As we get closer to the end of the year we are starting to run low on supplies. We are in need of pencils and glue sticks. If you are out and about and able to grab some, it would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank you for all you do!

Week of 2/13-2/17

Spelling/Phonics– Here are our words for our spelling test this week:
New words: small, say, men, tell, great
Review words: they, their, would, very, after, most, through, think, around, help, different

Reading- We are diving into poetry. This week we are focusing on 5 Senses and Cinquain poems. The 5 Senses poem is just writing about a subject using our 5 senses. A Cinquain follows a pattern. See examples below.

Math- We are starting fractions this week. In 2nd grade our vocabulary is 2 out of 6 piece are shaded= 2/6.



Valentine’s Party Information

A note is going home today with information about the Valentine Party. The party is on Tuesday, February 14th, from 12:00-1:00. I will have a sign out sheet in my classroom if you would like to leave with your child after the party. I will provide a sack for them to decorate in the classroom to hold their Valentine’s. Please make sure that your child fills out a Valentine for everyone in the classroom. The note being sent home today includes every child’s name. You may start sending the Valentine’s cards to school Thursday, February 9th. Please try to bring them no later than Monday, February 13th.

Week of 2/6 – 2/10

Spelling/Phonics– This week we will not have a spelling test. We are learning about suffixes. A suffix is added to the end of a word to make a new word. The suffixes we will be learning about are: ful– full of, less– without, ly– in a certain way.

Reading– We will be spiraling back to Story Elements- setting, characters and character traits, problem and solution.

Math– We will continue to work on subtraction with regrouping as well as practice 3 digit addition and 3 digit subtraction.

Week of 1/30-2/3

Spelling– Here are our spelling words for this week.
New words: number, old, went, off, again
Review words: were, when, which, their, many, time, very, where, our, also, take

Reading– This week we will start a nonfiction unit on Polar Bears.

Math– We will continue subtraction with regrouping

Week of 1/23- 1/27

Spelling/Phonics– No spelling test this week. We are learning about the prefixes: un-, pre-, re-, dis-. A prefix changes the meaning of a word.
Ex. reread means to read again.
re- again
pre- before
dis- not, or the opposite of
un- not, or the opposite of

Reading– This week we are learning about inferencing. You make an inference when you use clues from the story to figure out something that the author doesn’t directly tell you.

Math– We are starting subtraction with regrouping (we use to call it borrowing when we were kids). Here are some rhymes we are using in class to help us remember.

1. If there is more on the top, no need to stop!

2. If the numbers are the same, then zero is the game!

3. If there’s more on the floor, go next door and get ten more!


Spelling- We have a spelling test this week. Here are our words:
New words: away, different, put, help, why
Review words: are, there, about, only, way, find, use, too, think, because, here

Reading- We are learning about fables and that there is always a lesson or moral to the story.

Math- We are beginning two digit subtraction without regrouping this week and then we will begin two digit addition with regrouping next week.

*Reminder that January 25th is an early release day at 11:30.

Week of 1/9- 1/13

Spelling/Phonics– We do not have a spelling test this week. We are learning about contractions. Ex. can + not = can’t

Reading– We are doing TPRI Testing and so I will not be meeting with guided reading groups, therefore, your child will be responsible for choosing their own book to read at home. During our reading time we are continuing our unit on Fairy Tales and we are also writing our own fairy tales.

Math- This week we are continuing graphs (Collecting Data, Tally Charts, Pictographs and Bar Graphs).