Month: October 2019

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!

Wednesday, October 16

Perfect Attendance Q1: Congratulations to the following students for having perfect attendance in Quarter 1! They earned a Willy’s kids meal coupon and a dress down day tomorrow, October 17th!

Brooklyn Burton

Kellan Cunningham

Paige Kelly

Anuli Okafur

Vikashini Putti

Field Trip Form and Payment: Don’t forget field trip forms and payment (online or in an envelope in the school safe) are due THIS Friday, October 18th!

Monday, October 14

This week, we are:

Reading: reading, decoding, and spelling words with -ge and -dge ending patterns. This word list will be assessed next Friday, October 25. Also, we are describing how words and phrases (rhyming and alliteration) give meaning and rhythm in poems, stories, and songs. This will also be assessed next Friday.

Language Arts: using apostrophes with contractions.

Writing: brainstorming topics for our How-To informational writing pieces. To begin this unit, we will practice writing “How to Brush Your Teeth” altogether as a class.

Math: adding and subtracting within 100 using base ten blocks and expanded form. We will work on this unit for a few weeks. Students can bring home their math notebooks any day as long as they bring notebooks back to school the following morning!

IB Central Idea: Living things adapt to their environment. We are exploring how the Creek and Cherokee Indians lived in Georgia long ago!

Important Information:

Field Trip to Chattahoochee Nature Center: Please return field trip forms and submit payment (in school or online) by THIS Friday, October 18! Contact me if you would like to serve as a chaperone for this trip on Wednesday, October 23.

Career Day: This Friday is Career Day! We still need volunteers!

Sign up here to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aa9ae22a2fd0-career1

Field Trip to Chattahoochee Nature Center

On October 23, our class will go on a field trip to the Chattahoochee Nature Center to enhance our learning of the regions of Georgia and how Native Americans used the land! Today, students will receive a permission form and payment envelope. Payments can be sent in or completed online! Please return permission form and payment by Friday, October 18.

If you would like to serve as a chaperone, you must pay $12 to the school ahead of time and drive yourself to and from the field trip.

Monday, October 7

We are reviewing the following Second Grade Standards for Quarter One:

Math:

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. Understand the following as special cases:

  1. 100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens — called a “hundred.”  
  2. The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).   

MGSE2NBT2: Count within 1000; skip-count by 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s.  

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

MGSE2NBT4Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.    

MGSE2OA1:  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.

MGSE2.OA.2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.  By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers. 

Writing:

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.

  1. May include prewriting.

ELAGSE2W7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

ELAGSE2W8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

(Language)

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

  1. Use collective nouns (e.g., group).
  2. Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).

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

  1. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
  2. Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage badge; boy boil).

Reading:

(Foundational Skills)

ELAGSE2RF3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
  2. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
  3. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.

ELAGSE2RF4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

(Literary Text)

ELAGSE2RL1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

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

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

ELAGSE2RL6: Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

ELAGSE2RL7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

  1. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
  2. Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

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.

(Informational Text)

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

ELAGSE2RI2: Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

ELAGSE2RI3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

ELAGSE2RI5: Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

ELAGSE2RI6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

ELAGSE2RI7: Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

ELAGSE2RI8: Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

ELAGSE2RI10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

(Language)

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

  1. Use collective nouns (e.g., group).
  2. Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).
  3. Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
  4. Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
  5. Use adjectives and adverbs and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
  6. Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
  7. Create documents with legible handwriting.

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

  1. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
  2. Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
  3. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
  4. Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage badge; boy boil).
  5. Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

ELAGSE2L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

  1. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  2. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).
  3. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).
  4. Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).
  5. Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.

ELAGSE2L5: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

  1. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).

Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny)

ELAGSE2L6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).

(Speaking and Listening)

ELAGSE2SL1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

  1. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
  2. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
  3. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

ELAGSE2SL2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from written texts read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

ELAGSE2SL4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

ELAGSE2SL6: Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

Science:

S2P1: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.

  1. Ask questions to describe and classify different objects according to their physical properties.  (Clarification statement: Examples of physical properties could include color, mass, length, texture, hardness, strength, absorbency, and flexibility.
  2. Construct an explanation for how structures made from small pieces (linking cubes, building blocks) can be disassembled and then rearranged to make new and different structures.
  3. Provide evidence from observations to construct an explanation that some changes in matter caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some changes are irreversible. (Clarification statement: Changes in matter could include heating or freezing of water, baking a cake, boiling an egg.)

Social Studies:

SS2G1: Locate and compare major topographical features of Georgia and describe how these features define Georgian’s surface.

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

Important Information-

Conference Week: We will have a conference with each student next week. Be sure to sign up for one conference for your student! We will review the Quarter One report card as well.

Sign up for a conference here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FADAA22A7FB6-mrs

Career Day: Be sure to sign up with Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Oliver for Career Day next Friday!

Early Release Days: This Thursday, October 10th and every day next week for conferences!

SeeSaw: We are gradually adding writing samples to SeeSaw! Thank you for being patient as we all learn this amazing tool.

Pumpkin Book Report: Coming soon, students will receive information for a Pumpkin Book Report to extend their reading skills at home! These will be due on October 31.

T-Shirt Orders Due Tomorrow

2nd Grade T-Shirts: T-shirt forms and payment ($7) are due tomorrow! If you would like to still order one and do not have the order form, please send in the $7 payment and a note stating the t-shirt size.

 

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