        *solve one step word problems using addition and subtraction

                      

Inportant Information:             

*A fundraiser packet went home in your child's backpack on Friday.  This helps to raise money for our school and directly helps your child!

*September 5-Labor Day holiday   

*Remember to save and send in Boxtops.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/15/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of August 15-19

 

ELA:  *answer questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections (who, what, where, when, why, and how questions)

                    *describe how characters in a story respond to challenges

           *point of view of characters

           *use complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation in writing

            *write stories from student's own life

 

Spelling Words:  get, up, well, that, go, his, of, your, not, back, big, will, are, you, said, do, thick, still, Sunday, Friday  **Spelling assessment will be on Friday.

 

Math:  *fluently add and subtract numbers to 18

             *identify even and odd numbers and explain why they are even or odd

          

Inportant Information:             

*August 16-Parent policy and procedure night 6:00 to 7:00

*August 16- PTA meeting 7:00

*September 5-Labor Day holiday   

*2nd grade fees are $14.75.  Please make checks payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*Remeber to wear tennis shoes every Friday for P.E.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/8/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of August 8-12

 

ELA:  *answering questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections 

                    *building the reading community with the teacher and students (being respectful, learning procedures, and being responsible)

            *writing stories from student's own life

 

Spelling Words:  back, not, will, big, you, are, do, said   **There will not be a spelling test this week.

 

Math:  *fluently add and subtract numbers to 18

             *identify even and odd numbers and explain why they are even or odd

          

Inportant Information:             

*August 8-last day for parents to walk students in the building

*August 8-breakfast program starts

*August 16-Parent policy and procedure night 6:00 to 7:00

*August 16- PTA meeting 7:00

*September 5-Labor Day holiday   

*2nd grade fees are $14.75.  Please make checks payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of August 8-12

 

ELA:  *answering questions to understand key details in a text and making text connections 

                    *building the reading community with the teacher and students (being respectful, learning procedures, and being responsible)

            *writing stories from student's own life

 

Spelling Words:  back, not, will, big, you, are, do, said   **There will not be a spelling test this week.

 

Math:  *fluently add and subtract numbers to 18

             *identify even and odd numbers and explain why they are even or odd

          

Inportant Information:             

*August 8-last day for parents to walk students in the building

*August 8-breakfast program starts

*August 16-Parent policy and procedure night 6:00 to 7:00

*August 16- PTA meeting 7:00

*September 5-Labor Day holiday   

*2nd grade fees are $14.75.  Please make checks payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number  81018.  Text this message @burns20162                                                       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/1/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

           

*August 1-Meet the teacher night-6:30 to 8:00

*August 3-Students' first day

*August 16-Parent policy and procedure night 6:00 to 7:00

*August 16- PTA meeting 7:00

*September 5-Labor Day holiday                                                           

  

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 5/9/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of May 9-13

 

ELA:  *use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word (add, addition, additional)

         *recall and gather information from provided resources (books, magazine articles, websites)

               *We will be reviewing several reading and English skills this week.      

                                                                                         

Spelling Words:  through, where, because, heard, receive, believe, favorite, again, friend, teacher, quiet, would, already, until, does, every, different, finally, their, when

 

Focus Words:    human body words                

  

 Math:   *add and subtract within 100 and 1,000 using different strategies (place value, properties of operation, models, drawings, etc.)

               *solve one and two step word problems

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

               *We will be reviewing several math skills this week.

 

Science:  parts and functions of the human body

           

 Important Dates:

**May 13-Color Run forms are due.

**May 19 & 20-60% days

**May 20-Awards Day at 9:30 and Color Run at 10:00.

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 5/2/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of May 2-6

 

ELA:  *use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word (add, addition, additional)

         *recall and gather information from provided resources (books, magazine articles, websites)

               *participate in shared research and writing projects

          *write opinion pieces to introduce the topic, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the topic, and provide a concluding sentence  (We will be using the different body systems to write our opinions.)       

                                                                                         

Spelling Words:  kidney, chimney, jersey, attorney, trolley, bought, fought, thought, brought, sprint, spine, tendon, strength, healthy, fitness

 

Focus Words:    human body words                

  

 Math:   *add and subtract within 100 and 1,000 using different strategies (place value, properties of operation, models, drawings, etc.)

               *solve one and two step word problems

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

 

Science:  parts and functions of the human body

           

 Important Dates:

**May 3-Lights Out in the Library-Be sure to return your library book.

**May 13-Color Run forms are due.

**May 19 & 20-60% days

**May 20-Awards Day at 9:30 and Color Run at 10:00.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/25/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Apr. 25-29

 

ELA:   *participate in shared research and writing projects

          *write opinion pieces to introduce the topic, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the topic, and provide a concluding sentence  (We will be using the different body systems to write our opinions.)

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

                                                                                         

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

 

Focus Words:   poetry words and human body words                

  

 Math:   *create line plots to record data by measuring lengths of several different objects 

               *solve one and two step word problems

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

 

Science:  parts and functions of the human body

           

 Important Dates:

**Apr. 26-PTA meeting at 6:00

**Apr. 29-last day to order spring pictures

**May 19 & 20-60% days

**May 20-Awards Day and Color Run-I will let you know times when I find out.

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/18/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Apr. 18-22

 

ELA:   *use an apostrophe to form possessive nouns (Anna's shirt, two boys' dogs)

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

                                                                                         

Spelling Words:  phase, phone, phrase, graph, sphere, phobia, brief, chief, thief, shield, fierce, hustle, castle, whistle, wrestle

 

Focus Words:   poetry words and human body words                

  

 Math:   *create line plots to record data by measuring lengths of several different objects 

               *solve one and two step word problems

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

 

Science:  parts and functions of the human body

           

 Important Dates:

**Apr. 18-22 Scholastic book fair-Our class will shop on Wed., Apr. 20 at 8:00 and Thurs., Apr. 21 at 8:50.

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

**Apr. 26-PTA meeting at 6:00

**Apr. 29-last day to order spring pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/11/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Apr. 11-15

 

ELA:   *use an apostrophe to form contractions

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

                                                                                         

Spelling Words:  don't, isn't, won't, doesn't, shouldn't, I'm, I've, she's, he's, it's, you're, they're, wouldn't, we've, he'd

 

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

  

 Math:   *partition rectangles into equal rows and columns  

               *create arrays and use them to make repeated addition sentences (4 rows, 2 columns 2+2+2+2=8)

               *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

           

 Important Dates:

**Apr. 18-22 Scholastic book fair-Our class will shop on Wed., Apr. 20 at 8:00 and Thurs., Apr. 21 at 8:50.

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

**Apr. 26-PTA meeting at 6:00

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/4/2016
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

           

 Important Dates:

**Apr. 4-Spring pictures

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

**Apr. 26-PTA meeting at 6:00

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/29/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 29-Apr. 1

 

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)        

                 *tell or recount a story or experience with relevant and appropriate facts or details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.        

                                                                       

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

 

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

           

 Important Dates:

**Apr. 4-Spring pictures

**Apr. 1-Field trip money is due

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

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/21/2016
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

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/7/2016
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

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/29/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 29-Mar. 4

 

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)

          *determine the meaning of unknown words or phrases using context clues         

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

 

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

  

 Math:    *add up to four two-digit numbers

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

               *measure lengths in inches and centimeters, decide the appropriate tool needed to measure (inch ruler, centimeter ruler, yard stick, meter stick, measuring tape)

               *determine the difference between two items in inches and centimeters

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

 

Social Studies:  traditions and facts about China and France

 

          

 Important Dates:

**Mar. 1-Dr. Seuss Day in the library-Wear crazy socks!

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

**Mar. 14-18 Spring Break

**Mar. 25 & 28-Easter holidays

**Apr. 1-Field trip money is due

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

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/22/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 22-26

 

ELA:   *compare and contrst two or more versions of the same story by different authors from different cultures

          *recount stories, including fables and folktales, and determine the central message, moral, or lesson

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

                 *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

           *recall and gather information from provided sources (books, magazines, computer, ipads, etc.) to answer questions

                                                                       

Spelling Words:  culture, nature, future, texture, posture, capture, picture, feature, lecture, nurture, Chinese, belief, folktale, similarity, fable

 

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

  

 Math:   *measure lengths in inches and centimeters, decide the appropriate tool needed to measure (inch ruler, centimeter ruler, yard stick, meter stick, measuring tape)

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

 

Social Studies:  traditions and facts about China

 

          

 Important Dates:

**Feb. 23-last day to turn in Box Tops

**Feb. 26-PTA hat day

**Mar. 14-18 Spring Break

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/15/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 15-19

 

ELA:    *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

           *recall and gather information from provided sources (books, magazines, computer, ipads, etc.) to answer questions

           *form and use frequently occuring irregular plural nouns (mouse-mice, tooth-teeth, man-men)  

                    

                                         

Spelling Words:  stage, barge, gorge, large, charge, lounge, sponge, hinge, cringe, merge, China, Asia, monk, difference, similar

 

Focus Words:  none this week                 

  

 Math:   *measure lengths in inches and centimeters, decide the appropriate tool needed to measure (inch ruler, centimeter ruler, yard stick, meter stick, measuring tape)

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

 

Social Studies:  traditions and facts about China

 

          

 Important Dates:

**Feb. 23-last day to turn in Box Tops

**Feb. 26-PTA hat day

**Mar. 14-18 Spring Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/8/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 8-12

 

ELA:    *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

           *compare and contrast the most important points in two different texts on the same topic       

                    

                                         

Spelling Words:  groom, proof, swoop, loose, dear, fear, appear, cheat, breathe, health, bread, reason, because, opinion, believe

 

Focus Words:  gourd, gallery, racket, squawked, lanterns, marshal, quail, stream, scent, thicket, weary                  

  

 Math:   *measure lengths in inches and centimeters, decide the appropriate tool needed to measure (inch ruler, centimeter ruler, yard stick, meter stick, measuring tape)

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

 

Social Studies:  The Underground Railroad

Science:  Constellations

          

 Important Dates:

**Feb. 12-make up snow day

**Feb. 12-Valentine's Day treats

**Feb. 15-President's Day holiday

**Feb. 23-last day to turn in Box Tops

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/1/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 1-5

 

ELA: *compare and contrast the most important points in two different texts on the same topic

         *describe the connection between a series of historical or scientific ideas in a text

         *acknowledge differences in the points of view in characters, including speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud          

          *write a biography about a historical person that includes a topic sentence or paragraph, important facts and dates about the person, and a concluding sentence or paragraph

          *use digital tools to write and publish writing

          *identify and use adjectives and adverbs in writing                 

                                         

       

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

 

Focus Words:  gourd, gallery, racket, squawked, lanterns, marshal, quail, stream, scent, thicket, weary                  

  

 Math:     *add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value and properties of operation; explain why a strategy works    

              *add up to four 2 digit numbers                 

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

               *measure lengths in inches and centimeters, decide the appropriate tool needed to measure (inch ruler, centimeter ruler, yard stick, meter stick, measuring tape)

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

 

Social Studies:  The Underground Railroad

Science:  Constellations

          

 Important Dates:

**Feb. 12-make up snow day

**Feb. 12-Valentine's Day treats

**Feb. 15-President's Day holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/1/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 1-5

