Homework & Reminders

  1. Math Bag: please use the math bag games and flashcards to practice basic math skills.
  2. Reading Bag: read every single night for 20-30 minutes. Reading stamina is so important for our reading growth.
  3. www.zearn.org: Students have received a letter with their username and password for zearn. Please allow them to login at home, this will provide them with additional math practice that relate to the exact concepts we have been learning.
  4. i-Ready (on CLEVER):  Students can login at home to have reading practice.
  5. Spelling: pause, draw, launch, crawl, hawk, shall, six, today, write, show
  6. Math: Review – test tomorrow

Reminders:

  1. 1/2 day tomorrow, dismissal is at 11:45.
  2. No school on Friday.
  3. No school on Monday.
  4. Spelling test moved to next Friday.

Homework & Reminders

  1. Math Bag: please use the math bag games and flashcards to practice basic math skills.
  2. Reading Bag: read every single night for 20-30 minutes. Reading stamina is so important for our reading growth.
  3. www.zearn.org: Students have received a letter with their username and password for zearn. Please allow them to login at home, this will provide them with additional math practice that relate to the exact concepts we have been learning.
  4. i-Ready (on CLEVER):  Students can login at home to have reading practice.
  5. Spelling: pause, draw, launch, crawl, hawk, shall, six, today, write, show
  6. Math: Lesson 16

Reminders:

  1. 1/2 day Thursday, dismissal is at 11:45.
  2. No school on Friday.

Weekly Focus

This week our second grade students will be learning:

Reading:  Students will learn to describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

Math:  Students will  fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. 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.They will explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations. Students will 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 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.

Writing:  Students will write opinion texts in which they introduce a topic, use reasons and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Science: Students will continue to learn about the structures of matter and the surfaces of the earth as it relates to liquids. They will learn about defining and delimiting engineering problems and developing possible solutions. Students will work on optimizing the design solution.  Students will look at images in order to make connections between the text and picture or image.

Social Studies: Students will explain why people form governments. They will use examples to describe how local government affects the lives of its citizens. Students will identify services commonly provided by local governments (e.g., police, fire departments, schools, libraries, parks).

Homework & Reminders

  1. Math Bag: please use the math bag games and flashcards to practice basic math skills.
  2. Reading Bag: read every single night for 20-30 minutes. Reading stamina is so important for our reading growth.
  3. www.zearn.org: Students have received a letter with their username and password for zearn. Please allow them to login at home, this will provide them with additional math practice that relate to the exact concepts we have been learning.
  4. i-Ready (on CLEVER):  Students can login at home to have reading practice.
  5. Spelling: root, chew, clue, canoe, fruit, work, made, pick, own, long
  6. Math: Lesson 15

Reminders:

  1. Spelling test tomorrow.

Homework & Reminders

  1. Math Bag: please use the math bag games and flashcards to practice basic math skills.
  2. Reading Bag: read every single night for 20-30 minutes. Reading stamina is so important for our reading growth.
  3. www.zearn.org: Students have received a letter with their username and password for zearn. Please allow them to login at home, this will provide them with additional math practice that relate to the exact concepts we have been learning.
  4. i-Ready (on CLEVER):  Students can login at home to have reading practice.
  5. Spelling: root, chew, clue, canoe, fruit, work, made, pick, own, long
  6. Math: Lesson 14

Reminders:

  1. Spelling has not changed due to the snow days. Memorizing words isn’t enough, students should be practicing and understanding the patterns in the spelling words. For example, this week we have vowel pairs oo, ew, ue, oe, ui
  2. Library tomorrow – don’t forget your books!

Report Cards

Report cards were sent home over a week ago. Yellow envelopes must be signed and returned ASAP. Parents, if this envelope hasn’t been returned please be sure to sign and place it in your child’s folder. Thank you. I will be expecting all to be returned by Monday.

Homework & Reminders 2/4

  1. Math Bag: please use the math bag games and flashcards to practice basic math skills.
  2. Reading Bag: read every single night for 20-30 minutes. Reading stamina is so important for our reading growth.
  3. www.zearn.org: Students have received a letter with their username and password for zearn. Please allow them to login at home, this will provide them with additional math practice that relate to the exact concepts we have been learning.
  4. i-Ready (on CLEVER):  Students can login at home to have reading practice.
  5. Spelling: root, chew, clue, canoe, fruit, work, made, pick, own, long
  6. Math: Lesson 13

Reminders:

  1. Spelling has not changed due to the snow days. Memorizing words isn’t enough, students should be practicing and understanding the patterns in the spelling words. For example, this week we have vowel pairs oo, ew, ue, oe, ui

Week of February 4

Welcome back to a full week of school! I hope everyone enjoyed the snow days.

This week our second grade students will be working on:

Reading:  Students will learn to use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Math:  Students will explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.  They will 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 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.

Writing:  Students will write opinion texts in which they introduce a topic, use reasons and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Science: Students will continue to learn about the structures of matter and the surfaces of the earth as it relates to solid matter. They will learn about defining and delimiting engineering problems and developing possible solutions. Students will work on optimizing the design solution.  Students will look at images in order to make connections between the text and picture or image.

Social Studies: Students will explain why people form governments. They will use examples to describe how local government affects the lives of its citizens. Students will identify services commonly provided by local governments (e.g., police, fire departments, schools, libraries, parks).

Homework & Reminders

  1. Math Bag: please use the math bag games and flashcards to practice basic math skills.
  2. Reading Bag: read every single night for 20-30 minutes. Reading stamina is so important for our reading growth.
  3. www.zearn.org: Students have received a letter with their username and password for zearn. Please allow them to login at home, this will provide them with additional math practice that relate to the exact concepts we have been learning.
  4. i-Ready (on CLEVER):  Students can login at home to have reading practice.
  5. Math: Lesson 12

Reminders:

  1. SNOW DAY tomorrow.
  2. No spelling this week.