March 15th News from 2nd Grade

We have truly enjoyed the sunshine this week! I hope for much, much more of it! ūüôā

  • Student Information Records¬†are in the Friday Folder today. Please correct any information that is incorrect and send back to school. If it’s all correct, just sign and send back. Thanks for your help updating our records!
  • Trevvett’s Book Fair is next week! Our class will visit the book fair on Monday to preview it and make wish lists. You’ll see the book fair flyer in the folders today.
  • Field Day t-shirt orders are online!¬†Click Here to Order!¬†Last day to place your order is March 29th! (Field Day is April 26th)
  • Field Trip Permission Slips and $12.00 for our Pinocchio Play are due no later than Friday, March 22nd!¬†
  • Check out the pictures from¬†March 11-15, 2019

Academics Next Week:

Reading:¬†We’ll use multiple forms of text, including online books, library books, and teacher created passages to help us draw conclusions and find proof and clues within fictional text.¬†¬†2nd Grade Language Arts Skills,¬†Read Theory,¬†More Language Arts Skill Games

Writing/Spelling:¬†New words for the week are: careful, helpful, thankful, spotless, fearless, speechless, these, best, going, take.¬†Students will work on recognizing how the suffixes -less and -ful change the meaning of a base word. We’ll also begin writing a story, The Best Part of Spring, and use our persuasive writing skills to convince a reader to agree with their perspective.

Math: Our fractions unit continues! Students will work on comparing fractions, recognizing fractions of a set, and complete critical thinking tasks involving real world fraction problems. Identify the Fractions Fractions of a Group Match the shape to the fraction 2nd grade Fractions Games FRACTIONS VIDEO FOR KIDS- NUMBERROCK

Science:¬†We’ll explore the interesting world of magnets! Students will get a chance to explore several different types and uses of magnets. We’ll watch videos, read passages and books, and complete puzzles all about Magnets. Be on the lookout for the study guide attached to the HW packet on Monday.

ūüôā Have a marvelous weekend! 6 days ’til Spring! -Ms. Myers ūüôā

 

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March 8th Weekly Wrap-Up

Friday greetings to you! We’re rolling right along in the 3rd quarter…only a few more weeks until Spring Break! Please encourage your student to push through the next 3 weeks with focus, hard work, and perseverance so they can wrap up this quarter strong! The end of this marking period is Friday, March 29th.

  • Reminder: Moby Max Fact Fluency Challenge is underway! Students should practice their Fact Fluency for 1 hour per week!¬†Students can access this through¬†Clever.
  • Field Trip Permission Slips went home last week, and they are due back¬†no later than March 22 with the $12.00 fee.¬†Please let me know if you need another copy!

Academics Next Week:

Reading:¬†We’ll be sharing some fictional texts for the students to practice their inferring and drawing conclusions skills. Reviewing vowel sounds, syllables, prefixes and suffixes remains a focus as students develop their word knowledge. Rereading texts and demonstrating comprehension is a daily priority. Students can practice at home with:¬†2nd Grade Language Arts Skills,¬†Read Theory,¬†More Language Arts Skill Games

Spelling/Writing: New words for the week are: played, fixed, asking, calling, jumped, both, gave, then, favorite, how. Students will again work on writing a creative story when given a different picture prompt. They’ll have to use clues from the picture to create story elements to match who, what, where, when, how, why.

Math: Students will learn how to name, write and compare fractions as we start a new unit! In second grade we focus on halves, fourths, eighths, thirds, and sixths. Identify the Fractions Fractions of a Group Match the shape to the fraction 2nd grade Fractions Games FRACTIONS VIDEO FOR KIDS- NUMBERROCK

Social Studies:¬†We’ll begin a few lessons in Digital Citizenship. Students will learn to appropriately use the internet and understand our expectations of using the new Chromebooks at school. Parents: Interested in more information about online tools for you? Go to Common Sense Media ¬†Towards the end of the week, we’ll explore some more Famous Americans: Helen Keller & Benjamin Franklin.¬†Helen Keller Bio¬†Benjamin Franklin Bio

Wishing you a fun weekend! -Ms. Myers ūüôā

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First of March News

20 days until Spring! We’re ready! ūüôā Oh, what a busy, busy week we had here! Please check out the¬†Feb. 25-March 1 Pictures. We began our week with a technology lesson with Mr. Clough, focusing on creating a Matter Powerpoint. We visited the 4th grade African American Living Museum yesterday and learned about important Americans. In honor of Dr. Seuss Read Across America week, we had a guest reader, Ms. Arnold, from EAB, read two Dr. Seuss books to us today. Mrs. Broudy, a.k.a. The Cat in the Hat, roller skated through the school this morning to celebrate Trevvett as readers! We’re kicking off the¬†March Madness Math Activity on Moby Max today! Please be on the lookout for the red flier stapled to Math Facts Dashboard in your child’s folder today! Students can access this through¬†Clever.

