2nd Grade

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What’s Happening in November

Second Grade Family

We are half way into the 2nd nine weeks of school!!! There have been many activities and field trips that have been successful due to all the hard work and dedication from families, students, teachers, and staff. The 2nd grade team wants to thank you all! As we continue into this nine weeks, the 2nd grade team has been working hard on making sure that all second graders have the necessary tools to continue to progress. The information that we provide on this blog will give you insight on what is going on in the classrooms. Please continue to log on and view what the students are learning. This information will also help you guide your children at home. Please remember that you are always free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.

Reading

In reading students will read informational and literary texts to:

  • Develop Comprehension Strategies: Identify sequence of events, story elements, and making inferences
  • Develop Metacognitive Strategies: Determine text importance, summarize and synthesize and making connections
  • Develop oral reading fluency, accuracy, rate and expression
  • Participate in collaborative conversations and build oral and academic vocabulary with diverse partners about Grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups
  • Recount or describe key ideas or details from written texts read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

Writing

In writing students will: 

  • Write informative/explanatory pieces related to scientific concepts and  processes
  • Revise and edit their work with teacher and peer support
  • Identify and use reflexive pronouns
  • Capitalize proper nouns
  • Use apostrophes to form contractions and possessives
  • Use phonemic spelling, room resources and learned spelling patterns when writing
  • Use root words to find the meaning of unknown words
  • Tell/recount stories with facts and details

Math

This month in math, students will add and subtract within 100 to solve one and two step word problems using drawings and equations (MGSE2.0A. 1). Students will work with various types of problems that have unknowns in all positions (result unknown, change unknown, and start unknown). Please refer back to the parent guide we sent home during conference week for examples.

Students will also measure to determine how much longer one object is than another object (MG SE2.MD.4). With this standard, students will determine the difference in length between two objects by choosing two objects, identifying appropriate tools and units, measuring both objects, and then determining the difference in lengths.

Please make sure your child is visiting Moby Max (mobymax.com) a few times a week. This website is aligned with our state’s standard and is a great resource for reinforcing and extending math concepts!

Social Studies 

How did Georgia become a successful colony?  We are studying Georgia’s beginnings. We are discussing Tomochichi, James Oglethorpe, and Mary Musgrove. Each lived during the colonial period. Ask your child about each of these people.

Science

How do I represent data for the length of day to recognize the change in seasons?  We are continuing data collection of sunrise and sunset to determine the change in the length of daylight. We are noticing that our day light is getting shorter every day. We will continue watching as our tree changes. We are beginning to see some fall colors.

Watch the weather with your child and dress them with the appropriate jacket, sweater, or coat. We go outside daily for recess and other activities.

Important Dates

Nov. 2nd- Ident-a-Kid

Nov. 5th- Daylight Savings Time Ends

Nov. 6th- International Night starts at 6pm

Nov. 7th- No School for Students

Nov. 10th-11th- Veterans Day

Nov. 14th- Second Grade Holiday Lunch

Nov. 17th- Progress Reports go home

Nov. 20th-24th- Thanksgiving Break

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What’s Happening in October

What’s happening in Second Grade?

Oct. 4th- SOAR DAY

Oct. 5th -SOAR DAY

Oct. 9th -Columbus day

Oct. 10th- Donuts for Dad

Oct. 12th -Early Release

Oct. 13th -Field Trip to Still Family Farm

Oct. 16th through Oct 20th

·       Early Release

·       Conference week

·       Book fair

·       Report cards go home

Oct. 23rd– Oct. 27th

·       Red Ribbon Week

·       Author Andrew Chaikin visiting

Oct.25th– Dental Van

Oct.31st– Relay for life Halloween dress-up

Second Grade Teachers Comments

The first nine weeks of school is over and the 2nd grade team is excited about what’s to come. The second grade team continues to work hard for the students to provide them with all the necessary tools to succeed. This blog will give you information and the standards that your children will be learning every nine weeks. We welcome you to visit our blog for updates and to stay informed on what your child is learning. Please remember that you are always free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.

Reading

This month in reading, students will learn how to ask and answer questions about  non-fiction text, describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text., and describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

Writing

In writing, students will be focusing on informational writing. They also will focus on revising and editing their writing.

Please make sure your student is reading and writing daily.  After they are done reading have them tell you what the text was mostly about and supporting details that were in the text.

