Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade News

November 16th-20th

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

Turkey Sandwich

Pizza Pack



Specials Schedule:

Day 1: P.E.

Day 2: Computer Lab

Day 3: Art

Day 4: Music

****Wednesday's are Library Checkout days!

Our Schedule

9-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:45 Math Workshop

10:45-11:15 Lunch

11:15-12:25 Reader's Workshop (Word work)

12:25-1:00 Specials

*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)

2:00-2:25 Recess

2:25-3:00 Writer's Workshop

3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies

3:30-3:40 Dismissal

Field Trip

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)


Sheila March

Dina Slain

Eric Beaulieu

George Wright

Michelle Banasiak

need to:

Arrive at school by 8:50

Bring a Sack Lunch





Realistic Fiction

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

Compare characters

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.


Realistic Fiction

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

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Miss Mitchell

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