# WHAT'S THE BUZZ IN 2ND GRADE?

## Friday, January 16, 2015 - General News

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

This past week we talked a lot about Martin Luther King, Jr. Ask your child why Dr. King was and is so important to us.

Homework for the week of 1/20/15

Tuesday - Sheet 139-140, spelling list 16 goes home for test on Friday; Wednesday - Sheet 135-136; Thursday - Sheet 133-134; Field trip slip and money

Please check out the following links to see what's being used in second grade. Remember that Edline can give you a enormous amount of information, including units we are working on as well has homework.

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Next week:

Monday:

No school - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday:

Art

Wednesday:

P.E. and Music

Thursday:

P.E.

Report Cards available Home Access Center

Friday:

Library & Music

## ELA

Writing: For Writing this past week we completed the opinion piece about how we can make a friendlier world.

We continued discussing the importance of questioning while reading texts. We completed the Two Bobbies. The students read books on Tumble Books and recorded their text questions in an "I Wonder" book. Ask your child what they read and what types of questions they came up with.

Word Study:

We worked on simple and compound sentences as well as the different sounds of "oo".

## Social Studies/Science

This week in Science, we began learning about plants, particularly seeds. The students examined different types of seeds, seed parts, and how seeds travel. We also planted different types of seeds. Ask your child which seed was the most memorable and why was it memorable. You may also wish to ask them what happens to a lima bean after it has been soaked in water.

## Mathematics

This week in Math we began Unit 5 on Linear Measurement. We examined the difference between a meter and a yard, as well as an inch and a centimeter. We also discussed the difference between standard and non-standard units of measurement. Ask your child why we used standard units of measurement.

## Second Step

This week in Second Step we learned about using empathy and predicting feelings.

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