2nd Grade News

Curriculum Information and Important Reminders

Curriculum Reminders

For the Week of May 16th-20th we will be studying:

Math- reviewing for the final CBA

Reading/Social Studies-

establish purposes for reading selected texts based upon content to enhance comprehension,

ask literal questions of text,

monitor and adjust comprehension (e.g., using background knowledge, creating sensory images, rereading a portion aloud, generating questions),

make inferences about text using textual evidence to support understanding, retell important events in stories in logical order; and make connections to our own experiences, to ideas in other texts, and to the larger community and discuss textual evidence

OLC: Spelling, Phonics, Handwriting- Spelling Week 7, open and closed syllables,


use contractions and apostrophes

correctly in their writing,

describe what a contraction is, describe what an apostrophe is, and how it is used, support our writing partners by suggesting revisions and editing his/her writing piece, apply our partner’s suggestions to write a final draft using our best handwriting, choose a topic for an expository writing piece, pre-write, draft, revise, edit and write a final copy using our best handwriting

Science- review for and take Science CBA 6

Nichols Food Drive


Nichols will be participating in a food drive for Frisco Family Services (FFS) from May 9 – 20, and we need your help! This is a critical time to provide food for FFS as summer is quickly approaching and there will be many kids at home who need food. Our donations will help ensure there is enough supply for those families in need. Please remember that we can only accept foods that are not expired, and they must be in the original packaging. Below is a list of the most needed items:

Non-perishable foods:

Sandwich sliced break (White/Wheat)

Boxed Meal Helpers (Hamburger Helper, etc)

Fruit Cups

Fruit Juices (Small boxes or pouches)

Ramen Noodles

Bagged Beans

Flour (5 lb size or smaller)

Cooking Oils (48 oz size or smaller)

Saltine Crackers


Baking Mixes

Canned Tomato Products


Personal Care Items:

Toothbrushes, Shampoo, Bar Soap, Body Wash for Babies, Boxed Baby Cereal, Baby Formula, Size 4 & 5 diapers, Pull Ups


Laundry Detergent (smaller containers: 64 load size or smaller), Household Cleaners, Dishwashing Liquid (small containers), Disinfectant Spray, Household Disinfectant Wipes, Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Please bring these items in between May 9-20! Thank you for your help and support of Frisco Family Services!

Girl Scout Book Drive

Let’s help some local Girl Scouts with their Book Drive! FISD students Kaelyn Bannister, Maegan Kaderka, & Apurva Nair and working on their Silver Award through Girl Scouts. A Silver Award is the second service project award in a sequence of 3. It requires a sustainable project that helps the local community. Their group has decided to create a Lending Library for the Frisco Family Service Summer Lunch Program. This program reaches students and families in Frisco ISD along with others. They plan to provide books for the children at least once a week. Because this is a service project, they are looking for book donations. Books need to be targeted toward younger kids, and may be new or gently used.

If you are able to donate new or gently used books (geared toward younger children), please send them in with your child by May 20, or drop them off to Mrs. Howell.

Kaelyn, Maegan, & Apurva appreciate your support and help!

Get Moving in May!

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Calling All Field Day Volunteers

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Golf Camp Opportunity

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You can check out the sports camps available at Reedy High School this summer and sign up using this link.


Library Schedule for the Remainder of the Year

*Week of May 9-13 - There will be NO CLASSES in the library

*ALL books will be due back by Friday, May 20th

*Week of May 23-26 - There will be NO CLASSES in the library. Mrs. Walther is having a BOGO book fair (more details to come soon)

Look for all Homework to Come Home Every Monday!

This will include:

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.

Spelling List

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.

1. still

2. also

3. took

4. study

5. sea

6. river

7. absent *

8. lemon *

9. napkin *

10. hotel *

11. broken *

12. baby *

Challenge List

1. absentminded

2. handkerchief

Important Dates and Upcoming Events


May 12th- Kindergarten Transition Night (you should have received information when you registered you incoming Kindergarten student)

May 13th- Good Morning Nichols

May 20th- Field Day

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

Classroom Wish Lists

As we begin the start of a new semester we do start running low on supplies that get used up during the year. If you ever want to check to see what your child's classroom may be in need of feel free to check out the wish lists on our 2nd grade website. We appreciate any donations of extra supplies throughout the year!


Science Vocabulary

Here are the definitions of words that we will be covering in science.

We will be reviewing for the Science CBA this week. If you would like to look back at the past newsletters you can review the Science Vocabulary at home. This CBA will cover information from April 11th until now.

Math Corner

Have you been wondering what some of our math terms are!? We will put some helpful hints in the newsletter each week to help you out.

We will be solving problems that involve situations where people have to save, spend, borrow, deposit, or withdraw money.

It is helpful to relate these vocabulary words to real life situations. Talking to your kids about ways that they can earn money to save up for a special item is a great way to get them thinking about the responsibilities of using money.

Teacher Contact Information

Mrs. Charmaine Dean- deanc@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63966

Mrs. Jackie McClain- mcclainj@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63967

Ms. Taylor Flaig- flaigt@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63965

Mrs. Megan Allard- allardm@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63964

Ms. Kristen Graham- grahamk@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63963