 

ELA: *compare and contrast the most important points in two different texts on the same topic

         *describe the connection between a series of historical or scientific ideas in a text

         *acknowledge differences in the points of view in characters, including speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud          

          *write a biography about a historical person that includes a topic sentence or paragraph, important facts and dates about the person, and a concluding sentence or paragraph

          *use digital tools to write and publish writing

          *identify and use adjectives and adverbs in writing                 

                                         

       

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

 

Focus Words:  gourd, gallery, racket, squawked, lanterns, marshal, quail, stream, scent, thicket, weary                  

  

 Math:     *add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value and properties of operation; explain why a strategy works    

              *add up to four 2 digit numbers                 

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

               *measure lengths in inches and centimeters, decide the appropriate tool needed to measure (inch ruler, centimeter ruler, yard stick, meter stick, measuring tape)

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

 

Social Studies:  The Underground Railroad

Science:  Constellations

          

 Important Dates:

**Feb. 12-make up snow day

**Feb. 12-Valentine's Day treats

**Feb. 15-President's Day holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/25/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 25-29

 

ELA:  *acknowledge differences in the points of view in characters, including speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud

          *distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs and adjectives (toss-throw-hurl, scrawny-skinny-thin)

          *write a biography about a historical person that includes a topic sentence or paragraph, important facts and dates about the person, and a concluding sentence or paragraph

          *use digital tools to write and publish writing

          *identify and use adjectives and adverbs in writing                 

                                         

       

Spelling Words:  grain, frail, drain, faint, brain, saint, tray, clay, sway, stray, gray, voice, different, verb, adjective

 

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

  

 Math:     *add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value and properties of operation; explain why a strategy works    

              *add up to four 2 digit numbers        

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

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

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

 

Social Studies:  We are starting our unit "A Long Journey to Freedom" and will be learning about several historical people including Henry Box Brown, Martin Luther King, Jr., Anne Frank, and many more.

          

 Important Dates:

**Jan. 26-PTA meeting/Zaxby's Night

**Jan. 28-class group pictures

**Jan. 28-Science Fair-We will eat lunch in our classroom this day.

**Jan. 29-PJ Day-Bring a $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite PJs all day!

**Feb. 12-make up snow day

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/18/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 18-22

 

ELA:  *identify the author's purpose for writing a story (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)

          *write a biography about a historical person that includes a topic sentence or paragraph, important facts and dates about the person, and a concluding sentence or paragraph

          *use digital tools to write and publish writing

          *identify and use adjectives and adverbs in writing                 

                                         

       

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

 

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

  

 Math:     *add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value and properties of operation            

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

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

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

 

Social Studies:  We are starting our unit "A Long Journey to Freedom" and will be learning about several historical people including Henry Box Brown, Martin Luther King, Jr., Anne Frank, and many more.

          

 Important Dates:

**Jan. 26-PTA meeting/Zaxby's Night

**Jan. 28-class group pictures

**Jan. 28-Science Fair-We will eat lunch in our classroom this day.

**Jan. 29-PJ Day-Bring a $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite PJs all day!

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/11/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 11-15

 

ELA:  *write a biography about a historical person that includes a topic sentence or paragraph, important facts and dates about the person, and a concluding sentence or paragraph

          *use digital tools to write and publish writing

          *identify and use adjectives and adverbs in writing                 

                                         

       

Spelling Words:  join, noise, spoil, point, choice, voice, joint, moist, void, boil, secret, courage, minister, peace, Germany

 

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

  

 Math:     *tell time in five minute intervals and correctly use the terms a.m. and p.m.            

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

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

 

Social Studies:  We are starting our unit "A Long Journey to Freedom" and will be learning about several historical people including Henry Box Brown, Martin Luther King, Jr., Anne Frank, and many more.

          

 Important Dates:

**Jan. 15-Scholastic book orders due

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

**Jan. 26-PTA meeting/Zaxby's Night

**Jan. 28-class group pictures

**Jan. 28-Science Fair-We will eat lunch in our classroom this day.

**Jan. 29-PJ Day-Bring a $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite PJs all day!

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/4/2016
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 4-8

 

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

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

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

                                         

       

Spelling Words:  rose, chose, pose, those, close, nose, hose, choose, rise, these, slavery, journey, freedom, escape, abolish

 

Focus Words:  allowed, slave, beckened, crate, clerk, pried, rejoiced, trembling, captured, haunting, pleaded                   

  

 Math:     *tell time in five minute intervals and correctly use the terms a.m. and p.m.            

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

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Social Studies:  We are starting our unit "A Long Journey to Freedom" and will be learning about several historical people including Henry Box Brown, Martin Luther King, Jr., Anne Frank, and many more.

          

 Important Dates:

**Jan. 4-return to school

**Jan. 8-report cards go home

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

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/14/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Dec. 14-18

 

ELA:  *identify, create, and use compound words

          *write friendly letters using a heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature

          *use commas in the date, greeting, and closing of a friendly letter                  

                                         

       

Spelling Words:  supermarket, rainfall, sunlight, campfire, playground, friendship, bookshelf, horseshoe, butterfly, snowman, snowflake, starlight, somewhere, holiday, sleigh

 

Focus Words:  information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, forcibly, disappoint                   

  

 Math:     *tell time in five minute intervals and correctly use the terms a.m. and p.m.            

               *review shapes and their attributes

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Social Studies:  Christmas traditions in different countries

          

 Important Dates:

**Dec. 15-Pajama Day for our class

**Dec. 17-final yearbook deadline-$35.00

**Dec. 18-2nd grade Christmas party 12:00-12:45.  All parents are invited to attend.

**Dec. 21-Jan. 1-Christmas break

**Jan. 4-return to school

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/7/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Dec. 7-11

 

ELA:  *identify, create, and use compound words

          *write friendly letters using a heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature

          *use commas in the date, greeting, and closing of a friendly letter                  

                                         

       

Spelling Words:  pack, back, stack, smack, crack, truck, stuck, sick, neck, clock, heading, greeting, body, closing, signature

 

Focus Words:  information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, forcibly, disappoint                   

  

 Math:     *tell time in five minute intervals and correctly use the terms a.m. and p.m.              

               *use a numberline to solve addition and subtraction 

               *review shapes and their attributes

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

          

 Important Dates:

**Dec. 8-Book Fair-Our class will shop tomorrow from 8:40-9:30 a.m.

**Dec. 18-2nd grade Christmas party 12:00-12:45.  All parents are invited to attend.

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/30/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4

 

ELA:  *determine the meanings of words when a prefix is added (pre-, re-, dis-, un-, under-, in-, im-) 

          *identify and use multiple meaning words and phrases (bark, play, etc.)

                    *identify and understand the meaning of different idioms (It's raining cats and dogs.  I'm as hungry ad a horse.)

                   *acknowledge differences in the point of view of characters, including speaking in a different voice for each character                       

       

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

 

Focus Words:  orchard, jolt, shepherd, dupatta (head covering), binoculars, harp, girders, scaffolding                    

  

 Math:     *tell time in five minute intervals and correctly use the terms a.m. and p.m.

               *use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems

               *use a numberline to solve addition and subtraction 

               *explain how different math strategies work (place value, properties of operation, etc.)   

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

          

 Important Dates:

**Dec. 3-Cookies with Santa/"See a Saint, Be a Saint" St. Jude fundraiser/Book Fair

**Dec. 18-2nd grade Christmas party 12:00-12:45

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/16/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 16-20

 

ELA:  *determine the meanings of words when a prefix is added (pre-, re-, dis-, un-, under-, in-, im-) 

          *describe how the characters in a story respond to major events and challenges (problem and solution)

                    *use information from illustrations and words to understand the characters, setting, and plot of a story

                   *acknowledge differences in the point of view of characters, including speaking in a different voice for each character     

                  

       

Spelling Words:  rake, pane, maze, whale, shame, grade, chase, shave, trade, brave, disagree, rewrite, preview, unhappy, overhead

 

Focus Words:  orchard, jolt, shepherd, dupatta (head covering), binoculars, harp, girders, scaffolding                    

  

 Math:     *identify shapes and their attributes

               *use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems

               *use a numberline to solve addition and subtraction 

               *explain how different math strategies work (place value, properties of operation, etc.)   

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

          

 Important Dates:

**Nov. 16-last day to order a yearbook for $35.00

**Nov. 16-Reading Fair boards are due for those students that are participating.

**Nov. 18-Reading Fair-We will eat lunch in our classroom this day.

**Nov. 20-Scholastic book orders are due.

**Nov. 20-PTA Pajama Day-Bring a dollar and wear your favorite pjs all day!

**Nov. 23-28-Thanksgiving holiday

**Dec. 3-Cookies with Santa/"See a Saint, Be a Saint" St. Jude fundraiser/Book Fair

**Dec. 18-2nd grade Christmas party 12:00-12:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/9/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 9-13

 

ELA:    *describe how the characters in a story respond to major events and challenges (problem and solution)

                    *use information from illustrations and words to understand the characters, setting, and plot of a story     

                  

       

Spelling Words:  rented, dented, hunted, rested, landed, tested, dashed, crushed, helped, thanked, character, plot, setting, problem, solution

 

Focus Words:  orchard, jolt, shepherd, dupatta (head covering), binoculars, harp, girders, scaffolding                    

  

 Math:     *identify shapes and their attributes

               *review place value (hundreds, tens, and ones), skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s

               *mentally add and subtract 10 and 100 to a given number        

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

          

 Important Dates:

**Our lunch time is changed this week to 12:05-12:30.

**Nov. 10-progress reports go home

**Nov. 12-2nd grade music program-7:30 p.m.

**Nov. 16-last day to order a yearbook for $35.00

**Nov. 16-Reading Fair boards are due for those students that are participating.

**Nov. 18-Reading Fair-We will eat lunch in our classroom this day.

**Nov. 20-Scholastic book orders are due.

**Yea!!!  Our class came in 3rd place in the Boxtop contest.  We will get a popcorn party and a gift card to Knowledge Tree to buy supplies for our classroom.  Keep saving Boxtopsbecause there will be another contest in the spring.  Thanks to everyone who sent them in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/2/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 2-6

 

ELA:    *identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer or explain

                    *explain how specific images (diagrams) contribute to and clarify a text     

                  

       

Spelling Words:  judge, bridge, pledge, badge, ledge, match, catch, ditch, scratch, arch, stretch, diagram, label, clarify, picture

 

Focus Words:   none this week                         

  

 Math:     *review identifying even and odd numbers and writing equations to express even and odd numbers

               *review place value (hundreds, tens, and ones)

               *mentally add and subtract 10 and 100 to a given number

               *compare two 3-digit numbers using >, <, and = symbols         

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

          

 Important Dates:

**Nov. 3-student holiday

**Nov. 12-2nd grade music program

**Nov. 16-last day to order a yearbook for $35.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/26/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 26-30

 

ELA:    *compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures

           *read and answer questions about folktales and fables and identify the moral (lesson) of a fable

          *write personal narratives       

                  

       

Spelling Words:  fame, blame, same, tame, game, flame, frame, name, became, scary, pumpkin, autumn, leaves, trick, treat

 

Focus Words:   cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious                          

  

 Math:     *use and draw picture and bar graphs to answer questions

               *identify coins and their values, use dollar and cents signs, add coins for a given value up to a dollar            

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Social Studies:  learn about the Wild West and the life of cowboys and pioneers       

  

 Important Dates:

**Oct. 27-last day to order Halloween candygrams

**Oct. 27-last day to order a "See a Saint, Be a Saint" t-shirt for St. Jude

**Oct. 27-28-flu shots (for students who signed up)

**Oct. 29-Field Trip-Remember to send a sack lunch.  Students may also bring a beach toewl or small blanket for our picnic lunch.

