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Reading:During reading block we will work on the goals listed below, as well as, Word Work (Spelling) practice. Leveled Reading homework continues. Please remember that the questions given out at your first quarter conference, as well as, the extra questions found in our Reading Homework tab, can be substituted on homework if the questions listed on your child's sheet are not a good fit for the book he/she read. Spelling/Word Work homework will be sent home weekly. Our only requirement is that four activities be completed by Friday when we check homework packets. You may substitute alternative ways to practice words if you would like. Please note how your child practiced on the Spelling homework sheet. If you see that your child is struggling with any activities, please let your child's homeroom teacher know. The homeroom teacher will collect and check over homework packets each Friday.Unit 5: Growing Ideas About Characters Across A SeriesWeek of 2/5:
- Track a character's point of view about events in a story
- Identify what a character Says, Does, Thinks, and Feels
- Compare and contrast characters' points of view throughout a story~how does it change?
- Infer the meaning of a new word by looking for context clues and trying out a synonym
- Notice how characters' emotions change throughout a text
- Use sticky notes to track a character's thoughts and feelings
Week of 2/12:
- Track a character's actions over time
- Predict a character's actions based on prior actions and motivations
- Identify character traits based on a character's actions.
- Take notes on how a character responds to challenges.
Week of 2/19:
- Track a character's actions and infer what lesson they learn in a text
- Use the lesson learned by a character to connect and use it in one's own life
- Use other texts as a reference to understand new texts
Week of 2/26:
- Unit 3 Post Test
- Unit 4 Pre Test
- Introduce Unit 6: Digging Deeper Into Non-Fiction ~ Thinking Collaboratively, Developing Ideas, Comparing and Contrasting Within and Across Texts
- Review Before Reading and During Reading strategies for Non-Fiction
This also Read Across America Week!Monday, 2/26 - Friday, 3/2 ~ Read Across America Week (Dr. Seuss)Monday ~Fox in Socks, wear your favorite socksTuesday ~Cat in the Hat, wear stripes and your favorite hatWednesday ~Wacky Wednesady, wear wacky clothes and hairThursday ~Hooray for Patriots, wear Patriots colors or gearFriday ~Oh the Places You Will Go, dress up as what you want to be when you grow up
***In addition to these goals the children will work on grammar, using context clues, and dictionary skills during our warm-up at the beginning of each Reading Block.Writing:Unit 4: Writing About Reading or Opinion WritingOur students will begin unit on opinion/ persuasive writing. We are still working really hard to write complete thoughts with elaboration and great sentence structure. Another important focus is on editing with a focus on correct capitalization, punctuation and spelling. This might be a great thing to work on with nightly written resonse reading homework.
Math:We have started our new unit, Unit 5 Represent and Interpret Data. In this unit, students will have an opportunity to pose questions in order to collect and analyze data. Students will be able to construct a pictograph, bar graph, and line plot to represent data. Students should be able to answer questions based on the information in their graphs. In addition to data collections, students will continue to solve word problems involving whole dollar amounts and cents. Students will also continue to demonstrate their ability to add and subtract using one and two-step word problems within 100.We will continue to work on word problems. We will use the CUBES strategy to help students solve the word problems.C - Circle the key numbersU - Underline the questionB - Box any math action wordsE - Evaluate or Eliminate - what step to take or what information to eliminateS - Solve and check - does my answer make sense, how can I double checkWe will continue to work on being able to fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.Homework:We will be sending home a math worksheet every Monday that is due on Friday. There is one column to do each night or however works for you. We will be checking it on Friday. You can access the homework sheet under the 2nd grade math homework page. Click on the link below. Your child's homeroom teacher will check the math homework.Science:This month we will be learning about air and weather. We will be doing a few fun PBL's where we will make sails and windmills that need to catch the wind. We will learn about our scientist of the month Benjamin Franklin.Social Studies:
- Plan and write reviews and persuasive letters (with the support of a graphic organizer)
- Including an introduction and conclusion
- Providing backgrounf information on a topic
- Giving reasons to support an opinion, and expanding upon most reasons with more details
- Including descritions and adjectives in their writing
- Using transition words
- Using correct capitalization and punctuation
- Use commas in the greeting and closing of a letter
- With support, use apostrophes in contractions and possessives
- With peer and teacher support, spell words correctly
- Revise and edit by using a rubric, both independently and with a partner
Important Dates for the 2017-18 School Year
Wednesday, 2/7 ~ Report Cards Go HomeMonday, 2/12, 6:15pm Drye, Hale, Smith, and Wright's homerooms meet in the cafeteria to prepare for our Chorus Concert. Remember to wear jeans and your class t-shirt. We cannot get into the cafeteria until 6:15pm, because Kids Plus will still be in there. The performance will be held in the gym at 6:30pm.Tuesday, 2/13, 6:15pm, Bryant, Cobb, Cronin, and Williams' homerooms meet in the cafeteria to prepare for our Chorus Concert. Remember to wear jeans and your class t-shirt. We cannot get into the cafeteria until 6:15pm, because Kids Plus will still be in there. The performance will be held in the gym at 6:30pm.Wednesday, 2/14 ~ Valentine exchangeFriday, 2/16 ~ Clubs 8:30-9:20am and at 1:00pm Kilowatt Kitchen (an energy conservation assembly) presented by The National Theatre for Children.Monday, 2/19 - Friday, 2/23 ~ Engineering WeekThursday, 2/22 ~ Progress Reports Go HomeSaturday, 2/24 ~ A Night at the Hall ~ NASCAR Hall of Fame 5:30-7:00pm (Please see Hall of Fame website regarding Parking Fees)Monday, 2/26 - Friday, 3/2 ~ Read Across America Week (Dr. Seuss)Monday ~Fox in Socks, wear your favorite socksTuesday ~Cat in the Hat, wear stripes and your favorite hatWednesday ~Wacky Wednesady, wear wacky clothes and hairThursday ~Hooray for Patriots, wear Patriots colors or gearFriday ~Oh the Places You Will Go, dress up as what you want to be when you grow upTuesday, 3/1 STEM Night (5:30-7:30pm)Friday, 3/2 ~ Iditarod Reading Challenge beginsMonday, 3/12 - Friday, 3/16 ~ Book FairTuesday, 3/13 ~ No School/Staff Development TeachersThursday, 3/29 ~ Clubs/End of 3rd 9 WeeksFriday, 3/30 ~ No School/HolidayMonday, 4/2-Friday, 4/6 ~ No School/Spring BreakWednesday, 4/18 ~ Report Cards Go HomeFriday, 5/4 2nd Grade Movie NightWednesday, 5/9 ~ Progress Reports Go HomeMonday, 5/28 ~ No School/Memorial Day HolidayFriday, 6/8 ~ Half Day/Early Dismissal/Last Day of School/End of the 4th 9 Weeks/Report Cards Go HomeImportant Links: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).Order Books from Scholastic Book Club. It is a great resource for parents, students and teachers! Parents can use our class code ( JZG3R ) when purchasing their child books and earn our class points. With those points, our class can earn FREE books.Lunch Menu CCS Child Nutrition ProgramAFTERNOON TRANSPORTATION CHANGEClick on the link above to change your child's afternoon transportation.