April Newsletter

Mrs. Thesing's Second Grade

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Language Arts

What are we working on this month:

  • Vowel Variants (oo, u, u_e, ew, ue, ui, ou, a, aw, au, augh, al, ough)
  • Short Vowel digraphs (ea, ou, y)
  • Open and Closed Syllables
  • Summarizing
  • Sequencing of stories
  • Cause and Effect
  • Idioms
  • Synonyms
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Proper Nouns (Capitalization)
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Contractions
  • Problem and Solution
  • Homophones
  • Compound Words
  • Commas in a Series
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Book Titles (Punctuation)


What are we working on this month:

  • Measuring with yards and meters
  • Review for measuring with inches, feet, centimeters, and decimeters
  • Fractional units of length
  • Perimeter
  • Using longer distances of measurement (mile, kilometer)
  • Capacity
  • Area
  • Weight
  • Equivalent measures
  • Review money equivalencies and notation
  • Making change

Science, Social Studies, and Health

We are working on a unit in Social Studies on our government. We will learn about the constitution, the three branches of government, our national government, state government, and local government.

The last half of the month of April will be a science unit on plants. We will study the parts of plants, how seeds are scattered, how plants are grouped, and different plant habitats and how they are adapted to live in them.