2nd Grade Class News

Mrs. Gaudette, Miss Holden, Mrs. Karstaedt, Mrs. Mitchell

Week of November 16 - 20, 2015


Learning about Characters

We are going down memory lane with our old friend a.k.a. our book characters! This week we are going to learn about book characters and study about them as we jump back into reading fictional books.

As an added bonus, Mo Willem's Elephant and Piggy Are You Ready to Play Outside? will be our mentor text!


Students will learn about the open syllable words. Words with open syllables end in a vowel and are not closed in by a consonant letter. Some examples of closed syllables are 'shy' - the y says /i/, therefore, it is a vowel and an open syllable.


Fictional Stories

In our new writing unit, students will begin writing fictional stories. Much like our personal narratives, students will think of a small moment that has happened to them and then turn this small moment into a fictional story. As well, these stories will be tied to strong emotions.


What tool should I use?

Students will begin learning about measurement, specifically, choosing tools to measure with. Some of these tools are a yardstick, meter stick, ruler and a measuring tape.

2.MD.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

Science & Social Studies

Native Americans

Students will be creating a mini page this week! - Yes that's right, we're taking it to the old school! By creating this mini page we will incorporate technology

Important Dates

November 16 - 20th

Book Fair at PES!

November 25, 26, & 27th

No School - Holiday

December 7th

Progress Reports go home!


Monday: Day 2

Tuesday: Day 3

Wednesday: Day 4

Thursday: Day 5

Friday: Day 1