**Oct. 30-last day to turn in Box Tops

**Oct. 30-Dress up as your favorite book character and join in our character parade!

**Oct. 30-Halloween treats

**Nov. 3-student holiday

**Nov. 12-2nd grade music program

**Nov. 16-last day to order a yearbook for $35.00

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/19/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 19-23

 

ELA:   *identify and use collective nouns (a flock of birds, a gaggle of geese, a team of players)

           *compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures

           *read and answer questions about folktales and fables and identify the moral (lesson) of a fable

          *write personal narratives       

                  

       

Spelling Words:  stung, flung, sprung, fang, slang, sprang, fling, sting, bring, slung, gaggle, school, hives, zeal, group

 

Focus Words:   cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious                          

  

 Math:     *use and draw picture and bar graphs to answer questions

               *identify coins and their values, use dollar and cents signs, add coins for a given value up to a dollar            

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Social Studies:  learn about the Wild West and the life of cowboys and pioneers       

  

 Important Dates:

**Oct. 19-23-School Spirit Week

**Oct. 22-Frontier Day-Parents are welcome!

**Oct. 29-Field Trip

**Oct. 30-last day to turn in Box Tops

**Oct. 30-Halloween treats

**Yearbooks are on sale until Nov. 16 for $35.00.

**Nov. 3-student holiday

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/13/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 12-16

 

ELA:   *compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures

           *read and answer questions about folktales and fables and identify the moral (lesson) of a fable

          *write personal narratives       

                  

       

Spelling Words:  bank, yank, thank, prank, blank, trunk, bunk, dunk, brink, link, slink, think, shrink, blink, honk

 

Focus Words:   cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious                          

  

 Math:     *use and draw picture and bar graphs to answer questions

               *identify coins and their values, use dollar and cents signs, add coins for a given value up to a dollar            

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Social Studies:  learn about the Wild West and the life of cowboys and pioneers       

  

 Important Dates:

**Oct. 12-Columbus Day-no school

**Oct. 14-report cards go home

**Oct. 16-last day to order school pictures

**Oct. 19-23-Homecoming Week

**Oct. 22-Frontier Day-Parents are welcome!

**Oct. 29-Field Trip

**Oct. 30-last day to turn in Box Tops

**Oct. 30-Halloween treats

**Yearbooks are on sale until Nov. 16 for $35.00.

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/5/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 5-9

 

ELA:   *identify the main purpose of a text-to persuade, to inform, to entertain (Easy as PIE)

           *read and answer questions about folktales and fables and identify the moral (lesson) of a fable

          *write personal narratives       

                  

       

Spelling Words:  champ, chant, ranch, branch, quench, crunch, church, bench, choose, cheap, author, purpose, persuade, inform, entertain

 

Focus Words:   cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious                          

  

 Math:     *use and draw picture and bar graphs to answer questions

               *recognize and draw shapes (triangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons, octogons, quadrilaterals, cubes)              

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Social Studies:  learn about the Wild West and the life of cowboys and pioneers       

  

 Important Dates:

**Oct. 5-9-"Pick of the Patch" fundraiser-Pumpkins are $1.00 each.  The class that raises the most money gets to decorate their own real pumpkins to take home.

**Oct. 8-make up school pictures

**Oct. 9-field trip money and forms are due

**Oct. 9-Scholastic book orders are due

**Oct. 12-Columbus Day-no school

**Oct. 14-report cards go home

**Oct. 16-last day to order school pictures

**Oct. 19-23-Homecoming Week

**Oct. 22-Frontier Day-Parents are welcome!

**Oct. 29-Field Trip

**Oct. 30-last day to turn in Box Tops

**Yearbooks are on sale until Nov. 16 for $35.00.

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/28/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2

 

ELA:   *identify and use text features (table of contents, captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, glossary, and index)

           *use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words

          *write personal narratives       

                  

       

Spelling Words:  that, thud, thump, throat, then, them, depth, fifth, sixth, tenth, steer, pioneer, explore, west, wagon   

 

Focus Words:   livestock, buckaroo, drover, lariat, occupation, herd, infamous, steer, witnessed                            

  

 Math:     *compare two 3 digit numbers using >, <, and = symbols

               *count within 1,000

               *skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s

               *add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operation, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction            

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Social Studies:  learn about the Wild West and the life of a cowboy        

  

 Important Dates:

**Oct. 9-field trip money and forms are due

**Oct. 30-last day to turn in Box Tops

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/21/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 21-25

 

ELA:   *identify and use text features (table of contents, captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, glossary, and index)

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

          *understand and use word relationships (synonyms, antonyms, categories)

          *write personal narratives       

                  

       

Spelling Words:  splash, trash, smash, clash, slash, shun, shrub, shrug, plush, blush, cowboy, cattle, rope, herd, lasso    

 

Focus Words:   livestock, buckaroo, drover, lariat, occupation, herd, infamous, steer, witnessed                            

  

 Math:     *compare two 3 digit numbers using >, <, and = symbols

               *count within 1,000

               *skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s

               *add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operation, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction            

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Social Studies:  learn about the Wild West and the life of a cowboy        

  

 Important Dates:

**Oct. 30-last day to turn in Box Tops

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/14/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 14-18

 

ELA:  *identify and use text features (table of contents, captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, glossary, and index)

           *generate a list of 5 real life connections between words and their use (synonyms, antonyms)

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

          *write personal narratives       

                  

       

Spelling Words:  lump, pump, jump, dump, plump, blend, spend, trend, spent, crept, swept, spicy, crunchy, juicy, rough     **Students will also create 2 complete sentences using at least one spelling word in each sentence.     

 

Focus Words:   disguise, conifer, evergreen, source, tropical, pollination, germination, hemisphere, season, migrate, frantically, plow                            

  

 Math:   *compare two 3-digit numbers using >, < and = symbols

             *count within 1,000

             *skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s

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

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

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20  

 

Science:  learn about plant life cycles and what plants need to live           

  

 Important Dates:

*Sept. 17-school pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/8/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 8-11

 

ELA:  *identify and use text features (table of contents, captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, glossary, and index)

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

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

          *write personal narratives       

                  *continue to identify and use nouns and verbs

          *continue practicing writing complete sentences

       

Spelling Words:  hint, clip, slid, trip, drift, swift, crisp, twist, strip, script, eighteen, nineteen, forty, fifty, sixty     **Students will also create 2 complete sentences using at least one spelling word in each sentence.     

 

Focus Words:   disguise, conifer, evergreen, source, tropical, pollination, germination, hemisphere, season, migrate, frantically, plow                            

  

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

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

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

               *solve 1 step word problems using addition and subtraction

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20  **We are starting speed drills this week-25 addition problems (sums to 10) in 5 minutes.

 

Science:  learn about plant life cycles and what plants need to live           

  

 Important Dates:

*Sept. 7-Labor Day holiday

*Sept. 8-progrss reports go home

*Sept. 17-school pictures

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/31/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Aug. 31-Sept. 4

 

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

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

          *write personal narratives       

                  *continue to identify and use nouns and verbs

          *continue practicing writing complete sentences

       

Spelling Words:  trump, gulf, thrust, bunch, stump, crunch, chug, grunt, trust, spun, eleven, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen     **Students will also create 2 complete sentences using at least one spelling word in each sentence.     

 

Focus Words:   carnivorous, nectar, decaying, passive, equator, climate, hemisphere, carnivore, herbivore, migrate                            

  

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

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

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

               *solve 1 step word problems using addition and subtraction

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Science:  learn about plant life cycles and what plants need to live           

  

 Important Dates:

*Aug. 31-last day for fundraiser.  

*Sept. 7-Labor Day holiday

*Sept. 8-progrss reports go home

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/24/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Aug. 24-28

 

ELA:  *answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a non-fiction story

          *write personal narratives       

                  *capitalize holidays, product names, geographic names, and other proper nouns

          *continue practicing writing complete sentences

       

Spelling Words:  twelve, thirteen, twenty, thirty, hundred, Earth, east, west, north, south, who, what, where, when, why  **Students will also create 2 complete sentences using at least one spelling word in each sentence.     

 

Focus Words:  equator, climate, hemisphere, carnivore, herbivore                            

  

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

               *solve 1 step word problems using addition and subtraction

               *fluently add and subtract numbers to 20

 

Science:  learn about animals that are herbivores and carnivores     

Social Studies:  learn about the North Pole, the South Pole, and the equator         

 

 

 Important Dates:

*Aug. 28-last day for Scholastic book orders

*Aug. 31-last day for fundraiser.  Please encourage your child to participate!

*Sept. 7-Labor Day holiday

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/17/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Aug. 17-21

 

ELA:  *answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a story

          *begin to write personal narratives       

                  *identify and use nouns and verbs, write complete sentences   

       

Spelling Words:  damp, clamp, stamp, plant, slant, stand, brand, craft, draft, bland, winter, spring, summer, fall, autumn **Students will also create 2 complete sentences using at least one spelling word in each sentence.     

 

Focus Words:  harvest, debt, profit, crouch, billow, crocuses, fledglings                            

  

 Math:   *add and subtract numbers to 18 fluently

               *determine if a number is even or odd and explain why

 

Science:  the four seasons    

Social Studies:  the North Pole, the South Pole, and the equator         

 

 

 Important Dates:

*Aug. 17-Parents/Literacy Night 6:30-7:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/10/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Aug. 10-14

 

ELA:  *answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a story

          *begin to write personal narratives       

                  *identify and use nouns and verbs   

       

Spelling Words:  no spelling words this week                                      

Math:   *add and subtract numbers to 18 fluently

               *determine if a number is even or odd and explain why

 

Science:  the four seasons              

 

 

 Important Dates:

*Aug. 17-Parents/Literacy Night 7:00-8:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/5/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Aug. 5-14

ELA:  *learn classroom and school rules

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

          *begin to write personal narratives                  

                                        

 

 

 Math:   *add and subtract numbers to 18 fluently

               *determine if a number is even or odd and explain why

               

 

 Important Dates:

*Aug. 3-Open House 6:00-7:30

*Aug. 17-Parents/Literacy Night

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 5/11/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of May 11-15

ELA:  

                     *use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of unknown words with the same root (add-addition-additional-additionally)

            *describe the meaning of words and phrases found in a 2nd grade text

            *participate in shared research and writing projects.  We are going to write several "how to" and informational stories.

