2nd Grade

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What’s Happening in Second Grade?

September

Important dates

Friday, September 7 – Progress Reports
Monday, September 10 – PTA/Open House/Assessment Night
Thursday, September 13 – Field forms and fees due
Monday, September 17 – Chick-fil-a Night
Wednesday, September 19 – PBIS Store – remind students bring their Russell Bucks
Monday-Friday, September 24-28 – Fall Break

Math

In Math this month, students will be learning about solving word problems involving dimes, nickels, and pennies. They will be learning different mental strategies (counting on, making ten, decomposing numbers, etc.) to solve addition and subtraction problems.  The students will be solving one step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns in all positions.  Please have your students work on their addition and subtraction facts daily.  They have access to Xtramath.com this year.  This is a great program that you can keep track of your child with what facts they need to work on.

Reading

This month in reading, students will describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges (RL 3). We will practice this skill at school by using some read-alouds. We will also have discussions about how characters respond to the major events and challenges. Students will also have the opportunity to use information gained from the illustrations and words in a text, to demonstrate the understanding of its characters, setting, or plot (RL7). We will have many class discussions about how illustrations help with our understanding of a book. We encourage parents to reinforce these skills at home.

Please make sure your child is reading at least 20 minutes a night. Continue to ask about the characters, setting, and events of a story. Or have your child summarize a story they have read and tell you about the beginning, middle, and end of the story. The beginning introduces the story, the middle provides major events and challenges, and the ending concludes the story.

Writing 

This month in writing, students will write narratives in which they recount a well elaborated event or short sequence of events. They will have to include details to describe actions, thoughts and feelings; use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. Students will also learn more about capitalization of proper nouns, adjectives and adverbs, and irregular plural nouns. If your student consistently and independently demonstrates the listed, their writings will continue to improve.

Science

This month in science students will obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of matter. (S2P1a,b)  Students will also, obtain, evaluate and communicate information about the changes that occur in objects. (S2P1c) We will do a few experiments and fun hands-on activities to learn about how matter changes. 

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