Second Grade News You Can Use
A note from Mrs. Graham
Our first annual EXTRA!!! BRING YOUR FAVORITE TOY to school day went well on Friday. I would love to do that again. This Friday is a B day, so we will be with our special area teachers for the main part of the afternoon. We can't do it this week, but I hope we can do an EXTRA!!! fun day again before Christmas break.
Text: Officer Buckle and Gloria (genre: humorous fiction)
Safety at Home (genre: reader's theater)
Essential Question: Why is it important to follow safety rules?
New Vocabulary Words: obeys, safety, attention, buddy, station, speech, shocked, enormous
High Frequency Words: after, book, care, ever, live, new, off, over, small, thought
Phonics Skills: Compound Words and The Schwa Vowel Sound
Comprehension Skills: Cause and Effect and Humor
We are also learning about multiplication and division. We will be using the pictures you sent me last week of their equal groups to make multiplication and division fact families among other learning activities.
Changes for American Indians: The students will learn about the impact of explorers and settlers on American Indians and how things changed as communities grew.
Students will also learn that many different kinds of animals live in different environments on Earth. They will understand that animals have different systems that perform different functions-movement, digestion, respiration, etc. They will also explore life cycles of animals.