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It is my hope you are all remaining healthy, safe, and in good spirits. I wanted to post some of the most recent links we’ve been given here for easy access:
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Good morning, Trevvett Family,
I hope this blog post finds you well! I just wanted to provide the Henrico County Grade 2 Distance Learning Plan here in case you need digital access. I will be checking email daily, please reach out email@example.com if you have any questions/concerns. I sincerely hope each and every one of you and your loved ones stay healthy over the next few weeks.
Hello Trevvett Families! We had a fun Read Across America week with theme days, a guest reader, and a daily Dr. Seuss read-aloud courtesy of Mrs. Broudy & Mrs. Rhoden!
Special Dates Next Week:
Academic Content Next Week:
Language Arts: Students will use information from a fiction text and what they know to draw conclusions, answer comprehension questions, and identify and recognize meanings of common suffixes (-ly, -er, -est). Spelling words next week are: chilly, dirty, barely, closely, cleaner, brighter, walker, farmer, coldest, nearest. Students can always use this site at home for their 20 minutes: Read Theory – Comprehension Practice
Math: We will wrap up our unit on temperature and do some equality review. Students will also take a mid-quarter math assessment to measure progress. Here are some review sites: Match Analog Clocks & Times Read Clocks & Write Times Telling Time Games Temperature PracticeAddition Games Subtraction Games 2 step word problems 1 step word problems Number Concepts Place Value to Hundreds 2nd Grade Place Value Games Comparing 3 digit numbers Graphing Game
Social Studies: Our unit on Famous Americans is wrapping up with a project. Students will choose 1 famous American they learned about and create a “storyboard” on that person. A storyboard is a graphic organizer detailing information. Students will also take a quiz at the end of the week.
Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
Friday Greetings to you! After being out half the week with strep throat, I’m glad to be back and on track with the class. Special thanks always to to Mrs. McGhee for holding down the fort when I’m gone. I understand there are some other viruses traveling around, so we will emphasize frequent hand washing, sanitizing, and using lysol and clorox wipes in hopes of keeping our students healthy.
Reminders for next week:
Academics next week:
Language Arts: Students will take a mid quarter reading assessment to measure progress. We’ll also wrap up our unit on drawing conclusions/making inferences. Students will work on reviewing syllables, antonyms, and silent letter endings in words.
Math: Our unit on telling time is coming to a close, and we’ll assess this on Wednesday. Match Analog Clocks & Times Read Clocks & Write Times Telling Time Games The next area of study is temperature: Temperature Practice
Science/Social Studies: Students are finishing up their study of Matter and we will assess this on Monday. (moved test date due to my absences) We’ll move into studying some more famous Americans, Helen Keller and Benjamin Franklin. Helen Keller Biography Ben Franklin Biography
Stay warm this weekend as we welcome the month of March! -Mrs. Walker
We kicked off our busy week with a STEAM activity. Students had to work together to choose a historical figure, design, create, and build that person using recycled materials. I was so impressed with the final products! Way to go, 2nd graders!
Academics Next Week:
Language Arts: We continue with last week’s skills: Our reading comprehension focus is drawing conclusions when reading non-fiction texts. Students will use clues from the text and what they already know to help enhance comprehension of the book’s meaning. Informational Passages Practice Analyze stories Background for Parents on Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions
Math: We continue to “rock around the clock” with our telling time unit: In 2nd grade, students are taught to tell time to 5 minute intervals on both digital and analog clocks. Match Analog Clocks & Times Read Clocks & Write Times Telling Time Games
Science: Students will wrap up the unit on Matter by the end of the week with a test. Please keep reviewing the study guide. Here is the info from last week: Students will learn about solids, liquids, and gases, and how states of matter can change. Example: solid ice can turn into liquid water with heat, puddles of water can dry up and evaporate into a gas, etc. There will be a study guide attached to next week’s homework! Matter Video Matter Games
Enjoy your weekend!
