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.