Teasley Holiday Hearts

Please help spread some joy to Teasley families this holiday season.  Please stop by the cafeteria or front office and choose an envelope for a gift card.  You can return the envelope with a gift card with your child or place it in the school safe.   Thank you!  For additional information see Mrs. Oliver or Mrs. Harris, Teasley School Counselors.

Theater Field Trip

On Thursday, December 5, 2nd Grade will attend a field trip to view The Nutcracker! Please sign and return the permission form as soon as possible. There is no payment required for this field trip.

Monday, November 18

Here is what we are working on in 2nd grade:

Writing: Students are researching an animal anywhere in the world for a second writing piece.

ELAGSE2W2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

ELAGSE2W5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

ELAGSE2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Reading: Students will use what they know about informational text to ask and answer questions such a who, what, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details. Through shared and independent reading, students will explore the lives and contributions of James Oglethorpe, Tomohichi, Mary Musgrove and Sequoyah in Georgia history. Students will explore making connections and will discover how perspectives impact relationships. Students will:

ELAGSE2RI1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELAGSERF3I: Describe the historical connections between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in text.

ELAGSERF3a/b: Identify the sounds for common vowel teams; can decode words with common vowel teams.

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Math: Students will begin an inquiry into measurement. Over the next three weeks, students will:

MGSE2.MD.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

MGSE2.MD.2 Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.  Understand the relative size of units in different systems of measurement.  For example, an inch is longer than a centimeter. (Students are not expected to convert between systems of measurement.)

MGSE2.MD.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

MGSE2.MD.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard-length unit.

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Social Studies Inquiry: Students will continue to explore the lives and contributions of James Oglethorpe, Tomohichi, Mary Musgrove and Sequoyah in Georgia history and will make connections with the Central Idea, “Relationships impact outcomes.” This week, students begin working with the key concept perspective and the idea that perspective can impact relationships. Students will:

H1a: Describe the lives and contributions of James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, and Sequoyah in Georgia history.

G2b: Describe how Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, Sequoyah, and the Creek and Cherokee adapted to and were influenced by their environments.

Important Information:

Book Fair: The Book Fair is here! Students previewed and made a Wish list this morning. Families are welcome to shop before or after their feast at school!

Thanksgiving Feast: Our class will have a Thanksgiving Feast will family members at school on Thursday, November 21 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm.

Quarter 2 Academic Alerts: On Wednesday, students who are currently demonstrating “Limited Progress” (Level 1) on a report card standard for Quarter 2 will receive an Academic Alert. Please sign and return Academic Alert if your student receives one.

Thursday, November 14

Thanksgiving Feast: Our class will have a Thanksgiving Feast together in the Cafeteria next Thursday, November 21 at 1:00 pm! No reservation required! Adults purchasing a lunch can pay as they arrive. We are finishing our table centerpiece tomorrow morning!

Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday: Due to the other feasts, we will eat sack lunches in the classroom on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Book Fair: The Book Fair will be open on Monday! Students can shop in the morning, during class, and before/after our feast!

Canned Food Drive

Student Council’s Canned Food Drive is still going on! They are asking for the following items:

Items for donation:
Canned goods
Boxed foods
Cereal
Pasta
Canned fruit
Canned meat
Canned tuna
Dried beans
Lentils
Rice
Powdered or Canned Milk
Peanut Butter
Olive Oil (plastic bottle)
Canola Oil (plastic bottle)
Diapers
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Soap
Deodorant

 

We are collected items in a paper bag in our classroom!

Monday, November 11

Here is what we are working on in 2nd grade:

Writing: We will continue working on our informational writing pieces.  Students will use checklists to evaluate writing independently and with a partner. Students will work to revise and edit before publishing the final copy.

ELAGSE2W2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

ELAGSE2W5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

ELAGSE2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Reading: Students will use what they know about informational text to ask and answer questions such a who, what, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details. Through shared and independent reading, students will explore the lives and contributions of James Oglethorpe, Tomohichi, Mary Musgrove and Sequoyah in Georgia history. Students will explore making connections and will discover how perspectives impact relationships. Students will:

ELAGSE2RI1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELAGSERF3I: Describe the historical connections between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in text.

ELAGSERF3a/b: Identify the sounds for common vowel teams; can decode words with common vowel teams.

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Math: Students will begin an inquiry into measurement. Over the next three weeks, students will:

MGSE2.MD.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

MGSE2.MD.2 Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.  Understand the relative size of units in different systems of measurement.  For example, an inch is longer than a centimeter. (Students are not expected to convert between systems of measurement.)

