2nd Grade Class News

Mrs. Gaudette, Miss Holden, Mrs. Karstaedt, Mrs. Mitchell

Week of October 13 - 16, 2015


Reading and Understanding Nonfiction Books

Students will do culminating activities of what they learned last week with recognizing nonfiction texts features throughout their books.

As students continue to read nonfiction books this week, they will learn how to be "brainy readers" by:
  • paying attention to the details within your books
  • putting the parts of the text together in your mind
  • asking questions
Lastly, students will learn how to recognize what it is that their nonfiction books are teaching them and then asking questions about what they have read.


This week students will take their Unit 4 test as they prepare to start Unit 5 and learn new vowel teams such as 'aw' and 'au'. They will also learn about compound words and how we divide words by their syllables.


Writing Informational Books

This week, students will continue to write their informational books in which they will teach their audience about something they know a lot about. Students will be reminded to use nonfiction text features in their writing that they learned about last week in reading. As well, students will use a second and third grade information writing checklist to do a self-check on how they are writing thus far. Lastly, they will learn how to ask questions in order to add more details to their writing.


2.MD.8 Identify coins and skip count by like coins

This week during math, students will learn about the different types of coins and the worth of each. From pennies to quarters, students will try out their skip counting skills as they counting up coins to find their worth.

Science & Social Studies

Creating a Science Fair Project

This week students will be learning how to create a science fair project as a class. Using ice cubes and what we have learned from our unit on solids, liquids, and gases, we will see which cup, styrofoam, plastic or paper, will keep the ice frozen/cold for the longest amount of time.

For the students who decided to do a science experiment individually, this will help them to see how the steps all coincide to create the end result of a science experiment.

Dates to Remember

October 12th

No School

October 17 @ 8:00am

Monster Dash!

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October 30th

No School

Class Specials


Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: PE

Friday: Media


Tuesday: Media

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Music


Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: Media

Thursday: Art

Friday: Computer


Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Computer

Thursday: Music

Friday: PE