Month: January 2020

Compliment Party

Our class earned a Compliment Party for earning all 10 snowballs on our rewards chart for good behavior! Tomorrow, we will have our own Free Frozen Friday! I will provide chocolate, vanilla, and fruity popsicles in order for all students to participate. If students are passionate about bringing their own type of frozen treat or toppings, they are welcome to! Any absent students will receive their frozen treat on Monday.

Monday, January 27

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

Writing: This week, students will use checklists and/or rubrics to revise and edit their opinion pieces. Students will also explore the attributes of persuasive writing and the differences between persuasive and opinion writing.

Learning Targets:

ELA2W3: Write opinion pieces in which a topic is introduced, an opinion is stated, reasons are supplied to support, linking words are used to connect opinions and reasons, and a conclusion statement or section is provided.

ELA2W5: Focuses on a topic and strengthens writing as needed by revising and editing with guidance from adults and peers.

ELA2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


Reading: In addition to reading informational text for inquiry learning, students will explore fiction in the form of fables and folktales. Students will also work to define, sort, and apply verbs and adverbs in text.

Learning Targets:

ELARI1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELA2RL2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine central message, lesson, or moral.

ELA2L1: Uses and identifies adjectives and adverbs and chooses between them depending on what it to be modified.

ELA2RF3b: Decode and spell r-controlled words.

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Math: Students will continue to explore addition and subtraction to include two three-digit numbers. Students will use strategies to solve equations with and without regrouping (base ten blocks, number discs, expanded form, and number lines). Students will continue to practice and apply mental strategies to solve addition and subtraction facts.

Learning Target:

M2NBT7: Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method.

M2OA2: 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: Exploration of historical figures in Georgia’s history will continue with inquiry into the life and contributions of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. This week, students will practice the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) to ask questions which deepen comprehension and stimulate new thinking about a topic. Students will further develop the central idea of, “Strong leaders affect change.”

Learning Targets:

SS2H1: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history.

SS2G2: Describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS2H1.

 

Important Information

Parents’ Night Out: Parents, you deserve a Friday night out! Leave the childcare to the Teasley Staff where your kids will enjoy a pizza dinner and a fun-filled night of games, arts & crafts, a glow party, and more! The event will take place on Friday, January 31st  from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The cost is $25 per student and is for Teasley K-5 students only. Space is limited, so please register before January 28th  by visiting www.teasleypta.com/5thgrade. Additional pizza, snacks, drinks, and glow items will be available for purchase. All items will be sold for $1.00 – $2.00 each. We hope to see you there!

Six Flags Read to Succeed: On Friday, students received a yellow handout with a class code for Six Flags Read to Succeed! This year, students have the opportunity to log in minutes read online! This fun opportunity is not mandatory. More information can be found online with the link from the handout.

Class Wish List: sheet protectors and colored copy paper

Parents’ Night Out

 

Parents, you deserve a Friday night out! Leave the childcare to the Teasley Staff where your kids will enjoy a pizza dinner and a fun-filled night of games, arts & crafts, a glow party, and more! The event will take place on Friday, January 31st  from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The cost is $25 per student and is for Teasley K-5 students only. Space is limited, so please register before January 28th  by visiting www.teasleypta.com/5thgrade. Additional pizza, snacks, drinks, and glow items will be available for purchase. All items will be sold for $1.00 – $2.00 each. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 21

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

Writing: This week, students will discover the parts of an opinion piece and will begin working on writing to share an opinion. Students will practice stating an opinion, providing reasons, and giving examples to support the reasons.

Learning Targets:

ELA2W3: Write opinion pieces in which a topic is introduced, an opinion is stated, reasons are supplied to support, linking words are used to connect opinions and reasons, and a conclusion statement or section is provided.

ELA2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


Reading: In addition to reading informational text for inquiry learning, students will explore fiction in the form of fables and folktales. Students will again work with r-controlled words. This week, the words will contain the vowel teams er, ir, ur, and ire.

Learning Targets:

ELARI1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELA2RL2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine central message, lesson, or moral.

