Month: February 2020

Monday, February 24

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

Writing: This week, students will combine learning about dental hygiene and persuasive writing. Students will compare/contrast proper and improper dental hygiene care and will write an opinion piece to state an opinion, supply reasons, and provide a conclusion.

Standards:

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.

HE2.1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. 


Reading: Students will work with the key concept of Perspective through various stories read aloud and independently. Students will consider the points of view of different characters in stories. Students will also distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs and adverbs.

Spelling words for the week include silent letter combinations: wreck, wrap, debt, doubt, lamb, dumb, thumb, knew, knife, knot, write, knee, half, knock, gnat.

Standards:

RL6: Determine the differences in the points of view of characters including different voices for each character.

L5b: Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss/throw/hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin/slender/skinny). 

RF3e: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences (silent letter combinations).

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Science Inquiry: This week, students will begin with a provocation into our new Unit of Inquiry: Where We Are in Place and Time. In this unit, students will work with the key concepts of Perspective, Change, and Causation and will explore the central idea of, “Positions on Earth determine observable sky patterns.” We are excited to incorporate into this unit our learning experiences from our visits to the Tellus Museum and the Star Lab.

Standards:

S2E1: Obtain, evaluate & communicate information about stars having different sizes & brightness.

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Math: Students will continue to explore money and the relationships between the values of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar bill. Students will count coins and understand the connection to skip-counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s. Students will use strategies like “hairy money” and number bonds to count sets of coins. Students will begin to explore creating different sets of coins to represent the same value.

Each “hair” represents 5 cents. Students count hairs to show the value of the coin. Count by 5’s for the silver coins, then STOP and count by 1’s for the pennies.

 

 

Standards:

M2MD8: Solveword problemsinvolving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?

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Important Information:

Class Wish List: sheet protectors, glue sticks, colored copy paper, and construction paper

Read Across America Day: This Friday is Read Across America Day! Students can dress up as their favorite book character! 2nd grade is dressing up as crayons from, The Day the Crayons Quit. I will provide hats for students to decorate if they want to! Students can dress up as their favorite color crayon on Friday. Also, students may dress up as their favorite book character or wear normal Friday standard attire.

 

Monday, February 10

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

Writing: Students will continue to explore persuasive writing by providing reasons and examples to support their opinions.

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: This week, students will work with fairy tales and will compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story. Students will consider the characters, setting, problem, and solution to find similarities and differences in the two stories. The spelling patterns this week will be “ough” and “augh”.

Learning Targets:

ELA2RL9: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors from different cultures.

ELA2RF3e: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences (silent letter combinations).

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Math: This week, students will begin an inquiry into money. Students will discover the relationships between the values of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar bill. Students will count coins and understand the connection to skip-counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s. Students will begin to explore creating different sets of coins to represent the same value.

Example:

Sandra went to the store and received 16¢ in change. What are three different sets of coins she could have received?

Learning Target:

M2MD8: Solveword problemsinvolving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately.

We are also reviewing math fact fluency 1-20 this week.

Social Studies Inquiry: Students will continue with inquiry into our government and the current elected officials in office today: President, Governor, Mayor. Students will further develop the Key Concepts (Function, Responsibility, Change), as they reflect on how strong leaders affect change.

Learning Target:

SS2CG2: Identify the following elected official of the executive branch and where they work: President (leader of our nation) and Washington, D.C. – White House;

Governor (leader of our state) and Atlanta, GA – State Capitol Building; and Mayor (leader of a city) and city hall.

Important Information:

Valentine’s Exchange: If your student would like to participate in the exchange this Friday, they should bring a valentine for every student in our class. A list of student names was sent home last week. Students can also bring in their own Valentine’s box or create one with bags provided at school.

Pajama Day for $1: This Friday, we will have  Pajama Day Fundraiser for $1! The proceeds benefits a local nonprofit that supports families and children in need in Cobb County.

Read Across America Day: On Friday, February 28th, Teasley will celebrate Read Across America Day! Stay tuned for more information on the 2nd grade book character costume!

Class Wish List: Sheet protectors, construction paper, and colored copy paper

Breakfast with Buddies: 

Parents/Guardians of Teasley K-2nd Graders, 

We are excited to announce our first annual Breakfast with Buddies! Bring your coffee and enjoy a casual morning eating donuts with your child.  This event will take place the morning of Friday, March 20th from 7:20-7:50 in your student’s classroom.  Maximum of 2 grownups per student.

 

Monday, February 3

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

Writing: This week, students will focus on the craft of persuasive writing. Students will practice writing persuasive statements and developing reasons to support their opinions.

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: Students will continue with fables and folktales and will apply their learning by comparing and contrasting two or more versions of the same story by different authors from different cultures. In addition, students will explore using adverbs to describe verbs, adjective and other adverbs. The spelling patterns this week will be “ough” and “augh”.

Learning Targets:

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

ELA2RL9: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors from different cultures.

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

ELA2RF3e: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences (silent letter combinations).

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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. 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: Students will continue with the Transdisciplinary Theme, “How We Organize Ourselves” and will shift focus from historical leaders to the government leaders in office today. Students will develop the Key Concepts of Function and Responsibility as they identify the elected officials of the executive branch and where they work: President, Governor, Mayor.

Learning Target:

SS2CG2: Identify the following elected official of the executive branch and where they work: President (leader of our nation) and Washington, D.C. – White House;

Governor (leader of our state) and Atlanta, GA – State Capitol Building; and Mayor (leader of a city) and city hall.

Important Information:

Progress Reports: Next Wednesday, progress reports will go home to students who are currently demonstrating limited progress (1) on any report card standard for this quarter. We are checking in on reading levels and math fact fluency as well.

Class Wish List: Colored copy paper and sheet protectors

Valentine’s Day Exchange: Today, students received a paper with names of classmates if they choose to participate in the Valentine’s Day Exchange next Friday! Themed activities will be incorporated into our subject areas on that day as well.

Pajama Day: Valentine’s Day is also a Pajama Day for $1 fundraiser!

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