Second Grade News

April 24th - April 28th

Poetry Cafe!

  • We hope to see you this Thursday for our Poetry Cafe! This is a "come and go" event from 8:30-9:45am in the cafeteria.
  • Your learner will have a menu of favorite poems. You can "order a poem" to be read to you by your child or another child in second grade.
  • We ask that your student wear a white shirt and dark pants/skirts. If they have a tie, they may wear it. If not, we will provide cute paper bow ties.
  • We enjoy having this event in second grade. It's a lot of fun! :)

Notes From the Teachers

  • If you have not purchased a t-shirt for field day, they are on sale through this weekend. You can find the PTO webstore here. If you paid for a "fast pass" at the beginning of the year, you do not need to purchase a field day shirt.

Mark Your Calendars!

*Library is every Tuesday.

*Math homework is due on Fridays.


April 24th: Science Night (PK AM, Kinder, 2nd, 4th) at 5:30pm

April 25th: Science Night (PK PM, 1st, 3rd, 5th) at 5:30pm

April 27th: Poetry Cafe 8:30-9:45 a.m.

May 1st-5th: Spring book fair

May 2nd: Second grade musical at 6:30pm

May 4th: Spring picnic at 6:00pm

May 12th: Cluster showcase

May 17th: CISD Ballpark Night

May 19th: Field Day

May 29th: No School (Memorial Day)

June 1st: Last day of school

Lunch and Recess Duty Help

Please click here if you are able to volunteer for an hour. The extra time given back to the teachers is much appreciated. Thank you so much!

Reading

Focus story: I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff


Reading Skills:


  • Compare different opinions (diference between begging and persuading)
  • Writing reasons for our opinions
  • Fluency with poetry reading

Writing and Word Work

Writing:
  • Complete poems
  • Adjectives
  • Ending Punctuation


Word Work:

  • Spelling rule: Suffixes -ness, -less

List 1:homeless, kindness, careless, helpless, gladness, coolness, goodness, sickness, fitness, sadness


List 2: kindness, careless, goodness, useless, fearless, darkness, helpless, thankless, fitness, weakness


List 3: faultless, speechless, friendless,limitless, breathless, meaningless, priceless, readiness, tasteless, readiness, weariness, darkness, fuzziness

Social Studies

Scholastic News: The Weather Behind our Food.

  • How does weather change our foods?
  • What kinds of foods grow in different regions of the world?
  • Reading a bar graph

Math

Skills: Students will take an assessment on time. They need to be able to read a digital and analog clock as well as know the difference between a.m. and p.m. Ask your kiddo this weekend if they can!


Then, we will move on to simple multiplication and division!


Homework: pgs. 613-614

Science

2D: We will wrap up our Lego Wedo 2.0 robotics. Learners built and programmed a robot that could pull weight. Ask them about it!


2B: We will learn about sound energy.


Next, we will switch. 2B will get to do robotics and 2D will learn about sound energy!

Homework

  • Reading: We would like for each student to read for about 20 minutes each night. This can be reading to themselves, reading with someone, or listening to a story. Istation counts as reading time as well!
  • Math: pgs. 613-614. Reflex Math and Splash Math are great math tools that I hope your child is using at home!