We’re learning lessons from fables and taking the Kindness Challenge as we work on the the following standards.
Writing– We’re working on opinion writing pieces using the acronym OREO to help focus our writing. We continue to work on writing “stretched” sentences including details to give reasons and examples for our opinions.
Reading- The children continue to read just right books and build stamina in their reading by making connections to the text, asking and answering questions and retelling stories. Our class really enjoys readers theater and our puppet theater to acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud. We will be comparing and contrasting two or more versions of the same story (e.g. Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures. Our fairy tale, folktale and fable unit is always fun! Encourage your child to improve their reading fluency by logging on to https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login . This time can also be applied to their reading log for the Pizza Hut Book It program and Six Flags Reading Club. (Click on the link above for another Six Flags form which is due on February 15th)
Math– Your child should be fluent with basic facts within 20. Prodigy and http://www.coolsciencelab.com/math_magic are great sites to help with this. We are working with greater numbers this nine weeks as we add and subtract three digit numbers within 1,000. We will also continue adding and subtracting one and two step word problems within 100. And we are be adding and subtracting using money. Please help your child with the value of the coins. Again, all of these skills can be practiced on Prodigy at home.
Social Studies – We’ve been learning about the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson and how they helped to change unfair laws. By clicking on the Cobb Digital Library link your child can access Pebble Go and Brain Pop Jr. to review lessons taught on these American Heroes at home!
Science – We are learning about the different phases of the moon and encourage your child to track their observations on the moon phases calendar that was sent home. Every child that returns a completed calendar on Friday, March 1st will receive a special treat.
Let’s continue working together for student success!
Superheroes in the 2nd Quarter of 2nd Grade!
October started off busy with field trip fun and conferences and now we’re excited about learning our new standards for the second quarter.
Writing– We’re working on informational writing pieces. We’ll be researching and taking notes about a topic. We’ll use Pebble-Go and Brain Pop Jr. to gather information for a piece about the season of fall. We’ll learn how to write in paragraph form and how to indent. We’ll use the Social Studies biographies to help us with informational pieces on James Oglethorpe. We will continue to use these resources to learn about Mary Musgrove and Tomochichi. Your child can review what we are learning at home by going to https://cobb.mackinvia.com/
and clicking on databases. The Social Studies Biographies link is on the main menu bar above this post. your child can review what we are learning at home!
Language Arts- We’ll use an apostrophe to form contractions and possessive nouns. If your child writes down one contraction and possessive noun used within this post and brings it to me, he/she will receive a treat.
Reading– During Reader’s Workshop, we’re using questioning to locate details in an informational text. Please encourage at least 15 minutes of daily reading at home. This time can be used as part of our Pizza Hut Book-It Program. We go to the media center every Wednesday as a class but your child can also go to the library as part of their morning work time if they want to swap books. Please plan to come out to the book fair in the media center the week of Oct. 29 – Nov. 6.
Math – We are continuing to work on fluency on basic facts within 20. We’re also using the place value strategies of base ten blocks, expanded form/decomposing, and number line when adding and subtracting within 100. Please encourage your child to go to https://gregtangmath.com/games and https://www.prodigygame.com/Play/ to play games that support our math standards.
Science/Social Studies – We will be using what we know about informational text to research the contributions of historical figures of Georgia in Social Studies and explain the effect of a force (push or pull) on an object in science.
Health – During Red Ribbon Week we learned how to handle peer pressure and to identify the negative effects of using alcohol and tobacco products.
We continue to work toward student success in the month of September. Progress reports went home with the Reading Inventory letter. Our goal is to show a growth of at least 100 Lexiles per year. The level of Proficiency at the end of second grade is 420-654 Lexiles. We have started getting into a routine with Reading Workshop. This is a time when we may be reading independently in our book nooks, reading with Mrs. Cobb in a guided reading group. or working on RAZ Kids on a laptop. We go to the media center to check out “just right” books every Wednesday and your child may go any day in the morning before the bell rings as well. Please encourage reading time at home and record those minutes on your child’s reading log. He or she may go to RAZ Kids at home too by visiting
Thank you to Mrs. Ford for reading a story with the class on Tuesday. We celebrated Patriot Day by reading some great books and honoring all of our heroes who risk their lives daily for the safety of our community. We were proud to promote patriotism in our flag shirts!