            *revise and edit with help from the teacher and other students         

            *review poetry     

                                  

 

Spelling Words:   ticket, cricket, rocket, picket, freckle, hackle, tackle, shackle, trickle, facial, social, crucial, commercial, special

 

 

 Math:   *use a number line to add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers

                         *add and subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping                 

               *solve one and two step word problems using addition and subtraction                     

 

 Important Dates:

*May 15-"Lights Out in the Library" for students who have returned their library books.

*May 15-3rd grade music program "Rock the Jukebox".  The 2nd grade students are encouraged to dress up in their favorite attire from the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s!

*May 21-Award's Day in our classroom at 8:00 and Color Run at 8:30.

*May 20-Time capsule items are needed (Pringles cans, parent letters, etc.).

*May 21-Students' last day of school-60% day

*There are extra yearbooks for sale on a first come-first serve basis.  The cost is $40.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 5/4/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of May 4-8

ELA:  

                     *describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a story

            *describe the meaning of words and phrases found in a 2nd grade text

            *participate in shared research and writing projects.  We are going to write several "how to" and informational stories.

            *revise and edit with help from the teacher and other students

            *recall and gather information from various resources to answer questions (websites, textbooks)  

            *describe how words phrases supply rhythm and meaning to a poem; identify and use alliteration, regular beats, similes, and repeated lines        

                                  

 

Spelling Words:   kidney, chimney, jersey, attorney, trolley, bought, fought, thought, brought, ought, breathe, exercise, strength, healthy, fitness

 

 

 Math:   *add and subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping

               *use a line plot to show the measurements of several objects   

               *solve one and two step word problems using addition and subtraction                     

 

 Important Dates:

*May 15-"Lights Out in the Library" for students who have returned their library books

*May 21-Field Day (8:30-10:30) and Award's Day in our classroom (10:30)

*May 21-Students' last day of school

*There are extra yearbooks for sale on a first come-first serve basis.  The cost is $40.00.

*Please save empty Pringles cans for an end-of-the-year activity.  Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/20/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of April 20-24

ELA:  

 

            *participate in shared research and writing projects.  We are going to write several "how to" and informational stories.

            *revise and edit with help from the teacher and other students

            *recall and gather information from various resources to answer questions (websites, textbooks)  

            *describe how words phrases supply rhythm and meaning to a poem; identify and use alliteration, regular beats, similes, and repeated lines        

            *identify and use possessive nouns (Kevin's book, the two cats' whiskers)                        

 

Spelling Words:   piece, chief, brief, field, shield, argue, rescue, tissue, issue, value, muscle, stomach, intestines, nerves, skeleton

 

Focus vocabulary words:  slinking, spied, scattered, spiraled, parachute, griddle, limousine, cowered, threshold, forlornly

 

 Math:   *solve word problems involving measurement terms

               *use a line plot to show the measurements of several objects                        

 

 Important Dates:

*Apr. 21-progress reports go home

*Apr. 29-second grade field trip

*May 21-Field Day (8:30-10:30) and Award's Day in our classroom (10:30)

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/13/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of April 13-17

ELA:  

            *describe how words phrases supply rhythm and meaning to a poem; identify and use alliteration, regular beats, similes, and repeated lines

            *identify and use reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, themselves, yourselves) 

            *create and use contractions and identify the two words that make up a contraction

            *identify and use possessive nouns (Kevin's book, the two cats' whiskers)                        

 

Spelling Words:   myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, yourselves, ourselves, themselves, can't, you're, I'm, hasn't, she'll, isn't, he's

 

Focus vocabulary words:  slinking, spied, scattered, spiraled, parachute, griddle, limousine, cowered, threshold, forlornly

 

 Math:   *partition a rectangle into rows and columns of the same size (arrays) and create addition problems to represent the arrays

               *use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems                         

 

 Important Dates:

*Apr. 17-last day to buy spring pictures

*Apr. 21-progress reports go home

*Apr. 29-second grade field trip

*All snow days have been forgiven for the students!

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/7/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of April 7-10

ELA:  

            *describe how words phrases supply rhythm and meaning to a poem; identify and use alliteration, regular beats, similes, and repeated lines

            *identify and use reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, themselves, yourselves) 

            *write personal narratives and present it orally to a partner, small group, or class   

               *recall and gather information from different resources (text books, internet websites, MYON books, etc.)                 *learn facts about North America and Native Americans                          

 

Spelling Words:   mission, mansion, pension, tension, session, garbage, storage, package, message, damage, poetry, rhyme, rhythm, poem, simile

 

Focus vocabulary words:  province, territory, wetlands, peninsula, mountain range, canyon

 

 Math:   *partition a rectangle into rows and columns of the same size (arrays) and create addition problems to represent the arrays

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

               *use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems                         

 

 Important Dates:

*Apr. 10-field trip form and money are due

*Apr. 17-last day to buy spring pictures

*Apr. 29-second grade field trip

*All snow days have been forgiven for the students!

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/30/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 30-Apr. 2

ELA:    

            *write personal narratives and present it orally to a partner, small group, or class      

            *write simple and compond sentences (simple sentence-Mom went shopping at Target.  compound sentence-Mom went shopping at Target, but she didn't buy anything.)

            *use conjunctions correctly in compound sentences (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)

            *recall and gather information from different resources (text books, internet websites, MYON books, etc.)                 *learn facts about North America and Native Americans                          

 

Spelling Words:   culture, picture, structure, adventure, temperature, option, fraction, fiction, station, section, native, Indian, tribe, track, shelter

 

Focus vocabulary words:  province, territory, wetlands, peninsula, mountain range, canyon

 

 Math:   *partition a rectangle into rows and columns of the same size (arrays) and create addition problems to represent the arrays

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

               *use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems                         

 

 Important Dates:

*Snow make-up days:  Sat., Apr. 11 (60% day); Tues., May 26 (100% day)

*Mar. 31-report cards go home

*Apr. 3-Good Friday holiday

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/23/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 23-27

ELA:           

            *write simple and compond sentences (simple sentence-Mom went shopping at Target.  compound sentence-Mom went shopping at Target, but she didn't buy anything.)

            *use conjunctions correctly in compound sentences (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)

            *identify and use non-fiction text features (table of contents, index, glossary, captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, electronic menus, icons)

            *recall and gather information from different resources (text books, internet websites, MYON books, etc.)                                               

 

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

 

Focus vocabulary words:  province, territory, wetlands, peninsula, mountain range, canyon

 

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

               *use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems                         

 

 Important Dates:

*Mar. 17-31-PTA spring fundraiser-Students can buy paper Easter eggs for 50 cents each.  Help our class win 1st place!

*Snow make-up days:  Sat., Apr. 11 (60% day); Tues., May 26 (100% day)

*Mar. 31-report cards go home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/16/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 16-21

ELA:           

            *identify the main idea of a multi-paragraph story and the details that support the main idea

            *use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Math:   *measure the length of objects using inches, centimeters, feet, yards, and meters

               *use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems                         

 

 Important Dates:

*Mar. 17-31-PTA spring fundraiser-Students can buy paper Easter eggs for 50 cents each.  Help our class win 1st place!

*Snow make-up days:  Sat., Mar. 21 (60%day); Sat., Apr. 11 (60% day); Tues., May 26 (100% day)

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/2/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Mar. 2-6

ELA:    *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

            *compare and contrast 2 versios of the same story (Stone Soup)

            *identify the main idea of a multi-paragraph story and the details that support the main idea

            *use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Math:   *measure the length of objects using inches, centimeters, feet, yards, and meters

               *use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems                         

 

 Important Dates:

*Mar. 9-13-spring break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/17/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 17-20

ELA:    *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

            *form and use irregular plural nouns (man-men, tooth-teeth, mouse-mice) 

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

 

Spelling Words:   stage, barge, gorge, large, charge, lounge, sponge, hinge, cringe, merge, China, Asia, monk, difference, similarities

 

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

 

 Math:   *measure the length of objects using inches, centimeters, feet, yards, and meters

               *use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems                        

 

 Important Dates:

*Feb. 13-student holiday

*Feb. 16-President's Day holiday

*Feb. 17-last day to order class pictures

*Mar. 9-13-spring break

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/9/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 9-13

ELA:    *write opinion pieces with a topic sentence, state their opinion, supply reasons or facts for their opinions, use linking words (because, also, another), and provide a concluding sentence                                                      

 

Spelling Words:  groom, proof, swoop, loose, dear, fear, cheat, breathe, health, bread, reason, because, opinion, believe, conclusion

 

Focus vocabulary words: gourd, gallery, racket, squawked, lanterns, marshal, quail, stream, scent, thicket, weary

 

 Math:   *measure the length of objects using inches, centimeters, feet, yards, and meters

               *review solving word problems, telling time, and counting money                         

 

 Important Dates:

*Feb. 10-Science Fair **Projects are due on Feb. 9

*Feb. 12-Valentine Day treats

*Feb. 12-last day to return Scholastic book orders

*Feb. 13-student holiday

*Feb. 16-President's Day holiday

*Feb. 17-last day to order class pictures

*Mar. 9-13-spring break

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/2/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Feb. 2-6

ELA:    *compare and contrast the most important points in two texts on the same topic (We will be reading different books about the Underground Railroad.)

             *describe the connection between a series of historical events (We will make connections between freedom songs and The Drinking Gourd.)

             *write a biography about a famous person with a topic sentence, details to describe actions and events, and a conclusion

             *use digital tools (Powerpoint) to produce and publish  writing                                                   

 

Spelling Words:  might, bright, night, sight, right, goal, oath, soak, throat, road, gourd, follow, spiritual, Canada, course 

 

Focus vocabulary words: gourd, gallery, racket, squawked, lanterns, marshal, quail, stream, scent, thicket, weary

 

 Math:   *measure the length of objects using inches, centimeters, feet, yards, and meters

               *review solving word problems, telling time, and counting money                         

 

 Important Dates:

*Feb. 3-progress reports go home

*Feb. 6-last day to order Valentine gram

*Feb. 10-Science Fair **Projects are due on Feb. 9

*Feb. 12-Valentine Day treats

*Feb. 13-student holiday

*Feb. 16-President's Day holiday

*Feb. 17-last day to order class pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/26/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Week of Jan. 26-30

ELA:    *use a different voice to read dialogue for different characters in a story

             *distinguish shades of meaning for closely related verbs and adjectives (toss-throw-hurl   nibble-eat-gobble)

             *write a biography about a famous person with a topic sentence, details to describe actions and events, and a conclusion

             *use digital tools (Powerpoint) to produce and publish  writing

             *use adjectives and adverbs in their writing **We will spend at least 2 weeks on these writing and reading skills. 

                                             

 

Spelling Words:  grain, frail, drain, faint, brain, tray, clay, sway, stray, gray, voice, different, characters, verb, adjective

 

Focus vocabulary words: allowed, slave, beckoned, crate, clerk, pried, rejoiced, trembling, captured, haunting, pleaded

 

 Math:   *add up to 4 two-digit numbers

               *review solving word problems, telling time, and counting money     

                       

 

 Important Dates:

*Jan. 26-PTA meeting 6:00-It is also a Zaxby's fundraising night for our school.

*Jan. 29-class group pictures

*Jan. 30-send a $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite hat or pajamas to school.

