Mrs. Blalock's Bulletin

Class Update 11/17/14 and 11/24/14

Dates and Events to Remember

  • November 20th,21st,24th,25th Winter Workshop 9:30-10:30am in 2nd Grade Classrooms
  • November 26th-28th Thanksgiving Holidays

Winter MAP Testing Dates and Practice Sites

Our Class Schedule

Reading MAP- 12/3 at 8am

Math MAP- 1/7 at 8am

These sites below are a great place to extend skills in reading and math. Try one with your child. Practice using scratch paper and discuss test taking strategies like how to eliminate answers.

Math MAP-Excellent place to sharpen math skills!

Reading MAP-Practice reading online and show what you know!

Prepdog-Take a practice test and sharpen your skills in reading and math at this site.


Students have been successful in explaining how to add two digit addition problems with and without regrouping. Super Job! We will finish Chapter 3 this week and move into Chapter 4 on subtracting two digit numbers. We will also practice interpreting information from graphs.

Students can practice addition facts on Quizlet to increase fact fluency. This site has interactive flashcards and games students can play to learn facts. Students may need to study the same set of facts for more than one week before moving on to a new set. No quiz the week of Thanksgiving.

Language Arts

Students will go back to the text to find answers to questions in reading. They will learn how to "turn the question around," to start their answer in a complete sentence.

This week in spelling Lesson 25, we will study words with suffixes -ing, - s and -es.

Spellingcity is a popular site to practice.

No spelling test the week of Thanksgiving.

In writing, students will write an opinion piece about the First Thanksgiving. They will decide if they would like to attend and then explain their answer.

Social Studies

Economics is our new unit of study. Students will learn about needs and wants. They will be able to identify goods and services and explain the difference between a producer and a consumer. Students will have hands on experience as they produce goods during our Winter Workshop.

Students can try these games for extra practice with economic skills.

Goods and Services Game

The Perfect Pet Game

Goods and Services2 Game

Scholastic Book Club- Optional

If you are interested in ordering books for your child, preview the following site.

Scholastic Book Club.

Our class code is HGT62.

We receive free books for our classroom with every order. Thank you!


If you would like to order your child a yearbook, here is the link to the order form.

Orders are due by Dec. 10th.

Yearbook Order Form