It's a Second Grade Thing

January 2016

What we will be learning in January

In ELA, during the month of January, we will focus on elements of nonfiction text. Students will be researching and writing an all about book about the Arctic and about themselves. We will start back up with weekly spelling quizzes this week. Below is a list of the pattern for the week and the word of the week.

January 4th - ar; flee

January 11th - eer, ear; frighten

January 18th - er, ir, ur; Furious

January 25th - or, ore, oar; gown


In Math, students will work on adding 4 2-digit numbers (ex. 15+13+20+64), adding 2 3-digit numbers (ex. 521+163), and subtracting 2 2-digit numbers (ex 95-23). Students will also work on becoming more fluent adding and subtracting nine. In Science, students will be learning about the night sky and collecting data. In Social Studies, students will be learning about American celebrations, maps and globes.

Upcoming Events in January

Please take note of special events happening in January.


January 5th- First day of 4th six weeks

January 7th - PTO Meeting 12-1; Awards Assembly 1:15

January 11th - Report cards go home

January 14th - UIL

January 18th - MLK Jr Day (Bad Weather Make up Day)

January 27th - Sing-a-long 8:30; Early Release 12:45

Wednesday is Library Day!

We go to the library every Wednesday. Please make sure that your child has their library books in their backpack each Wednesday morning.

We need you!

There are many opportunities for you to help. We will need help this year with class parties, field trips, and small group tutoring. If you can help in any way please let us know. If you would like to help in the classroom, or go on our field trip in March, you must sign up as a CSISD volunteer. Background checks will be done to keep all of our students safe. To sign up please visit this link.

CSISD Volunteer Sign up

Field Trip Rescheduled!

Due to bad weather last month, we were unable to go to Mayborn Children's museum in Waco. We rescheduled the trip to March 30th! Please mark your calendars and make sure that your volunteer forms are filled out if you would like to go or meet us there!

Check your child's lunch balance

Don't forget to check your child's lunch account. You can access your child's lunch account and add money online by visiting this website. https://paypams.com/HomePage.aspx

50 Men Who Can Cook

College Station ISD Education Foundation has an annual fundraiser called 50 Men Who Can Cook. For $50/ticket you can eat and drink all that these special community members consider their specialties. The money raised goes towards scholarships and teacher grants. Second grade ELA teachers received a grant this year due to the money raised at this event. If you would like to learn more visit the following website.

50 Men Who Can Cook

Next month...

There are a few things that you might want to put on your calendar for next month.

February 1st - 100th Day of school (Dress like you are 100)

February 5th - Education Foundation 50 Men Who Can Cook

February 12th - Valentine's Party

February 15th - Student Holiday

February 18th - Spring/Class Picture Day

February 25th - Hard Hats for Little Heads; Awards Assembly 1:15

February 29th - Report Cards go home