2nd Grade Class News

Mrs. Gaudette, Miss Holden, Mrs. Karstaedt, Mrs. Mitchell

Week of May 16, 2016

Reader's Workshop

Keeping with Fairytales...

As we continue to study fairytales, students will begin to compare two different versions of these texts. Some particularly funny takes on traditional fairytales are pictured below. We will use these along with the traditional fairytales to notice similarities and differences as well as reading a completely different kind of princess story as we write "I wonder..." sticky notes about it.


We have made it through the ALL the lessons in FUNDATIONS! Hip-Hip-HOORAH! Wow! Our students have done so wonderful this year by working hard at learning Fundations! For the remainder of the year, the students will review the material they have learned thus far. We will start by spending a couple days at a time reviewing our vowel teams and practicing how to tap out words to spell them correctly.

Writer's Workshop

"Don't Let the Pigeon..."

This week, students will continue to write their 'Pigeon' books. As you may recall, the students have been using Mo Willem's book Don't Let the Pigeon drive the Bus as our mentor text. We have studied how he writes his books about the Pigeon and how the Pigeon persuades his audience to allow him to do something, like drive the bus. So far, there are some very interesting and funny scenarios!



Next week, students will continue to review in efforts to prepare for the end of the year assessment given by the county. Some topics that we will touch on specifically are partitioning rectangles and circles, drawing rows and columns within a rectangle, creating arrays as well as graphing data.

Science & Social Studies

This week, students will continue to learn more about sound. Specifically, they will focus on studying more about string instruments and how their pitches can change by tightening the strings as well as using a bridge. For the remainder of the week, students will learn how our vocal cords produce sound. As well, the second grade students will create a model to show how our vocal cords produce sound by using a rubber band and a plastic cup.

Specials Schedule


Monday: Library

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Computer

Thursday: Music

Friday: PE


Monday: Music

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Art

Friday: Computer


Monday: Computer

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: PE

Thursday: Library

Friday: Art


Monday: PE

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Music

Mark Your Calendars!

May 30th

Memorial Day - No School

June 7th

Field Day - More details to come!