What a pleasure to meet with everyone last week during conference week. Thank you for taking the time to come and share in the accomplishments your child is making. Thank you for supporting and reinforcing the work we are doing in class! I greatly appreciate all of your support at home.
We’re now kicking off quarter 2!
Phonics: In phonics this week, we will cover the au and aw spelling pattern. Examples include saw, yawn, haul, flaunt, caught, and launch.
Reading: Before fully diving into our nonfiction reading unit, we will be learning to identify nonfiction text features. As we continue to ask and answer questions during reading, we will use text features to help us understand non-fiction texts.
Writing: This unit welcomes our second graders into the world of nonfiction writing. The kiddos will learn that they can take anything they know a lot about—soccer, bugs, space, video games—and write in ways that teach their readers about the topic. This unit helps second graders feel the pride of being an expert and taps into their eagerness to show and tell by channeling them to write with details.
Grammar: We will be learning about contractions for the next week or so. As you come across these in your reading at home, please take the time to ask your child “What two words make up the contraction?”
Math: In math we will continue to work with place value as we expand our numbers to include three digit numbers. We will begin to apply the strategies we learned in Quarter 1 to solve addition & subtraction problems with larger numbers. We will also work on solving one-step and two-step word problems. We will continue to practice our basic math facts. Students are required to be fluent in their addition and subtraction facts through 20 this year.
Science: We will be learning about the attributes of stars. We will be tying in our Quarter 2 science & social studies standards into our information reading and writing units.