  • We are in the process of rescheduling the Lewis Ginter field trip that was cancelled in the fall due to rain….seems we are in a precipitation pattern! More info to follow when we get that date on the calendar! (and an updated permission slip)
  • New field trip permission slip for Pinocchio the Play on April 11th coming home today. We have very limited seats, please understand we’ll try to choose a chaperone who hasn’t had a chance yet or who isn’t attending the Lewis Ginter trip to give everyone who is interested a chance.

Academic Focus for Next Week:

Reading: Drawing conclusions continues as students develop their inferring skills through different texts. Increasing vocabulary, fluency, accuracy and expression remain a daily focus through shared reading in small and whole group.

Spelling/Writing:¬†New words for the week are:¬†cleaner, nearest, smaller, tallest, longer, which, put, them, thank, some.¬†Students will work on writing a creative story when given a picture prompt. They’ll have to use clues from the picture to create story elements to match.

Science: We return to the study of matter to investigate how matter can change with heat or cold, focusing on how water can take all 3 phases of matter. Please review the study guide for this topic!

Math: Reading several different types of thermometers to the nearest 10 degrees is our main skill in math next week. Students will discuss and identify different outfits and activities to go along with given temperatures. Daily practice with addition/subtraction/problem solving is in place as well.

Wishing you a fun start to the month of March! Work hard on your March Madness Math Challenge – we believe in you! -Ms. Myers ūüôā¬†

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Last Friday in February News

Happy Friday, Tiger Families! ūüôā

Another productive week tucked away for us! Please take a moment to peek at a few pictures from our week. You’ll see how very busy we’ve been in 2nd grade after checking out all the papers in your child’s Friday Folder! Busy bees in Room 17! Please remember to remove all papers, sign the pink Tiger Check, and send that back to school on Monday with the homework pack. Thank you in advance for helping us stay organized!

Academic Focus for next week:

Reading: Our unit continues on with drawing conclusions based on text and picture clues. Students will work to find clues in a text to conclude and infer. Building fluency and expression while reading aloud remains a constant practice while working on comprehension of independently read text. Students can practice at home using their Read Theory account, or Moby Max.

Writing/Spelling: Students will edit, revise and publish their persuasive paragraphs. In spelling, our words for the week are: chilly, thirsty, dirty, nicely, constantly, quietly, again, pull, after, live. 

Social Studies:¬†We take a break on our matter unit in Science to learn about some very important Americans, with a focus on Black History Month. Students will read and learn about¬†George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Jackie Robinson. This will tie in nicely with our visit to the 4th grade¬†African American History Museum on Thursday. Please refer to Mrs. Broudy’s Tiger Tidbit from yesterday for more info if you’d like to attend! Students will have a study guide attached to the HW packet for home use.

Math: “Time keeps ticking” in math as students keep working on telling time to five minute intervals, recognizing terms like quarter after, half past, quarter til, etc.¬†¬†Links to Telling Time Practice¬†Telling Time Games for 2nd Grade

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Feb. 15th News from 2nd Grade

Greetings! Check out a few¬†pictures¬†from our busy week here in Room 17! The children really enjoyed their Valentine’s Celebration yesterday, thank you to everyone who sent supplies in. There was lots of love and excitement in the air!

  • Please read this message from Mrs. Broudy:¬†We are learning a color song in Spanish class next week.¬† I would like to include skittles in this activity. Also, 2nd grade is celebrating their hard work on the reading benchmark with a Krispy Kreme donut party! All students will be included in these activities. Please notify¬†the teacher if¬†you do not want your child to eat skittles or donuts.¬†
  • Just a reminder that Monday, February 18¬†is a FULL day of school!

Academics Next Week:

Reading: Our focus shifts to drawing conclusions based on text and picture clues. Students will work to find clues in a text to conclude and infer. Building fluency and expression while reading aloud remains a constant practice while working on comprehension of independently read text. Students can practice at home using their Read Theory account, or Moby Max.

