Ms. Hallman's 2nd Grade Pirates

Week of September 16, 2013

Class News

*This morning we began Word Study. It is very similar to the Word Study your child had in 1st grade last year. Grouping for word study is based on children's spelling needs as assessed @ the end of 1st grade.
* In math, we are working on Common Core Standard 2.G.2- portioning a rectangle into rows.
* We switch gears from Science to Social Studies for the remainder of the grading period. This week we will focus on the 3 main types of community- rural, suburban and urban (large cities like Charlotte)
* We are learning how to stretch out our small moment ideas and begin to add more detail to our writing workshop stories.

I am sending home a book order form this week that will be due back to school by Monday, Sept. 23rd. I encourage parents to buy your child @ least 1 book to show them that you value books and reading.
Go to the following link to order your child's books online:


  • Wednesday is late start!
  • MAPS testing begins week of Sept. 30th
  • Book order due by Monday Sept. 23rd
  • we need candy for our prize drawer
  • Sometimes our classroom gets chilly and the computer lab is sometimes frigid. Please send an old sweater or lightweight jacket that you don't mind your child leaving t school to use as needed.