May 14-18

I can’t believe it is the last full week of school. This class has been wonderful and I have enjoyed watching them grow.  Parents-You have done a good job!! Moms- Enjoy your day!!

Our learning focus:

Reading- We will finish up our social studies standards on Economics and science standards on Life Cycles.

Grammar: Compound Sentences.

Writing: Lap Book for Second Grade

Math-Word problems- 2 step and money.

Science- Our life cycle test will be Thursday. Our study sheet will come home tomorrow.

What else is going on?

·         May 18 is our Second Grade Portfolio Picnic. This is a time the second grade students share their work for the year. Parents please plan on attending from 8:15-8:45.  Please bring a blanket or towel to sit outside.  If it rains we will still sit around our room and the library.

·         Field Day is May 15. Have your child wear tennis shoes, a hat is they want, and bring a water bottle. There will be no water games this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 7-11

Another beautiful weekend and another busy week!!!!

Our learning focus:

Reading- We will complete our unit on main idea this week and begin working on Scarcity and Saving Money.  These are our Social Studies standards for this 9 weeks.

Spelling/Phonics: Suffixes- words and homework will come home on Monday.

Grammar: Compound Sentences.

Writing: Memories of second grade.

Math-Number line, Expanded form, and algorithm when Subtracting 3 digit numbers will be our Teacher Feature lesson this week.

Science- Life Cycle of a dog, mushroom, plant, and pumpkin. A study sheet will come home on Friday and we will have our test on Monday.

Thank you Katelyn for the delicious cupcakes!!!

What else is going on?

·         Please remember we are still reading and taking AR test. Each child needs to have one AR test taken by Wednesday unless they are reading a chapter book. They are able to go to the library each morning before the bell rings and most days during snack time.

·         May 18 is our Second Grade Portfolio Picnic. This is a time the second grade students share their work for the year. Parents please plan on attending from 8:15-8:45.  More information to follow.

·         Field Day is May 15.  Please contact Mr. Furr if you want to volunteer.

·         Tuesday Night is Chick-fil-a Night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30-May 4

What a beautiful weekend and it looks like a pretty week ahead.  It is finally spring weather!!!!

Our learning focus:

Reading- This week we will talk about main idea in multiple paragraphs.  In guided reading we continue reading about the Monarch Butterfly. This book goes with our science standards Life Cycles.

Spelling/Phonics: Suffix ending less.  Words and homework will come home on Monday.

Grammar: Compound Sentences-We will have homework on Wednesday.

Writing: We will continue completing our Mother’s Day writing and begin writing about Life Cycles.

Math-Number line, Expanded form, and algorithm when adding 3 digit numbers will be our Teacher Feature lesson this week.

Science- Life Cycle of a chick and a dog.

What else is going on?

·         Please remember we are still reading and taking AR test. Each child needs to have one AR test taken by Wednesday unless they are reading a chapter book. They are able to go to the library each morning before the bell rings and most days during snack time.

·         Library lesson on Monday.

·         Science lab on Thursday.

·         We will meet with Ms. Powell’s third grade class to discuss third grade math with her students on Friday.

·         May 18 is our Second Grade Portfolio Picnic. This is a time the second grade students share their work for the year. Parents please plan on attending from 8:15-8:45.  More information to follow.

·         Field Day is May 15.  Please contact Mr. Furr if you want to volunteer.

·         Tuesday Night is Zaxby’s Night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 23-27

Our schedule is back to normal.  We will be very busy from now to the end of school.

Our learning focus:

Reading- This week we will continue to Compare and Contrast nonfiction text passages. We will read Animal Look-Alikes and in guided reading we will read about the Monarch Butterfly.

Spelling/Phonics: Ending er and est. Spelling words and homework will come home on

Grammar: Irregular verbs and review of proper nouns.

Writing: Our Earth Day lap book will be completed and we will begin our Mother’s Day writing.

Math-Partioning of rectangles, squares, and circles.

Science- We will begin our study on live cycles. We will begin with butterflies, frogs, and alligators.

What else is going on?

