3-13 Friday Update

Friday the 13th, and what an unusual Friday it was.

In today’s folder, the students have a “distance learning” packet. There are resources and activities for them to work on during the 2 weeks we’ll be out of school. I encouraged the students to definitely work on the reading activities even if there are days that they may not be able to work on the digital assignments. The packet will be collected when the students return for a participation grade.  If your Tiger was absent today, you can pick up their packet from the office on Monday until 4:00PM. Also, Here are the links that we were provided, you may be able to access the documents electronically here:

Student Packet

Student Slides

Please be safe and make the most of this time off with your Tiger. I’ll be looking forward to our return to school and getting back to our normal routines.   Mr. Weldon

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3-6 Friday Update

Yay It’s Friday!

We wrapped up another week here in second grade. The students seemed to enjoy our Dr. Seuss Read Across America spirit week. Please continue to encourage your student to develop a healthy reading habit.

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

3/12 – 2nd Grade Performance PTO Meeting *(students arrive by 5:45)*!

3/13- Last day to buy a field day shirt  https://pswear.com/Trevvett

Academics:

Reading: We will continue with our skill of drawing conclusions and inferring. We will focus on fictional text this coming week. We’ve also been practicing this skill in doing our story problems in Math. Please encourage your Tiger to read daily for at least 20 minutes! Their ReadTheory account is a great resource to practice reading comprehension!

Writing / Spelling We will wrap up our unit of letter writing. We will conclude with writing letters to former teachers, friends, and family members. We will also review how to address an envelope. Spelling words for the week continue to focus on suffixes. This weeks words are Chilly, dirty, barely, closely, cleaner, brighter, walker, farmer, coldest, nearest

Math: We will continue working on using a thermometer to tell/measure temperature. At the end of the week we will move into more practice with equality (equal and not equal statements).  Wednesday, the students will take their mid marking period summative exam.

Science/ Social Studies:  We will continue with our focus on famous Americans, Helen Keller and Benjamin Franklin. Helen Keller Biography Ben Franklin Biography

I hope you have a great weekend! Mr. Weldon

 

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2-28 Friday Update

Happy Friday Tiger Families,

We had another great week here in 2nd grade. This weeks the students enjoyed some interactive activities with phonics, matching digital and analog clock times, and sorting things by the 3 states of matter. This afternoon they enjoyed a fun time on their chromebooks and having pizza to celebrate their hard work and effort on the midterm benchmark tests!

Upcoming Events and Reminders:

  • March 3rd – No School Tuesday
  • March 6th- Spring Picture Day
  • March 9th -Spring Book Fair
  • March 13th- Last day to buy a field day shirt  https://pswear.com/Trevvett

Academics:

Reading / Language Arts: We will continue with our skill of inferring and drawing conclusions. As well we focus on phonics, suffixes, and antonyms. The students will also take the mid-nineweek assessment for the 3rd marking period. We will not have new spelling words this week (with testing and the students holiday on Tuesday).Continue to practice and encouraging your Tiger to read daily for at least 20 minutes!

Math: We will be wrapping up our main focus on Time this week. We will have the Telling Time quiz on Wednesday. Keep practicing telling time in 5 minute increments and ensuring your Tiger has a good understanding distinguishing the hour hand from the minute hand! We will move into reading the temperature on different types of thermometers as we move toward the end of the week.

Science/ Social Studies:  We will finish up or Matter unit and will assess this on Monday. We’ll move into studying some more famous Americans, Helen Keller and Benjamin Franklin. Helen Keller Biography Ben Franklin Biography

Have a fantastic weekend!   Mr. Weldon

 

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2-21 Friday Update

Happy Chilly Friday!

Still no snow days for 2020 but we are making the most of benefiting from being at school and learning! This week, the students worked really well learning the clock and telling time to the hour and half hour. Practice this at home and see how well they are doing! Also we had a fun day experimenting in Science with matter. The students made predictions and were amazed to see how energy from a liquid and solid could increase the gas molecules in a bottle to blow up a balloon! And in writing, we’ve been working with descriptive words using poems. We took a walk through the hallway so the students could write sound words to describe the experience and are working on turning these words into their own poem about Trevvett.

