2nd Grade News
Curriculum Information and Important Reminders
For the Week of January 18th-22nd we will be studying:
Math- Using a variety of tools to represent fractional parts including whole, halves, fourths, eighths, and greater than one whole
Reading- Timeline of Martin Luther King Jr., understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding
OLC: Spelling, Phonics, Handwriting- No Spelling this week!
Writing- Declarative and interrogative sentences, revising, editing, and publishing persuasive letters
Science- Distinguish between natural and man made resources
Stars of the Week!
(Stars of the Week from the Week of January 11th)
(Star of the Week from the Week of January 4th)
Look for all Homework to Come Home Every Monday!
Spelling List-study the words
Math Word Problems- cut and glue problems into the math homework spiral and solve one each night
Guided Reading Response Journal and Book- Choose 2-3 responses each week to write in the journal.
***Please return the Math Homework spiral on Friday of each week. The guided reading folder and response journal should come to school every day.
Study the Spelling List
You can use the Spelling Activities sent home in the parent email the first week to study these words if you choose to. Please remember that it is important for the students to be able to apply the use of these words in their writing as well.
No Spelling this Week!
Keyboarding Practice at Home
This is a great resource for them to use to help them become more proficient with their keyboarding skills.
Order Your Yearbooks Now!
The next few weeks are a wonderful time to purchase your 2015-2016 Nichols yearbook if you have not done so already. Deadline to guarantee a Nichols yearbook is Friday, January 22nd . After January 22nd there will be limited quantities available. The price of the yearbook is $25.00. There WILL NOT be a wait list for yearbooks this year, so be sure to purchase one now if you are interested.
Below you will find the link to order a yearbook for your child. You will not need to input a customer number. Select the state, city and the school name to begin ordering. After purchasing you will receive an email notification confirming your purchase. Please save this for your records. Yearbooks will not be distributed until the end of the school year. Thank you for ordering a Nichols yearbook!
-Temperature of 40 degrees or higher: Normal outdoor recess
-Temperatures 33-39 degrees: Reduced to 15 minute outdoor recess
-Wind chill temperature between 33-35 degrees: Reduced to 15 minute outdoor recess
-Temperature/wind chill 32 degrees or below: No outdoor recess
Please make sure that all jackets, hats, gloves, etc. are labeled with your child's name. It makes it much easier to locate the right owner if they are left behind. :)
Important Dates and Upcoming Events
Starting the Week of September 28th we will begin having our PLC time every other Thursday morning from 8:00-8:50. This will be a more consistent schedule for everyone, and the kids will be working with the specials teachers during that time.
January 14th- PTA Spirit Night at Mooyah
January 15th- Good Morning Nichols
January 18th- No School
January 21st- Report Cards go home
January 22nd- 2nd Nine Weeks Celebration
January 29th- Good Morning Nichols
Here are the definitions of words that we have been covering in science.
conserve: to save natural resources
resource something valuable we can use
natural not made by humans
manmade created or changed by humans
wood a natural resource that comes from trees
metal a natural resource found in rocks
paper a thin material made from wood
plastic a manmade resource made from oils
Fraction- equal parts of a whole
Equal parts- all of the same size
Non-equal parts- parts are not all the same size
Partition- cut or divide into equal parts
Halves- two equal parts of a whole
Fourths- four equal parts of a whole
Eighths- eight equal parts of a whole
The more fractional parts-the smaller the part.
The fewer fractional parts- the larger the part.
We are only representing fractions with words right now. (example: one half, three fourths, five eighths, etc.)
Students can partition circles, squares, and rectangles in a variety of ways to show halves, fourths, and eighths. All of the parts must be equal.
Practice making connections at home as to what you can divide or partition into equal parts (pizza, cookies, card games, etc.).
Students can also count fractions that are greater than one whole (three halves, five fourths, nine eighths, etc.)
At this point it is appropriate for students to draw a pictorial model to represent fractions and to help them visualize the parts.
We hope that you find these resources useful as you use them at home.
Student Learning Hub
Do you want to know more about what your child is learning this year?
Here is a great video to show you how to use the Student Learning Hub at home!
-One snack per day
-Needs to be a healthy snack
-Non-messy and does not require utensils
-Peanut/Tree Nut free until further notice from your child's teacher
-Water for drinks only
Thank you for your help with this!
Green Thursday Folders
Teacher Contact Information
Mrs. Jackie McClain- firstname.lastname@example.org 469-633-3950 x63967
Ms. Taylor Flaig- email@example.com 469-633-3950 x63965
Mrs. Megan Allard- firstname.lastname@example.org 469-633-3950 x63964
Ms. Kristen Graham- email@example.com 469-633-3950 x63963