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    Second Grade News

     

     Reading Reading:
         Our third unit in reading is Informational Text: Reading to Gain Knowledge and Understanding.  The goals for the children to work on in this unit are listed below.
     

    RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

    RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text

    RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

    RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

    RI.2.5 Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

    RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

    RI.2.7 Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text.

    RI.2.8 Identify the reasons an author gives to support ideas in a text.

    RI.2.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

     
     

                                  Reading Homework Link

    Each child should read 20 minutes Monday through Thursday.  Part of this time will be spent on the Reading Passage.  Be sure to time oral reading of that passage each night.  (Regardless of your child's reading level, this passage is excellent practice with second grade reading.)  On the back of the passage, nightly homework questions are listed addressing the four levels of knowledge.  The questions will be checked on Friday.  I also encourage reading a variety of books; picture books, chapter books, magazines, online books, poetry, etc...  There will also be a Reading Quiz Thursday ~ based on the Reading Warm Ups we've done together as a class during the week.

    There is a Spelling Homework sheet to complete each week.  If you find that your child learns his/her words a better way than the activity listed one night, please choose a different, preferred activity and record it on the Spelling homework sheet for me.  Spelling homework is due on Friday.  A Spelling Test will be given on Friday.

     
                                                                                            Writing: Writing
       
    The second unit we are working on is Informative Writing:  Well Organized and Developed Informational Books on Known Topics. Students will be researching and gathering information from a variety of sources on a topic that interests them. They will then take that information and create a book that includes a table of contents, headings-with well developed information and supporting details, glossary, bold words, pictures, and other text features. We will also focus on handwriting, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure.
     
    Math Math:

    We are working on Unit 4, Understanding Place Value to Read, Write and Compare Numbers.
     
    Students will be able to:
    • Model numbers to determine the number of hundreds, tens, and ones. (NC.2.NBT.1)
    • Compose and decompose numbers using various groupings of hundreds, tens, and ones. (NC.2.NBT.1)
    • Compare two three-digit numbers based on the value of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits. (NC.2.NBT.4)
    • Skip count by 5s, 10s and 100s to 1,000. (NC.2.NBT.2)
    • Read and write numbers, within 1,000, using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. (NC.2.NBT.3)
    • Use >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. (NC.2.NBT.4)
    • Explain the difference between the place and the value of a digit. (NC.2.NBT.1)
    • Determine the value of any given digit within a number as well as determine the value of the whole number. (NC.2.NBT.1)
    • Use appropriate mathematical language in discussions: hundreds, tens, ones, base-ten, number names to 999, numeral, digit, value, place value, standard form, word form, expanded form, compose, decompose, greater than (>), less than (<), equal to (=), compare, skip count.
     
    We will use the CUBES strategy to help students solve the word problems.
     
    C - Circle the key numbers
    U - Underline the question
    B - Box any math action words
    E - Evaluate and Eliminate - what step to take or what information to eliminate
    S - Solve and check - does my answer make sense, how can I double check
     
     
    Homework:
    A math worksheet will be sent home Monday that is due each day. There is one column to do each night and we will be checking it each day to start math class. There will be a Math quiz on Friday based on the homework. 
                                                                                                                    Science:Science
     
      In this unit, students learn about air, weather, and space.  Our first learning objective is that students will identify weather patterns as they relate to seasons.  We will study weather patterns, earth's postion in the solar system, look at the changes of seasons, clouds, the sun and its movement, the moon, and how the sun is a source of heat and light energy.  
     
    Essential Questions include:
    How can knowing and tracking weather patterns help us?
    What causes the weather pattersn?
    How can we observe patterns in space?
    What can the patterns in space tell us about life on Earth?
     
     
    Vocabulary:
    energy, reflect, phases, weather, axis, rotate, revolve, hemisphere
     
    Social Studies Social Studies:
     
         
     
     
     
    Important Dates for the 2018-19 School Year
     
     
     
    Thursday, December 6th - Staff Luncheon - Volunteers Needed to help cover classes.
    Friday, December 7th - 2nd Grade Teachers help with Movie Night/2nd Qtr Progress Reports go home
    Monday, December 17th - In House field trip with Parks and Red "Shine On" for all 2nd grade classes.
    Tuesday, December 18th - POLAR EXPRESS Day!  Appropriate pj's are permitted (no slippers for safety), as well as, small blankets/stuffed animals that fit in book bags.
    Wednesday - Thursday, December 19th-20th - No school/Teacher Workdays
    Friday - Tuesday, December 21st-January 1st - No School/Winter Break
    Wednesday, January 2nd - No School/Teacher Workday
    Friday, January 4th - MClass assessments begin
    Friday, January 18th - Last day of the 2nd quarter
    Monday, January 21st - No School/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Tuesday, January 22nd - No School/Teacher Workday
    Monday, January 28th - Last day for MClass assessments
    Friday, February 1st - Movie Night
    Thursday, February 7th - 2nd Qtr Report Cards go home
    Monday, February 18th - No School/Teacher Workday/President's Day
    Friday, March 1st - 3rd Qtr Progress Reports go home
    Monday, March 11th - In House field trip with Parks and Rec "Subliming/States of Matter" for all 2nd grade classes
    Monday, March 11th - Friday, March 15th - Book Fair
    Tuesday, March 12th - No School/Required Teacher Workday
    Thursday, March 28th - Last day of the 3rd quarter
    Friday, March 29th - No School/Teacher Workday
    Tuesday, April 9th - 3rd Qtr Report Cards go home
    Friday, April 12th - In House field trip with Parks and Rec " Can You Hear Me Now?" for all 2nd grade classes
    Friday, April 12th - Mother/Son Dance
    Saturday, April 13th - Sweetheart Dance
    Friday, April 19th - No School/Holiday
    Monday - Friday, April 22-26th - No School/Spring Break
    Friday, May 3rd - Spring Fling (free) 5:00-7:00pm
    Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 24th - MClass Assessments
    Thursday, May 9th - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon (volunteers needed to cover classes)
    Friday, May 10th - Movie Night 
    Monday, May 13th - 5th Grade Talent Show
    Tuesday, May 14th - 4th Qtr Progress Reports go home
    Monday, May 20th - Friday, June 7th - K-2 Math Assessments
    Thursday, May 23rd - Field Day (more info coming later)
    Monday, May 27th - No School/Memorial Day
    Thursday, June 13th - Half Day/Early Dismissal/Last Day of School/Report Cards go Home
     
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    If you plan to attend any school events (volunteering with small groups, making copies, attending field trips, etc...), you must complete a Cabarrus County Schools Background check.  Think about any extended family members that may plan to come to these events as well, as they will need to complete this check also.Click the Volunteer Link above to start the process (which may take more than 3 weeks to complete). 
     
     
       
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Last Modified on December 9, 2018