August 19-23, 2019

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.2Fluently 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.

 

 

FIELD TRIP:

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!

Headphones

If you did not purchase headphones for your child, please do so.  Many of our tests are now computerized.

We also use many reading programs in the classroom on a daily basis and your child needs headphones to access the programs.

Some headphones brought in are not working.  Your child knows!  Please confirm with your child that his/her headphones are working.  Thank you!!

Target Information Meeting

TARGET Information Meeting

When: 8:00 – 8:45 am on August 19

Location: Teasley Media Center

Parents, if you have questions regarding Gifted Eligibility in Cobb County, please join us for this informational meeting. We will review the process and qualifications for elementary grades gifted eligibility.

Welcome to 2019-2020

Here’s what we’re working on in 2nd grade:

Math: We have begun our inquiry into math with a review of strategies for addition and subtraction to 20.  These include: making a ten, doubles, doubles plus 1, and using a number line.  Students will:

MGSE2.OA.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.  By the end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one -digit numbers (0 + 1 = 1,  6 + 7 = 13,  2 + 7 = 9, etc.).

Science Inquiry: We have begun the year with the Transdisciplinary Theme How the World Works: an inquiry into the natural world and its laws.  In this unit students will develop an understanding of the Central Idea: Changing physical properties may affect classification.  The Key Concepts that go along with this unit are Form, Causation, and Change.

We have already begun sorting and classifying in our classroom as we have sorted students in our class, the different ways we travel home in the afternoon, color of our eyes, types of books, student characteristics, different types of people that work at Teasley and so much more!  We even sorted our spelling words!  This sorting and classifying will lead us into our discovery of the three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) and the idea that energy can change the physical properties of matter, changing its classification.

Writing: We will begin our Writing Workshop with an inquiry into the types of sentences.  Students will  make observations about the three types of sentences (asking, telling, exclamatory)  and will practice sorting and creating each type.  This activity will help guide us into our unit on Narrative Writing.

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.

Reading: We have begun Reading Workshop by practicing independent reading to build stamina.  In addition, we will inquire into strategies to increase fluency and comprehension.  Students will:

ELAGSE2RL1 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)

Spelling:  Our words this week focus on digraphs.  The words are written in your child’s agenda.  We will practice with the words during our reading workshop stations but you are welcome to practice at home as well.  Our assessment will be on Friday. Here is a link to the cutest video about digraphs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFQ2g_AZW4c I apologize in advance if you find yourself humming this tune!!

smash, plush, shell, shop, much, which, chest, champ, snack, click,

thump, thin, path, hung, cling

 

FIELD TRIP: A BRIGHT ORANGE field trip form should have been in your child’s agenda.  Please sign and return the form as soon as possible.  This is the FUNNEST trip for our kiddos! (If your child has a medical plan or medication in the school clinic, please be sure to note this on your form.  The nurse will deliver all medications to our room before we depart on our trip.) (As a heads up, if your child will be bringing a lunch to school on the day of the field trip, ALL items must be disposable – no lunchboxes, no thermos or cute water bottle and no Tupperware or other containers.  ALL lunch items will be thrown away at the facility.  Of course if your child purchases lunch from school, the cafeteria will provide the lunch for your child.)

Have a wonderful week and thank you for sharing your kiddos with us!

Mrs. Haucke & Ms. Kozloski

5/6-5/10

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

Math: more arrays and then review of addition and subtraction with 3 digit numbers

Spelling/Phonics: Greek root words

spelling words: biography, geography, biology, geology, telegraph, television, democracy, telescope, automatic, thermos, photon, telegraph, thermometer, pathology

ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE SAME WORDS!!!

This is our LAST week of spelling (I can hear all the cheers!!)

sight words: idea, start, watch

Writing:  letters to our friends for our memory books!

Science: economics

4/29 – 5/3

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

Math: repeated addition, equal groups and arrays

Spelling/Phonics: -ion and -tion endings

spelling words: rejection, suggestion, direction, decoration, celebration, hesitation, competition, addition, definition, appreciation, investigation

sight words: does, family, while

bonus words: (for Target and those that want a challenge): same words as above plus these three: exhibition, collision, companion

Writing: letter writing to classmates for end of year books

Science: continuation of life cycles

 

About NEXT year…..

