Second Grade News You Can Use
October 19-23, 2015
A Note From Mrs. Graham
I apologize for not having a newsletter for this week. I hope you were not too inconvenienced. I just did not have the time this week during school hours to write it.
Last Week's Team of Teachers
We were at an orphanage/school called Carade. My friends from left to right: JoAnn, Jenny, Angela, and me.
These are the kindergarten children from age 2-5 and their teachers. In the background is a type of transportation called a Tap-tap.
Writing is Exciting
This sweet little first grader is proud to show off her writer's notebook and story she wrote for Dr. Solley.
Last Week's Team of Teachers
FIELD TRIP INFORMATION-PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
November 12, 2015-Renaissance Center in Dickson, More details to come Grade participating are 2-3
November 20, 2015-Nashville Children's Theater for Charlotte's Web, Cost is $10 for students and $8 for adults. LImited to 2 parents a class. Permission slip and money are not due yet. (PSlips have not been sent yet.) Grades participating are K-4
October 22, 24, 25-Lion King
November 1-NCS Preview Day Invite Prospective Families
November 2-Christian School In-service Day-No School for Students
I'm, don't, isn't, can't, we'll, it's, I've, didn't, you're, that's, wasn't, you've
Challenge Words: they're and wouldn't
Please check your child's planner for misspelled list words before having them study the wrong words all week. The apostrophe will need to be in the place of the missing letter in the contraction or it will be counted as incorrect.
High Frequency Words: because, better, go, me, old, really, right, they, was, you
New Vocabulary Words: millions, choices, drift, simple, weaker, wrapped, disgusting, decide
Comprehension Skills: Fact and Opinion and Author's Purpose
Strategy for Comprehension: Monitor/Clarify
Fluency Homework is coming home for the week on Monday. Here is what you do with that. Have your child read the passage called Jellies to you for one minute. Set a timer, don't estimate. After reading, write the number of words your child read correctly in one minute's time. Repeat this process every night of the week. Initial the sheet and return it to class on Friday morning in the Homework folder. We are looking for improvement during the week. Encourage and reward improvement.
There should be homework on Monday, possibly Thursday and Friday.
The students will learn that history tells the story of people and events from different times and places. They will also extend their knowledge of calendar time.
Week 6: Tennessee's Place in History
Students will learn about Tennessee's role in key events of U.S. History from the American Revolution to the present day. The Battle of King's Mountain, John Sevier, Alvin C. York,, the 19th Amendment and the Grand Ole Opry are discussed.
Students will identify rocks, soil and water as the basic materials that make up Earth. Students will learn about the three layers of Earth-crust, mantle and core. They will also learn some ways that Earth changes.
Week 5: Water
Students will expand their knowledge of the Earth's waterways-oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, etc. and will understand that clean water is important to all living things. They will learn that water can exist as a liquid, a solid, or a gas.
Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.