*Feb. 3-progress reports go home

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/19/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 19-23

ELA:    *write a biography about a famous person with a topic sentence, details to describe actions and events, and a conclusion

             *use digital tools (Powerpoint) to produce and publish  writing

             *use adjectives and adverbs in their writing **We will spend at least 2 weeks on these writing and reading skills. 

             *identify the author's purpose for writing a story (to persuade, inform, or entertain)                                  

 

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

 

Focus vocabulary words: allowed, slave, beckoned, crate, clerk, pried, rejoiced, trembling, captured, haunting, pleaded

 

 Math:   *add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value and properties of operation

               *review solving word problems, telling time, and counting money     

                       

 

 Important Dates:

*Jan. 23-Career Day-Dress up as what you want your future job to be.

*Jan. 26-PTA meeting 6:00

*Jan. 29-class group pictures

*Jan. 30-send a $1.00 for the PTA and wear your favorite hat or pajamas to school.

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/12/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

 

Week of Jan. 12-16

ELA:    *write a biography about a famous person with a topic sentence, details to describe actions and events, and a conclusion

             *use digital tools (Powerpoint) to produce and publish their writing

             *use adjectives and adverbs in their writing **We will spend at least 2 weeks on these writing and reading skills.                                    

 

Spelling Words:  boil, join, noise, spoil, point, choice, joint, moist, void, secret, courage, minister, peace, Germany

 

Focus vocabulary words: allowed, slave, beckoned, crate, clerk, pried, rejoiced, trembling, captured, haunting, pleaded

 

 Math:   *review the value of coins and solve money word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies

               *review telling time to the nearest 5 minute interval; a quarter after, a quarter til, and half past; a.m. and p.m.

               

                          

 

 Important Dates:

*Jan. 16-College Day-wear a college shirt or colors from your favorite college

*Jan. 19-Dr. M. L. King holiday

*Jan. 26-PTA meeting 6:00

*Jan. 29-class group pictures

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/5/2015
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Jan. 5-9

ELA:    *identify and use irregular past tense verbs (do-did, sit-sat, swim, swam)

             *recognize how characters respond to major events or problems in a non-fiction story

             *identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story and answer questions about each part                                     

 

Spelling Words:  rose, nose, those, chose, closed, hose, pose, rise, these, choose, slavery, freedom, journey, escape, abolish

 

Focus vocabulary words: allowed, slave, beckoned, crate, clerk, pried, rejoiced, trembling, captured, haunting, pleaded

 

 Math:   *review flat shapes and their attributes

               *reveiw telling time to the nearest 5 minute interval

               *review using a numberline to add and subtract, review even and odd numbers, review solving addition and subtraction word problems, and review skip counting

                          

 

 Important Dates:

*Jan. 9-report cards go home

*Jan. 19-Dr. M. L. King holiday

*Jan. 29-class group pictures

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/15/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Dec. 15-19

ELA:    *identify and use homographs (words that have more than one meaning ex.-bat-a flying mammal or a wooden stick)

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

             *identify the meaning of common idioms (figures of speech such as "raining cats and dogs")                                     

 

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

 

Focus vocabulary words: dupatta (a head covering), orchard, jolt, shepherd, binoculars, harp, girders, scaffolding

 

 Math:   *review flat shapes and their attributes

               *reveiw telling time to the nearest 5 minute interval

               *review greater than, less than, and equal to

               *review solving word problems using addition and subtraction

               *review place value

               *review bar and picture graphs

                          

 

 Important Dates:

*Dec. 19-Christmas party from 12:00-12:45.

*Dec. 20-Jan. 4-Christmas break

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/8/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Dec. 8-12

ELA:    *describe how the characters in a story respond to major events and challenges

              *understand the differences in the points of view of characters, including speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud                      

          *use information from illustrations to understand characters, setting, and plot

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

             *identify the meaning of common idioms (figures of speech such as "raining cats and dogs")

             *write "how to" stories to explain the steps in how to make or do something                           

 

Spelling Words:  rake, pane, maze, whale, shame, grade, chase, shave, trade, brave, disagree, rewrite, preview, unhappy, overhead

 

Focus vocabulary words: dupatta (a head covering), orchard, jolt, shepherd, binoculars, harp, girders, scaffolding

 

 Math:   *use analog clocks to tell time in 5 minute intervals and identify a.m. and p.m.

               *identify a quarter to (6:45), a quarter past (3:15), and half past (4:30) the hour

               *review greater than, less than, and equal to

               *review solving word problems using addition and subtraction

               *review place value

               *review bar and picture graphs

                          

 

 Important Dates:

*Dec. 19-Christmas party from 12:00-12:45.  More information about the party will be sent home soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/1/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Dec. 1-5

ELA:    *describe how the characters in a story respond to major events and challenges

              *understand the differences in the points of view of characters, including speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud                      

          *use information from illustrations to understand characters, setting, and plot

             *write "how to" stories to explain the steps in how to make or do something                           

 

Spelling Words:  rented, dented, hunted, rested, landed, dashed, crushed, helped, thanked, tested, plot, setting, character, problem, solution

 

Focus vocabulary words: dupatta (a head covering), orchard, jolt, shepherd, binoculars, harp, girders, scaffolding

 

 Math:   *use analog clocks to tell time in 5 minute intervals and identify a.m. and p.m.

               *identify a quarter to (6:45), a quarter past (3:15), and half past (4:30) the hour

               *review greater than, less than, and equal to

               *review solving word problems using addition and subtraction

                          

 

 Important Dates:

*Dec. 2-2nd grade field trip

*Dec. 4-cookies with Santa and shop at the Book Fair from 6-8 p.m.

*Dec. 5-our class will shop at the Book Fair from 8:40-9:30 a.m.

*Dec. 19-Christmas party from 12:00-12:45.  More information about the party will be sent home soon.

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/17/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 17-21

ELA:    *identify and explain how diagrams help clarify a text

              *review the author's purpose for writing a text (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)                      

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  judge, bridge, pledge, badge, ledge, match, catch, ditch, scratch, stretch, analog, hour, minute, second, clock** Assessment will be on Friday.

 

Focus vocabulary words: information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, foribly, disappoint

 

 Math:   *use analog clocks to tell time in 5 minute intervals and identify a.m. and p.m.

               *review place value and different ways to write a number (ex.-425=4 hundreds, 2 tens, 5 ones; 400+20+5, four hundred, twenty-five)

               *review greater than, less than, and equal to

               *review solving word problems using addition and subtraction

               *review even and odd numbers                      

 

 Important Dates:

*Nov. 25-field trip money is due

*Nov. 26-28-Thanksgiving holiday

*Dec. 2-2nd grade field trip

*Dec. 4-cookies with Santa 6-8 p.m.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week of Nov. 17-21

ELA:    *identify and explain how diagrams help clarify a text

              *review the author's purpose for writing a text (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)                      

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  judge, bridge, pledge, badge, ledge, match, catch, ditch, scratch, stretch, analog, hour, minute, second, clock** Assessment will be on Friday.

 

Focus vocabulary words: information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, foribly, disappoint

 

 Math:   *use analog clocks to tell time in 5 minute intervals and identify a.m. and p.m.

               *review place value and different ways to write a number (ex.-425=4 hundreds, 2 tens, 5 ones; 400+20+5, four hundred, twenty-five)

               *review greater than, less than, and equal to

               *review solving word problems using addition and subtraction

               *review even and odd numbers                      

 

 Important Dates:

*Nov. 25-field trip money is due

*Nov. 26-28-Thanksgiving holiday

*Dec. 2-2nd grade field trip

*Dec. 4-cookies with Santa 6-8 p.m.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/10/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 10-14

ELA:    *write friendly letters with a date, greeting, body, closing, and signature

              *use commas after the greeting and closing of a friendly letter

              *create and understand the meaning of compound words  **Assessment of compound words and friendly letter will be on Friday.

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  late, crate, slate, create, date, mate, debate, donate, skate, comma, letter, friendly, compound, revise, edit ** Assessment will be on Friday.

 

Focus vocabulary words: information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, foribly, disappoint

 

 Math:   *review place value and different ways to write a number (ex.-425=4 hundreds, 2 tens, 5 ones; 400+20+5, four hundred, twenty-five)

               *review using a number line to add and subtract numbers

               *review even and odd numbers

               *mentally add and subtract 10 or 100 to a given number

        

 

 Important Dates:

*Nov. 10-Family Literacy Night at 6:00 p.m.

*Nov. 10-Reading Fair boards are due for those participating

*Nov. 11-Reading Fair

*Nov. 13-Frontier Day-Parents are invited to attend from 8:00 to 10:00.

*Nov. 26-28-Thanksgiving holiday

*Yearbooks are now on sale for $30.00.

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

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/10/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 10-14

ELA:    *write friendly letters with a date, greeting, body, closing, and signature

              *use commas after the greeting and closing of a friendly letter

              *create and understand the meaning of compound words  **Assessment of compound words and friendly letter will be on Friday.

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  late, crate, slate, create, date, mate, debate, donate, skate, comma, letter, friendly, compound, revise, edit ** Assessment will be on Friday.

 

Focus vocabulary words: information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, foribly, disappoint

 

 Math:   *review place value and different ways to write a number (ex.-425=4 hundreds, 2 tens, 5 ones; 400+20+5, four hundred, twenty-five)

               *review using a number line to add and subtract numbers

               *review even and odd numbers

               *mentally add and subtract 10 or 100 to a given number

        

 

 Important Dates:

*Nov. 10-Family Literacy Night at 6:00 p.m.

*Nov. 10-Reading Fair boards are due for those participating

*Nov. 11-Reading Fair

*Nov. 13-Frontier Day-Parents are invited to attend from 8:00 to 10:00.

*Nov. 26-28-Thanksgiving holiday

*Yearbooks are now on sale for $30.00.

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

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/3/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Nov. 3-7

ELA:    *write friendly letters with a date, greeting, body, closing, and signature

              *use commas after the greeting and closing of a friendly letter

              *create and understand the meaning of compound words  **Assessment of compound words and friendly letter will be on Friday.

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  pack, back, stack, smack, crack, truck, stuck, sick, neck, clock, heading, greeting, body, closing, signature  ** Assessment will be on Friday.

 

Focus vocabulary words: information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, foribly, disappoint

 

 Math:   *identify and count coins (half-dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies)

               *review using a number line to add and subtract numbers

               *review even and odd numbers

               *mentally add and subtract 10 or 100 to a given number

        

 

 Important Dates:

*Nov. 4-student holiday

*Nov. 10-Family Literacy Night

*Nov. 10-Reading Fair boards are due for those participating

*Nov. 11-Reading Fair

*Nov. 13-Frontier Day

*Nov. 26-28-Thanksgiving holiday

*Yearbooks are now on sale for $30.00.

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

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/26/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 27-31

ELA:    *compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story.  Students will write a story to compare and contrast the two versions.  **Writing will be graded with a rubric.  

              *build on others' conversation by linking their comments to the remarks of others

              *write personal narratives with a topic sentence, details, and a concluding sentence

              *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  bank, yank, thank, prank, blank, trunk, dunk, bunk, brink, link, slink, think, shrink, honk, blink  Assessment will be on Friday.