As the 2019-2020 school year approaches – there are a few things you can do to make both you and your child’s transition a smooth one.

FIRST – be sure to read over the sheet that will come home today (4/15). Return the sheet and supporting documents by the deadline (4/23).

LAST – if you feel strongly about a certain set of personality traits you want your child to have, see Ms. Mansfield’s letter below.  Remember to NOT specifically ask for a teacher and DO NOT include a teacher name in your letter!

COBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Teasley Elementary

April 13, 2019

Dear Teasley Families:
We are quickly approaching the end of this school year and it has been FANTASTIC!! Thank
you so much for all of the support you have given this year! We have made great progress
towards our candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and had our
first official visit by the IB Organization. We received great feedback on our progress and we
have outlined our action plan moving forward. We hope you have heard quite a bit about what
your children have learned over the course of the year and have seen them engaged in the
learning process. Our teachers have worked hard this year on what it is like to teach through
inquiry and hopefully you are seeing your children become more and more curious and
researching things that are interesting to them.
We are in full planning mode for 2019-20. One of the most important processes in preparing for
a successful year is student placement. Providing each child with excellent instruction in an
engaging, inviting, and safe atmosphere is critical. Careful attention is given to each individual
child during the placement process. Our goal is to create well-balanced heterogeneous
classrooms, giving much thoughtfulness to student strengths and needs in regards to academic
proficiency, social competency, emotional maturity, behavioral dynamics, and learning
styles. While our highly qualified teachers subscribe to consistent standards, their delivery
methods are unique. We work to match each student with the teacher who will best meet their
needs.
Because our teachers know their students well, and know where they will be successful as they
progress through school, they will have extensive input on class placement. If there is
information of which we are unaware that you would like for us to consider, you may submit a
letter or e-mail to me by Friday, May 10th. Letters should be submitted in a sealed envelope, or
e-mailed to me at leslie.mansfield@cobbk12.org. Requests for specific teachers should not be
made and will not be considered. Those letters and emails will be returned to be revised. A
description of your child’s learning style and needs, an unusual family situation, or a special
learning environment is all that will be needed. Every child will be thoughtfully placed
regardless of whether or not a letter is received. Individual conferences with administration are
not necessary.
Your child’s success is our goal, and we are grateful to be partnering with you!!

Sincerely,

Leslie C. Mansfield, Principal

 

4/15-4/19

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

Math: review of 2 step word problems, even and odd numbers

Spelling/Phonics: words with the prefix -dis

spelling words disorder, disagree, distrust, dishonest, disgrace, disappear, disobey, disown, disposed

sight words being, plant, well, until, family

bonus words (for Target and those that want a challenge): disappear, disqualified, disembark, disappoint, disadvantage, disorderly, disproportion, dissimilar, dissatisfaction, distasteful

Writing: review of opinion, narrative and informational writing

Social Studies: shadows and beginning of life cycles

4/8-4/12

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

Math:  partitioning circles and rectangles, naming parts of a whole (fractions)

Spelling/Phonics: Words with the prefix -re

spelling words: repaint, repay, regroup, renew, return, recheck, revenge, remove, refocus

sight words: again, earth, food, important, something

bonus words (for Target and those that want a challenge): revenge, reconstruction, rebellion, realignment, remodification, requalify, recycle, reinstate, reimagine, resettle

Writing: review of narrative, informative and opinion writing

Science: how are shadows formed/caused, what causes seasons

3/25-3/29

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

Math: Geometry!  2D, 3D shapes and fractions

Spelling/Phonics: adding the prefix -un to make new words

spelling words unfair, unhappy, unload, unfold, unafraid, unlikely

sight wordsfeet, mother, own, really, saw, stop, try, uneasy

bonus words (for Target and those that want a challenge):  unlikely, unauthorized, unbearable, unusable, unceasing, unashamed, unacceptable, uneasy, unveil, unsavory

Writing:  using all our information from each genre to create multiple writings

Science: Where we are in place and time – the sun, moon, stars