Mrs. Sullivan's Second Grade News

September 21, 2015

Reading, Writing, and Spelling

Reading groups are meeting on a regular basis with instruction specific to your child's needs. Students are doing a great job with self-management skills during our Daily 5 routine.

Writing has taken on a new meaning with red and green marking pens to help us edit our papers. I am sending home an editing page for your child to use when writing at home.

Spelling will soon look very different. We have spent the first part of the year working on high frequency words from a list specific to K,1, & 2. On Oct. 2 your child will have a smaller list with some fun activities to help in learning that week's list.


We are about to begin Chapter 2 in the My Math curriculum. This chapter has a variety of skills along with some supplemental worksheets to support each of the skills. Many of the students need to work on addition facts and fluency. Practice, practice, practice adding and subtracting without the use of fingers or counters.


This week we will begin our new Who We Are unit. Watch for a page next week explaining what we will learn and the central idea. We need to check prior knowledge and do our provocation before sharing all of the fun learning we are about to begin.