 

Focus vocabulary words: cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious

 

 Math:   *identify and count coins (half-dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies)

               *tell time to the nearest hour, half-hour, quarter-hour, and 5 minute interval

               *review creating and interpreting bar and picture graphs

Social Studies:  learn about cowboys and the western frontier

         

 

 Important Dates:

*The week of Oct. 27-Oct. 31 our lunch time will be moved from 11:10 to 12:10 due to musical practice.

*Oct. 30-2nd grade musical at 6:00 p.m.

*Oct. 31-Halloween treats

*Yearbooks are now on sale for $30.00.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/20/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 20-24

ELA:     *read and answer questions about fables and folktales; identify the moral of a fable (focus on folktales)   **Assessment will be on Friday.

              *compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story  

              *identify and use collective nouns (a herd of horses, a school of fish, a gaggle of geese)  **Assessment will be on Friday.

*Write personal narratives with a topic sentence, details, and a concluding sentence

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  stung, flung, sprung, fang, slang, sprang, fling, sting, slung, bring, gaggle, school, hives, zeal, group

 

Focus vocabulary words: cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious

 

 Math:   *identify and count coins (half-dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies)

               *tell time to the nearesr hour, half-hour, quarter-hour, and 5 minute interval

               *review creating and interpreting bar and picture graphs

Social Studies:  learn about cowboys and the western frontier

         

 

 Important Dates:

*Oct. 21-wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day

*Oct. 23-Math Harvest at 6:00 p.m.

*Oct. 24-last day to order Halloween grams and fundraiser t-shirts

*Oct. 24-Shoeboxes for Soldiers due

*Oct. 24-Be a Champion reading contest ends (completed list must be returned by this date)

*The week of Oct. 27-Oct. 31 our lunch time will be moved from 11:10 to 12:10 due to musical practice.

*Oct. 30-2nd grade musical at 6:00 p.m.

*Oct. 31-Halloween treats

*Yearbooks are now on sale for $30.00.

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

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/15/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 15-17

ELA:     *read and answer questions about fables and folktales; identify the moral of a fable   Assessment will be on Friday.

              *compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story  

              *write personal narratives with a topic sentence, details, and a concluding sentence

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  no spelling words this week

 

Focus vocabulary words: cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious

 

 Math:  *identify and create shapes (square, rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, rhombus, hexagon, pentagon, and cube)

              *identify and count coins (half-dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies)

Social Studies:  learn about cowboys and the western frontier

         

 

 Important Dates:

*Oct. 17-report cards go home.  Please sign and return to school.

*Oct. 17-last day to order school pictures

*Oct. 17-last day to order school pictures

*Oct. 21-wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day

*Oct. 23-Math Harvest at 6:00 p.m.

*The week of Oct. 27-Oct. 31 our lunch time will be moved from 11:10 to 12:10 due to musical practice.

*Oct. 30-2nd grade musical at 6:00 p.m.

*Yearbooks are now on sale for $30.00.

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

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/15/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 15-17

ELA:     *read and answer questions about fables and folktales; identify the moral of a fable   Assessment will be on Friday.

              *compare and contrast 2 versions of the same story  

              *write personal narratives with a topic sentence, details, and a concluding sentence

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  no spelling words this week

 

Focus vocabulary words: cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious

 

 Math:  *identify and create shapes (square, rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, rhombus, hexagon, pentagon, and cube)

              *identify and count coins (half-dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies)

Social Studies:  learn about cowboys and the western frontier

         

 

 Important Dates:

*Oct. 17-report cards go home.  Please sign and return to school.

*Oct. 17-last day to order school pictures

*Oct. 17-last day to order school pictures

*Oct. 21-wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day

*Oct. 23-Math Harvest at 6:00 p.m.

*The week of Oct. 27-Oct. 31 our lunch time will be moved from 11:10 to 12:10 due to musical practice.

*Oct. 30-2nd grade musical at 6:00 p.m.

*Yearbooks are now on sale for $30.00.

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

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/6/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Oct. 6-10

ELA:     *identify the main purpose of a text (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain)  **Assessment will be on Friday.

          *read and answer questions about fables and folktales; identify the moral of a fable     

             *write personal narratives with a topic sentence, details, and a concluding sentence

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  champ, chant, ranch, branch, quench, author, explain, purpose, entertain, persuade, fable, folktale, fact, opinion, moral **Spelling assessment will be on Friday. 

 

Focus vocabulary words: cunning, embraced, dusk, latch, squatters, stake, exhausted, mounted, ruckus, mysterious

 

 Math:  *use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems

             *add and subtract within 100 using different strategies (place value, properties of operation, fact families, drawings, etc.)

Social Studies:  learn about cowboys and the western frontier

         

 

 Important Dates:

*Oct. 6-PTA meeting

*Oct. 8-fundraiser pickup 2:00-6:00 p.m.

*Oct. 9-make-up pictures

*Oct. 13 & 14-Fall break

*Oct. 17-last day to order school pictures

*Oct. 30-2nd grade musical at 6:00 p.m.

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

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/29/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 29-Oct. 3

ELA:     *identify and use text features found in a nonfiction text (table of contents, captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, index, and glossary)  **Assessment will be on Friday.

          *use context clues to determine the meanings of unknown words  **Assessment will be on Friday.      

             *write personal narratives with a topic sentence, details, and a concluding sentence

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  that, thud, thump, throat, then, them, fifth, sixth, depth, tenth, steer, pioneer, infamous, explore, occupation  **Spelling assessment will be on Friday. 

 

Focus vocabulary words:  buckaroos, drover, steer, infamous, witnessed, livestock, lariat, occupation, herd

 

 Math:  *use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems

             *use information on bar and picture graphs to answer questions

Social Studies:  learn about cowboys and the western frontier

 Science:  learn about photosynthesis and the parts of a tree, learn about seeds and the life cycle of a plant        

 

 Important Dates:

*Oct. 3-(Friday)-Scholastic book orders due

*Oct. 6-PTA meeting

*Oct. 8-fundraiser pickup 2:00-6:00 p.m.

*Oct. 13 & 14-Fall break

*Oct. 30-2nd grade musical at 6:00 p.m.

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

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/22/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 22-26

ELA:     *ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, an how questions about a non-fiction text  **Assessment will be on Friday.

          *demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word relationships (synonyms, antonyms, categories)  **Assessment will be on Friday.      

          *identify text features focusing on headings and subheadings

             *write personal narratives 

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  splash, trash, smash, clash, slash, plush, blush, shun, shrub, shrug, cowboy, cattle, rope, herd, lasso  **Spelling assessment will be on Friday. 

 

Focus vocabulary words:  buckaroos, drover, steer, infamous, witnessed, livestock, lariat, occupation, herd

 

 Math:  *compare two 3-digit numbers using >,<, and = symbols  **Place Value assessment will be on Tuesday.

              *count within 1,000 and skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s 

Social Studies:  learn about cowboys and the western frontier

 Science:  learn about photosynthesis and the parts of a tree, learn about seeds and the life cycle of a plant        

 

 Important Dates:

*Oct. 6-PTA meeting

*Oct. 13 & 14-Fall break

*Oct. 30-2nd grade musical

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

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/15/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 15-19

ELA:     *generate a list of 5 real life connections between words and their use (things that are juicy, food that is spicy, etc.)  **Assessment will be on Friday.

          *review answering who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a nonfiction text       

          *consult reference materials (dictionary and thesaurus) to check and correct spelling

             *write personal narratives 

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  lump, plump, jump, dump, plump, blend, spend, trend, spent, crept, swept, spicy, crunchy, juicy, rough   **Spelling assessment will be on Friday. 

 

Focus vocabulary words:  pollination, tropical, frantically, disguise, forecast, conifer, evergreen, hemisphere, plow, germination, source, migrate

 

 Math:   *understand the three digits of a 3-digit number represents amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones

               *understand place value to 1,000 using expanded notation (125=100+20+5;   65=6 tens, 5 ones)  **Place value test will be on Tuesday.

          *compare two 3-digit numbers using >,<, and = symbols

              *count within 1,000 and skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s 

 

Science:  learn about photosynthesis and the parts of a tree, learn about seeds and the life cycle of a plant        

 

 Important Dates:

*This week is Homecoming Spirit Week:  Monday-America Monday-wear red, white, and blue; Tuesday-Superhero Day; Wednesday-Wacky Wednesday-wear youe mismatched clothes and silly socks; Thursday-Best Dressed Day; Friday-Black and Gold Pride Day 

*Sept. 18-school pictures

*Oct. 13 & 14-Fall break

*Oct. 30-2nd grade musical

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/2/2014
Subject: 2nd Grade

Week of Sept. 8-12

ELA:     *know and use different text features in a nonfiction text (captions, bold print words, headings, subheadings, index, and glossary)  **Text feature test will be on Friday.

            *review finding the main idea in a multiparagraph text  

          *consult reference materials (dictionary and thesaurus) to check and correct spelling

             *write personal narratives 

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  hint, clip, slid, trip, frift, swift, crisp, twist, strip, script, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty   **Spelling assessment will be on Friday. 

 

Focus vocabulary words:  pollination, tropical, frantically, disguise, forecast, conifer, evergreen, hemisphere, plow, germination, source, migrate

 

 Math:   *understand the three digits of a 3-digit number represents amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones

               *understand place value to 1,000 using expanded notation (125=100+20+5;   65=6 tens, 5 ones)

          *use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems      

                 *use a number line to add and subtract numbers **Number line assessment will be on Wednesday. 

 

Science:  learn about photosynthesis and the parts of a tree, learn about seeds and the life cycle of a plant        

 

 Important Dates:

 

*Sept. 18-school pictures

*Oct. 13 & 14-Fall break

*Oct. 31-2nd grade musical

*Remember to help your child sell items for the PTA's fundraiser.  This money will help fund new technology and playground equipment for our school.

 

 

 

 

Week of Sept. 2-5

ELA:     *identify the main idea of a multi-paragraph text as well as specific paragraphs within the text.  **Reading assessment will be on Friday.   

          *consult reference materials (dictionary and thesaurus) to check and correct spelling

             *write personal narratives 

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  trump, gulf, thrust, bunch, stump, crunch, chug, grunt, trust, spun, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, hundred   **Spelling assessment will be on Friday. 

 

Focus vocabulary words:  carnivore, herbivore, climate, equator, debt, profit, harvest, billow, crouch, crocuses, fledglings

 

 Math:   *understand the three digits of a 3-digit number represents amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones

          *Use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems 

               *add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies

 

 

                *use a number line to add and subtract numbers  

 

Science:  learn about photosynthesis and the parts of a tree       

 

Social Studies:  We will be learning about where we live (city, state, and country) and where to find them on a map.  

 

 Important Dates:

 

*Sept. 18-school pictures

*Remember to help your child sell items for the PTA's fundraiser.  This money will help fund new technology and playground equipment for our school.

 

 

 

 

Week of Aug. 25-29

ELA:     *answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a non-fiction story   

 

          *capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names (proper nouns)  **Language assessment will be on Friday.

             *begin writing personal narratives   

 

          *review using complete sentences and parts of speech                            

 

Spelling Words:  flat, slam, snap, bland, draft, cramp, plant, stand, grasp, blast, who, what, when, where, why  **Spelling assessment will be on Friday. 