In Math we are working on solving one step word problems using the dollar sign, decimal point and cent sign appropriately when using dimes, nickels, and pennies. Please practice counting coins with your child. We are also solving addition and subtraction word problems within 20. The students enjoy http://www.gregtangmath.com
for math practice.
We’re looking forward to our Performing Arts field trip to Marietta High School to see Sleepy Hollow on September 21st. Our blue class t-shirts will arrive by then and your child should plan to wear it that day.
We appreciate all the Box Tops you can send in as we are working on graphing skills as we collect them. They also earn money for our school. We won a Popsicle party for the most for 2nd grade in August. Please help us win new playground equipment by keeping them coming in September!
Our class family has changed a bit as two of our classmates have moved. We now have 21 students learning, playing, and working together toward our goal of student success. In reading we have been learning to ask and answers such questions as who, what, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
We played a game of Hedbanz to help us develop thick and thin questions. This is a fun way of working on questioning that you can try at home. We look forward to beginning a weekly routine of going to the media center on Wednesdays. Please help your child to remember his/her books every Wednesday. This Wednesday is also an Early Release Day with dismissal at 12:15.
In Social Studies we are completing our unit on Government. Students should know a definition for government, be able to name services, and tell why we have rules and laws. In addition, students should know the 3 leaders of the Executive branch of government (President, Governor, and Mayor). They should know where each person works. Students should also know the name of our country, state, and city. We will have a quiz on Thursday, August 30th.
Second graders are invited to have their grandparents join them for an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 6th. Flyers were sent home last Friday and the RSVP is due by this Friday, August 31st. We hope many grandparents can be here. 🙂
The first PTSA Spirit Night is at Escalade from 6:00-8:00 pm this Friday, August 31st. What a great way to kick off the Labor Day weekend!
We have another busy week in store this week. Please remember to return your t-shirt order form, quick word book order form, and Performing Arts permission slips by Monday, August 27th.
After one week of collecting Box Tops for Education, our class has the most in 2nd grade!! 🙂 Please remember to write COBB on the sheet or bag of Box Tops so that our class gets credit for them. Remember our school gets 10 cents for every Box Top. We are graphing the number as they come in and your child earns Cobb cash for helping us out. The class with the most gets a Popsicle party at the end of the month so keep them coming and everybody wins!!
Also remember that Wednesday, August 22nd is Picture Day for 2nd grade!
Our class is learning to P.I.C.K. (Purpose, Interest, Comprehension, Know the Words) just right books!
We’re enjoying getting to know each other and learning new rules and routines. We have been launching our Reader’s and Writer’s workshop lessons and learning what good readers and writers do. We’ve been to the Media Center for orientation and checked out two books. Once every class has been for their orientation we will go every Wednesday as a class to check out. Please enjoy some reading time with your child each week and record minutes on their reading log. There is a direct correlation in reading ability and time spent reading. We will take our first RI (Reading Inventory) on Thursday this week.
Welcome to Mrs. Cobb’s Second Grade Class of 2018-2019!
It was so nice see so many of you at Sneak a Peek and all the bright smiles today for the first day of second grade! I’m so excited to start the school year with you all! We are going to have so much fun learning together! Thank you to those who already brought in your school supplies Please look for the red “Take Home” folder which should come home daily with your child. Your child also brought home the Cobb County folder which has many forms to be completed by parents and returned as soon as possible.
We will go over our classroom procedures during Open House on August 9th from 6:00-7:30. I look forward to working with you all!