Friday, May 11, 2018

May 14th-18th

Reading: We will be starting our drama unit. This class will do very well! We have some actors and actresses for sure!

Writing:  Students will write imaginative and persuasive drafts from multiple perspectives.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling is complete for this year.
In grammar we will spend time in review of units learned.

Science: This week we will studying the life cycles of insects: butterflies, mealworms, mosquitos, and honey bees. Students will be learning about the stages, and how insect behavior and appearance can be different depending on the stage of its life cycle.

Math: Students will become engineers with two fun engineering projects this week.

Friday, May 4, 2018

May 7-11th

Reading: We will be researching historical figures and national symbols. We will identify celebrations that represent American beliefs and principles that contribute to our national identity.

Writing:  Students will write imaginative and persuasive drafts from multiple perspectives.

Spelling and Grammar:
away, done, funny, last, once, sister, took, under
In grammar we will learn about abbreviations.

Science: This week we will continue to study the basic needs of plants.  Our focus will be the function of each plant part and how small plants will grow up to look like their “parent” plant.

Math:Students will continue learning about financial literacy- saving, spending, and budgeting. We’ll read literature that supports our learning, play a budgeting game, and learn what it is to be a producer and a consumer.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

April 23rd-27th

Reading:  This week the students will identify functions of our government, roles of
public officials, and governmental services in our community.  We will also learn about
how we pay taxes and what those funds are used for in our community.

Writing:  We will be discussing theme.  We will write a personal narrative or realistic fiction
story with a specific theme.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: ate,dog, full, happy, know, old, sing
In grammar we will learn about homophones.

Science: This week we are diving into the basic needs of plants.  Our focus will be the function
of each plant part and how small plants will grow up to look like their “parent” plant.

Math:We will take a week off from financial literacy and review for the math benchmark.
This week we will use games and fun activities to review this year’s math concepts!

Friday, April 20, 2018

April 23rd-27th

Reading: We will discover how adding letters to the beginning or end of a base word can
change the meaning of the word or how it is used in our reading and writing. These few
letters are called prefixes and suffixes.

Writing:  We will be reviewing how to create a good title and how to paragraph.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: fall, find, hold, must, those, think, probably
Grammar will be a review of the parts of speech: noun, verb, adjective,
adverb.

Science: We will learn how  organisms depend on each other through the
food chain, focusing on producers and consumers with plants and animals.

Math: In math we will discuss financial literacy. Students will learn how
money saved can accumulate into a larger amount over time, explain that saving is an
alternative to spending, identify examples of responsible spending, and plan a purchase
based on an allowance.

Friday, April 13, 2018

April 16-20

Reading: We will be focusing on a few more reading strategies:
Reading for Fun vs Test, Backwards Thinking, and Text Mapping before our
benchmark at the end of the week.

Writing:  Students will write a persuasive paper that convinces the reader
that a certain habitat is the best for a particular animal to thrive.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: buy, fire, hat, high, more, right,same thank
Our grammar lessons will be centered around correcting mistakes in passages
based on spelling, punctuation and word choice.

Science: This week, we will work on our pbl presentations, creating an ideal
habitat where animals thrive.  

Math: We will review money, multiplication, and division this week before
having a test on Friday.

Friday, April 6, 2018

April 9-13


Reading: We will be researching about animal habitats and will be
focusing on our reading strategies for our end of the year reading benchmark in April.


Writing:  Students will write a persuasive paper that convinces the reader
that a certain habitat is the best for a particular animal to thrive.


Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: brown,change face, hard, might,
read, ten, yes
Our grammar lessons will be centered around correcting mistakes in
passages based on spelling, punctuation and word choice.


Science: Our focus this week will be on animal characteristics and
misconceptions.  We will also learn about how temperature and
environment affect animal migration and hibernation patterns.


Math: Students will model, create, and describe division
situations in which a set of concrete objects is separated into equivalent sets.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

March 26-29th

Reading: We will be researching about animal habitats and will be focusing on our
reading strategies for our end of the year reading benchmark in April.

Writing:  Students will write a persuasive paper that convinces the reader that a
certain habitat is the best for a particular animal to thrive.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: carry, fat, hear, morning, round, run, third, yellow
Our grammar lessons will be centered around correcting mistakes in passages
based on spelling, punctuation and word choice.

Science: Students will observe, record, and compare how the physical characteristics
and behaviors of animals help them meet their basic needs such as fins help fish move and balance in the water.

Math: The students will learn about making equal groups when studying multiplication.
In 2nd grade, students do not need to memorize multiplication facts; instead we
learn the foundation of what multiplication means- taking a large number and splitting it
into equal groups. Students will learn 4 different strategies to solve multiplication: arrays,
drawing equal groups, skip counting, and repeated addition.