Mrs. Ifft's Second Grade Class
Happy New Year!
A New Year's resolution of mine is to create a monthly newsletter for our class as a way to stay connected with what is happening in Room 8. I hope you find this helpful!
Mrs. Ifft :)
What We're Learning
In reading, we are learning to make inferences to figure out elements of the story that the author doesn't write. We are learning about context clues and how these help us make stronger inferences. We are also exploring nonfiction texts and learning how to identify the main idea of nonfiction stories.
In science, we are beginning a new unit on Earth science, specifically pebbles, sand, and silt. We will be getting messy and exploring various elements of the Earth's crust and learning ways to distinguish them.
In writing, we are beginning to research a topic to write a nonfiction book!
- chisel tip black Expo markers
- felt tip black Sharpies, normal size (not fine-tip or extra fat point)
Now, second grade will continue practicing spelling in the new year. However, our focus has shifted to commonly misspelled words. We are using a list high frequency words for second graders to create spelling lists.
If you would like to help your child practice these words at home, I encourage you to do so! However, it is NOT homework and not mandatory. You can find the list posted on our Homework Canvas page.