 

Focus vocabulary words:  carnivore, herbivore, climate, equator, debt, profit, harvest, billow, crouch, crocuses, fledglings

 

 Math:    *Use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems

 

               *add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies

 

               *determine whether a group of objects is even or odd

 

                *use a number line to add and subtract numbers  **Math assessment will be on Wednesday.

 

Science:  During Unit 1, we will be learning about the 4 seasons.               

 

Social Studies:  We will be learning about where we live (city, state, and country) and where to find them on a map.  

 

 

 

 Important Dates:

 

*Aug. 25-PTA meeting at 6:00 and Parent Night at 7:00.

 

*Sept. 1-Labor Day holiday

 

*Sept. 18-school pictures

 

 

 

Week of Aug. 18-22

ELA:    *answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a fiction story   **Reading assessment will be on Friday.

         *review writing complete sentences with the correct capitalization and ending punctuation

            *review parts of speech (focusing on nouns and verbs)

            *begin writing personal narratives     

                            

Spelling Words:  pat, at, fat, mat, sat, tap, map, took, look, happy, see, fast, little, pass, here  **Spelling assessment will be on Friday. 

Vocabulary Words: debt, profit, harvest, billow, crouch, crocuses, fledglings

 Math:    *fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies

               *determine whether a group of objects is even or odd

                *use a number line to add and subtract numbers

Science:   During Unit 1, we will be learning about the 4 seasons.               

Social Studies:  We will be learning about where we live (city, state, and country) and where to find them on a map.  

 

 Important Dates:

*Aug. 25-PTA meeting at 6:00 and Parent Night at 7:00.

*Sept. 1-Labor Day holiday

*Sept. 18-school pictures

 

 

 

Week of August 11-15

 

ELA:    *answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about a fiction story 

         *review writing complete sentences with the correct capitalization and ending punctuation

            *review parts of speech (focusing on nouns and verbs)

            *begin writing personal narratives     

                            

Spelling Words:  no spelling words this week.  We will work on noticing patterns in word families and how they can help us with spelling.

 

Vocabulary Words: no vocabulary words this week

 

Math:    *fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies

               *determine whether a group of objects is even or odd

 

Science:   During Unit 1, we will be learning about the 4 seasons.

                

Social Studies:  We will be learning about where we live (city, state, and country) and where to find them on a map.

  

 

 

 Important Dates:

*Please pay 2nd grade fees by this Friday.  Checks may be made payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.

*Aug. 25-PTA meeting at 6:00 and Parent Night at 7:00.

 

 

 

 

 

Week of May 12-16

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

       *use prefixes and root words to understand the meaning of words

          *write an opinion piece about a favorite book including a topic sentence, reasons to support the opinion, quotes from the book, and a concluding sentence    

       *create an audio recording of a poem                           

Spelling Words:  who, how, want, went, they, school, our, are, pretend, favorite, teacher, through, since, were, where

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math:

           *solve 2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction problems

           *read and solve 2 step word problems

           *solve 100 addition and subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Week of May 5-9

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

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

       *participate in shared research about the five senses

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

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math:

           *use line plots to record repeated measurements of the same object **Line Plot test will be on Tuesday, May 6.

          *read and solve 2 step word problems

           *solve 100 addition and subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Apr. 28-May2

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

       *participate in shared research about the five senses

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

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

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math:

           *use line plots to record repeated measurements of the same object

           *solve 100 problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

*Apr. 30-all library books are due

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Apr. 21-25

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

       *use an apostrophe to form contractions and possessive nouns

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

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

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

          *use higher order adjectives and adverbs (exclaimed or responded instead of said)                                 

Spelling Words:  she'll, can't, he's, I'm, hasn't, isn't, we're, himself, herself, myself, yourself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves  **Spelling test will be on Friday, April 25.

 

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math: *review arrays, fractions, and graphs  **Arrays test will be on Tuesday, Apr. 22.

           *use line plots to record repeated measurements of the same object

           *solve 100 problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

*Apr. 30-all library books are due

*May 2-May Day activities

 

Week of Apr. 14-18

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

       *use an apostrophe to form contractions and possessive nouns

          *use and identify reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, herself, itself, etc.)  **Contractions and possessive nouns will carry over to next week and will be tested next Friday.

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

          *use higher order adjectives and adverbs (exclaimed or responded instead of said)                                 

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

 

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

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

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

           *review fractions

           *solve 100 problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

*Apr. 16-spring pictures  money due

*Apr. 17-2nd grade field trip

*Apr. 18-Good Friday holiday

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Apr. 7-11

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "Taking Care of Ourselves" 

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

          *use higher order adjectives and adverbs (exclaimed or responded instead of said)                                 

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

 

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

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

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

           *review fractions

           *solve 100 problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

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

*Apr. 16-spring pictures  money due

*Apr. 17-2nd grade field trip

*Apr. 18-Good Friday holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Mar. 31-Apr. 4

 

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

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

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

 

Vocabulary Words: province, territory, wetlands, peninsula, mountain range, canyon, tribe, ceremonies, shelter, tracking, weaving

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

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

           *solve 100 problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

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

*Apr. 16-spring pictures  money due

*Apr. 17-2nd grade field trip

*Apr. 18-Good Friday holiday

 

 

 

Week of Mar. 24-28

 

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

       *write simple and compound sentences

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

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

          *write opinion pieces about books in the form of a friendly letter and use evidence to support these ideas                                  

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

 

Vocabulary Words: province, territory, wetlands, peninsula, mountain range, canyon, tribe, ceremonies, shelter, tracking, weaving

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

           *solve 100 addition problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

*Mar. 26-fundraiser money is due

*Mar. 28-report cards go home

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

*Apr. 18-Good Friday holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Mar. 17-21

 

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

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

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

          *write opinion pieces about books in the form of a friendly letter and use evidence to support these ideas                                  

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

 

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

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

           *solve 100 addition problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

*Mar. 19-Spring pictures

*Mar. 28-report cards go home

*Mar. 28-last day for fundraiser money

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Mar.3-7

 

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

       *compare formal and informal uses of language (how you would talk to your friends versus how you would talk to the principal)

          *distinguish between fact and opinion 

          *write opinion pieces about books in the form of a friendly letter and use evidence to support these ideas                                  

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

 

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

Math: *solve word problems involving length

           *measure the length of objects using rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes

           *measure an object twice using different lengths (inches and centimeters) and compare

           *solve 75 addition and subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

*Mar. 10-14-Spring break

*Mar. 19-Spring pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Feb. 24-28

 

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

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

          *read fables and folktales and identify the moral or message

          *write opinion pieces about books in the form of a friendly letter and use evidence to support these ideas                                  

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

 

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

Math: *solve word problems involving length

           *measure the length of objects using rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes

           *measure an object twice using different lengths (inches and centimeters) and compare

           *solve 75 addition and subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

*Mar. 10-14-Spring break

*Mar. 19-Spring pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Feb. 17-21

 

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

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

          *read fables and folktales and identify the moral or message

          *form and use irregular nouns (mouse-mice, man-men, tooth-teeth)

          *write opinion pieces about books in the form of a friendly letter and use evidence to support these ideas                                      

 

Spelling Words: wolf, wolves, tooth, teeth, child, children, mouse, mice, goose, geese, leaf, leaves, fish, sheep, deer

 

Vocabulary Words: typhoon, culture, diverse, ethnic group, temple, terraced, fertile, famine, emperor, porcelain  **We will spend 2 weeks on these words.

Math: *solve word problems involving length

           *measure the length of objects using rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes

           *measure an object twice using different lengths (inches and centimeters) and compare

           *solve 75 subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

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

  

     Important Dates

 

*Mar. 10-14-Spring break

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Feb. 10-14

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "A Long Journey to Freedom" 

          *write opinion pieces about books in the form of a friendly letter and use evidence to support these ideas

          *adjectives that compare (nicer, nicest), contractions, possessive nouns, using quotations, titles of books                               

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

 

Vocabulary Words: gourd, gallery, racket, squawked, lanterns, marshal, quail, stream, thicket, weary **These words will be tested on Friday.

Math:  *measure the length of objects using rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes

           *measure an object twice using different lengths (inches and centimeters) and compare

           *solve 75 subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

Social Studies: We are beginning our new unit "A Long Journey to Freedom".  We will be learning about the Underground Railroad, as well as some very important people such as Martin Luther King, Henry Box Brown, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.  

  

     Important Dates

 

*Feb. 3-MYON reading challenge starts-Encourage your child to read at home every night!

*Feb. 13-Jump Rope for Heart packet and money due

*Feb. 14-last day to order a class picture

*Feb. 14-Valentine Day treats

*Feb. 17-Presidents' Day holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of  Feb. 3-7

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "A Long Journey to Freedom" 

          *discribe the connection between a series of historical events

          *compare and contrast two texts on the same topic (We will be reading different books about the Underground Railroad.)                                   

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

 

Vocabulary Words: gourd, gallery, racket, squawked, lanterns, marshal, quail, stream, thicket, weary **We will spend 2 weeks on these words.

Math: *add and subtract within 1,000, add up to 4 two digit numbers, review money word problems, and bar/picture graphs **Test will be on Tuesday.

           *measure the length of objects using rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes

           *measure an object twice using different lengths (inches and centimeters) and compare

           *solve 75 subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

Social Studies: We are beginning our new unit "A Long Journey to Freedom".  We will be learning about the Underground Railroad, as well as some very important people such as Martin Luther King, Henry Box Brown, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.  

  

     Important Dates

 

*Feb. 3-MYON reading challenge starts-Encourage your child to read at home every night!

*Feb. 4-progress reports go home

*Feb. 14-Valentine Day treats

*Feb. 17-Presidents' Day holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Jan. 27-31

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "A Long Journey to Freedom" 

          *recognize different points of view of characters, including using different voices for differnt characters  **This skill will be graded with a rubric.

          *use shades of meaning with closely related verbs and adjectives (dusty-dirty-filthy; toss-throw-hurl)  **This skill will be tested Friday.

          *finish publishing our biographies using powerpoint                                    

Spelling Words: thin, slender, scrawny, toss, throw, hurl, shade, meaning, verb, adjective, speak, script, different, expression

 

Vocabulary Words: no new vocabulary words this week

Math: *add and subtract within 1,000

           *add up to 4 two-digit numbers

           *use place value to compose (300+40+5=___) and decompose (674=__+__+__) three digit numbers

           *solve 75 subtraction problems within 5 minutes 

          

Social Studies: We are beginning our new unit "A Long Journey to Freedom".  We will be learning about the Underground Railroad, as well as some very important people such as Martin Luther King, Henry Box Brown, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.  

  

     Important Dates

 

*Jan. 27-PTA meeting in the school library at 6:30 p.m.

*Jan. 30-Science Fair (Projects are due on Jan. 28.)

*Feb. 4-progress reports go home

*Feb. 14-Valentine Day treats

*Feb. 17-Presidents' Day holiday

 

 

 

 

Week of Jan. 21-24

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "A Long Journey to Freedom" 

          *write a biography with a topic sentence, details, and a conclusion and publish it using digital tools (Microsoft Word/Powerpoint)

          *use adjectives and adverbs in writing                                     

Spelling Words: Europe, soldier, teacher, because, diary, citizen, separate, history, rights, speech, climb, door, floor, give, live

 

Vocabulary Words: hymns, blistering, protested, convinced, threatened, segregation, declared, confide, swarmed, annex, senseless, suffered  **These words will be tested on Friday.

