3/15/19

Happy Friday Tiger Families!

We have greatly enjoyed all of this warm sunny weather coming our way this week! I was very proud of all of the students hard work today on the reading Summative today! Keep up the good work!

  • Please send in the field trip form for Pinocchio by March 22nd, if you would like to chaperone there is limited seats at the theater please sign the bottom of the form and I will let you know if you have been selected.
  • Field day is April 26th we sent home a pink flyer to order field day shirts, our 2nd grade color is yellow! Please use this site to order, and note there is no www in the url: The site to order from is https://pswear.com/TrevvettFieldDay orders are due by March 29th.
  • Spring Book Fair is coming March 18- 22nd!
  • Spaghetti Dinner is March 21st!
  • MOBY MAX FACT FLUENCY CHALLENGE ENDS MARCH 29TH! Keep working on the math facts!

Upcoming Academics:

Reading: This week we will continue to practice our skill of drawing conclusions, and making inferences based on what we know and what we read in fiction text. Students can also get on Read Theory or mobymax to continue to practice reading!

Writing: Our spelling words for this week will focus on the suffixes -ful and -less. careful, helpful, thankful, spotless, fearless, speechless, these, best, going, take We will begin working on a new opinion writing where students will choose what the think is the BEST part of spring.

Science: We are going to begin learning about magnets. Students will learn about different poles, what is means to attract and repel, and other important characteristics about magnets. Students will also have a day to explore magnets. Please look for a study guide attached to Monday’s homework.

Math: We will continue to learn about fractions. This week we will work with identifying fractions, writing the fraction appropriately, and saying the fractions correctly. We will begin to talk a little bit about comparing fractions. Students will need to know important terms like: numerator, denominator, set, whole, half, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths.

Bowling for Fractions, Fraction Race

I hope everyone enjoys a relaxing, warm, sunny weekend!  🙂

March 8, 2019

Happy Friday Tiger Families!

We have had a busy week! We had a fun program with a musical quintet. Click and check out there are a few pics added! We are moving well through the 3rd Quarter- close to spring break. Please encourage students to continue to work really hard and do their best!

Field Trip form for Pinocchio play is due by Friday, March 22! If you would like to chaperone please just sign the bottom part of the form and we can draw a name for who can attend since we have limited space.

PTO Spaghetti Dinner: There is an envelope and yellow flyer that was sent home this week.

Second Grade Music Performance… The student’s will perform March 26th at 6 pm.

March Madness Fact Fluency Challenge Students should be on fact fluency for an hour a week.

Upcoming Academics:

Reading: We will begin inferring and drawing conclusions skills using FICTIONAL text. 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 SkillsRead TheoryMore Language Arts Skill Games

Writing/ Spelling: 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.

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

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

Have a great weekend, hopefully it will be warm and not rainy!  🙂

 

March 1, 2019

Hello Tiger Families. We have made it to March!

We had a fantastic week celebrating Dr. Seuss! Today we had a guest reader come and read The Lorax to our class! They loved it! We also had 20 minutes this afternoon to stop and read! Click here to see Pictures from this week!

Please review papers sent home with your child and Sign the Tiger Check in the back of their folder!

The 4th graders put on a living history museum and we learned about lots of famous African Americans! This was such a fun event!

Check the red flyer for a fun school wide MATH challenge! Students are asked to have one hour a week to master addition and subtraction facts to 20!

  • 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.

Upcoming Academics:

Reading: We will continue talking about 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.

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.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

 

Feb 22nd

Hello Tiger Families!

We have made it 101 days in second grade! We are very close to third grade lets work harder than we have all year!!

Next week, we have the African American History museum in the morning, students will get to learn more about about famous Americans! There will also be a presentation at 6pm that evening.

Please look over your child’s papers with them, and sign the pink tiger check in the back of their folder.

Next week we will be celebrating Read Across America! We will have a spirit week to celebrate Dr.Seuss: Check out the flyer in your child’s folder.

Monday: Wear as many colors as you can

Tuesday: Wear a college/ career t-shirt.

Wednesday: Dress wacky as you can day!

Thursday: Hat day!

Friday: Guest Reader

Upcoming Academics: 

Reading: We will continue talking about 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: We will begin learning about suffixes y and ly. Our spelling words are: chilly, thirsty, dirty, nicely, constantly, quietly, again, pull, after, live. Students will publish their final copies of their opinion writing. They have done a great job with these writings.

Math: We will continue working on telling time on an analog clock. Students will continue to extend their vocabulary: quarter past, quarter till, and half past. Please work with your child at home and just get them to tell you the time throughout the day (without looking at a digital clock).

Social Studies: We will begin talking about famous African Americans like: Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, and George Washington Carver. A study guide will be attached to the homework on Monday!

Thanks for all the delicious soups and snacks from the PTO on Monday!

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend, lets hope for some sunshine next week!!  🙂

 

February 15, 2019

Happy Friday Tiger Families!

We have had a fun week celebrating Valentine’s Day! Thanks to everyone who contributed the kids had a great time! Click here for pictures!

Upcoming Events:

Monday is a full day of school, please note this is a change!

A note 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. 

