Ms. Klein's Second Grade Newsletter

September 28, 2015

This week...

This week we are going to read a realistic fiction story and an informational text that will help us answer the question "What can you learn from planting a garden?" In The Ugly Vegetables, a girl learns about her neighbors when she plants a garden. We'll also see some HUGE plants from real gardens when we read They Really Are GIANT!

More learning this week...

Target Vocabulary: blooming, muscles, nodded, plain, scent, shobels, tough, wrinkled

Phonics Skills: Double consonants and ck; double consonants (CVC)
Vocabulary Strategy: Homophones

Comprehension Skill: COnclusions - use details to figure out more about the text

Comprehension Strategy: Analyze/evaluate - tell how you feel about the text and why

Writing Focus: Informative / explanatory writing - informational paragraph (summary)


We will start unit 4 this week all about working with equal groups. Throughout the unit we will use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one and two step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns in all postitions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unkown number to represent the problem. We will also, use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

Conference Sign Ups

Important Black Bob Dates

Saturday, October 3 Jared Coones Pumpkin Run

October 5-8 Bully Awareness Week

Wednesday, October 7 International Walk to School Day

Thursday, October 8 PTA @ 7:00PM

Friday, October 9 Staff Professional Day (NO SCHOOL)
Wednesday, October 14 Parent/Teacher Conferences (EVENING) 4:30-8:30PM

Thursday, October 15 Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL) 11-8PM

Friday, October 16 NO SCHOOL

Amy Klein

Second Grade Teacher