# Month: December 2019

## Monday, December 16

The students made some incredible machines for pushes and pulls today! Thank you for all the donations! Check out SeeSaw for your student’s machine!

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

Writing: Students will brainstorm a topic and will use the writing process to show what they know about 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.

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

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

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Reading: Students will review and practice standards and skills and will apply learning through various assessments and activities.

Students will:

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

ELAGSE2RF4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. (DRA 20K)

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Math: This week, students will explore measurement as it relates to time, using both analog and digital clocks. In addition, students will review and practice standards and skills and will apply learning through various assessments and activities.

Students will:

MGSE2OA1: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems.

MGSE2OA2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.

MGSE2NBT5: Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

MGSE2MD5: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units.

MGSE2MD7: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

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Science Inquiry: Students will use hands-on activities to help deepen understanding of the concepts force and motion and will make connections to the central idea, “Relationships impact outcomes.”

Students will:

S2P2: Obtain, evaluate & communicate information to explain the effect of a force (a push or pull) in the movement of an object.

1. Plan & carry out an investigation to demonstrate how pushing & pulling on an object affects the motion of the object.
2. Design a device to change the speed or direction of an object.
3. Record & analyze data to decide if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a force.

Important Information:

Holiday Party: Our class party is this Thursday at 8:45 am – 10:15 am. Students will participate in four fun holiday centers!

Parent Volunteer Forms: If you would like to volunteer at any time in school this year, please complete the volunteer form. I sent an additional copy home with families today. This includes any class parties as well, like ours this Thursday!

Field Trip: Today, students received a permission form and payment envelope for a field trip to Tellus on January 13. Please send in completed permission forms and payment either before or after the winter break. Let me know if you would to chaperone.

## Pre-Pay for The Giving Market

Go to thegivingmarket.com to pre-pay for the Giving Market!

## Tuesday, December 10

STEM Supplies: On Monday, students will build their own simple machine with recyclables! This Friday, please send in the following items: toilet paper tubes, craft sticks, water bottles (empty), empty yogurt containers, string, rubber bands, tape, liquid glue, pipe cleaners, and cardboard.

Holiday Book Exchange-On Thursday, December 19th, our class will participate in a holiday book exchange! Please send in a wrapped 2nd grade level book with your student’s name on it.

Holiday Party- Our class holiday party will take place on Thursday, December 19th 8:45-10:15 am! Ms. Douglas will send out more information for donations and volunteers. All volunteers must complete the volunteer sign up in the front office for safety purposes.

Polar Express Day- On Friday, December 20th, our class will read The Polar Express and then compare with the movie! Students will enjoy a special treat to go along with the movie.

K-2 Talent Show- Talent Show Permission Slip K-2

Is your student interested in showing off their amazing talent on stage? Auditions for the K-2nd Grade Talent Show will take place on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 after school. Please complete and return the permission slip to school by Friday, January 24th at 2:45 pm.

## Monday, December 9

I am blown away by all the birthday goodies and wishes! Thank you so much for making me feel special!

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

Writing: This week, students will explore biographies as a type of informational writing. Students will conduct research and use graphic organizers to show learning about one of Georgia’s historical figures (James Oglethorpe, Mary Musgrove, or Sequoya).

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: Students will continue with informational text and will use key details to determine author’s main point. Through shared and independent reading, students will find text evidence that supports the main point. This week’s word list is composed of sight words that are “rule-breakers” and do not consistently follow a spelling/vowel pattern. The words will be assessed Friday, December 13!

soot/loot

were/here

shall/tall

love/rove

cost/most

some/dome

doll/roll

want/plant

have/save

own/town

hour/tour

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.

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

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

ELAGSE2RF3e: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

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Math: Students will use what they have learned about measurement, along with problem-solving strategies, to solve problems that involve measurement concepts. Example: In P.E. class Kate jumped 14 inches. Mary jumped 23 inches. How much farther did Mary jump than Kate? Write an equation and then solve the problem.

Students will:

MGSE2MD5: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

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Science Inquiry: This week, students will begin an inquiry into Force and Motion. Students will rotate through various stations for hands-on exploration into the effects of force on the movement of an object. Students will reflect on their findings and relate back to the central idea, “Relationships impact outcomes.”

Students will:

S2P2: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the effect of a force (a push or a pull) in the movement of an object (changes in speed and direction).

Important Information:

Pajama Day for \$1: On Wednesday, Teasley will have a Pajama Day for \$1 for a 5th Grade Field Trip Fundraiser.

Giving Market: On Thursday, December 12, our class will shop at the Giving Market! Students can bring money that day for holiday shopping!

Class Holiday Party: Our class will have a holiday party on Thursday, December 19 in the morning! Stay tuned for more details about activities, donations, and volunteers.

## The Giving Market

Next Thursday, our class will shop at The Giving Market here at school sponsored by PAWS! The Giving Market will be open through Friday, December 13 until 10:00 am.

If you want volunteer to help PAWS with The Giving Market, sign up here: https://teasleypta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/58276

## Monday, December 2

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

Writing: This week, students will explore biographies as a type of informational writing. Students will conduct research and use graphic organizers to show learning about one of Georgia’s historical figures (James Oglethorpe, Mary Musgrove, or Sequoya).

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: Students will continue with informational text and will use key details to determine author’s main point. Through shared and independent reading, students will find text evidence that supports the main point. This week’s word list is composed of sight words that are “rule-breakers” and do not consistently follow a spelling/vowel pattern. The words will be assessed next Friday, December 13!

soot/loot

were/here

shall/tall

love/rove

cost/most

some/dome

doll/roll

want/plant

have/save

own/town

hour/tour

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.

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

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

ELAGSE2RF3e: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

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Math: Students will use what they have learned about measurement, along with problem-solving strategies, to solve problems that involve measurement concepts. Example: In P.E. class Kate jumped 14 inches. Mary jumped 23 inches. How much farther did Mary jump than Kate? Write an equation and then solve the problem.

Students will:

MGSE2MD5: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

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Science Inquiry: This week, students will begin an inquiry into Force and Motion. Students will rotate through various stations for hands-on exploration into the effects of force on the movement of an object. Students will reflect on their findings and relate back to the central idea, “Relationships impact outcomes.”

Students will:

S2P2: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the effect of a force (a push or a pull) in the movement of an object (changes in speed and direction).

Important Information:

Field Trip: Please turn in permission forms as soon as possible for our field trip this Thursday! Due to space limitations of the theater, we do not have room for additional chaperones. Students have the option to dress up or wear standard attire on Thursday.

Giving Market: On Thursday, December 12, our class will shop at the Giving Market! Students can bring money that day for holiday shopping!

Class Holiday Party: Our class will have a holiday party on Thursday, December 19 in the morning! Stay tuned for more details about activities, donations, and volunteers!