Upcoming Academics: 

Reading: We will begin talking about 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: We are focusing on prefixes mis and dis. Next week’s words are: misfit, misplace, misread, disagree, discover, dislike, from, cold, once, round. We will continue working on our persuasive writing. Prefix video

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 fantastic weekend!

February 8, 2019

Happy Friday!

Thanks for coming out to conferences to discuss your child’s progress. I am super proud of how hard all of them worked on their benchmarks. We will be reviewing some of the skills that students struggled with this next. Due to benchmark testing some of our academics are being shifted into next week! We have definitely enjoyed the warmer weather this week.

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

Report Cards & Awards – Awards Presentation will be held Monday at 1:00 pm in the classroom and report cards will come home that day in daily folder.

Valentine’s Day – A list of names came home in today’s folder. If participating, we ask that students provide a Valentine for each classmate so no one feels left out. And we will have a Valentine’s celebration Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM. Thank you to those who volunteered to help with contributions or offered your time to assist.

President’s Day – Monday, 2/18th, is now a regular full school day!

Upcoming Academics:

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! Please review skills with your child and talk about the importance of showing work! Your child can also work on mobymax for extra review and find some fun math games on coolmath.com !

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 wonderful weekend!!

 

Feb 1, 2019

Happy First Day of February!

Everyone was thrilled to see snow on the way to the buses this afternoon!

We have been working hard in second grade this week with our reading benchmark!

Click Here to sign up for conferences

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! Please review skills with your child and talk about the importance of showing work! Your child can also work on mobymax for extra review and find some fun math games on coolmath.com !

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.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  🙂  Ms.Fletcher

January 25, 2019

Hooray for Friday!

We had a fun PAW achievement visiting Hermitage Technical Center. Here are a few pictures from our trip. Click Here

We have been reviewing our classroom rules at morning meeting in the morning as a group. Please talk about these with your child at home.

Our Classroom Rules are:

  • Make Good Choices- Always safe, keeping hands to yourself
  • Always try our Best
  • Tell the Truth
  • Include and encourage others
  • follow directions the FIRST time
  • Use kind words and actions

As a whole a lot of us are having a little bit of a struggle trying our best! We are getting a little slack on that, and I am trying to work on incentives for them as we begin to graph our data from our Summative Assessments. I would greatly appreciate if you would encourage your child to work hard and do their best! As we move into the third nine weeks know that we are upping our expectations for behavior and the blue/green behavior colors may not come as easy as before!

  • Click Here to sign up for Conferences will be held Thursday, Feb. 7th from 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Next week is Kindness Week sponsored by Mrs. Bushey, our School Counselor. Click here to learn about this fun!

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

Have a fantastic three weekend!  🙂 

January 18, 2019

Happy Friday!

We had our first Reading Summative Assessment on the computers today! They seem to be catching on to the testing program quickly. Please continue to encourage your child to prove their answers by looking back in the text.

Upcoming:

If your child has gotten a citizenship award for the second marking period they will be able to attend PAW Achievement trip to Hermitage Technical Center on Thursday 1/24. Permission slips will come home Tuesday 1/22!

Family honor roll forms due 1/25!

SCA spirit week is next week. There was a yellow flyer sent home yesterday. Students can participate and are asked to pay $1 each day the proceeds go to the Children’s Hospital.

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!

Feb 7th winter conferences from 2:30-7:00! Click here to sign up

Academically, next week:

READING: We wille begin working on a research unit. As a class we will learn 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 the difference between plagiarism and using our 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 three day weekend!

Miss. Fletcher  🙂

 

January 11, 2019

Happy Friday!

We have been hard at work in second grade this week! Today we walked through a practice reading on the Chromebooks in the PowerTest program. I also sent home a paper explaining readtheory with your child’s login on it. This is also great practice for students to get used to answering questions and proving answers in passage.

**Students were able to type their animal research writing on our new Chromebooks they were so excited and worked really hard researching, and composing their writing! Check out I added a few photos of them working hard.

I also added a few photos from making churros with Ms. Broudy for learning about singing happy birthday in Spanish!

*We sent next homework home in case we are out next week for snow!

*February 7th – Parent Conferences – Be on the lookout for an online sign up soon! 

*Jan. 21st and Jan 28th – Student holidays – No School

Academic Focus for next week:

Reading: We will continue the standard of asking and answering questions with both fiction and non-fiction texts, as well as a poem. Students are encouraged to use their Read Theory account or Moby Max reading stories for their 15-20 minutes of reading per night. Read Theory Clever

Writing/Spelling: Next week’s words are: us, ate, around, fly, night, right, bright, sigh, sign, high, blind. Long I vowel patterns are our phonics focus. We’ll begin the transition to cursive writing next week as well as reviewing parts of a friendly letter. Students will write an online friendly letter.

Math: Adding two digit numbers, problem solving, and estimating sums are all skills to sharpen next week. Adding 2 Digit Numbers 2nd Grade Addition Games      IXL 2nd grade math – Focus on Section G

Social Studies: Compare the lives and contributions as well as locate and describe the relationship between the environment and culture of the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest. A study guide is attached to next week’s hw packet. Click here to read about some interesting Native Americans!