Beattie 2nd Grade Newsletter

April 2015

What Your Student Is Learning

Reading/Word Work:


* closed syllables and open syllables

* CVCe syllables

* 2 consonant + le (el, al) syllables

* Vowel team syllables

Reading Comprehension:

* author's purpose-- why the author wrote the story

* theme-- the main message or lesson in a story

* summarize--using your own words to tell the important events

* main idea and key details- identifying details that point to main idea

Vocabulary Strategies:

* prefixes/suffixes

* compound words

* contractions/possessives

* comparative endings: -er, -est


* how to writing

* preparing for personal narratives


* counting money

* basic addition and subtraction math facts up to 20

* addition with regrouping

* subtraction with ungrouping

Integrated Studies:

* science-- recycling

* social studies-- we the people

* health-- safety on the move

Upcoming Events

April 1st: Unit 5 reading test begins

April 2nd: Unit 5 reading test continued

April 2nd: Beattie Skate Night (6:00-8:00pm)

April 3rd: NO SCHOOL

April 16th: DQ family dine out night (5:00-8:00pm)

April 18th: FAMILY GARDEN NIGHT- Outdoor classroom/garden (8:00-11:30am)

April 21st: Band/Strings concert (7:00pm)

April 22nd: Earth Day

April 23rd: Take our children to work day

April 24th: Plan day NO SCHOOL

April 28th: PLC day. dismiss at 1:33pm