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