Week of 1/18- 1/22

Homework

Read 20 minutes each night and fill in reading log

Complete math homework sheet

Study spelling words

 

Spelling/Phonics

We do not have a phonics skill this week.  Our words are only high frequency/word wall words:

  1. close
  2. how
  3. should
  4. around
  5. about 
  6. something
  7. across
  8. world
  9. almost
  10. anything

 

Reading

This week during reading we will compare different versions of the same story in traditional and contemporary folktales with respect to their characters, settings and plot.  We will also learn the elements of a fable such as:

  1. Fables are fictional stories
  2. These stories are normally short
  3. They were written a long time ago
  4. The characters in a fable are usually animals that act like humans
  5. The setting is typically outside
  6. The story teaches a moral lesson.

 

Math

We are continuing to learn double digit addition with regrouping.

 

Reminders

January 27th: Early Release at 11:30 for teacher training

 

Week of 1/11- 1/15

Homework

Reading 20 minutes each night and fill in reading log

Complete math homework sheet

Study for spelling test

 

Spelling/Phonics

**SPELLING NOTE: As we work on contractions this week, please be mindful that the apostrophes should be in a certain spot and on the “skyline” (topline). Also, any contraction that has the word “I” should be capitalized. Both of these points have been discussed with your student and will be worked on heavily throughout the week. Please be sure you are studying both of these point at home when practicing spelling this week as well. Improper apostrophe placement will result in the word being counted wrong on Friday’s test. Thank you for helping your student be successful with contractions, as this is an important life-long skill.

Best,

2nd Grade Teachers 

  1. you’ll
  2. didn’t
  3. I’m
  4. we’re
  5. they’re
  6. can’t
  7. you’re
  8. he’ll
  9. they’ll
  10. it’s
  11. able*
  12. give*
  13. today*

*High Frequency/Word Wall Words

 

Reading/Writing

We are continuing our unit on Fairy Tales. This week we are reading several different versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears as well as The Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs.

 

Math

We are reviewing double digit addition without regrouping and then we will be starting double digit addition with regrouping.  We will be learning several different strategies to help each student be successful.  We will also be learning a rhyme to help us remember if we need to regroup or not.

 

Reminders

January 18th: Holiday-MLK Day, No School

January 21st: 100th Day of School

January 27th: Early Release at 11:30 for Teacher Training

 

Week of 1/4- 1/8

Homework

Reading 20 minutes each night and fill in reading log

Complete math sheet by Friday

Study Spelling words

 

Spelling/Phonics

Our focus this week is Digraphs and Trigraphs.  A digraph is when two consonants together make one sound (ex. wh, ph, ck) and a trigraph is when 3 consonants together make one sound (ex. -tch).  Here are our words for this week:

  1. graph
  2. phone
  3. trophy
  4. chick
  5. thick
  6. kitchen
  7. patch
  8. when
  9. wheel
  10. white
  11. with*
  12. that*
  13. what*

*High frequency/Word Wall Words

 

Reading/Writing

This week we are learning about the attributes of a fairy tale or what makes a story a fairy tale.  We are reading two different versions of Cinderella and then comparing their similarities and differences. The first one is the Disney version and then we will read The Rough Faced Girl, a Native American Version.  Today we read the story Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution and discussed that a resolution is a promise we make to ourselves to be better at something or to help others. After we read the story we made our own resolutions.

 

Math

We are finishing up our unit on graphs this week.  We are learning about pictographs and how they use pictures to show the data collected.  The key on the pictograph shows what picture is being used throughout the graph. We will also review how to read and answer questions about Tally Charts and Bar graphs.

 

Reminders

January 18th:  No School- MLK Day

January 21st: 100th Day of School

January 27th:  Early Release at 11:30 for Teacher Training

Week of 12/14- 12/18

Homework

There is no reading homework or reading assessment this week, however, I will be sending home a reading activity for over the break on Friday. This is optional and not something they have to do. I just like to have them continue reading because 2 weeks is a long time without reading groups or reading logs. There is no spelling test this week, so they do not have any spelling words written in their planners. There is also no math homework or math assessment this week.

Spelling, Reading & Math

We will be doing various activities this week. During the next two days we will be learning about Christmas Around the World- researching how different countries celebrate the holidays.

Reminders

Dec. 17th: Early Release at 11:30 (If you have any transportation changes please write a note in your child’s planner.)

Dec. 18th: Early Release at 11:30

Dec. 21st- Jan. 4th: Christmas Break

Week of 12/7-12/11

Homework

Read 20 minutes each night and sign reading log

Complete Math homework sheet

Study spelling words

 

Spelling/Phonics

This week we will demonstrate and apply digraphs using ch, sh, & th.  Digraphs are a set a consonants that form one sound. 

  1. dish
  2. push
  3. brush
  4. wish
  5. porch
  6. tooth
  7. church
  8. chip
  9. shop
  10. think
  11. want*
  12. than*
  13. think*

High Frequency/Word Wall Words*

 

Reading

We are reading the story “How to Catch an Elf” and creating a Lap Book based on the story. 

