Hello Families and Happy Friday. Another week in the books for 2nd grade as we moved into the month of February. Thanks to those that were able to attend conferences yesterday. If you were not able to attend yesterday, please let me know and we can schedule a time to meet or I can do a phone conference. Time is flying by and the students are progressing nicely transitioning into the 3rd marking period. We wrapped up benchmark testing this week with the math test. I am very proud of the results and the effort the students put into testing. We will continue working on solving story problems and computation throughout the rest of the year. Thanks for your support and extra practice at home!
Upcoming Events & Reminders:
Feb. 10th – Monday, Awards 7:45AM and Report Cards come home
Feb. 13th – African-American History Living Museum (6:00PM)
Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Day and PAW Achievement
Feb. 17th – Monday, half day for students
Reading: We will continue with retelling the plot using the beginning, middle, and end of fiction text and poems. As well, we will focus on character traits this week and words to describe how characters are feeling in the text and what actions or details support why the character maybe feeling a certain way. Color the Short & Long Vowels Sorting Short & Long Vowels Short Vowel Games Read Theory Account
Writing: We will also focus on poems and how poets often use descriptive words in poems to allow the reader to visualize what is being read. We will also continue to focus on homophones, prefixes, and contractions. Spelling words for this week: knot, not, no, know, write, right, unsafe, reread, unclear, replay
Math: We will introduce a new unit on probability and the “likelihood” of something occurring. Students will also learn terms such as chance, likely, not likely, certain, and impossible. As well, we will continue practicing computation with regrouping and story problems.
Social Studies: We will continue to focus on Famous Americans with a focus on Presidents Day and Black History Month (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and George Washington Carver). Martin Luther King, Jr. Biography George Washington Biography Abraham Lincoln Biography
Have a fantastic weekend! Mr. Weldon