WHAT'S THE BUZZ IN 2ND GRADE?

Mrs. Kesler's 2nd Grade Class Newsletter

Friday, September 19, 2014 - General News

Thank you to all of the families who attended Curriculum Night this week!! For I believe our partnership is one of the keys to your children's success. If you have any questions after the Curriculum Night presentation, please do not hesitate to contact me.


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.


http://tiny.cc/Edline


http://tiny.cc/2ndgradewebsites

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_KbNilWjsiSZHB2m0vWwsg/videos?feature=guide&view=1


Next week:

Monday:

COGAT testing

P.E.

Tuesday:

COGAT Testing

Art

Wednesday:

COGAT Testing

P.E. & Music

Thursday:

P.E.

Friday:

Library and Music


I will also begin Rigby testing this week to determine your child's reading level.

ELA

For Reading this past week we worked on reading nonfiction texts and identifying lists, bullet points and italics. We also concentrated on recognizing the difference between fiction and nonfiction texts as well as identifying common and proper nouns.

Social Studies

This last week we finished off our map and globe unit and started learning about communities. You may want to ask your child: What types of places do you find in a community? Who are the people in your community?

Mathematics

This week in Math we continued working on identifying and adding coins. We also added in one dollar bills, ten dollar bills and one hundred dollar bills. We worked on counting on using skip counting (primarily by 5's and 10's).


We also continue to practice telling time on an analog clock within 5 minutes.

Second Step

This week in Second Step we learned about focus and listening skills. One of the activities we used was saying a sentence twice and having the children explain if I repeated the exact same sentence or if I altered the sentence in any way. We also used this with partner work, having the listening partner share what they learned from their speaking partner during a "turn and talk" time.

Week 2 Spelling List


List 2


stay

walk

last

each

dark