2nd Grade News
Curriculum Information and Important Reminders
For the Week of April 11th-15th we will be studying:
Math- measuring the area of squares and rectangles
Reading- author study about Robert Munsch
OLC: Spelling, Phonics, Handwriting- Spelling Week 2, -oi pattern words
Writing- correcting capitalization and punctuation in sentences, using appropriate punctuation in a sentence, applying our partner's suggestions in completing the final copy of our research reports
Science- observe, record, and compare how the physical characteristics and behaviors of animals help them meet their basic needs
Social Studies- identify ways people can conserve and replenish natural resources
Stars of the Week!
Animal Research Project
It is finally here! Animal Project time! We can hear the cheering begin!
This week, we started our Animal Research. During Writer's Workshop time, we will be researching our animals and then write a research paper about our animal. The research/writing part will be done here at school. The animal model will need to be done at home!
Monday, the information about your child's animal model project (in detail) went home in your child's Daily binder explaining when it is due, and what we expect from it. Please read it carefully and let us know if you have any questions!
Also, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE your child to bring in EXTRA research from home! We would LOVE for them to bring in any info that they find at home, via Internet, or the Frisco Public Library to school to use in their research. The more information they can get their hands on, the better their paper will be! We will be using books and the Internet at school as well to research our animals.
A few websites:
The model is due on April 22nd which is about ONE MONTH away! Right now they are SUPER excited about this project! What a fun time to work together and make a lasting memory with your kiddo!! And we promise they will remember this experience with you!
We cannot wait to see all the final products on April 22nd !
P.S. There are some examples of past projects attached for you to take a look at. This information and pictures will also be under the homework tab on our website.
Look for all Homework to Come Home Every Monday!
Spelling List-study the words
Math Word Problems- cut and glue problems into the math homework spiral and solve one each night
Guided Reading Response Journal and Book- Choose 2-3 responses each week to write in the journal.
***Please return the Math Homework spiral on Friday of each week. The guided reading folder and response journal should come to school every day.
Study the Spelling List
You can use the Spelling Activities sent home in the parent email the first week to study these words if you choose to. Please remember that it is important for the students to be able to apply the use of these words in their writing as well.
7. broil *
8. boil *
9. soil *
10. point *
11. coin *
12. voice *
Important Dates and Upcoming Events
April 8th- Good Morning Nichols
April 13th- Field Trip to Reedy High School Theater- There will be an email about dress and information for chaperones coming from your child's teacher this week.
April 14th- PTA Meeting and Helathapalooza (see information below)
April 19th- Vaughn Elementary PTA meeting in the Nichols cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
April 22nd- Good Morning Nichols
April 22nd- Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
April 22nd- School Carnival (more information to come soon)
April 25th- Staff Development- No School
April 26th- Open House- All grades- 5:30-6:30
April 28th- Progress Reports go home
May 2nd-May 6th- Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4th- Walk to School Day
May 5th- PTA Meeting
May 6th- Good Morning Nichols
May 9th-May 11th- STAAR testing
May 12th- Kindergarten Transition Night (you should have received information when you registered you incoming Kindergarten student)
May 20th- Field Day and Good Morning Nichols
May 25th- 8:15-9:00- 2nd Grade Awards Assembly
May 27th and May 30th- No School
June 2nd- End of the Year Parties
June 3rd- 9 Weeks Celebration of Learning
April 14: Nichols Elementary PTA 3rd annual Healthapalooza Health Fair 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
April 11 - 15: Healthy Living Week
Monday, April 11: Bring a Healthy Snack!
Tuesday, April 12: Dress for a GREAT workout day in PE
Wednesday, April 13: Dress up as your favorite athlete or wear your own sports team jersey
Thursday, April 14: HEALTHAPALOOZA NIGHT and special surprise activities throughout the school day!
Friday, April 15: Promote healthy sleep by wearing pajamas for PAJAMA DAY!!!
Classroom Wish Lists
Here are the definitions of words that we have been covering in science.
physical characteristics: a feature or trait that can be seen
behavior: the actions of a living thing
basic need: something a living thing needs to survive, like space,nutrients, water, shelter and energy
Things that we have been practicing related to measurement:
Time- telling time to the nearest minute, A.M. and P.M., knowing the difference between the hour and minute hand
Inches, Centimeters, Yards- finding objects and determining what type of measurement is the most appropriate, estimating measurements, using different tools for measurement
Teacher Contact Information
Mrs. Jackie McClain- email@example.com 469-633-3950 x63967
Ms. Taylor Flaig- firstname.lastname@example.org 469-633-3950 x63965
Mrs. Megan Allard- email@example.com 469-633-3950 x63964
Ms. Kristen Graham- firstname.lastname@example.org 469-633-3950 x63963