Week of 12/10-12/14

Spelling
We have a spelling test this week. Our words this week will not be word wall words and we will only have 10 words. They will need to memorize these words because they will not be on the word wall.
1. dash
2. candy
3. rule
4. list
5. snowy
6. night
7. sleigh
8. more
9. bake
10. star

Reading
We will be learning and talking about Christmas traditions of the United States and Italy this week. Next week we will rotate with the other 2nd Grade classes and learn about other countries that they have studied in their classrooms. We will also be reading different Christmas books as well.

Math
Our focus this week is addition with regrouping. There are different strategies that the students are learning to use.

Reminders
December 12th: Students may start bringing their Penny Christmas items
December 13th: Suessical the Musical at 9:00 Dress like a Whoo from Whoovile (Parents may sign their child out after the program in their classroom with the classroom teacher)
December 18th: Polar Express Day- Wear school appropriate pajamas
December 19th: Bounce House Day- Wear socks
December 20th: Christmas Parties at 9:00-10:00 Early release at 11:45 (NO Boys & Girls Club)
December 21st- January 4th: Winter Break

11/26-11/30

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break and that you all had a wonderful and blessed time with family.

Spelling
We have a spelling test this week. Our words are:

1. your
2. their
3. how
4. many
5. these
6. people
7. through
8. much
9. because
10. does
11. also
12. must
13. part
14. even

Reading
Our focus this week is Author’s Purpose. What is the reason an author might write or publish something? We use the acronym P.I.E.which stands for (P) to persuade (I) to inform (E) to entertain. We usually ask the question “What is the author’s purpose for writing this story or article?”

Math
This week we will be reviewing 2 digit addition without regrouping and then begin 2 digit addition with regrouping. There are several strategies that they will be learning in order to master 2 digit addition with regrouping (or as some of us say or have learned: addition with carrying.)

Reminders & Upcoming Events
December 20th: Christmas Parties and Early Release
December 21st- January 6th: Christmas Break
January 7th: Return to school
January 21st: MLK Day- Holiday
January 23rd: Early Release- Teacher Staff Development

Week of 11/12-11/16

Phonics
This week our focus is continuing our long i vowel sounds.

Reading
We are finishing up our unit on Main Idea and Supporting Detail.

Math
We are finishing up our unit on Place Value up to the thousands place.

Reminders
November 15th: Fall Picture Retakes
November 19th- 23rd: Thanksgiving Break

Week of 11/5-11/9

Spelling
We have a spelling test this week. Our words are:
1. came
2. come
3. three
4. work
5. what
6. there
7. then
8. many
9. time
10. first
11. little
12. new
13. around
14. another

Reading
This week our focus is finding the Main Idea and the 3 Supporting Details in a story or reading passage.

Math
Our focus this week is learning Place Value. In second grade we go up to 1,200 so we only go as far as the thousands place.

Reminders
November 15th: Fall Picture Retakes
November 19th- 23rd: Thanksgiving Break

Week of 10/29-11/2

Phonics
This week our focus will be the long i sounds. Our spelling rules will be: -ight (light, flight) -ie (pie, tie) -y (fly, sly) and -i_e (dime, slime)

Reading
Our focus this week will be Main Ideas and Supporting Details. We will be reading various books looking for the main idea and 3 supporting details about the story.

Math
We will continue working on graphs, looking at how the key on a graph can mean more than one.

Reminders
October 31st- Book Character Dress Up Day and Early Release at 11:30
November 1st- Parent, Student-Led Conferences

Week of 10/15-10/19

Spelling
There is no spelling test this week.

Phonics
We are focusing on the Long E sound: -ea (eat, meat) -ee (see, meet) -e_e (these, theme) -y (happy, pretty)

Reading
We are comparing fiction vs nonfiction by reading certain text. This week we are reading a fictional story called Stellaluna which is a story about a bat named Stellaluna and reading nonfiction books about bats.

Math
We are still focusing on missing addends and the different strategies we can use to help us solve our problems.

Reminders
October 19th- No school, teacher work day
October 22nd- 26th- Red Ribbon Week
October 31st- Book Character Dress Up Day and Early Release at 11:30

Week of 10/8- 10/12

Spelling
We have a spelling test this week.
Here are our words:
man
know
then
there
have
to
too (also)
called
could
same
write
day
any
that

Reading
Our focus is still on nonfiction text. This week we will be learning and researching about bats. We will also write a nonfiction passage about bats.

Math
Our focus this week will be trying to find the missing addend.
Ex. 5+_=11
6-_=3

Reminders
October 19th- Student Holiday, Teacher work day
October 22nd-26th- Red Ribbon Week (a note will go home later with dress up days)

Week of 10/1- 10/5

Spelling
No Spelling Test this week

Phonics
This week in phonics our focus will be the Long a vowel sound. I always tell my students that long vowel sounds are when a vowel says its name. These are the long a spelling rules we will be focusing on this week.
CVCE words ex. late, bake, shake; eigh words ex. eight, sleigh, weigh
ay words ex. play, way, stay; ai words ex. air, mail, rain

Reading
Our focus this week is Non Fiction and the attributes of a non fiction text. We will also compare Fiction vs. Non Fiction.
Attributes of a Non Fiction Text:
Real & Factual Information
Photographs
Charts & Graphs
Labels & Captions
Table of Contents
Index & Glossary

Math
Our focus this week is Odd and Even Numbers. We will learn what numbers are odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and what numbers are even: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8

Reminders & Upcoming Events
Buckets for Belle– Just a reminder that all this week students are encouraged to donate money for Belle’s family to help with medical expenses. A note was sent home last week explaining what all the donations will be used for and to introduce Belle. Please consider making a donation and would also be a great lesson in showing compassion for others.
Homecoming Week- A friendly reminder that this is homecoming week. There are a lot of things going on this week. Students will be allowed to wear mums and garters to school on Friday. They will need to take them off when they are going to lunch, recess and peripheral classes.
Friday is early release at 1:15 so that students can go with family to the pep rally at the stadium. NO Boys & Girls Club
Saturday is the 5K and Fun Run as well as Roughneck Day activities.