Week of April 21, 2014

In room 34

THIS WEEK IN 2ND GRADE

Unit 5 Week 4

Farfallina and Marcel by Holly Keller

Vocabulary

fluttered, recognized, snuggled, vanished, peered, giggled

Grammar

Contractions

Possessive Nouns

Phonics

consonant + le Syllables: Usually found at the end of a word, this type of syllable had a consonant followed by and l and a silent e. riddle, middle, candle etc.

Reading Strategy and Skill

Summarize

Monitor Comprehension/Adjust Reading Rate

High-frequency words

important

only

open

Math

Fractions

Continue with subtraction strategies

In May we will begin decomposing 4 digit numbers

Science/ Social Studies

Rocks and Minerals

Biographies

Homework

Please look in the homework folder for the directions for the rock collection. We are beginning our unit on rocks and minerals. Please help your child find 8 rocks to bring in on Friday.


I have sent home a sheet called "Home-School Connection". This has a few activities related to our language arts concepts for the week. Don't worry about returning this but use it as you see fit for you and your child.


The students are doing a great job writing their biography paragraphs. This week we hope to finish the rough draft so that we can send it home to be typed. Please stay tuned for a completion date.


You will also find a sheet with details about the students 3-D/Wow covers for their biography reports. These covers are due April 25th. There are some examples on the 2nd grade team website. http://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/Page/3514


This week for math students must complete lesson 14.1 & 14.2 in the practice book.

Upcoming Events

This week is Earth Week!

This week is Earth Week and each day has its own theme.

Monday- School clean up day

Tuesday- Wear blue and green

Wednesday- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Thursday-Turn lights off

Friday- Walk/Bike to school

Open House

May 29th 5:30pm