Second Grade Rocks
Welcome to my classroom
Welcome students and parents to a brand new school year, my name is Amy Woodeshick. I'm a education major (EC-6th Generalist) graduate from University of Houston class of 2016. This is my first year teaching second grade and very excited for a great school year. I am passionate about helping students grow and learn the classroom. One of the highest priorities as a teacher is for our classroom to be safe, positive, and respectful learning environment.
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English Language Arts
Students in second grade will gain more skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Writing will become an exciting way for your child to use newly learned words and phrases to express ideas. As they speak and write, second graders will be more attentive to informal and formal uses of English and will spell most correctly in their writing. Here are some topics of what your child will be working on in second grade. The students will be determining the lesson or moral of stories, fables, and folktales. They also will pay attention to details including illustrations and graphics in stories and books to answer who, what where, why, and how questions.
In second grade students will build on last year's work and gain important new skills. One important outcome for this year is to add and subtract two digit numbers quickly and accurately. Another goal in second grade is to understand what the digits mean in a three-digit number. Students will build expertise with solving addition and subtraction word problems. My goal is to make sure my students are ready for third grade math by helping them master addition and subtraction.
In second grade students will continue to explore the world around them but in a more detailed way such as making observations and collecting data. Some topics we will be going over this school will include: earth and space; the human body; plants; the cycle of life; animals; and electricity. One assignment I will be having students pick a specific topic he or she enjoys such as animals, space, or the human body. The student will be create a collage with facts and pictures of their topic.
Learning outside of the Classroom
Children need help and support at home to succeed in their studies. Try to create a quite place for your child to study and do homework. You should try to sit down with your child at least once a week for 15 to 30 minutes while he or she is doing homework. By taking these steps you will help your child become more successful both in and outside the classroom. An example would be reading at home everyday and assisting your child by reading every other paragraph. Have your child read to their siblings, friends, or children you know.