2nd Grade News

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Happy Friday!

Today we shared what we read last night with a partner. I reminded the kids that although we don't have any paper homework that READING EACH NIGHT IS HOMEWORK! Below is a visual to help understand the importance of reading each night. Please continue to support your child at home with their nightly reading homework.

Mrs. Hicks

Next Week

Library is on Monday. Have fun reading those books and remember to send them to school on Monday. The kids LOVE checking out new books each week.


Monday- Day 4 Computer

Tuesday- Day 1 Art

Wednesday- Day 2 P.E.

Thursday- Day 3- Music

Friday- Day 4 Computer

Reading- We spent some time reading with partners last week and practiced different strategies to use when we come to tricky words. The students have a bookmark to help them when they see unknown words. We began to learn about the Somebody, Wanted, But, So summarizing strategy.

On Friday we read Cinderella and worked together to fill out a chart. Cinderella wanted to go to the ball, but her evil stepmother wouldn't let her go. So her Fairygodmother used magic to give her a dress and carriage. Then she met the prince and lived happily ever after.

Writing- We will continue working on writing narratives. WE are learning more about nouns and using them when we write.

Night zookeeper Friday- on Friday I allow the children to write on night zookeeper during writer's workshop. They love writing about their animals and are writing a ton!

Math- We are still working to master these standards. We are still working on understanding the VALUE of a number.

2.NS.2 Read and write whole numbers up to 1,000. Use words, models, standard form and expanded form to represent and show equivalent forms of whole numbers up to 1,000.

2.NS.6 Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones. Understand that 100 can be thought of as a group of ten tens- called a “hundred.” Understand that 100 can be thought of as a group of ten tens- called a “hundred.” Understand that numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).

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Why read 20 minutes at home?

This visual really hit home with me and made me realize the importance of reading each night at home. I told the kids how I read to Vinny each night to help him learn new words and expand his vocabulary. I hope that everyone has time each night to enjoy reading with their child.