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

Pennies for Patients – Monday will be the last day we are collecting spare change to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Every penny helps! Thanks

Field Day T-shirts – Flyer in today’s folder for orders. Can send form and money back in or can order online at   https://pswear.com/Trevvett or click here

PTO Spirit Night – February 26th  at McDonald’s

No School: Tuesday, March 3rd – Election Day

Spring Picture Day – Scheduled for March 6th

Academics:

Reading We continue reading both fiction and nonfiction text to draw conclusions. The students have enjoyed being little detectives to figure out clues and their prior knowledge to figure out what is going on or being said without the author actually telling them or writing the words. Keep reading daily to practice these skills and fluency! Informational Passages Practice Analyze stories Background for Parents on Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions

Writing / Spelling: In writing we will continue with poems and descriptive words but will also focus on figurative language. As well, Students will have tie this week to share one of the poems they’ve written. Spelling we will keep practicing with prefixes and suffixes. We did not have a spelling test today, so the students can continue working with their words and we will quiz on Thursday!

Math: We will continue to work on our telling time unit. We will move on from telling time to the hour and half hour to telling time in 5 minute increments. Computation and story problems will continue to be a focus.  Match Analog Clocks & Times Read Clocks & Write Times Telling Time Games

Science: Our focus continues to be on matter. We will continue to discuss properties of matter, how matter can change from one state to another, and how to measure the different states of matter.  Matter Video Matter Games

Stay warm and enjoy the weekend!  Mr. Weldon

 

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2-14 Friday Update

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What a day, lots of fun and learning. After our spelling test and reading, the students got to enjoy their PAW Achievement activities (game truck, makers space, jazz d, and jewelry making). Keep encouraging them to demonstrate their PAW qualities and do their best during this 3rd marking period. And this afternoon they had a blast. Thank you so much for the donations to our Valentine’s celebration. The kids really enjoyed having some free time to dance, pass out their cards, and Dance! It was a huge success.  🙂 Also check out pictures from the 4th Grade African American Living Museum from Thursday.

Learning probablity with skittles: (certain, likely, unlikely, impossible) One of the students said “who knew math could taste so good”  🙂

 

Upcoming Events and Reminders:

Half Day – Monday – STEAM day 11:00 dismissal for students. Please make sure to send any transportation changes in writing.

Academics:

Reading: We will be working on the skill of drawing conclusions when reading nonfiction text. Students will use clues from the text and what they already know to help with their understanding and comprehension. Informational Passages Practice Analyze stories Background for Parents on Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions

Writing: We will continue using poems to inspire writing and focusing on descriptive words. Spelling words for the week will focus on prefixes & suffixes.  disarm, disagree, dislike, misspell, misbehave, mistreat, cheerful, thankful, fearless, helpless 

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: We will wrap our Famous Americans and move back to science to learn about the States of matter. Students will learn about solids, liquids, and gases, and how states of matter can change. There will be a study guide attached to next week’s homework! Matter Video Matter Games

Have a lovely weekend!  Mr. Weldon

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2-7 Friday Update

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

Academics:

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

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1/31- Friday Update

Yay It’s Friday!

We’ve wrapped up another week in 2nd grade and are moving on into the 3rd marking period.  It was a short week for the students but we were productive! One of my small reading groups, was about a boy finding a picture from long ago in black and white. With technology, I was easily able to recreate a picture for them to see! We also enjoyed our trip to the Children’s Museum. Thanks to Mr. Jones, Mrs. Smith, Ms. Nuckols, Mr. Bocock, and Ms. Smith for chaperoning our field trip Thursday to the Science Museum. Check out all of the pictures on the picture link!.

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

  • Homework from this week is due Monday, Feb. 3rd
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Feb 6th – Sign Up Here!
  • Pennies for Patients flyer came home in folders today – we’re collecting pennies for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Academics:

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 fantastic Weekend! Mr. Weldon

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1/24 – Friday Update

Good Afternoon Families,

We’ve finished out this week and our Reading Benchmark Test. The students were very focused and seemed to really be trying on the test. I told them that’s all that I could ask for. We will see how they did and what skills we will need to continue focusing on as we move into the 2nd half of the school year. Yes, can you believe today ends the 2nd quarter and your little ones are well on their way to 3rd grade. We will also be focusing on expectations of behavior and following direction as they are maturing and growing.

