Friday, February 23, 2018

Feb-26-March 2

Reading: We will use context clues to help us determine the relevant meaning of
unknown words. Specifically, we will learn how  similar (synonyms) and opposite
(antonyms) words can be helpful in finding that unknown meaning.

Writing:  Students will learn procedural writing.  They will sequence instructions,
use transition words, and write with clear details.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week:blue, early, goes, long, play, stop,this, while
In grammar we will once again focus on apostrophes; this time in contractions.

Science: We will explore the water cycle and discover how precipitation,
condensation and evaporation play a role in our weather.

Math: In math we will continue our fraction unit for one last week.
Kids will learn about equivalent fractions, equal shares, and names of parts
including eighths, fourths, and halves. We will use concrete mo

Friday, February 16, 2018

Feb-19-21
Reading: We will use context clues to help us determine the meaning of unknown words.
Specifically, we will learn how synonyms and antonyms can be helpful in finding
that unknown meaning.

Writing:  Students will be completing a district On-Demand Writing Assessment this week.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: black, ear, green, live, pick, such, ready, where
In grammar we will discuss the difference in apostrophe s (‘s) and adding s for plural.  

Science: We will explore the water cycle and discover how precipitation, condensation
and evaporation play a role in our weather.

Math: In math we will continue our fraction unit. Kids will learn about equivalent fractions,
equal shares, and names of parts including eighths, fourths, and halves.
We will use concrete models to count fractional units beyond one whole and identify
examples and non-examples of fractional parts.

Friday, February 9, 2018


Feb-12-16
Reading/Writing:  We will be answering comprehension questions on a variety of poems.  
We will be revising for line breaks and publishing original poems for our poetry notebooks.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: big, each, good, letter, people, soon, way, use
This will be our 3rd and last week of adjectives in grammar lessons.  
We will focus on the articles; a, an, the.

Science: We will be learning about weather conditions and tools to measure
the weather: rain gauge, thermometer, and windsock. We will begin recording weather
conditions daily later in the week.

Math: In math we will start our fractions unit. Kids will learn about equivalent fractions,
equal shares, and names of parts including eighths, fourths, and halves.
We will use concrete models to count fractional units beyond one
whole and identify examples and non-examples of fractional parts.

Friday, February 2, 2018


 Feb-5-9

Reading/Writing: : We will continue to explore the genre of poetry. We will describe how rhyme, rhythm, and repetition interact to create images in poetry, as well as, how poets use sensory language to communicate meaning. Our last week of poetry study we will be looking at the topic of a poem and answering comprehension questions on a variety of poems.  We will be creating a poetry book of our original poems.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: between, drink, giving, left, part, ran, start, way
This week in grammar we will continue working with adjectives, focusing on those that compare.  

Science: We will look at the way seasons affect the weather, activities and clothes we wear.  We will also look at natural disasters and the areas that are affected the most by them.  

Math: We have practiced and practiced addition and subtraction for two weeks! Now we will apply our knowledge to word problems. We will solve addition and subtraction word problems, multi-step word problems, missing number words problems, and word problems with unimportant information in them. Students should start independently being able to choose how to solve their problems of the day and show their work.

Friday, January 26, 2018

January 29-Feb 2nd
Reading: : We will be exploring the genre of poetry. We will describe how rhyme, rhythm, and repetition interact to create images in poetry.

Writing: We will learn how poets use repetition to show importance, as well as, rhyming words and rhythm to entertain. Students will use sensory language to create poetry

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: better, dress, goes, light, mother, own, small, walk
This week in grammar we will begin our first week of a three week unit on adjectives.  

Science: Students will learn what it is to be a geologist!  We will observe, sort and describe the different properties of rocks.

Math: With a week full of addition under our belts, we will not focus on using algorithm to practice 3 digit subtraction. Students will work each day with their peers and independently to solve algorithm subtraction problems. Challenges will be available for students who are consistently solving problems correctly.

Friday, January 19, 2018

January 22-26
Reading: This week second graders will learn to distinguish the topic from the main idea of a fiction text.

Writing:  This week we will continue letter writing.  Students will write informative letters and complete an assessment.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week:  best, draw, find, grow, let, or, six, tell
Grammar lessons include correct capitalization in letter writing: greetings and closings.

Science: We will be focusing on natural resources and conservation. Students will be researching and developing a natural and manmade resource card game. Students will also conduct a water experiment.

Math: This week we will begin a unit on problem solving of addition problems with 3 digits. Challenges will be offered to those students who are ready to go beyond three digits. We will focus on using the standard algorithm with regrouping. Children will solve word problems and play games to complete this week’s learning.

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 15-19
Reading: This week second graders will learn to distinguish the topic from the main idea of a nonfiction text.


Writing:  This week we will focus on letter writing.  Students will be learning the parts of a letter and how to write with a purpose in mind.


Spelling and Grammar: Spelling words this week: let  tell  find  best  draw  grow  six  or
Grammar lessons include commas in the letter writing:  date, greeting, and closing.


Science:  As we continue to explore the differences between natural and manmade resources, we will move into the differences between fresh and saltwater.  Students will learn where our water comes from and how we can help to conserve our natural resources.


Math: We are reviewing Area and Geometry this week with many hands-on activities. We will take an assessment over area on Thursday.