Focus for the Week of April 15th

This week our second grade students will be learning:

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

Math:  Students will learn to add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. They will understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.Students will explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.

Writing:  Students will learn how to write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events by developing believable characters in my story

Science: Students will learn about plants and how they grow.  They will explore life cycles of silkworms, mealworms and butterflies.

Social Studies: They will describe the natural, human, and capital resources needed for production of a good or service in a community.  Identify businesses in the local community. They will describe how businesses in the local community meet economic wants of consumers. Students use examples to show that people cannot produce everything they want (specialization) and depend on trade with others to meet their wants.

Hands-On Museum Field Trip on Monday

Reminder

 

The field trip to the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum is on Monday, April 15th. Please make sure that your child brings a bag lunch with a drink and an extra snack. Please do not send any glass containers. We would love it if all the students wear their Miller shirts!

 

If you are a chaperone, please make sure that you are in the classroom no later than 8:50. Chaperones will need to bring a packed lunch as well. We will leave as soon as the buses arrive.

Thank you!

Focus for the Week of April 8-12

This week our second grade students will be learning:

Reading:  Students will learn to ask and answer questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Math:  Students will learn to add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.They will mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.Students will explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.

Writing:  Students will learn how to write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events by developing believable characters in my story

Science: Students will learn about plants and how they grow.  They will explore life cycles of silkworms, mealworms and butterflies.

Social Studies: Students will explain why people cannot have everything they want (scarcity) and describe how people respond (choice). They will describe the natural, human, and capital resources needed for production of a good or service in a community

Monday’s Homework

Complete daily assignments and return each day.

Monday, April 8

Math: (in your folder)

Lesson 5 homework, math bag, and ZEARN.

Spelling: (in your homework notebook)

Write your words. Circle all of the vowels. Underline each of the consonants. (vowels: a, e, i, o, u)

Reading:

Read for 20-30 minutes from reading bag, and use i-Ready on Clever.

Reminders:

*Bring a healthy snack to school. Some ideas include fruit, veggies, crackers.

*Conferences on April 10 (you should have received a notice if you’re being asked to attend)

*Field trip next Monday April 15.

Focus for the Week of March 25-29

This week our second grade students will be learning:

Reading:  Students will learn to identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

Math:  Students will learn to add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds. They will mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900. Students will explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.

Writing:  Students will learn how to write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events by developing believable characters in my story

Science: Students will learn about the plants and how they grow.

Social Studies: Students will explain why people cannot have everything they want (scarcity) and describe how people respond (choice). They will describe the natural, human, and capital resources needed for production of a good or service in a community

Monday’s Homework

Monday, March 25

Math: (in your folder)

Lesson 30 homework, math bag, and ZEARN.

Spelling: (in your homework notebook)

Write your words. Circle all of the vowels. Underline each of the consonants. (vowels: a, e, i, o, u)

Reading:

Read for 20-30 minutes from reading bag, and use i-Ready on Clever.