Updates and Reminders:

Student Holiday, 1/27/20  – No school on Monday (Teacher Word Day)

Field Trip – Thursday, 1/30th – Children’s Museum

Mid-Year Conferences –  February 6th, be on the look out for the sign-up form

Benchmark – Math Benchmark Test will be February 6th & 7th

Academics:

Reading: We will spiral back to Fictional text and focus on retelling of stories with the beginning, middle, and end. As well ensuring events and details are given in proper sequential order. Read Theory – Comprehension Practice

Math: We will continue working on computation with 2 digit numbers with and without regrouping. As well, we will be reviewing all skills covered up to this point of the year in preparation for the benchmark test.  Addition Games Subtraction Games 2 step word problems  1 step word problems

Science: We will be wrapping up our unit on plant ad animal adaptations. Students will spend time researching animals to tell/describe the habitat and any adaptations that the animal may have to help it survive in its habitat.

Writing: No Spelling words this week due to the student holiday, field trip, and bench mark preparation.

Have a great weekend and I’ll see your wonderful little ones on Tuesday! Mr. Weldon

 

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1/17 – Friday Update

Happy Friday Families,

We’ve made it through the 2nd week of the new year. The students have been working hard this make and making steady progress in math with regrouping. Please continue practicing these skills at home. And in reading this week, we’ve been reading and discussing functional text (nonfiction) like “how to” and reading a recipe. They’ve been intrigued how nonfiction text can be real world, “every day” reading and not only when reading a book.

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

No School – Monday no school in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Field Trip – Thursday, 1/3oth – Have you paid and sent in permission slip

Benchmark Tests- Reading Midterm will be given on Thursday and Friday, 1/23rd & 24th.

No Homework / Spelling – Due to bench mark testing this week. Please continue to read daily and practice skills for review at home.

Academics:

Reading: We will continue working with Questioning to better comprehend text that is being read. As well, We will be reviewing all skills learned thus far in preparation for the Benchmark Test.  Read Theory – Comprehension Practice

Math: Continue practicing computation addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. We will also be reviewing learned skills to prepare for the Math Benchmark the following week.   Addition Games Subtraction Games 2 step word problems  1 step word problems

Science: We will keep working in our Seasonal Changes unit with plant and animal adaptations. Animal Games

Enjoy the long weekend and stay warm. Celebrate and be kind to one another. 🙂

Mr. Weldon

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1/10 Friday Update

Welcome 2020!

We had a great start back to school this week. It sounds like everyone had an enjoyable and restful Winter Break. It is nice to be back and getting back into our routines. I was very happy to see all the smiling faces and hearing the fun, heartfelt stories of the holidays. Happy New Year Tiger Families.

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

Field Trip – Permission slips and $9.00 due by Friday, 1/16th for the Children’s Museum

Academics:

Reading: We will continue working on the skill of questioning and answering questions about text being read. This past week we discussed how good readers ask questions before, during, and after reading. We also identified key “asking” words (Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How). I will also be assessing reading growth and current reading levels as we approach the midterm mark for the year.

Writing / Spelling: Our writing focus will be on “dialogue” in text. Identifying how authors write what someone is saying (quotation marks) and how characters can express themselves and feelings. Our spelling words for the week are – Earth, learn, heard, search, earn, cheer, deer, steer, peer, sneer.

Math: We will continue working with the skill of computation with 2 digit numbers. Our focus will remain on regrouping (carrying or borrowing a ten). As well, we will review skills already covered like graphing, rounding, and story problems as we prepare for our Math midterm test at the end of the month.  Addition Games Subtraction Games 2 step word problems  1 step word problems

Science: We will move back into science and pick up from habitats with how seasonal changes impact plant and animal life. students will be learning about things such as dormancy, camouflage, hibernation, and migration. Look out for the study guide attached to next weeks homework. Animal Games

 

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