A Peek at Our Week {Week 7}

Reading: This week we will focus on asking and answering questions about a fiction text. We will use the sentence starters “Who?”, “What?”, “Where?”, “When?”, and “Why?”.

Writing: We will talk about what makes a narrative writing piece (using “I”, actions, feelings, temporal words like first, next, then, and last). We will start brainstorming and writing a first draft for a narrative writing piece.

Spelling: This week’s spelling pattern focus is on long a digraphs. Our words are train, stay, eight, sprain, tray, freight, complain, obey, and raisin.

Math: We will begin working on strategies for addition.

Social Studies: We will finish our regions and rivers of Georgia unit with a regions test on Tuesday and the map labeling test on Wednesday. We will then begin learning about the Creek and Cherokee.

Announcements:

Homework will come home today and will be due Friday.

We will go to the STEM Lab on Wednesday. Students can wear a Frey shirt or a STEM shirt.

A Peek at Our Week {Week 5}

Reading: This week we will focus on author’s purpose. We will ask ourselves after reading why the author wrote the book.

Writing: Our focus will be on editing and revising our narrative writing.

Spelling: This week’s spelling pattern is open syllables. The words are: cry, go, she, fly, we, so, baby, robot, and tidy. For students wanting an extra challenge, have them use what they know about open and closed syllables to spell the words dragonfly and dissatisfy.

Math: This week we will learn the four ways to write a number {word form, base-ten form, standard form, and expanded form}. Please see the link below for more information on writing numbers in different ways.

Math Video

Social Studies: This week we will learn about the five regions of Georgia {The Appalachian Plateau, The Ridge and Valley, The Blue Ridge Mountains, The Piedmont, and the Coastal Plains}. Students will need to know the features of each region and how to locate them on a map.

Important Announcements:

-We will go to the STEM Lab on Wednesday. Students may wear their STEM shirt or a Frey shirt.

-If you would like your child to participate in Ident-A-Kid, please complete the order form and return it to school Friday.

-Clubs start this week. Please send in a note with your child to indicate if they will be staying after school for a club and how they will get home after the club.

A Peek at Our Week {Week 4}

Here is a look at what we will be working on this week in second grade…

Reading: This week we will be working on paying close attention to authors. We will be asking ourselves what the author’s intentions are and what does the author want us to know.

Writing: This week we will focus on author’s craft. We will study imagery, tension, and literary language using the mentor text Owl Moon.

Spelling/Phonics: Our spelling pattern this week is cvce (consonant, vowel, consonant, e) words. Our spelling words are crate, stroke, glide, woke, plate, pride, reptile, naptime, and mistake. Make sure your kiddo pays close attention to whether a word is a one- or two-syllable word.

Math: This week we are learning how to compare and order numbers. We will be looking closely at place value and what the value, or worth, of each digit is within a number.

Social Studies: We will learn about how to read a map using map scales, map keys, and a compass rose.

Other Announcements:

-Picture Day is this Friday, August 26th.

-Please hold all picture money until Friday. Students can bring their money in Friday morning and they will take it with them when they get their picture taken. If your kiddo already brought money in, the front office will hold it for them until Friday.

-Please see the attachment for further information regarding Project Backpack.

PROJECT BACKPACK parent letter 2016 new to program

A Peek at Our Week {Week 3}

Here is a look at what we will be focusing on this week…

Reading: This week we will focus on working hard to solve tricky words while reading.

Writing: This week we will continue to work on studying the writing “masters” for inspiration and ideas.

Spelling: Our spelling focus pattern this week is on closed-syllable words. A closed-syllable word is a word that has a short vowel and ends in a consonant. Our spelling words are shock, fish, chunk, rock, trunk, dish, napkin, magnet, and basket. Remember, it is important for students to not just memorize a list of words. Rather, students should be able to apply spelling patterns within their writing and generalize patterns when spelling new words. I told the kiddos today to work on learning the three words they learned today (These words are written in their reading section of the LIGHTHOUSE Binder.) and to try to use the pattern to form new words. For example, by replacing the ck in shock with p you can now make the word shop. Shop begins with the digraph sh and follows the closed-syllable pattern. Our spelling test will be Friday. Students will also be given challenge words that follow the pattern as part of their test.

Math: This week we are working on distinguishing the difference between odd and even numbers.

Science: We will be learning about the seasonal changes of trees.

Homework: Second grade has decided to hold off on homework until the first full week in September. This will give the kiddos time to learn how to complete our weekly homework before it is sent home.

Friday is college spirit wear day. Wear your favorite college team gear and bring in a dollar to support Relay for Life!

I have added the Open House Power Point to a page on the right hand side of my blog. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend!

Have a fabulous week!

A Peek at Our Week {Week 2}

Good Afternoon! Here is a look at what concepts/topics we will be covering throughout the week.

Reading: choosing how to read a book {serious, funny, soft, song, etc…}

Writing: developing ideas for writing, Where can I go to jot my ideas down?

Math: review of tally marks and picture graphs

Science: What is science and what do scientist do?

Important Announcements:

-There will not be homework this week. Homework will begin next week.

-Starting today, students will bring home their LIGHTHOUSE Binders. Please check through their binders every night to check for important papers, incomplete work, behavior notes, and daily classroom activities. Students should also return their binders to school everyday.

-Thursday, August 11th is Open House. Please plan to meet in the classroom at 6:00 for a closed circuit message from administration, Frey Foundation, and PTSA. There will be two sessions to accommodate parents with multiple children. The first session will begin at 6:20 and the second session will begin at 7:00. I hope to see you there!

Pep Rally (and other info)

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Good Afternoon!

Tomorrow (Friday, August 5th) is our big house pep rally! We are all super excited! Please have your kiddo wear their house color (see crests above) or house t-shirt!

Homework for the week (Me Museum) is due tomorrow.

If you have not returned completed forms from the Cobb County School District folder, please do that by Monday.

If you have not received an email from me yet, please let me know!

Have a great night!

A Peek at Our Week {Week One}

I am so excited to begin our learning adventure this week! Our main focus will be on getting to know you activities, learning about rules and procedures, and taking a few beginning of the year assessments.

Homework: Please take a moment each night to talk to your kiddo about the learning activities that they participated in in class. Students will be coming home with homework tonight {Monday}. Homework will be due Friday. Please look over the “Me Museum” directions page and let me know if you have any questions. There will also be a Cobb County folder that will come home with your child today {Monday}. Please complete any of the required forms and return the folder as soon as possible.

If you do not receive an email from me by the end of the day Monday {August 1}, please let me know. I want to make sure everyone is in my group contact, so everyone can see emails from me about important class information.

Have a fabulous week!