·         Please remember we are still reading and taking AR test. Each child needs to have one AR test taken by Wednesday unless they are reading a chapter book. They are able to go to the library each morning before the bell rings and most days during snack time.

·         Target will be Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

·         Blast Off will now be completed in class.

·         Please remind your children that we still have standards to teach. I know they are excited about summer but we do have lessons we have to cover before the end of the year. Thanks!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 16-20

We had a great time at the Fire Safety Village. I hope the children enjoyed it as much as I did!! Our schedule will be different until Wednesday-lunch from 11:30-12:00 and special on Monday and Wednesday.  Thursday we will be back to normal!

Our learning focus:

Reading- This week we will continue to Compare and Contrast nonfiction text passages. In guided reading we will continue to read 2 passages about Earth Day and compare them.

Spelling/Phonics: Ending er and or. Words and homework will come home on Monday.

Grammar: Irregular verbs

Writing: This week we will create a log cabin with information we learned about Jimmy Carter.

Math-Arrays and multiplication will continue this week.

Social Studies-Our test on Jimmy Carter will be Wednesday.  We will talk about Earth Day and create a lap book about how to help our environment.

 

What else is going on?

·         Please remember we are still reading and taking AR test. Each child needs to have one AR test taken by Wednesday unless they are reading a chapter book. They are able to go to the library each morning before the bell rings and most days during snack time.

·         Foundation Jersey and Hat Day on Friday. Bring your $2 and wear your sports hat and jersey.

·         Science Lab on Thursday.

·         Order pizza from Papa John’s on Thursday Night!! It’s Kincaid Night.

·         Please send in some Clorox Wipes for our desk.  We are completely out. Flu season is almost over however the children’s desk get very dirty.  Thanks!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9-13

Thank you so much for the fabulous Teacher Appreciation Week. I loved my Braves and Falcons gifts, letters from the children, surprise lunches, gift cards, but your children are my favorite gift.  Thank you so much for sharing them with me each day!!!

We will visit the Fire Safety Village on Monday. The buses will leave school around 9:00 and return around 1:30.  It is my favorite field trip each year.  The children will be busy all day learning fire safety rules. Please make sure they have tennis shoes on and girls wear pants or shorts. We have sack lunches to purchase at school however if they bring their lunch make sure it is in a paper or plastic bag so it can be thrown away. Also make sure they bring a drink that can be thrown away, please no nice water bottles. The whole second grade will go on the field trip together so it is very hard to keep up with lunch boxes and water bottles.

Our learning focus:

Reading- This week we will Compare and Contrast nonfiction text passages. In guided reading we will continue to read Extreme Weather.  We will discuss main idea and cause and effect.

Spelling/Phonics: Ending ed and ing to words. The spelling words and homework come home on Monday.

Grammar: Irregular verbs

Writing: Informational Writing on Jimmy Carter and the Fire Safety Village.

Math-Arrays and multiplication.

Social Studies-We will complete Jimmy Carter this week and have a test on him next week.

 

What else is going on?

·         Please remember we are still reading and taking AR test. Each child needs to have one AR test taken by Wednesday unless they are reading a chapter book. They are able to go to the library each morning before the bell rings and most days during snack time.

·         Fire Safety Village on Monday. Please wear tennis shoes and girls wear shorts or jeans, No dresses please.

·         April 10:  7:15 – 7:45  Student Banking

·         April 12:  7:15 – 7:45  School Store

·         April 13:  Foundation Friday Sports Jersey/Hats

 

March 26-30

We have one more week until spring break!!

Our learning focus:

Reading- We will continue discussing Author’s Purpose. In guided reading we will continue to read Extreme Weather.

Spelling/Phonics: no spelling this week.

Grammar: Verb Tenses

Writing: Informational Writing on Jimmy Carter.

Math-Geometry-2 D and 3 D shapes.

Social Studies-Jimmy Carter

 

What else is going on?

·         Please remember we are still reading and taking AR test. Each child needs to have one AR test taken by Wednesday unless they are reading a chapter book. They are able to go to the library each morning before the bell rings and most days during snack time.

·         Blast Off will be taken in class this week.

