Math: We will continue to practice and apply strategies for addition and subtraction within 20: making a ten; doubles; doubles plus 1; and using a number line. In addition, we will review and practice fact families and skip counting. Students will:
MGSE2.OA.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
MGSE2.NBT.2 Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
Science Inquiry: This week, we will explore the three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) with a Matter Walk and our Matter Museum. We will sort and classify objects using their physical properties, and will inquire into how these properties may change. Students will:
S2P1Obtain, evaluate & communicate information about the properties of matter & changes that occur in objects. a. Describe & classify different objects according to their physical properties.
Reading: This week we focus on asking and answering questions to demonstrate understanding of key details in text. We will continue daily independent practice to build stamina and increase fluency. Students will:
ELAGSE2RL1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
ELAGSE2RL10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. (End of the year goal is DRA Level 28M.)
Writing: We will continue to classify sentences as our focus turns to applying the rules of capitalization and punctuation when writing. We will explore the characteristics of Narrative Writing, and we will begin the process of planning and pre-writing. Students will:
ELAGSE2L1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
ELAGSE2W3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Spelling/Phonics: Our words this week focus on the review skill of silent “e” at the end of words and how it changes the vowel sound. Students will take a pretest on Monday to determine which words they will study and practice for the week.
List A: fake, tale, use, like, hope, nose, bite, cane, cube, tone, hose, cove, mute, date, wipe
List B: calculate, extreme, squeeze, arrive, advice, decide, polite, feline, canine, divide
Everyone’s list will be in their agenda! We will practice the words during our ELA stations each day.
Don’t forget to sign and complete the bright ORANGE field trip form sent home last week. No child is allowed to leave campus without it!
Have a super week!