2nd Grade News
Curriculum Information and Important Reminders
For the Week of May 9th-13th we will be studying:
Math- determining how much money was saved after making deposits and withdraws, distinguishing between producers and consumers, creating story problems to calculate the cost of producing a simple item
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, make connections to own experiences, to ideas in other texts, and to the larger community and discuss textual evidence
OLC: Spelling, Phonics, Handwriting- Spelling Week 6, creating word ladders by manipulating the sounds in words
Writing- identify prepositions/prepositional phrases in sentences, finish poetry books, begin the process of writing an end of the year personal narrative piece
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:
Sandwich sliced break (White/Wheat)
Boxed Meal Helpers (Hamburger Helper, etc)
Fruit Juices (Small boxes or pouches)
Flour (5 lb size or smaller)
Cooking Oils (48 oz size or smaller)
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!
Get Moving in May!
Calling All Field Day Volunteers
Library Schedule for the Remainder of the Year
*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)
Stars of the Week!
Look for all Homework to Come Home Every Monday!
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.
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.
7. mule *
8. rule *
9. cube *
10. tube *
11. prune *
12. flute *
Important Dates and Upcoming Events
May 9th-May 11th- STAAR testing (no visitors during testing please)
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
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.
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. Jackie McClain- firstname.lastname@example.org 469-633-3950 x63967
Ms. Taylor Flaig- email@example.com 469-633-3950 x63965
Mrs. Megan Allard- firstname.lastname@example.org 469-633-3950 x63964
Ms. Kristen Graham- email@example.com 469-633-3950 x63963