What's up in 2D!

Weekly happenings in the life of a second grader

Coming soon:

September 23rd MAP testing. 2D will begin additional assessments in math and reading. This will be done at school individually on the computer and should be completed by Monday September 30. These assessments will give us great data to discuss at parent conferences in October!

September 26th is picture day! Can't wait to see everyone lookin' snazzy!

October 9th is parent conference day! Be on the lookout for an email from signup genius for more information about how to sign up for an appointment.

October 14th is a student holiday!

8 Expectations

1. We will value one another as unique and special individuals!
2. We will not laugh at or make fun of a person's mistakes nor use sarcasm or put downs!
3. We will use good manners saying, "please," "thank you," and "excuse me," and allow others to go first.
4. We will cheer each other to SUCCESS!
5. We will help one another whenever possible!
6. We will recognize every effort and applaud it!
7. We will encourage each other to do our best!
8. We will practice virtuous living using the life principles!

The Life Principles

1. Courtesy - we will be discussing the meaning and importance of the word. Ask your learner how they used this life principle in the classroom this week.

You are a genius and the world needs your contribution!

Here's what we need to KNOW!

Math: We will continue to study place value. We will be practicing representing numbers in four different forms.... standard form, base ten blocks form, expanded form and word form. We will begin comparing whole numbers using the greater than and less than signs. We have been practicing skip counting starting at ANY number between 0-100. Ask your learner to skip count by 10's starting at 22. Can they do 2's or 3's?

Science: I'm sure you've heard by now... Our insects came in! This week we will focus on meal worms. Ask your learner to describe the life cycle of a Mealworm. How is it different from the life cycle of a butterfly?

Language Arts: We will be setting reading goals this week and conferencing about how we will reach our highest reading potential! We will continue our discussion on poetry, this week we will analyze a poem's purpose! Please remember to read with your child every night. Ask your learner what their reading goal is!

Social Studies: We will continue our learning on the importance of local history and government. We will work together in groups to complete two mind missions! It is challenging to work with a team but we are getting better at it! Ask your learner if they used the Life Principle of courtesy this week during Social Studies.

Wish List!

If you would like to help out here are a few items we could use in 2D!

  • colored copy paper
  • 2 sets of ear buds for student use
  • post it notes