MGSE2.MD.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

MGSE2.MD.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard-length unit.

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Social Studies Inquiry: Students will continue to explore the lives and contributions of James Oglethorpe, Tomohichi, Mary Musgrove and Sequoyah in Georgia history and will make connections with the Central Idea, “Relationships impact outcomes.” This week, students begin working with the key concept perspective and the idea that perspective can impact relationships. Students will:

H1a: Describe the lives and contributions of James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, and Sequoyah in Georgia history.

G2b: Describe how Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, Sequoyah, and the Creek and Cherokee adapted to and were influenced by their environments.

Important Information:

Book Fair: The Book Fair will be here next week! Today, students received flyers for the Book Fair. Families are welcome to shop before or after their feast at school!

Thanksgiving Feast: Our class will have a Thanksgiving Feast will family members at school on Thursday, November 21 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm. Save the date and stay tuned for more information!

Spirit Night: Tomorrow evening at the Cumberland Mall Chickfila! Also, be sure to catch the performance by Teasley Chorus!

Quarter 2 Academic Alerts: Next week, students who are currently demonstrating “Limited Progress” (Level 1) on a report card standard for Quarter 2 will receive an Academic Alert. Please sign and return Academic Alert if your student receives one.

Thursday, November 7

Tiger Trot: Tomorrow is the Tiger Trot! Students can wear class t-shirt, Teasley t-shirt, and athletic bottoms. Our team name is “Swanson Speedster Cheetahs”. Students can wear yellow or anything else to follow our team name! We will run in the morning during Specials, so please dress accordingly for the time of day as well. Keep those pledges coming!

We need lots of parent volunteers to make this FUN run a success, please take a look and sign up for any amount of time you can give….your support is greatly appreciated and it is so fun to see our little Tigers Trot! Sign up here: https://teasleypta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/57183

Measurement Activity: In math next week, we will begin exploring measurement! As a class, we will create a poster of objects that are 1 inch. We will use this poster as a visual for estimating and measuring in inches. We are asking each student to bring an object from home that is about an inch long. Please do not send objects that are sentimental or valuable. Thank you!

Lost and Found: The Lost and Found will be cleared out for donations to charity before major breaks in the school year.

 

Monday, November 4

Here is what we are working on in 2nd grade:

Writing: Students will continue research to gather facts on their topic and will begin to write sentences to create the body of their informational writing piece. Students will:

ELAGSE2W2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

ELAGSE2W5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

ELAGSE2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Reading: Students will use what they know about informational text to ask and answer questions such a who, what, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details. Through shared and independent reading, students will explore the lives and contributions of James Oglethorpe, Tomohichi, Mary Musgrove and Sequoyah in Georgia history. During reading and writing, students will continue to explore words with the following spelling patterns: oo, ue, ui, ew.

Students will:

ELAGSE2RI1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELAGSERF3a/b: Identify the sounds for common vowel teams; can decode words with common vowel teams.

“OO” spelling patterns and Questioning skills will be assessed this Friday.

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Math: Students will continue to explore two-digit numbers and will use different strategies to find the solution (expanded form, base ten drawings, number line, 100’s chart, decomposition). Students will practice Error Analysis to strengthen and show their understanding of the concepts being taught. Students will:

MGSE2NBT5 (Add and subtract within 100) Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

MGSE2OA2 (Add and subtract within 20) Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.  By the end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

We will reassess this standard with students showing their favorite strategies this Friday.

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Social Studies Inquiry: This week, students will begin a new unit of inquiry with the Transdisciplinary Theme, “How We Express Ourselves.” Students will explore the lives and contributions of James Oglethorpe, Tomohichi, Mary Musgrove and Sequoyah in Georgia history and will make connections with the Central Idea, “Relationships impact outcomes.” The Key Concepts during this unit are Causation, Connection, Perspective.

Tiger Trot: Be sure to register and ask for donations in the community! Our class has earned a stuffed animal day on Wednesday! We are raising funds for a Sun Shade on the playground! Teasleypta.com

Thanksgiving Feast: Our class will have a Thanksgiving Feast will family members at school on Thursday, November 21 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm. Save the date and stay tuned for more information!

