Mrs. McGeorge's Super Second Grade

Week of January 18

What We're Learning

Reading and Writing

In reading, we are working on finding the main idea in a text. We will ask ourselves what a section of book is mostly about. Then, we will hunt for supporting details that back up that main idea.

This week in writing, students will write as scientists as we perform an experiment as a class. They will create hypotheses, discuss procedures, and form conclusions!


This week, we are wrapping up our graphing unit. We will learn about bar graphs--how to read and create them. By the end of this week, students will be able to create a line plot, pictograph, and bar graph for a set of data.

We are starting a new unit on money during our RTI time. Students have been divided by ability level based on their second quarter money assessment so that they can receive instruction that matches their specific needs.

Social Studies

We are continuing our study of continents and oceans this week! We will learn about individual continents and work on labeling these on world maps. Study guides for learning continents and oceans will be coming home Tuesday in Take Home Folders. Our continent and oceans test will be held on Friday, January 29.

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Congrats Lilly, Jakairah, Alex, Derek, Chase, Austin, and Alexa for earning a pizza from Pizza Hut's BOOK IT! program for the month of December! Any student who completes their weekly reading logs (reading 100 minutes a week) for an entire calendar month receives this award and prize.

In Other News...

  • A letter came home a couple of weeks ago about Otis-Lennon testing. All second graders across the district take this test in January for two days for about and hour or hour and a half those two days. This test is essentially an IQ test and can help students qualify for the district's EER program. I have not shared much about this test with students because they can't exactly study for it, and I did not want them to worry about it. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time this Tuesday and Wednesday. If s/he eats breakfast at school, please try to make it so s/he arrives no later than 7:45 am so s/he has plenty of time to eat and make it our room on time. This will really help your child and the others in our classroom perform to the best of their abilities.
  • We are celebrating the 100th day of school at Moreau Heights on Thursday, January 28! Students (and teachers!) are welcome to dress at 100 year olds. We will also be holding a food drive in celebration--more information will be coming home Tuesday in your child's Take Home folder.
  • Six Flags Read to Succeed packets went home the week of Thanksgiving with an opportunity for your child to read and earn a free ticket to St. Louis' Six Flags park. If you need a new packet, please let me know. If your child would like to participate, his/her packet must be returned by February 1. Congrats AJ for earning your free ticket to Six Flags!


M 01/18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; No School

Tu 01/19 Otis-Lennon testing, Music

W 01/20 Otis-Lennon testing, PE, Library Check-Out

Th 01/21 Art

F 01/22 Music, Scholastic Book Orders due

M 01/25 PE, Library Lesson

Th 01/28 100th day of school! (Dress like a 100 year old!)

F 01/29 Spirit Day, Awards/Spirit assembly @ 1:20 pm

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