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

bread/near

 

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!