 

Monday, October 28

Here is what we are working on in 2nd grade:

Writing: Students have begun researching animals found in Georgia. After researching, students will take their topic through the writing process and will share knowledge learned by applying the craft of Informational Writing. Students will:

ELAGSE2W2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

ELAGSE2W5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

ELAGSE2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Reading: In addition to daily independent practice to build stamina and increase fluency, students will read to gain knowledge and explore the lives of the Creek and Cherokee from long ago. This week’s spelling pattern is “oo” vowel team sounds. The spelling pattern and RI.1 will be assessed next Friday, November 8.

Students will:

ELAGSE2RI1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELAGSERF3a/b: Identify the sounds for common vowel teams; can decode words with common vowel teams.

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Math: Students will continue to explore two-digit numbers and will use different strategies to find the solution (expanded form, base ten drawings, number line, decomposition). Students will practice Error Analysis to strengthen and show their understanding of the concepts being taught. This week, we will look at the numberline strategy for adding and subtracting strategy. Students are working on fact fluency for 11-20 this quarter as well.

MGSE2NBT5 (Add and subtract within 100) Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

MGSE2OA2 (Add and subtract within 20) Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.  By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

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Social Studies Inquiry: Students will continue to explore the regions and major rivers of Georgia, as well as how a community adapts to their surroundings by using its natural resources. We will make connections with the Central Idea, “Living things adapt to their environment.” Finally, students will compare/contrast our lives now with the Creek and Cherokee of long ago. We will conclude this unit this week! Students will:

SS2H2a: Describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, ways of making a living, and accomplishments. Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to those of Georgians today.

Important Information:

Tiger Trot: This Friday, we will have a Pep Rally to get excited for next week’s Tiger Trot! Be sure you have registered your student and are spreading the word for fundraising for our awesome school! There are many individual and class prizes for most funds raised!

Use this link with Teasley code already built in:

https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/register?school_uuid=5d5aad3257bf2

* Option B: If you do not use the above option, you will need to go to:

www.getmovinfundub.com

School Identifier CODE: 5d5aad3257bf2

Pumpkin Book Reports: On Thursday, students will share their Pumpkin Book Reports completed at home! The reports should be brought to school on Wednesday or Thursday this week.

Monday, October 21

Here is what we are working on in 2nd grade:

Writing: We have begun our inquiry into Informational Writing with an introduction to Fact vs. Opinion and How-To essays. Students will research animals found in Georgia regions and will share knowledge learned by applying the craft of Informational Writing. Students will:

ELAGSE2W2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

ELAGSE2W5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

ELAGSE2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Reading: In addition to daily independent practice to build stamina and increase fluency, students will read to gain knowledge and explore the lives of the Creek and Cherokee from long ago. We will also investigate how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. This skill will be assessed on Friday. Students will:

ELAGSE2RI1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELAGSERF3a/b: Identify the sounds for common vowel teams; can decode words with common vowel teams.

ELAGSE2RL4: Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

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Math: Students have begun exploring addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers and will get to try many different strategies to find the solution. We are continuing to explore Expanded Form and Base Ten for adding and subtracting within 100. Students will discover and understand the following big ideas:

*Addition is the inverse of subtraction.  Finding patterns is helpful when figuring unknown facts.

*Subtraction is the inverse of addition.  The sum in addition names the whole and subtraction names the mission part.  There is a relationship between addition and subtraction.  Using benchmark numbers to help solve subtraction problems is useful.

*Numbers can be “recomposed” (traded, exchanged, composed, decomposed) to keep the same value. (e.g. 31 = 20 + 11)

Students will:

MGSE2NBT5 (Add and subtract within 100) Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

MGSE2OA2 (Add and subtract within 20) Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.  By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.  Students should work on facts 11-20 as well. This is the math fluency goal for Quarter 2.

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Social Studies Inquiry: Students will continue to explore the regions and major rivers of Georgia, as well as the impact of geography on people’s lives. Students will discover how the Creek and Cherokee from long ago adapted to their environment. Students will:

SS2H2a: Describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, ways of making a living, and accomplishments. Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to those of Georgians today.

This Friday, our class will build a Creek or Cherokee home with items from nature! We will explore outside the school but students can bring in supplies from nature around their home as well.

Field Trip Reminder- Today, students received a paper with reminders for this Wednesday’s field trip! Remember to wear appropriate attire for exploring the Nature Center and its outdoor trails. Any lunches from home must be disposable. If class t-shirts arrive on time, we will wear them on the field trip. If not, wear standard attire shirt or Teasley t-shirt with standard attire pants.

Spirit Night- Tomorrow at Willy’s!

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