My First Blog Post

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— Oscar Wilde.

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Quarter 1 Week 3

ELA: We will be diving further into our study of nouns by looking at common and proper nouns. We will begin to learn about the 4 types of sentences, focusing on declarative and imperative sentences. Our study of story elements will finish by learning about plot. We will read El Pajaro Cu to discuss different story elements. 

Math: We will have our Unit 1 review on Monday and assessment on Tuesday. This will cover numbers to 1,000. We are then going to review addition and subtraction within 20, part-whole word problems,  and comparison words problems. 

Science: We are continuing to learn about magnets. We will be exploring how the earth is a magnet and how compasses work because of this. We will have a test on August 30 on magnets, a study guide will go home the Monday of that week (the 26th). 

History:  This week we will be discussing our neighbors to the North and South, Canada and Mexico!  We are going to discuss basic geographic features and history of these two countries. 

Assessments:

Tuesday: Math

Friday: Spalding

Friday: Poem

On Friday we will be taking our first computer benchmark test of the year.  This is still somewhat tentative, but we are hopeful we can start testing on this day to get some good benchmark data on our classes. 😊

Week 2 Updates

There was an error on the date the first poem, “Seashell”, is due on August 23rd. 🙂

Illness is starting to make its rounds in second grade. If your child has a fever, please keep them home for 24 hours once the fever has broken. Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy!

Quarter 1 Week 2

ELA: We will continue to study story elements by focusing on the setting. We will read The Fisherman and His Wifeand look closely at the virtue of the characters and how the setting changes throughout the story. Verbs will be introduced with a focus on action verbs. We will begin our writing curriculum by reviewing what makes a complete sentence. Our first poem, Seashell by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be given out on Monday and will be recited on Friday, August 16th. 

Math: This week we will be working on renaming hundreds, tens, and ones. Students will compare numbers within 1,000 using the symbols < , > , = and find number patterns by counting on or back by 1, 10, and 100.

Science: This week we continue working on magnets! We will be talking poles of a magnet, how the earth is a magnet and compasses. As we continue to explore magnets in the classroom, you scholar may want to explore what is magnet at home as well.  

History:  This week we will continue our unit on Geography.  We will discuss landforms, sort geographical locations, and continue to discuss continents, oceans, and the compass rose. 

Picture Day is coming up!  A flyer was sent home at the end of last week.  Picture Day is Tuesday, August 20th

Curriculum Night is coming up!  Curriculum Night will be on Thursday, August 15th.  Mark your calendars.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Curriculum begins at 6:00pm in the gym.  You will have an opportunity to spend time with your child’s classroom teachers as well as our wonderful specials teachers. This is a parent-only event. 

Thank you for trusting us with your children.

Best,

The Second Grade Team

Quarter 1 Week 1

The second grade team enjoyed getting to know our new students last week. We are so excited to jump into our curriculum this week. Please see the information below with more specific information on what we will be covering this week.

ELA: We will be introducing nouns, idioms, and elements of a story- focusing on characters. We will also be reading books and out virtue and discussing their value. We will also review letter formation and phonogram sounds in Spalding. 

Math:  This week we will begin out place value unit by discussing ones, tens, and hundreds. 

History:  We will begin our first unit on Geography.  This week we will cover the 7 continents, 5 oceans, and how to use a compass rose. 

Science: Our first unit of Science is Magnets. We will be exploring what is magnetic and what is not in different materials, metals, and rocks. We will also be looking at the history of magnets.