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.


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.


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.


  • 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.”


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.