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.


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.


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 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