Sneak Peek

2T Edison School * October 12, 2015 * Mrs. Tallman

2T Community

Living History

This week we will be participating in the Second Annual Living History Program for Edison School! On October 15th, students will come to school and will learn in a whole new way! The students will be placed into mixed groups with classes from Kdg. to 5th Grade. They will spend the day rotating through focus lessons prepared by parents that have volunteered on our PTA Living History Team. This years focus is Haddon Township's 150th Birthday!

Caldecott WEB Project

Students should begin to locate a Caldecott book for their WEB Project. It is a good idea to do this project in stages, try not to leave the WEB project until the last minute. (This will cause much stress for both you and your Second Grader!) Pace yourselves and give your child time to be creative and enjoy completing the project at their own rate. Remember you can turn in the project at any time, however it is due November 13th.


Throughout our first unit, we are learning about different kinds of communities and the families who live there. This week, we meet Camila in the informational text My Family. Camila is a real girl who shares special times and happy celebrations with her family. We will also read Family Poems, poetry about families. As we read, we will be exploring answers to the question “How are families alike and different?”

Target Vocabulary: remembered, porch, crown, spend, stuck, visit, cousin, piano

Phonics Skills: Words with short o, u, e; CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant) syllable pattern; mit/ten – CVC = the vowel makes a short sound

Spelling Words: wet, job, lunch, rest, spot, mud, left, help, plum, nut, spend, hot **comprehension

Vocabulary Strategy: Using a Glossary

Comprehension Skill: Compare and contrast using a Venn diagram

Comprehension Strategy: Questioning

Writing Focus: Narratives

This week, 2T will continue on our narrative adventure in writing. We will begin to learn about writing fictional narratives! The students will be introduced various ways to make a positive, first impression or lead. Using dialogue, actions, questions, thoughts, thoughts and feelings, and sound effects (onamonapia) the students will practice writing a memorable introduction which raises questions and curiosity. The students will also learn how to add elaborate details to their stories. By answering questions, they will have interesting ideas and opinions to describe an object or location.

We will also write our first of many Birthday Books. Each student will write a page of good wishes and compliments for the special birthday student!

Social Studies:

This week we will begin Unit 2, Our Government; we will identify functions of the government, and describe how government establishes order, security, and manages conflict. We will learn that there are laws in the community and that there are consequences for breaking them. We will also learn that there are different roles of public officials including mayor, governor, and President. We will identify the Capitol Building & recognize the Constitution as the defining document of our Country's government.


Chapter 2

Back It Up!

After taking a pre-assessment for Chapter 2, I learned that the students need some background experiences with adding 2 digit numbers. So, we are going to spend some time this week learning about addition and subtraction strategies to 40. We will also learn about adding and subtracting 2 digit number with and without regrouping. We will be deviating from our Second Grade Math in Focus book and following some First Grade lessons from Math in Focus to prepare students for 3 digit addition and subtraction to 1,000.

These lessons center on:

Subtracting by counting back and grouping into 10's.

Adding by:

Counting on from the greater number

Using a place value chart to add ones and add tens

Using a place value chart to add tens

Using a place value chart to add two 2 digit numbers with and without regrouping

Subtracting a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number

Subtracting two 2 digit numbers

Counting back from the greater number to subtract

Using a place value chart to subtract ones and then subtract tens

Birthday Wishes!

Happy Birthday to Arijon Sharku! He will be 8 on October 13th!

Happy Birthday to Samantha Border! She will be 8 on October 15th!

We will celebrate their birthdays by making them each a special birthday wish book.

We send happy birthday wishes to both students!

Mark Your Calendars:

October 13th- PTA 7:00

October 15th- Living History Day

October 15th- Half Day InService~ Bring a snack!

October 23rd- Spirit Day: Wear Edison Green!

October 23rd- Camp Creek Run Trip

October 26th- PTA Monster Mash Skating Night 6:30

October 30th- Halloween Parade 2:00


Send a Note to Let Me Know:

Please send in a note or email to notify me if your child is leaving school early or coming to school late. I can order lunch for students arriving late to class and I will be better able to prepare homework and have students packed and ready to leave early without interrupting the class. Thanks!

• Please have your child put their name and number on all assignments.

*Please label all of your child's belongings!

*It is still warm in our classroom, please help your child to dress appropriately and to bring a water bottle each day!