Writing/Spelling:¬†Students will work on their persuasive paragraph we began this week. They are learning to list reasons in their writing to get a reader to see their point of view. Next week’s words are:¬†misfit, misplace, misread, disagree, discover, dislike, from, cold, once, round.

Math: We move into telling time! Students will tell and write time to the nearest five minutes, using digital and analog clocks. Links to Telling Time Practice Telling Time Games for 2nd Grade

Science: We will begin a new unit on Matter. Students will identify different states of solids, liquids, and gases. Please look for a study guide attached to the HW packet for next week.

Have a wonderful weekend! ūüôā -Ms. Myers¬†

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African American History Living Museum Info

Trevvett AA Museum2019

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Feb. 8th Weekly Wrap-Up

Hello Families! It was nice to meet with several of you last night at conferences! ūüôā

I am proud of the student’s perseverance through our Benchmark Testing! For the first time being on the computer in 2nd grade, I was pleased with how the children tackled this new challenge. It did take a bit longer than expected each day, so you’ll notice some of our academic focuses for next week are the same in writing and social studies.

  • Monday 2/11, we have 2nd 9 Weeks Awards!¬†Parents, you are welcome to join us for this brief celebration in the classroom, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Report cards and awards will be distributed Monday.
  • Thursday, 2/14, our Class Valentine Party begins at 1:00. Students may exchange Valentines….remember to include one for each classmate. Name lists were sent home this week on purple paper!

Academic Focus Next Week:

Reading-¬†We’ll review the Reading Benchmark Test together. These tests are considered a “secure” county test, so they will not be sent home. We will provide practice on missed standards.¬†We will also continue working with fiction text to retell stories using the beginning, middle, and end and to describe character‚Äôs feelings and how they may change throughout a story.

Writing/Spelling-¬†Our study of prefixes will continue and we will begin introducing some contractions. This week we will be focusing on words with the prefix¬†‚Äúre‚ÄĚ. Our words for the week are¬†recycle, retake, recall, repay, replay, don‚Äôt, can‚Äôt, could, should, and have.¬†As well, we will continue with our opinion/persuasive writing.¬†Prefix Video¬†¬†Prefix Catcher Game

Math- We will move into a new unit on probability. Students will learn to interpret data from probability experiments. Students will learn to use vocabulary terms (certain, likely, not likely, and impossible) to apply their knowledge and predictions. Probability Practice #1  Probability Practice #2

Social Studies- Abraham Lincoln and George Washington are our historical focus next week. We’ll discuss how their contributions changed and influenced the United States. We’ll learn how President’s Day is celebrated.

Wishing you a fun and restful weekend! ūüôā -Ms. Myers

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First of February News

Friendly February Greetings to you…complete with snow/sleet right here at the end of the day!¬† Second semester is in full swing, and Parent Teacher conferences are next Thursday, February 7th.¬†CLICK HERE to sign up for your Parent-Teacher Conference!¬†It’s hard to believe the year is halfway through!

Academic Focus Next Week:

Reading: Students will describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. We’ll use a graphic organizer and a retelling model to help us summarize stories and events with beginning, middle, and end in the correct sequence. Students are encouraged to utilize their¬†¬†Read Theory¬†accounts for the reading homework portion a few nights per week. This is a valuable tool with instant feedback on comprehension questions!¬†

Spelling/Writing:¬†We’ll explore words with the prefix¬†-un in our spelling list next week. New words are: unclean, unhappy, unkind, unfair, untie, green, sleep, stop, think, dream.¬†Students will also practice writing a persuasive paragraph, expressing their personal opinion on a chosen topic.

Math:¬†We’ll have our Semester Benchmark Exam in Math. This county test is taken over 2 days. Our scheduled days are Feb. 5 & 6.¬†Students will take these tests on the computer. Encourage your child to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time for them to do their best on this test! Students can use¬†2nd Grade Math Practice¬†to review any skills!

Social Studies: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington are our historical focus next week. We’ll discuss¬†how their contributions changed and influenced the United States. We’ll learn how President’s Day is celebrated.¬†

Have a great weekend! ūüôā -Ms. Myers

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Jan. 25th Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday, Tiger Families! Please check out a few¬†pictures¬†from our week! The kids had a great time at the Hermitage Technical Center on their PAW trip. We finished the end of the 2nd 9 weeks today! Halfway through the year! This is a good point to review our classroom rules – if you could discuss and reinforce all these with your child to ensure a successful start to the 3rd 9 weeks, it’d be great! Thank you!

