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.


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.


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.


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!

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!