Wow! What a busy week! Report Cards and Awards, Black History Month celebrations, 100th Day of School, Valentine’s Day, and plenty of rain! Thanks to all the families who sent in snacks for the class party….. they enjoyed themselves thoroughly!
Reminders for next week:
Academics next week:
Language Arts: In writing, we’ll focus heavily on the descriptive words used in different poems and how they give the reader a good visual. Students will have opportunities to write their own poems. Our reading comprehension focus is drawing conclusions when reading non-fiction texts. Students will use clues from the text and what they already know to help enhance comprehension of the book’s meaning. Informational Passages Practice Analyze stories Background for Parents on Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions
Math: We’ll begin our unit on telling time. In 2nd grade, students are taught to tell time to 5 minute intervals on both digital and analog clocks. Match Analog Clocks & Times Read Clocks & Write Times Telling Time Games
Science: States of matter is our focus next week. Students will learn about solids, liquids, and gases, and how states of matter can change. Example: solid ice can turn into liquid water with heat, puddles of water can dry up and evaporate into a gas, etc. There will be a study guide attached to next week’s homework! Matter Video Matter Games
Have a “sweet” weekend – Happy Valentine’s Day! -Mrs. Walker
Friday Greetings to you!
It was great to see so many of you last night at Parent -Teacher conferences. If you didn’t have a chance to schedule yours yet, please email me and we can choose another date. Here are some focused students, researching Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. :
Coming up next week:
Academics Next Week:
Language Arts: Using poetry and fictional texts, our goals are: 1. Describe a character’s traits, feelings, and actions as presented in fictional texts 2. Describe the characters, settings, and important plot events using details. Students will also work to compose their own poetry during our writing block after studying other poets. Our focus of homophones remains with words with common prefixes for our spelling: knot, not, know, no, write, right, unsafe, reread, unclear, replay
Math: We move into exploring the concept of probability. Please see the image below for key terms. We continue to work on addition/subtraction, problem solving, and number sense daily.
Social Studies: Our Famous Americans unit continues, and the students will explore and learn more about George Washington, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Jackie Robinson. This will lead us nicely into February 17th – STEAM day activity. Students will design and build a 3D model of one of these historical figures. Check out these great biographies, complete with read-aloud and quiz options (scroll to the bottom) George Washington Carver Biography Rosa Parks Biography George Washington Thurgood Marshall Biography Jackie Robinson Bio
Wishing you a relaxing weekend! -Mrs. Walker
Hello & Happy Friday to you! We had a very busy week here in 2nd grade and a fun field trip yesterday to the Children’s Museum of Richmond. We enjoyed the Economics Express lesson, and the children loved time to play and explore the different exhibits.
A few reminders for next week:
Academics for next week:
Language Arts: We’ll explore poetry and learn that poems can tell a story and have elements like characters, conflicts, settings, etc. Students will practice reading these poems for fluency and also answer comprehension questions about what they’ve read. We’ll also do some vowel sound review. Students can use these games at home to reinforce vowels: Color the Short & Long Vowels Sorting Short & Long Vowels Short Vowel Games
Spelling/Sight words focus on homophones and contractions: deer, dear, here, hear, don’t, can’t. Students can always log into their Read Theory Account and practice reading stories and answering comprehension questions, too.
Math: Next week focuses on a big review of all skills taught during the 1st semester to prepare for the benchmark test schedule for Feb. 6-7. (Test is broken into 2 days). Here are some games to use at home for review: Addition Games Subtraction Games 2 step word problems 1 step word problems Number Concepts Place Value to Hundreds 2nd Grade Place Value Games Comparing 3 digit numbers Graphing Game
Social Studies: We’re going to begin our Famous Americans unit and focus on Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington. Here are some biographies if you want to check them out! Martin Luther King, Jr. Biography George Washington Biography Abraham Lincoln Biography
Have a fun weekend! See you next month! (wink, wink) -Mrs. Walker