Second Grade News-Crestview

Friday, September 25, 2015

MAP Testing

Second grade students will took the NWEA MAP test in math this week.

The students will take the reading portion next week. This test is done on the iPad and gives us a baseline of what our students know in the areas of math and reading. We will share and explain your child's testing scores at conferences.

It is helpful if your child receives a good nights rest and a healthy, protein filled breakfast on the days they take their tests.

MAP Testing Dates:

  • Reading-Wednesday, September 30
  • Reading-Thursday, October 1.

Upcoming Crestview Events

  • Fall conference sign ups have begun. Information was sent home at open house. If you have questions please contact the office at 651-768-3801.
  • School Pictures-Monday, September 28
  • Fall Conferences- Thursday, October 8th and Tuesday, October 13.


In reading this week we focused on nonfiction text features. The students have been learning about:

  • Table of Contents
  • Headings
  • Index
  • Glossary

Next week we will focus on fiction identifying:

  • The beginning of a story including the characters and setting.
  • The problem
  • The resolution


We have continued to get to know your child as writers. We will continue to focus on the convections of writing such as:

  • Sentence Structure
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling


In Math we will continue to focus on reading, writing, and representing numbers up to 1,000. We will will also continue to focus on:

  • Basic addition and subtraction facts
  • Identify, create and describe simple number patterns involving repeated addition or subtraction.

Word Work

In word work we are focusing on Second Grade High Frequency words. We will begin word work with weekly homework and assessments after conferences.

Science and Social Studies

In science we will be learning about the scientific method. Students will learn to:

  • Raise questions about the natural world and seek answers by making careful observations, noting what happens when you interact with an object, and sharing the answers with others.