Second Grade News You Can Use
February 1-5, 2016
A Note From Mrs, Graham
I hope you found the writing project we did on the 100th day in your child's folder on Friday. The assignment was to write 3-5 sentences about how they would spend $100. My favorite ideas came from Nathanael who would build a school like NCS, Addison who would adopt a child, and Braden who spent every dollar on others including his family. Some of the writing showed great imagination, as well. Finn would open a pizzeria with anamatronics that acted one way during the day and the opposite way at night. It was quite the contrast between good and evil and light and darkness which we have been talking about in Bible.
They looked like I felt on Friday
100 Days Smarter!
This Girl Was On Fire!
Addison scored an amazing 16 points out of a team total of 20 in her game on Saturday.
Ethan had a cool theme for his 100 day shirt.
Nathanael's shirt shows off just another one of his talents...creativity.
Your're One in a Million
One of his other talents is encouragement.
An Aware Minion
Makenzie made sure she covered Pink-Out day, 100th day, and our Minion theme in her shirt.
New List Words: happy, pretty, baby, very, puppy, funny, carry, lucky, only, sunny, penny, city
Words we need to learn to spell for our writing to improve: would, house, dollars
I have started keeping a list of frequently misspelled words in our writing. I will add three words to our list each week taken from our writing assignments.
Challenge Words: sorry, noisy
Essential Question: Why are reading and writing important?
High Frequency Words: always, anything, been, draw, friends, mother, soon, under, watch, words
New Vocabulary Words: accepted, express, taught, grand, pretend, prize, wonder, fluttering
Vocabulary Strategies: Suffixes -y and -ful
Phonics Skill: Changing y to i
Fluency Focus: Expression (As your child reads the fluency sheet to you this week, work on expressive reading rather than speed.)
Grammar: The Verb Be
Comprehension Skill: Understanding Characters and Author's Word Choice
Target Strategy: Analyze/Evaluate
Writitng: Descriptive Paragraph
Studies Weekly Lesson15 Objectives: The students will learn to identify the continents, oceans, equator, prime meridian, and North and South Poles. They will also learn about using good judgement to be a responsible citizen.
Studies Weekly Lesson 16 Objectives: Student will learn about people who have made important contributions to our country's history. They will also learn about individuals, events and document that represent the U.S.
Lesson 10 Objectives: Students will understand that many different kinds of plants live in different environments on Earth. They will identify various plant structures and the functions they perform. They will also explore the life cycles of plants.
February 8: Permission slip and $6.00 due to for Meadow's and Wendy's
February 11: Meadow's and Wendy's for lunch
February 12: Students No School-Parent Conference Day in the morning. Look for sign up email this week.
February 15: President's Day-No School
February 17: Re-enrollment Deadline
Theme: Jesus wants us to show love and mercy toward others
Memory Verse: Matthew 5: 7-8