Ms. Cortez

2nd grade


Enjoy your summer break; go to the library, go outside, plant a seed, watch your plant grow or go for a walk.
2nd graders Multicultural day

Getting ready for 3rd grade

  1. Read and write daily.
  2. Study your multiplication tables.
10 Amazing Science Tricks Using Liquid!
Healthy Snack #1: Peanut Butter and Apple Wrap
Vowel "e" - Long and Short Sounds | by Phonics Stories™
Vowel "i" - Long and Short Sounds | by Phonics Stories™
Vowel "u" - Long and Short Sounds | by Phonics Stories™
Vowel "o" - Long and Short Sounds | by Phonics Stories™
Five Little Ducks | Plus Lots More Nursery Rhymes | 74 Minutes Compilation from LittleBabyBum!

Learning the purpose of writing

We write to...

Give our OPINION I think.... I believe... My favorite... I love...

Tell a story NARRATIVE Once upon a time... One Saturday morning... It was a cold night...

To teach about something INFORMATIVE According to... Research states... (facts about noun)

Hamburger Paragraph Writing in Second Grade

What we are learning in Reading and Writing

Author's Purpose

Why is the story written?

Persuade (change opinion, convince)

Inform us (fact, dates)

Entertain (laugh, cry)

What is a paragraph?

We indent (2 finger space) the first line.

We capitalize the 1st letter of each sentence.

We use complete thoughts (subject and predicate).

We use correct punctuation.

Friendly letter format

Heading; Date

Greeting; Dear _____

(indent) Body; Message

Closing; Sincerely and your signature

Título; Fecha
Saludo; Querido _____
(Guión) cuerpo; mensaje
Clausura; Sinceramente y su firma

Elements of a Story


  • Setting: where is the story happening?

  • Characters: who is in the story?


  • Problems: create a problem between the main characters.


  • Solution: who does the problem is solved

Transitional words; First, Next, and Last,

Friendly letter format

Students in 2nd grade must learn the format as to how to write a friendly letter.

Parts of a Story - Classroom Book Project
100 Sight Words Collection for Children - Dolch Top 100 Words by ELF Learning
Classifying Animals (BrainPOP Jr.)

100th day of school

Student will turn in a 100th day of school project. ONE HUNDRED can be represented by ones, twos, fourths, fifths, or tenths. Ideas; buttons on sweater, cereal in a gallon bag, beads on a string, or shapes on a page. This project is due Tuesday, February 7, 2017 100th day of school.
I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words | Children's Books Read Aloud
Easy Easter Origami Hen - Tutorial - How to make an easy origami rooster / hen
4 Times Tables - Learn The Fun Way!
Pablo Picasso: Cubist Art Lesson
First Grade Phonics: Lesson 87 - Adding -ed and -ing to Short-Vowel Words
Comparing similar stories

Students in 2nd grade learn to identify the similarities and differences between similar stories. We have discussed, Lon PoPo (China) and Little Red Riding Hood as well as The Well Behaved Little Rabbit (China) and The 3 Little Pigs.

Science 2nd Grade

Task: Students are to create an aquarium. They were asked to bring a shoe box to class. Today they had time to paint the shoebox to create the background for their fish. Students are to create fish, corral and anything else that makes their aquarium accurate to real life.



1. Design and make things with simple tools and a variety of materials.

a. Make something out of paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, metal, or existing objects that can actually be used to perform a task.

b. Recognize that tools are used to do things better or more easily and to do some things that could not otherwise be done at all.

c. Assemble, describe, take apart and reassemble constructions using interlocking blocks, erector sets and the like.

d. Recognize that some kinds of materials are better than others for making any particular thing, for example, materials that are better in some ways (such as stronger and cheaper) may be worse in other ways (such as heavier and harder to cut).

Pratice taking the SBAC

log in as guest, choose your grade level, choose math or ELA and begin.

National Geographic

Students are learning the difference between a fact and an opinion. Students are learning how to use resources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and table of contents to gather information.

ABC Phonics

Students in second grade must be able to correspond the letter to its sound


Visit LAUSD website as a student or parent

Storyline online

listen to your favorite story


Read articles written for kids by kids and much more

Youtube numberocks

Memorize by song

Learn to read

choose a character and begin playing.
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