  1. Make good choices – Safety is #1
  2. Always try your BEST
  3. Tell the truth
  4. Include and encourage others
  5. Follow directions the first time
  6. Use kind words and actions

Reminder: No School on Monday, Jan. 28th! 

Academically, next week: 

Reading: We have our Semester Benchmark Exam in Reading. This county test is taken over two days. Jan 30 and Jan 31 are our scheduled days. Students will take these tests on the computer. Encourage your child to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time for them to do their best on this test! Students can practice at home with their Moby Max or Read Theory accounts.

Spelling/Writing:¬†No new spelling words next week. We’ll review all word wall words and practice typing proper sentences using homophones in a Google document.¬†10 Sites & Games to teach kids typing in fun ways

Math:¬†We’re continuing to focus on 2 digit subtraction, reviewing 2 digit addition, estimating sums and differences, and using these skills to solve problems.¬†¬†Subtraction w/ regrouping¬†Subtraction word problems¬†Addition & Subtraction word problems¬†Subtraction with Regrouping VIDEO¬†Subtraction Rap

Social Studies:¬†We’ll finish up our Native American unit with the Pueblo Indian tribe, compare/contrast all the tribes, and do a writing activity where students will choose one tribe they’d most like to live with and write about their reasons why.¬†American Indian Flash Cards

Also, next week is Kindness Week sponsored by Mrs. Bushey, our School Counselor. Click here to learn about this fun!

Have a wonderful weekend! ūüôā -Ms. Myers

 

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Jan. 18th News

Greetings, families! There are so many things to keep you up to date on! Please be sure you read Mrs. Broudy’s “Tiger Tidbit 1.17.19” from yesterday for all the news on Spirit Week, PAW Achievement, Family Honor Roll, and Valentine’s Day. A few reminders:

  • PAW Achievement trip is Thursday, 1/24/19…look for permission slip soon
  • Family Honor Roll forms due Friday, 1/25/19
  • Donate $1 each day to participate in the daily theme of Spirit Week:¬† ¬†Tuesday-¬†1/22 -Twin Tuesday-Dress just like your friend(s)!¬†Wednesday-1/23-Sports Day-Wear your favorite sports gear (ex. uniforms, jerseys)¬†Thursday-1/24-Crazy Hair Day-Come with your craziest hairdo!¬†Friday-1/25-Pajama Day-Wear your PJs to school!
  • CLICK HERE to sign up for your Parent-Teacher Conference!¬†Conferences will be held Thursday, Feb. 7th from 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Congratulations to our Juliane, who has a winning entry at¬†Capitol Waffle Shop (1110 E. Main Street, Richmond VA 23219)….please go dine there and support the Waffle Dinner Fundraiser for Trevvett!
  • Homework packets for next week were sent home today if students want to get a jump start on spelling words, math and reading work….please remove the Native American study guide from this week’s and keep that for next week, too.

Academically, next week:

READING: We shift into a research unit. We’ll work together as a class to:¬†generate topics of interest, generate questions to gather information, identify pictures, texts, people, or media as sources of information, find information from provided sources, organize information in writing or a visual display, and describe difference between plagiarism and using own words. Demonstrating comprehension of independently read text continues to be a focus in small groups and literacy stations. Students can practice at home with their Moby Max or¬†Read Theory¬†accounts.

SPELLING: Homophones (words that sound the same, but are spelled different and have different meanings) are our focus next week. Students will need to spell correctly and use correctly in context the following words: by, buy, bye, flew, flu, blue, blew, to, two, and too. Homophone Games Homophones with Pictures  Identify Homophones Use the correct homophone

SOCIAL STUDIES:¬†We’ll spend two days exploring all about Dr. Martin Luther King, in honor of the holiday on Jan. 21st. Then we’ll return to the Native Americans unit to learn about the Pueblo tribe, and compare/contrast all 3 tribes.

MATH:¬†Next week, we’ll jump right into 2 digit subtraction with regrouping, and continue to work on problem solving. The students have done a wonderful job working to break apart word problems and understanding what is needed to solve them.¬†Subtraction w/ regrouping¬†Subtraction word problems¬†Addition & Subtraction word problems

 

Have a wonderful 3 day weekend! ūüôā -Ms. Myers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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