Field Trip on Monday, October 23, 2017

Our field trip to the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum is on Monday, October 23rd. Please make sure that your child brings a sack lunch with a drink (not glass) as well as a snack. If you are a chaperone, please be in the classroom by 8:50. We will leave as soon as the buses arrive. This should be a fun experience for all and the students are really looking forward to it!
**Reminder: We are NUT free (even on field trips). We have severe allergies & want to keep all students safe! Thanks for your cooperation.**

Focus for the Week

Our 2nd graders will be working on the following areas:

Reading:   

Students will describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Writing:

 Students will write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Also, with guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.  They will recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Math:   Students will use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.  They will fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies and by end of grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

Science:  Students will continue investigating rocks, pebbles and sand.  This week we will be exploring sand and silt.

Social Studies:  Students will construct maps of the local community that contain symbols, labels, and legends denoting human and natural characteristics of place.They will use maps to describe the spatial organization of the local community by applying concepts including relative location and using distance, direction, and scale.

 

 

Focus for the Week

In second grade we will be working on many skills in reading, math, writing, social studies and science.

Reading:  Students will ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.  They will describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Math:  Students will use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. Students will fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By the end of Grade 2, they will know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

Writing:  Students will write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.  Students will focus on a topic and
strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing, with guidance and support from adults and peers. Students will recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Social Studies:  Students will contiue to study our community of Dearborn and will be able to distinguish between natural and human characteristics.  A study guide will be going home later in the week with a test on Friday.

 Science:  Students will continue to investigate rocks.  They will be taking a quiz based on their investigations.

 

Focus

In reading, we are working on testing student levels. Students will be

able to describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

In writing students will be able to write narratives in which they

 recount a wellelaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words

to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

In math, students will be able to read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.  They will be able to count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s

In science, Students are investigating sand, pebbles and silt.

In social studies, Students are learning about families, communities, and needs and wants.