Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade News
Events to Remember
Monday Day 4: Music
Tuesday Day 1: P.E.
Wednesday Day 2: Computer Lab
Thursday Day 3: Art
Friday Day 4: Music
Wednesday November 18th- FIELD TRIP
Friday- $1 Hat Day
Day 4 Monday, November 16 Taco Scoops
Day 1 Tuesday, November 17 Scrambled Eggs with French Toast
Day 2 Wednesday, November 18 *Thanksgiving Meal
Day 3 Thursday, November 19 Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Day 4 Friday, November 20 Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara
*Always an option
Day 1: P.E.
Day 2: Computer Lab
Day 3: Art
Day 4: Music
****Wednesday's are Library Checkout days!
9-9:30 Learning Clubs
9:30-10:45 Math Workshop
11:15-12:25 Reader's Workshop (Word work)
*1:00-1:20 Wednesdays Library
1:00-2:00 Reader's Workshop
1:50 Snack (Please send in a healthy snack for your child)
2:25-3:00 Writer's Workshop
3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies
Wednesday, November 18th is our Field Trip to the Children's Museum.
Students need to:
Arrive at school ON TIME
Wear their 2nd Grade Purple Shirt
Bring a SACK LUNCH (has to be able to be thrown away)
Arrive at school by 8:50
Bring a Sack Lunch
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!! I NEED 5 PARENTS TO COME ON THE 19th from 11:30-12:20!
EMAIL ME ASAP!
We are using the Mentor Texts: Oliver Button is a Sissy, Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon, and Amazing Grace
By the end of the unit Readers will be able to:
Understand the structure of Realistic Fiction
Acknowledge that characters have different points of view
Ask and answer questions while reading to better understand the text
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
Use illustrations and words in text to demonstrate understanding
Connect to characters
Read to understand the central message
Word work (Spelling)-
**Words this week are: about, before, didn't, have, into, make, people, they're
Buddy Study System
Buddy study provides opportunities for children to apply principles for studying a specific list of words in active ways. The purpose is to develop word solving actions so that children can problem solve by working on words in isolation or while reading and writing continuously text. Rapid, automatic word solving is a basic component of fluency. It is important for comprehension because it frees children to focus their attention on the meaning and language of the text.
**There is no grade in spelling. The Buddy System is designed for continuous learning over all curriculum that spelling is applied and learned naturally. The children form this point forward will take their spelling test in their word work notebook in order to keep track of the words they have mastered and the words that they want to learn.
Weekly reading homework:
Students are to read for 20 minutes each night. They will write the Title (s) and pages read. Parents need to sign off each night! Please continue to do the reading log each night and the rest of the packet is due on Monday, November 16th! Please have your students keep their reading recording sheet in their RED GO Folder. That way I can see if they are doing the reading each night.
By the end of the unit Writers will be able to:
Write Realistic Fiction stories, focusing on plot development (problem/ solution)
Develop characters and settings
Build tension and elaborate on ideas
Create entertaining beginning, middle, and endings
"Adding it Up and Breaking it Down!"
By the end of the unit Mathematicians will be able to:
Understand the connection between addition and subtraction
Demonstrate the same strategies using both addition and subtraction
Demonstrate how to add and subtract 3-4 digit numbers
Identify when it is necessary to regroup
Write repeated addition number sentences
Identify a total group of objects using repeated addition
Draw/build arrays to show repeated addition
Use repeated addition to solve problems
Solve real world problems involving addition and subtraction of multi-digit whole numbers
Find perimeters given the side lengths or by finding unknown sides
a little explanation
- I will send out newsletters on Sunday evening
- I always check my email in the morning, during the day, and in the evening
- If you leave a message for me, I will return it during my prep time (12:30- 12:55) or after 4 PM
- Please send all transportation changes in writing if you can or to the office before 2:00
- If you do not get a reply e-mail from me about transportation, please call the school. I do not always get the chance to read emails right away or I could be absent