Month: September 2019

Career Day Volunteers Needed!

Parents, we still need volunteers to speak at Teasley’s Career Day!  Please sign up this week to participate in Career Day on Friday, October 18.  For more information, please read the Career Day form or contact our counselors at Corinna.oliver@cobbk12.org or Sherise.harris@cobbk12.org.

Career Day solicitation letter 2019

Monday, September 30

Welcome back from Fall Break! I hope everyone had a great week of fun and relaxation.

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

Writing: We will work on speaking and listening skills, as students share their personal narrative pieces. Students will be active listeners and will show their knowledge of writing as they share compliments with their peers.

ELAGSE2L1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

ELAGSE2W3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

ELAGSE2SL3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

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Reading: This week, we will continue to ask and answer questions to strengthen understanding, especially how characters in a story respond to major challenges and events. We will continue working with long vowels and vowel teams. We will continue daily independent practice to build stamina and increase fluency. Students will:

ELAGSE2RL5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including how the beginning introduces story, the middle provides major events and challenges, and the ending concludes the action.

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

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Math: We will continue working with addition and subtraction strategies to solve one-step word problems within 20. We will use words like combine, join, count on, take away, remove, count back, compare, total, sum, addend, and equation, as we explore unknowns in all positions (including Result Unknown, Change Unknown, and Start Unknown). Students will:

MGSE2.OA.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

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Social Studies Inquiry: This week, we will continue to explore the five regions of Georgia, including the landforms and physical features of each. Students will begin to make connections with how Native Americans may have used these features and adapted to the land. On Thursday, students will show their understanding by creating an edible map of Georgia!

SS2G1: Locate and compare the geographic regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Ridge and Valley, and Appalachian Plateau.

Important Information:

Fall Conferences: During the week of October 14, we will schedule an individual conference with every student. Please sign up here for our class conferences- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FADAA22A7FB6-mrs

Action Wall: If you student extends their learning outside the classroom or explores with their Teasley Tiger, feel free to send in or message me pictures for our Action Wall!

Rise Up: Rise Up will meet on Thursday after school this week!

Falcons Friday: This Friday is Falcons Friday! Stay tuned for more details!

Tiger Tracks

Please see the following attachment about Tiger Tracks! I will be taking my Tiger with me on Fall Break adventures, and your student can too!

Tiger Tracks

Attendance Annoucement

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We are over halfway through with quarter 1, can you believe it?! The Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school on time every day. Students who have perfect attendance at the end of the first 9 weeks, ending on Friday, October 11th, will receive a free dress down day on October 17th, a surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! Thank you so much for your support with getting your students to school on time every day!

Monday, September 16

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

Writing: We continue using the writing process as we revise and edit our personal narrative stories. We will practice peer editing and using a checklist for self-evaluation of our writing. Finally, we will publish our writing and share our hard work! Students will:

ELAGSE2L1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

ELAGSE2W3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

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Reading: This week, we will focus on asking and answering questions to demonstrate understanding of key details in text. We will continue working with long vowels and vowel teams. We will continue daily independent practice to build stamina and increase fluency. Students will:

ELAGSE2RL5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including how the beginning introduces story, the middle provides major events and challenges, and the ending concludes the action.

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

Our class will visit the Media Center on Monday, September 30 after Fall Break to return/renew books!

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Math: We will begin working with addition and subtraction strategies to solve one-step word problems within 20. We will use words like combine, join, count on, take away, remove, count back, compare, total, sum, addend, and equation, as we explore unknowns in all positions (including Result Unknown, Change Unknown, and Start Unknown). Students will:

MGSE2.OA.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Continue to practice math facts 1-20 at home!

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Social Studies Inquiry: This week, we will begin a new Unit of Study with the Transdisciplinary Theme, “Who We Are: an inquiry into where we are in place and time.” In this unit, we will explore the five regions of Georgia, including the landforms and features of each. Students will discover how the resources of a region impact the way people live. Students will make connections between our lives now and the lives of the Creek and Cherokee of the past, and finally, students will develop an understanding of the Central idea: Living things adapt to their environment. Students will:

SS2G1: Locate and compare the geographic regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Ridge and Valley, and Appalachian Plateau.

On Friday, October 4, our class will build a map of Georgia with edible ingredients! Stay tuned for information about donations!

SeeSaw: Today, students received a QR code for families to join our class SeeSaw! Students will share work and other learning activities on their SeeSaw account.

KSU Student Teacher: This fall, our class will have a student teacher from Kennesaw State University! She will observe the class and work with students in various 2nd grade academic areas. If you want your child to participate in the student teacher’s activities, please sign and return the permission form.

Spirit Night: Tomorrow at US Cafe!

Fall Picture Day: Students should wear standard attire for Picture Day this Thursday! Please send in payment and form on Thursday if you want to purchase your student’s pictures.

Dress Down for $1: This Friday, September 20!

Friday, September 13

Picture Day: Picture Day will take place on Thursday, September 19. Students should wear standard attire/uniforms for the fall Picture Day. In the spring Picture Day, students can dress down. Please complete the form and send in money/pay online if you want to purchase your student’s pictures.