·         Science lab on Thursday.

·         Firemen come to school on Monday.

·         Art Appreciation Day on Friday.

·         We will go to the Fire Safety Village on the Monday we get back from spring break. Girls need to wear short/pants and tennis shoes. If your child brings their lunch from home please have it in a paper sack with their name on it. Do not send any containers that need to be saved like nice water bottles. A note will come home this week.

March 19-23

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! It’s beginning to look like SPRING!!

Thank you parents to the wonderful books you purchased for my school library.  The children will love hearing and reading them!!

 

Our learning focus:

Reading- This week we will discuss Author’s Purpose for writing a test; to inform, to persuade, or to entertain. In guided reading we will continue to read The Prince Who Would Not Laugh.  We will ask questions and discuss character traits and providing evidence from the text.

Spelling/Phonics: 2 syllable words. Homework will come home Monday with the words.

Grammar: Verb Tenses

Writing: Informational Writing on Jimmy Carter.

Math-Geometry-2 D and 3 D shapes.

Social Studies-Jimmy Carter

 

What else is going on?

·         Please remember we are still reading and taking AR test. Each child needs to have one AR test taken by Wednesday unless they are reading a chapter book. They are able to go to the library each morning before the bell rings and most days during snack time.

·         Blast Off was sent home to those children who are weak in their fact fluency. Please turn in on Friday.

·         March 19 , 21, 23, 24 – The Lion King

·         March 21      Report Cards Go Home

·         March 21      8:30 – 11:00 Kindergarten Registration

·         Please send in permission slips to Fire Safety Village.  Thanks to those parents that have already sent them in.

 

 

March 12-16

What a great second grade performance Thursday night!!! The children looked fantastic and the singing was even better.  Thank you parents for sharing your children!!

 

Our learning focus:

Reading- We will compare the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to other versions and discuss point of view.

Spelling/Phonics: Review week of all the sounds we have discussed.  Their words and assignment will come home on Monday.

Grammar: Shade of Meaning, adjectives, and adverbs will be reviewed.

Writing: This week we will persuade the leprechaun to give up his gold.

Math- Our guided math will review greater than less than, adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers, and word problems. We will have homework on Tuesday and Thursday night.

Science-This week we will discuss the sun. There will be a test on Friday.

 

What else is going on?

·         Please remember we are still reading and taking AR test. Each child needs to have one AR test taken by Wednesday unless they are reading a chapter book. They are able to go to the library each morning before the bell rings and most days during snack time.

·         Blast Off was sent home to those children who are weak in their fact fluency. Please turn in on Friday.

·         Early release on Wednesday.  After school will be open for the kids to attend.

·         I love that the children are purchasing books and toys from the book fair.  However they are giving their new things away and playing with them during instruction time. Once they purchase something I am asking them to put it in their book bag so it makes it home safely. Please reinforce this policy with your child. The sack lunch with parents is on Thursday. We eat lunch at 11:50-12:20.  Please join us!!!!

March 5-9

 

The Second Grade Musical Performance is on Thursday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m. You can bring students to our classroom beginning at 6:15 p.m. (Please let your child know if they are planning on coming so Mr. Bush will know)

 

Our learning focus:

Reading- This week we will compare the story Little Red Riding Hood to other versions and discuss point of view.

Spelling/Phonics: There will be no spelling this week. We will review all the patterns for this 9 weeks.

Grammar: Shade of Meaning

Writing: Opinion writing –Our Favorite Season

Math- We will create our own bar graph and line graph plus review Money word problems.

Science-All About Stars.

 

What else is going on?

·         Please remember we are still reading and taking AR test. Each child needs to have one AR test taken by Wednesday unless they are reading a chapter book. They are able to go to the library each morning before the bell rings and most days during snack time.

·         Blast Off was sent home to those children who are weak in their fact fluency. Please turn in on Friday.

·         Morning with Mom is this Friday, March 9th beginning at 7:15 a.m. You can shop the book fair after breakfast with your child. The Book Fair will also all of next week, march 12th-15th

·         Tuesday is Chick-fil-a night

·         Wednesday is Walk to school