 

Math

We will continue fluently adding and subtracting within 20 using mental strategies (MGSE2.OA.2). Fluency means accuracy (correct answer), efficiency (within 4-5 seconds), and flexibility. Strategies include counting on (using a number line), decomposing a number to make a ten, fact family, and creating an easier problem

Students will also fluently add and subtract within 100 while solving one and two step word problems (MGSE2.OA1). Students will solve result unknown, change unknown, and start unknown word problems.  Please visit the link below to gain more insight into 2nd grade unit 2

http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/#1499289186896-ee0fb794-00d9

  • Continue to use the green flash cards we sent home in August
  • Have students visit Moby Max (mobymax.com) a few times a week

 

Science

 Standard:  Seasonal Changes.

We are watching our adopted trees to see if there are any changes due to the season. We have predicted the leaves will change colors. We are watching to see if we are correct. We drew and wrote about our summer tree. If there are changes, we will draw and write about our fall tree.

Social Studies

We will be studying the Creek & Cherokee this month.  Essential question asked:  How are the Creek & Cherokee cultures of the past similar to and different from our lives today?  Students will learn how they adapted to and were influenced by their environment.  Students will be asked to describe the region, in which such historical figures as Sequoyah, lived and compare these regions to the region in which students live.

How can you help your child?  Talk with your child about what they are learning each day.  Help your child research the topic of study.  Here are some great websites to get you started.  Both can be accessed through Mackinvia.com.  Username:  Russell       Password:  read

Brainpop, Jr.  Social Studies  –  Native Americans   –  Cherokee

 PebbleGo   Social Studies  –  Biographies  –  American Indians  – Sequoyah

 

 

 

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What’s Happening in September

What’s happening in Second Grade?

September 5th– In house field trip called “Just Eat It” hosted by WellStar

Heart and Home Fundraiser- Starting September through October 16

September 14th– G.A.B.I.E agriculture field trip. This will be an in house field trip.

September 18th– PE night at Russell Elementary

September 19th– Muffins for Moms from 7:15 to 7:45am

September 25-29- Fall Break!!

Reading

This month in reading, students will learn how to ask and answer questions about fiction and non-fiction text, describing how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges, and describe the overall structure of a story (beginning, middle, and end). 

Writing

In writing, students will be writing narrative stories about small moments in their lives.  They also will focus on revising and editing their writing.

Please make sure your student is reading and writing daily.  When they are reading they also need to be retelling the story too.

Math

This month in math, students will learn how to fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. Mastering this skill will help aid students with learning the sums of two one-digit numbers from memory (MGSE2.OA.2). Please be sure to use the math facts printed on the green paper we sent home with students in their red binder.

In addition to learning how to add and subtract fluently, students will also learn to use addition and subtraction to solve one- and two-step word problems within 100 (MGSE2.OA.1).

Please make sure your student is visiting Moby Max (mobymax.com) a few times a week. This website is aligned with our state’s standard and is a great resource  for reinforcing and extending math concepts!

Science

We will be studying Matter (solid, liquid, gas). We will obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties that occur in objects (2nd grade Science Standard S2P1). We will describe and classify objects by their physical properties. A few ways we may classify objects could be by color, length, hardness, maybe even flexibility.

We will do experiments to change the matter state of objects. Ask your child if they did an experiment that changed a liquid to a solid. Or did a liquid become a gas? Ask them to tell you all about the science of the experiment. Have your child explain, not just tell you they made ____ and ate it or it changed. Ask them how, what happened to make it change.

FUN FACTS ABOUT MATTER:

  • All matter can change. Even a rock can be changed over time.
  • Water does change from a liquid to gas when it reaches boiling temperature. It can also evaporate at room temperature or even when it is cold outside.
  • Matter freezes (becomes a solid) at different temperatures. Glue and wax freeze at room temperature. Water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius.
  • Some changes to matter can be reversed (usually physical changes, although, not all [i.e. cutting paper]), and some changes are irreversible (chemical changes like cooking).

Social Studies

We will be studying the Creek & Cherokee this month.  Essential question asked:  How are the Creek & Cherokee cultures of the past similar to and different from our lives today?  Students will learn how they adapted to and were influenced by their environment.  Students will be asked to describe the region, in which such historical figures as Sequoyah, lived and compare these regions to the region in which students live.

How can you help your child?  Talk with your child about what they are learning each day.  Help your child research the topic of study.  Here are some great websites to get you started.  Both can be accessed through Mackinvia.com.  Username:  Russell       Password:  read

Brainpop, Jr.  Social Studies  –  Native Americans   –  Cherokee

 PebbleGo   Social Studies  –  Biographies  –  American Indians  – Sequoyah

 

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