What's New in Second Grade?
The CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) will be administered between October 1-31, 2018. All Hillsboro School District students in grade two will participate in the district wide assessment. Teacher will use this information to inform their instruction.
The CogAT is a nationally normed-referenced assessment that measures general reasoning and problem solving skills. Results from the CogAT indicate how well a student uses these types of skills to solve verbal, quantitative and nonverbal reasoning problems.
The CogAT goes beyond measuring the skills a student has learned in the classroom (achievement skills). It measures abilities developed from birth through a child's experiences during and outside the school. A student's score on the CogAT primarily reflects his or her ability to identify relationships between objects and numbers and to demonstrate flexibility in thinking.
Results will be available to parents sometime in May. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
Thank you for your support,
We have been using number racks to learn different ways of breaking apart numbers to count by ones, fives and tens.
We've also been using glyphs, or symbols, to communicate information.
- Listen to Reading
- Work on Writing
- Word Work (with our spelling words)
- Read to Someone
- Work with the Teacher
Please practice the spelling words with your child each week. The words go home on Monday. We have spelling tests on Fridays.
Science/Social Studies Updates
We are starting our next unit on Communities and Community Helpers.