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What’s Happening in Second Grade?


December

Math

In Math this month, students will continue measuring the length of an object both in inches and centimeters  using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tape. The students will be solving measurement word problems along with two-step word problems. Students are continuing to add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. Please have your students work on their addition and subtraction facts daily.  They can access XtraMath at home to practice these math facts.  Parents can track their process and what facts they need to still practice.

 

Reading

We will continue to use informational text for the remainder of the nine weeks. Instead of focusing on asking and answering questions, students will use informational texts to identify the main topic (main idea) and key details in a multi-paragraph text (RI2). Students will also recognize the author’s purpose by identifying facts that support a specific point the author makes in a text (RI8).

At the end of this nine weeks, students will have the chance to describe how words and phrases provide rhythm and meaning to a story, poem, or song (RL4).

  • Engage your child in a family journal, where you and your child write about events, experiences, thoughts, and opinions.

  • Invite your child to write messages, grocery lists, letters, notes, and other household texts.

 Science

In science this month, students will learn about and explain the effects of forces in the movements of objects. Students will demonstrate how forces are pushes or pulls on an object and how they can make an object move, slow down, or stop. They will design a device that changes the speed or direction of an object.

Upcoming Events

 

December 5                                  Field Trip – Cobb Civic Center -Nutcracker

December 10                                Chick-fil-a-Night

December 14                                In-House Field Trip – Wellstar

December 17                                 Holiday Celebration 

December 20                                Early Release

December 21                                 Early Release 

December 24 – January 7        Winter Break   

 

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What’s Happening in Second Grade?

November

Reading

This month in reading, we will continue to use informational texts to ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate an understanding of key details in a text (RI1). Students will also learn how to identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text and focus on specific paragraphs within the text (RI2). • Encourage your child to read with fluency by rereading familiar texts. • Help your child with word meanings to expand vocabulary development • Encourage your child to read different kinds of materials (e.g., chapter books, informational texts, poems, websites, magazines, newspapers, etc.)

Math

In Math this month, students will be learning different mental strategies (counting on, making ten, decomposing numbers, etc.) to solve addition and subtraction problems.  The students will be adding and subtracting within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. They will measuring the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes. Please have your students work on their addition and subtraction facts daily.  They can access XtraMath at home to practice these math facts.  Parents can track their process and what facts they need to still practice.

Social Studies

In social studies the month of November we will continue learning about Creek and Cherokee indians. We will learn about Sequoyah and what he contributed to the Cherokee people. We will discuss character traits he had. We will read about him and write about him.

Writing

This month in writing, students will write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. With guidance and support from teachers, students will also use a variety of tools to produce and publish writing, including digital tools and collaboration with peers. To help your students at home, you can practice writing complete sentences, work on punctuation and capitalization, spelling, and also encourage students to use more descriptive words while writing. 

 

Upcoming Events

November 11           Veteran’s Day

November 13          2nd Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 14          Russell Rockers

November 16          4th Weeks Progress Reports Go Home

November 16          Falcons Friday

November 19-23    Thanksgiving Break

November 28         PBIS Store – 2nd grade

November 28         Russell Rockers

November 30         11 Alive Can-a-thon

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What’s Happening in Second Grade?

October

Math

In Math this month, students will be  continuing to learn different mental strategies (counting on, making ten, decomposing numbers, etc.) to solve addition and subtraction problems.  The students will be adding and subtracting within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. Please have your students work on their addition and subtraction facts daily.  They can access XtraMath at home to practice these math facts.  Parents can track their process and what facts they need to still practice.

Reading

We will be covering a lot of standards this month in reading. The first 9 weeks of school, we focused on literary texts, but this 9 weeks we will focus on informational text or nonfiction text. Students will continue to practice using information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate an understanding of its characters, setting, or plot (RL7). Next, students will learn how to describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text (RI3). We will visit asking and answering questions demonstrate an understanding of key details in informational text s(RI1). Finally, students will learn how to identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text (RI2).

• Please make sure your child is reading at least 20 minutes a night, and try to use informational (nonfiction) texts.

• Visit MobyMax, Raz-Kids, or other resources that have been provided by your child’s teacher.

Social Studies

In Social Studies this month, students will describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee Indian cultures of the past. They will also identify historical figures and specific locations significant to the life and times of each historic figure, along with the contributions they made to Georgia’s history.

Writing 

In Writing this month, students will write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. To help students grow and become stronger writers, practice at home. One way to help students is to make sure they are answering their homework questions in complete sentences and using the correct conventions. Students can also log in to Moby Max to practice various writing skills at home.

 

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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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