 

Math

We will organize a collection of data using tally charts and bar graphs.  We will then draw conclusions and make predictions from information in the graphs.

 

Reminders

December 14th:  Start Bringing Penny Christmas Items

December 17th & 18th: Early Release Days at 11:30

December 21st- Jan. 4th: Christmas Break

Week of 11/30- 12/4

Homework

Read 20 minutes each night and sign reading log

Complete math homework sheet-due Friday

Study Spelling words for test on Friday

 

Spelling/Phonics

We are continuing our previous lesson about Bossy “R”.  Last time we learned how “r” can change the way a vowel sounds.  We have already learned and practiced words with “ar” and “or”.  This week our words will have “ir”, “ur” and “er”.

  1. her
  2. paper
  3. chirp
  4. birthday
  5. purple
  6. turn
  7. fern
  8. verb
  9. girl
  10. stir
  11. over*
  12. their*
  13. here*

*Word Wall/High Frequency Words

 

Reading

We are continuing our lesson on Author’s Purpose or “P.I.E”.  Our focus will be on how an author tries to Persuade or Entertain a reader.

 

Math

We are reviewing how to count a collection of coins.

 

Reminders

December 17th: Early Release at 11:30

December 18th: Early Release at 11:30

December 21st- January 4th: Christmas Break

Week of 11/16- 11/20

Homework

NO reading log this week

Study spelling words for test on Thursday

There are 3 pages for math homework this week (we need to practice coins)

 

Spelling/Phonics

We do not have a spelling pattern/rule this week.  All our words are Word Wall/High Frequency Words:

  1. again
  2. into
  3. said
  4. get
  5. was
  6. after
  7. what
  8. would 
  9. going
  10. which

 

Reading

We are reading a chapter book called The Magic Tree House: Pilgrims, a nonfiction book about the Pilgrims voyage on the Mayflower and how the Native Americans taught them to grow and plant crops in the new land.  

 

Math

We are continuing our lesson on counting a collection of coins using quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.

 

Reminders

November 23rd- 27th: Thanksgiving Break

Week of 11/9 – 11/13

Homework:

Practice Spelling words daily

Read for 20 minutes each day and sign reading log

Complete math homework sheet by Friday

 

Spelling/Phonics:

This week our focus is learning about how ‘r’ can change the sound of the vowel.  We call it “Bossy R” and we are only learning about “or” and “ar” this week.  

  1. arm
  2. born
  3. marble
  4. north
  5. shark
  6. short
  7. smart
  8. sport
  9. star
  10. store
  11. ride*
  12. don’t*
  13. said*

*Word Wall/High Frequency Words

 

Reading/Writing:

This week in reading we are learning about Author’s Purpose: (P)ersuade, (I)nform, (E)ntertain 

In writing we are creating books about “How to Catch a Turkey”.  We are brainstorming lots of creative ways to catch a turkey and then writing our own stories using one of those ideas.

 

Math:

We are continuing to learn how to count a collection of coins.  Last week we introduced the coins and learned how to count pennies, nickels and dimes.  This week we added quarters and so it’s getting a little more challenging.  Please practice counting a collection of coins, especially using quarters.  We always start with the coin of highest value to the coin of least value.  Practice skip counting by 5’s and 10’s, starting at a number higher than 5 or 10.  Ex. 20, 30, 40  or  35, 40, 45, 50

 

Reminders:

Nov. 23rd- 27th:  Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 18th:  Christmas Parties (More info to come)

Dec. 21st- Jan. 4th:  Christmas Break

Week of 11/2 – 11/6

Homework

*Read 20 minutes each night and sign reading log

*Study spelling words for test on Friday

*Complete math homework sheet and return by Friday

 

Spelling/Phonics

Our spelling pattern this week is Long “o” words with “oa” and “ow”.  Here are our words this week:

  1. coat
  2. snow
  3. soap
  4. grow
  5. road
  6. blow
  7. goal
  8. row
  9. toast
  10. know
  11. four*
  12. mother*
  13. where*

*Word Wall/High Frequency Words

 

Reading

We are continuing our lesson on finding the Main Idea and 3 Supporting Details in a story or passage.

 

Math

We are starting our unit on identifying and counting a collection of coins.  Please practice counting coins at home with your child.  One of the strategies we are learning this week is called Hairy Money, each coin gets a hair or hairs that are worth 5 each and a penny gets a dot.  See example picture below.

 

Reminders

November 3rd: Picture Retake Day

November 23rd- 27th: Thanksgiving Break

Week of 10/26- 10/30

Homework

Read 20 minutes each day and sign reading log

Practice Spelling Words

Do Math homework sheet

 

Spelling/Phonics

Our words this week are only Word Wall/High Frequency Words:

  1. seen
  2. this
  3. would
  4. become
  5. very
  6. when
  7. little
  8. happy
  9. almost
  10. everything

 

Reading

This week we are learning about the Main Idea of a passage/topic or story and the key Supporting Details.

 

Math

We are reviewing double digit addition and subtraction problems without regrouping.

 

Reminders

Red Ribbon Week is this week.

October 28th: Early Release at 11:30 for Teacher Training

October 30th: Student-Led Parent/Teacher Conferences