Second Grade SUPER News

May 27, 2016

Highlights from Second Grade

Our highlight this week continued to be our research on U.S. National Parks presented in our SUPER magazine. Students were able to continue this project with little help, which was wonderful. We have one park to finish up next week to complete our project.


This was our last week of Superkids. We really enjoyed using this program this year and so did the students. Next year they will be using a program called Schoolwide with Fundations as the phonics program. During our last week we covered the spelling patterns for the er sound - er, or, ear, ir, ur, and ure. We added ‘er’ and ‘or’ endings to verbs to show what someone does as in painter and visitor. We also talked about Proverbs and what they mean like, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ or ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’.

The Lasting Lesson this week was ‘Feeling Lonely’. Some of the Superkids’ suggestions were: be friendly, smile and say hello to other children, join a team or a club, offer to help someone, invite someone to play with you or eat lunch with you at school, or read a good book.

In Cursive writing we learned the capital letters D, L, and Z. We have now completed all the upper case letters. A practice packet is included in this week’s Friday folder.

In our Super Book Club this week many of the students read Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck, which is another humorous novel. It’s about a cockroach who finds itself in mischief. Ask your student about it.


In math we finished the unit on Arrays and Multiplication. We took our test on Wednesday, and the students did quite well. If they haven’t finished the Multiplication sections in IXL, they could still work on them at home:

W.1, W.4, W.2, W.3, W.5 (in this order)

AR Winners

100% of our class has met their AR goal! Hooray!! Students pictured below received prizes for reaching and exceeding their goal. Please continue to encourage your child to READ each night.


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Miscellaneous Items:

  • May 30th - Memorial Day, NO School

  • June 3rd - AR Celebration Assembly for those who made their 100% goal or better, AR BBQ for those who made their 250% goal, our class AR Celebration, and End-of-Year Party. Whew!

  • June 3rd - Last day of school. Report cards with be issued that day.

Our Mission

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 will provide a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.