2nd Grade T-Shirts: Today, students received an order form and payment envelope for class t-shirts! Our class will have yellow t-shirts! If you would like to order one, please return form and payment by Wednesday, October 2.

Parent Information Guide Sign-Off: If you have not signed and return Parent Information Guide form from the beginning of the year, please return on Monday! I sent home additional copies to the families who have not turned them in.

Class Wish List: I have added privacy boards and other flexible seating options to the class list on Amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D039OX84N6Z7?ref_=wl_share

Monday, September 9

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

 

Writing: Students have had opportunities to explore and create the parts that make up a personal narrative. Students will discover how to revise and edit and will begin working with rubrics and checklists to assess and improve their writing.

Students will:

ELAGSE2L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

ELAGSE2W3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

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

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Reading: This week, students will explore words with vowel teams like: ay, ai, ee, ea, ie, and oa. (Think, “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.”) We will spend two weeks on this spelling list! It will be assessed NEXT Friday, September 20th! The reading focus will again be on characters in a story and how they respond to major events and challenges. Students will also investigate the strategy of using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words.

Students will:

ELA2RF3b: Identify and decode sounds and words for common vowel teams. ELAGSE2RL3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

ELAGSE2L4,5: Use sentence level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

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Math: Students will continue working with place value and representing numbers in different ways. Continue to practice math fact strategies at home as well.

Students will:

MGSE2NBT1: Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones.

MGSE2NBT3: Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

Examples:

  • Base-ten numerals: 637 (standard form)
  • Number names: six hundred thirty-seven (word form)
  • Expanded form: 600 + 30 + 7 (expanded form) **When students say the expanded form, it may sound like this: “6 hundreds plus 3 tens plus 7 ones” OR 600 plus 30 plus 7.”

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Science Inquiry: As the first Unit of Inquiry comes to a close, students will reflect upon their learning and will apply their knowledge to support the Central Idea: Changing physical properties may affect classification.

Students will:

S2P1a&b: Describe and classify different objects according to their physical properties AND construct an explanation for how structures made from small pieces can be disassembled and then rearranged to make new and different structures.

S2P1c: Explain how some changes in matter caused by heating and cooling can be reversed while others are irreversible.


Important Information

Media Center Checkout:  Students should bring ALL Media Center books to school on Thursday to return/renew.

Publix Math Night: This Thursday 5-7 pm at the Publix in Vinings! I will be there to help you solve 2nd grade math problems 5-5:30!

Classwork/Assessments: Students should only take home practice work/graded assessments. Any assessment or classwork for a grade should NOT be brought home until it is graded. We are excited to evaluate students demonstrating 2nd grade skills independently in class. Thank you for supporting students at home with examples in interactive notebooks and math workbooks.

Progress Reports: Progress Reports will be sent home to students receiving a 1 (Limited Progress) in any academic 2nd grade standard on the 1st quarter report card or an N for behavior. Contact me if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 3

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

Writing: As we continue to learn the parts that make up Narrative Writing, our focus will be on using temporal words to sequence events and writing a strong closing.

Students will:

ELAGSE2L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

ELAGSE2W3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Reading: This week, we will work with classifying words with short and long vowels and then applying the rules as we read and write. Our reading focus will be on characters in a story and how they respond to major events and challenges.

Students will:

ELAGSE2RF3a&b: Identify when a vowel is short or long when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.

ELAGSE2RL3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

ELAGSE2RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. (End of the year goal is DRA Level 28M.)

The students will be assessed on their word lists every Friday. Word Work activities completed in class to practice can be taken home to further complete/review. The students did AMAZING on the spelling assessment last week! Keep it up!

Math: We have begun an inquiry into the classification of numbers using place value. Students will explore the different ways to represent numbers and will develop the understanding that the value of the digit depends upon its place in a number. We will also explore the difference between PLACE and VALUE, as we apply knowledge of the base-ten system.

Students will:

MGSE2.NBT.1 Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones.

MGSE2.NBT.3 Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

Examples:

  • Base-ten numerals: 637 (standard form)
  • Number names: six hundred thirty-seven (word form)
  • Expanded form: 600 + 30 + 7 (expanded form) **When students say the expanded form, it may sound like this: “6 hundreds plus 3 tens plus 7 ones” OR 600 plus 30 plus 7.”

Students can practice this skill at home with math workbooks anytime! Continue to practice and review math facts 1-20 as well.

Science Inquiry: We continue with the Central Idea: Changing physical properties may affect classification, as we explore changes in matter.

Students will:

S2P1a&b: Describe and classify different objects according to their physical properties AND construct an explanation for how structures made from small pieces can be disassembled and then rearranged to make new and different structures.

S2P1c: Explain how some changes in matter caused by heating and cooling can be reversed while others are irreversible.

Tomorrow, our class will explore changes in matter with a Pop Rocks experiment!

On Friday, students will complete a building challenge! Students are encouraged to bring in any building toys/supplies. I have extra building supplies at school if students do not have any.

Back to Football Friday: This Friday in Specials, students will participate in football activities! Students may wear a shirt related to the NFL/College football or regular Friday standard attire shirt. Please sign up here to volunteer: https://signup.com/go/fuaUnqQ

 

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