Math: *solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies 

          *review bar and picture graphs  **The math test will be on Wednesday.  It will test money word problems and graphs.

          *solve 75 addition problems within 5 minutes

          *add and subtract numbers within 100

          *add up to four 2-digit numbers

Social Studies: We are beginning our new unit "A Long Journey to Freedom".  We will be learning about the Underground Railroad, as well as some very important people such as Martin Luther King, Henry Box Brown, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.  This week we will be using the books Martin's Big Words and Anne Frank.

  

     Important Dates

  

*Jan. 23-class group pictures

*Jan. 30-Science Fair (Projects are due on Jan. 28.)

*Feb. 4-progress reports go home

*Feb. 17-Presidents' Day holiday

 

 

 

 

Week of Jan. 13-17

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "A Long Journey to Freedom" 

          *write a biography with a topic sentence, details, and a conclusion and publish it using digital tools (Microsoft Word/Powerpoint)

          *use adjectives and adverbs in writing                                     

Spelling Words: minister, peace, equal, family, preach, secret, Germany, courage, camp, letter, arch, church, lunch, bench, beach

 

Vocabulary Words: hymns, blistering, protested, convinced, threatened, segregation, declared, confide, swarmed, annex, senseless, suffered  **We will spend 2 weeks on these words.

.

Math: *solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies 

          *review bar and picture graphs

          *solve 75 addition problems within 5 minutes

Social Studies: We are beginning our new unit "A Long Journey to Freedom".  We will be learning about the Underground Railroad, as well as some very important people such as Martin Luther King, Henry Box Brown, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.  This week we will be using the books Martin's Big Words and Anne Frank.

 

 

     Important Dates

 

 

*Jan. 20-Dr. Martin L. King holiday

*Jan. 23-class group pictures

*Jan. 30-Science Fair (Projects are due on Jan. 28.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Jan. 6-11

 

ELA: Unit Theme  "A Long Journey to Freedom" 

          *describe how the characters in a story respond to major events and challenges

          *describe the structure of a story and the purpose of each part (the beginning, middle, and end)  **The cold read test will be on Jan. 10.

         *form and use the past tense of irregular verbs (sit-sat, teach-taught)

       *write informational reports                                 

Spelling Words: slavery, freedom, crate, escape, journey, abolish, sure, railroad, rough, tough, nation, station, action, motion, caption  **The spelling test will be on Jan. 10.

Vocabulary Words: allowed, slave, beckoned, crate, clerk, pried, rejoiced, trembling, captured, haunting, pleaded  **Vocabulary words will be tested on Jan. 10 with the cold read test. 

Math:  * draw and interpret information on a picture graph and a bar graph  **Performance task assessment will be on Jan. 9. 

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

          *solve 75 addition problems within 5 minutes

Social Studies: We are beginning our new unit "A Long Journey to Freedom".  We will be learning about the Underground Railroad, as well as some very important people such as Martin Luther King, Henry Box Brown, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.  This week we will be using the books Henry's Freedom Box and My Freedom Trip.

 

 

     Important Dates

 

 

*Jan. 6-report cards go home

*Jan. 20-Dr. Martin L. King holiday

*Jan. 23-class group pictures

*Jan. 30-Science Fair (Projects are due on Jan. 28.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Dec. 16-20

 

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

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

 

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

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

       *write informational reports                                 

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

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math:  * identify shapes and their attributes (circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes)  **Performance task test will be on Dec. 17.

          * review counting within 1,000; skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s; mentally add ten to a given number; read and construct pictographs and bar graphs; even and odd numbers

 

     Important Dates

 

 

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

 

 

 

Week of Dec. 9-13

 

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

 

          *determine the meaning of new words when a prefix is added (-un, -re, -dis, -im, -pre, -ir, -in, -over) **This skill will be tested next week.

         *identify and use idioms (Raining cats and dogs, Butterflies in the stomach)  **This skill will be tested next week.

       *write informational reports                                 

Spelling Words: unhappy, reread, unlikely, preview, misuse, dimple, purple, steeple, staple, people  **Test will be on Dec. 13.

Vocabulary Words:  dupatta, orchard, jolt, sheperd, binoculars, harp, girders, scaffolding, squish, speck **Test will be on Dec. 12.

Math:

          * telling time to the hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute interval

          * learn and use the terms half past the hour (3:30), a quarter until the hour (2:45), and a quarter past the hour (3:15)

          * identify a.m. as morning and p.m. as afternoon/night

          * review counting within 1,000; skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s; mentally add ten to a given number; read and construct pictographs and bar graphs; shapes (circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes); even and odd numbers  **Performance task assessment will be on Dec. 13.

 

     Important Dates

 

 

*Dec. 9-cookies with Santa 6:00-8:00 p.m.

*Dec. 9-13 book fair-Our class will shop on Wed., Dec. 11 (our regular library day).

*Dec. 13-last day to donate for Toys for Tots

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

 

 

 

Week of Dec. 2-6

 

ELA- *identify the "point of view" of different characters in a story 

          *describe how the characters in a story respond to major events and challenges

       *write informational reports                                 

Spelling Words: character, setting, plot, problem, solution, pound, round, found, sound, bound

Vocabulary Words:  dupatta, orchard, jolt, sheperd, binoculars, harp, girders, scaffolding, squish, speck

Math:

          * telling time to the hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute interval

          * learn and use the terms half past the hour (3:30), a quarter until the hour (2:45), and a quarter past the hour (3:15)

          * identify a.m. as morning and p.m. as afternoon/night

          * review counting within 1,000; skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s; mentally add ten to a given number; read and construct pictographs and bar graphs

 

     Important Dates

 

 

 

*Dec. 9-cookies with Santa 6:00-8:00 p.m.

*Dec. 9-13 book fair-Our class will shop on Wed., Dec.11 (our regular library day).

*Dec. 13-last day to donate for Toys for Tots

 

 

 

 

Week of Nov. 25-26

 

ELA- *identify the "point of view" of different characters in a story (This skill will carry over to next week-Dec. 2-6).

          *learn about the Pilgrims and Indians on the first Thanksgiving, learn about Colonial times and the Pilgrims' voyage on the Mayflower

       *write informational reports                                 

Spelling Words: no spelling words this week

Vocabulary Words:  no vocabulary words this week

Math:

          * telling time to the hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute interval

          * learn and use the terms half past the hour (3:30), a quarter until the hour (2:45), and a quarter past the hour (3:15)

          * identify a.m. as morning and p.m. as afternoon/night

      

 

     Important Dates

 

*Nov. 26-last day to order a yearbook

*Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

*Dec. 13-last day to donate forToys for Tots

 

 

 

Week of Nov. 18-22

 

ELA- *identify the main purpose of a text (to persuade, to inform, or to entertain

       *use label and use diagrams in an informational text  **Reading test will be on Nov. 22.

       *write informational reports                                 

Spelling Words: hour, minute, second, clock, time, pitch, hitch, stitch, witch, ditch  **Spelling test will be on Nov. 22.

Vocabulary Words:  information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, forcibly, disappoint  **Vocabulary words will be tested on Nov. 19.

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

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

          * place value of 3-digit numbers

          * compare 3-digit numbers using >,

          *begin telling time to the hour, half-hour, quarter hour, and 5 minute interval

      

 

     Important Dates

 

*Nov. 22-Reading Fair

*Nov. 26-last day to order a yearbook

*Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

*Dec. 13-last day to donate forToys for Tots

 

 

 

Week of Nov. 11-15

 

ELA: **We are continuing these skills from last week.  They will be tested on Nov. 14.                                               * use commas in the greeting and closing of a friendly letter; write friendly letters

         * identify and write compound words

         * begin writing informative reports

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

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

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

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

          * place value of 3-digit numbers

          * compare 3-digit numbers using >,

      

 

     Important Dates

 

 

*Nov. 15-2nd grade music program at 11:00

*Nov. 22-Reading Fair

*Nov. 26-last day to order a yearbook

*Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Nov. 4-8

 

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

         * identify and write compound words

         * begin writing informative reports

Spelling Words:  heading, greeting, body, closing, signature, game, lame, name, fame, tame  **Test on Nov. 8

Vocabulary Words:  information, details, pleased, spurt, stroke, forcibly, disappoint  **We will spend 2 weeks on these words.

Math:  identify even and odd numbers, use number lines to add and subtract, solve one step word problems, and add and subtract within 100

 

 

     Important Dates

 

*Nov. 5-no school for students

*Nov. 6-2nd grade field trip.  

*Nov. 15-2nd grade music program at 11:00

*Nov. 22-Reading Fair

*Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

 

 

Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1

 

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

         *  write informative text with a topic sentence, details, and a concluding sentence  **Rubric Assessment on Nov. 1

Spelling Words:  both, common, same, unlike, uncommon, night, fright, sight, light, bright  **Test on Nov. 1

Vocabulary Words:  no new words this week

Math:  identify money and count the value; solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies; review skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s; review using bar and pictographs  **Performance Assessment on Oct. 31 and Math Test (Standard Assessment) on Nov. 1

 

 

 

     

 

 *Oct. 31-We are making Halloween treat bags for the students.  Please send candy, pencils, or other treats to help fill the bags.

*Nov. 1-last day to return "Be a Champion and Read" form to be entered for free tickets to the Egg Bowl

*Nov. 5-no school for students

*Nov. 6-2nd grade field trip.  

*Nov. 15-2nd grade music program at 11:00

*Nov. 22-Reading Fair

*Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

Week of Oct. 21-25

 

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

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

         *  identify and use collective nouns (a group of things ex.- a gaggle of geese, a zeal of zebras, a herd of cattle)

         *  write personal narratives

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

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

Math:  skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s; use addition and subtraction to solve one step word problems

Test Schedule:  

Tuesday: vocabulary test and cold read test on fables and folktales

Wednesday:  math performance assessment on skip counting and word problems

Thursday:  math speed drill (50 problems)

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

 

 

 

     

 

 *Oct. 22-last day to order school pictures

*Oct. 25-last day to order Halloween candy grams

*Oct. 31-We are making Halloween treat bags for the students.  Please send candy, pencils, or other treats to help fill the bags.

*Nov. 5-no school for students

*Nov. 6-2nd grade field trip.  Please send money and permission forms by Oct. 25.

*Nov. 15-2nd grade music program at 11:00

 

 

 

 

 

August 19-23

 

Reading/ELA: 

Unit Theme: SeasonS

  

·        continuing the 5 W’s and H questions (who, what, when, where, why & how) 

·        practice writing personal narratives

·        parts of speech- nouns, adjectives & verbs 

·        Cold Read Comprehension test Fri. 8/30

 

Spelling/Vocabulary 

·        even, odd, number, bond, who, what, when, where, why, howTest: Fri. 8/23

 

Math

 

·        Using different strategies to solve addition & subtractioN 

·        Addition facts practice drills

 

 

 

·        identifying even/odd numbers