ELA2RF3b: Decode and spell r-controlled words.

 

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Math: Students will continue to explore addition and subtraction to include two three-digit numbers. Students will use strategies to solve equations with and without regrouping.

Learning Target:

M2NBT7: Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method.

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Social Studies Inquiry: Exploration of historical figures in Georgia’s history will continue with inquiry into the life and contributions of Juliette Gordon Lowe.  Working with the key concepts of Change and Responsibility, students will further develop the central idea of, “Strong leaders affect change.”

Learning Targets:

SS2H1: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history.

SS2G2: Describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS2H1.

Important Information:

Class Wish List: Tissues, hand sanitizer, colored copy paper, binder rings, and construction paper

Spirit Night: Tonight at Los Bravos 5-8 pm!

K-2 Talent Show: 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. 

Tuesday, January 14

100th Day of School: This Friday, January 17, our class will participate in learning activities to celebrate the 100th day of school! If students would like, they can bring in 100 of a specific item on a poster or in a closed bag that students can carry into school on their own.

Class Wish List: Tissues, hand sanitizer, colored copy paper, binder rings, and construction paper

K-2 Talent Show: 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, January 13

Our class had fun today learning about stars and space at the Tellus Museum! It was a wonderful preview for our stars unit later in the year!

This week, we are:

Spelling: Reading and writing r-controlled words with -ar and -or patterns. This will be assessed on Friday.

Reading: asking and answering questions in fiction stories.

Writing: writing facts and opinion in preparation for our opinion writing unit!

Math: adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers. Students will work with the hundreds place with this skill! This week, we will use number discs and base ten blocks to add. Near the end of the week, we will learn expanded form addition with 3 digit numbers. Strategies are recorded by students in math notebooks and can take them home anytime to review/practice!

IB Unit: Our central idea is, “Strong leaders affect change”. We are learning about Jackie Robinson this week!

Important Information:

Class Wish List: Tissues, hand sanitizer, colored copy paper, binder rings, and construction paper

K-2 Talent Show: 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. 

Perfect Attendance Quarter 2

Congratulations to the follow students for coming to school on time every day in Quarter 2! They have earned a Dress Down Day this Friday, January 10th!

Brooklyn Burton

Om Mamidi

Anuli Okafur

Vikashini Putti

Third quarter is now upon us, can you believe it?! The Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school on time every day. Students who have perfect attendance at the end of the quarter, ending on Friday, March 13th, will receive a free dress down day, surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! Students who have perfect attendance for the entire school year will also get to participate in an end of year celebration during the last week of school. Thank you so much for your support with getting your students to school on time every day.

Monday, January 6

Happy New Year! We had an awesome day today! The students learned a new Morning Meeting musical activity and worked hard towards a class reward for outstanding behavior!

This week, we are:

Spelling: Reading and writing r-controlled words with -ar and -or patterns. The lists are in student agendas. This list will be assessed next Friday.

Reading: asking and answering questions in fiction stories. We are applying this skill with our new IB Unit as well.

Writing: producing, expanding, and rearranging simple and complex sentences. We are reviewing this skill in prior to our next writing unit! Students added great details to sentences today in our introductory activity.

Math: reviewing previous skills such as addition and subtraction and place value. We will also move into adding four 2-digit numbers. Students are encouraged to bring home their math notebooks anytime to review skills learned in class.

IB Unit: Our central idea is, “Strong leaders affect change”. We are beginning our unit by studying Martin Luther King, Jr!

Important Information:

Class Wish List: Tissues, hand sanitizer, colored copy paper, binder rings, construction paper, and paper clips

Field Trip: On Monday, our class will visit Tellus Museum to preview our space unit! Please send in permission form and $8 payment as soon as possible. If you would like to chaperone, please contact me to make arrangements and complete volunteer form with the front office.

Report Cards: On Friday, Report Cards can be accessed online only through Parent Vue! Make sure you have stopped by the front office to receive your parent code for Parent Vue. In addition, we have shared Learner Profile Trait reports on SeeSaw.

K-2 Talent Show: 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. 

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