2nd Grade News

with Mrs. Trujillo

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Week of May 14-18

A note from Mrs. Trujillo:

As the end of the year nears, things will start to get busy! A few things you may want to mark your calendar for are the following:

May 25- Poetry Slam at 2:15pm in the Library. We have been working on writing our own poetry for the last few weeks. Each child has made several poems, that have been written in their very own poetry anthology. Each child will get to pick their favorite poem they have written, and share it with the class. If you can, please join us in the library to hear your child recite their poem. We will have refreshments in the classroom afterwards!

May 31- Last Day of School. We will begin our day by walking over to Star Skate at 9:30am. We should arrive by 10 at the latest. We will stay there until 12, and will walk back to Monroe. We will have a pizza lunch when we return from Star Skate, and end the day with popsicles! Permission slips will go home this week! I will also show a video with pictures from the entire school year!

**If your child has a summer birthday and you haven't already talked to me, and want to celebrate your child's birthday, let me know ASAP! We will begin celebrating summer birthdays this week!**

This week will be our final week of homework. We will still have two more spelling tests, but only one more week of homework.

I have completed math and reading benchmark assessments. If you would like to know your child's scores before I send a note home, just send me an e-mail and I will be happy to respond with your child's scores!

This week in class...


We will finish working on Unit 8 in math this week. We will have our Unit 8 assessment this week. The concepts we will cover this week are:

  • Array number stories
  • 2-digit subtraction with regrouping

At home, please practice counting change, and getting change back with your child. This is an everyday skill that we are working on in class, and working on it at home, and in the "real world" could be very beneficial. Also, working on telling time with an analog clock, and asking questions like "What time will it be in two hours?" helps reinforce skills taught in class. As always, practice with addition and subtraction fact fluency. A good way to do this is through Xtra Math.


This weeks literacy concepts are:

  • Sound of the week: short vowel digraphs: CVCe syllables
  • Story Genre: Expository Text
  • Comprehension Skill: author's purpose
  • Comprehension Strategy: reread
  • Grammar: articles this, that, these, those
  • Mechanics: capitalize proper nouns
  • Writing: opinion writing/poetry

Please continue to do Smarty Ants at home with your child. The skills your child learns in this program go right with what we learn in class. It really is a great tool, and on top of it, it is fun and engaging.

Social Studies/Science:

We will continue working on a new unit in both social studies and science, which go hand in hand. We will be working on map skills. (how to read a map, compass rose, directions, map key, etc.) We will also begin learning about Earth events and changes to the Earth. We will learn about events and changes that happen quickly (hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.) and events and changes that happen slowly (erosion). We will also learn about different landforms on Earth.

Spelling Words For The Week:

1. state

2. replace

3. nine

4. ninety

5. side

6. sidewalk

7. face

8. outside

9. these

10. tadpole

11. letter

12. magnet

13. alone

14. beside

15. round

High Frequency Words For The Week:

1. alone

2. became

3. beside

4. four

5. hello

6. large

7. notice

8. round

9. suppose

10. surprised

Specials This Week:

Monday: PE

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: PE

Thursday: Music

Friday: PE

Dates to Remember:

May 15- Sonic Night

May 24- Yearbook Signing

May 25- Poetry Slam @ 2:15pm (parents will be invited, more information to come)

May 28- No School- Memorial Day

May 31- Field Trip to Star Skate

May 31- Last Day of School

Classroom Wish List

**Bubble Gum

**Jolly Ranchers

Thank you to everyone who donates to our classroom. We wouldn't be able to do the things we do without your help! You are SO appreciated.

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