Enjoy Your Break!

There is no school next week! I know everyone is excited to spend time with family and friends. Please encourage your child to read daily for 30 minutes. I have added assignments for Math on Moby Max so please have your child start exploring the lessons over the break. MyOn is also a good site to use for reading and answering questions to strengthen comprehension.

Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow  is Valentine’s Day. Your child is welcome to bring in cards and/or candy to pass out. Please make sure that it is peanut free. There are 24 students so please make sure you send in enough for every student. This should be a fun day and I know the kids are very excited!

Math Test Tomorrow

Our Unit 5 Math Test is tomorrow, February 14th. The study guide was sent home today. Please review this with your child. We are focusing on 2-D and 3-D shapes, adding and subtracting on a number line, using the break apart strategy to add or subtract, and fact families.

FOCUS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Our second grade students will be working on:

Reading:   Students will learn to describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

Writing:   Students will write narratives in which they recount a well‐elaborated 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

Math:  Students will learn to add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.  The will use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units. e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem numbers.

Science:  Students will plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of liquids by their observable properties.

Social Studies:  Students will be learning to understand what scarcity is and what natural resources are and how they are used.

FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

Our second grade students will be working on:

Reading:   Students will learn to explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

Writing:   Students will write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. They will also with guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.”

Math:  Students will learn to recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a gibe number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.  They will also fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

Science:  Students will plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of liquids by their observable properties.

Social Studies:  Students will be learning to understand the difference between a need and a want and will list items that are a need or want.  They will also be learning about goods and services and how they are different from each other.

After School Tutoring

We will have after school tutoring tomorrow, January 31st. Wednesday is not our usual day but this is will be our make-up day. Last Thursday we canceled tutoring because of Math Night, so it is rescheduled for tomorrow. Please remember that your child needs to be picked up by 4:30.

Field Trip Tomorrow!

Our field trip to Lego Land is tomorrow, January 31st. Please pack a lunch for your child and include a drink as well, remember no glass. Also, we are peanut free so please do not send anything that contains peanuts. If you are a chaperone please be in our classroom by 8:50 so we can leave as soon as the bus arrives.