Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade News

October 19th-21st

Events to Remember

Monday Day 2 Computer Lab

Tuesday Day 3 Art

Wednesday Day 4 Music

Thursday and Friday- FALL BREAK NO SCHOOL


Day 2 Monday, October 19th- Cheeseburger on a Pretzel Bun

Day 3 Tuesday, October 20th- Cheese Omelet with Bacon

Day 4 Wednesday, October 21st- Chicken & Noodles with dinner roll

*Always an option

Turkey Sandwich

Pizza Pack



Specials Schedule:

Day 1: P.E.

Day 2: Computer Lab

Day 3: Art

Day 4: Music

****Wednesday's are Library Checkout days!

Our Schedule

9-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:45 Math Workshop

10:45-11:15 Lunch

11:15-12:25 Reader's Workshop (Word work)

12:25-1:00 Specials

*1:00-1:20 Wednesdays Library

1:00-2:00 Reader's Workshop

1:50 Snack (Please send in a healthy snack for your child)

2:00-2:25 Recess

2:25-3:00 Writer's Workshop

3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies

3:30-3:40 Dismissal

Want to Connect?

If you want to connect with other families in my classroom, join Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade group on Facebook! Request to be added and I will add you! No one but members can see the post!

It is a way for families to make play dates.

It is not a place to discuss things that happen during the school day.

Changes in transportation

PLEASE send in a note for ANY activity that your child is doing after school that is different. If they are typically a bus rider but have engineering, send a note each time.

If they are typically a car ride but have sculpting, send a note each time.

If I were to be absent and a substitute did not have a note, they would send them home their typical way.

For the safety of your child, PLEASE ALWAYS send a note if there is a change.


Over the next few weeks we will be working on Tackling Trouble. By the end of the unit, students will have strategies in place to help them when they come across a word that they do not know! This unit will take us to the end of October! We are currently using the language: Looks RIGHT, Sounds RIGHT, Makes SENSE!!

Language Arts- Review Punctuation (Capitalization, Period, Exclamation Point, and Question Mark)

Read to Self- Building Stamina- Choosing a Just Right Book

Partner Read

Mini Lesson- Fiction

First, Next, Then, Last

Word work (Spelling)- Having 26 students pick and keep track of their own spelling words was INSANE. I am taking a step back from students picking their own words right now. I will pick words from the 2nd and 3rd grade list. Word Work binders will come home every weekend for practice. (Starting on Fall Break). After we practice we will take a spelling test. Words missed will be added to students personal word bank. They can then pick a word or words from their word bank to add to their spelling list.

**Words this week are: because, clock, favorite, really, sometimes, always, question, write

Buddy Study System

Day 1 -Choose, Write, and Build

Mix, Fix, Mix

Day 2- Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check

Day 3-Buddy Check

Day 4- Make Connections

Day 5- Buddy Test

Buddy study provides opportunities for children to apply principles for studying a specific list of words in active ways. The purpose is to develop word solving actions so that children can problem solve by working on words in isolation or while reading and writing continuously text. Rapid, automatic word solving is a basic component of fluency. It is important for comprehension because it frees children to focus their attention on the meaning and language of the text.

**There is no grade in spelling. The Buddy System is designed for continuous learning over all curriculum that spelling is applied and learned naturally. The children form this point forward will take their spelling test in their word work notebook in order to keep track of the words they have mastered and the words that they want to learn.

Weekly reading homework:

Students are to read for 20 minutes each night. They will write the Title (s) and pages read. Parents need to sign off each night! Please continue to do the reading log each night and the rest of the packet is due on Monday, October 26th! Please have your students keep their reading recording sheet in their RED GO Folder. That way I can see if they are doing the reading each night.


This week we will start writing a "Getting to Know You" piece. Students will be writing about themselves as if they introducing themselves to each other for the first time! Students will describe themselves with detail.


Building Number Sense

Mental Math Fluency

Problem of the Day

Math Packet- Problem Solving

Mini Lesson- Place Value

We are wrapping up Place Value!

We will be able to:

Read and Write whole Numbers to 1000

Word Form

Standard Form

Expanded Form

Number Line

Ordinal Numbers

Determine Odd or Even

Ones, Tens, Hundreds, Thousands

Compare with <, >, =

Miss Mitchell

  • I will send out newsletters on Sunday evening
  • I always check my email in the morning, during the day, and in the evening
  • If you leave a message for me, I will return it during my prep time (12:30- 12:55) or after 4 PM
  • Please send all transportation changes in writing if you can or to the office before 2:00
  • If you do not get a reply e-mail from me about transportation, please call the school. I do not always get the chance to read emails right away or I could be absent