2nd Grade Happenings

Week 5 (9/19 - 9/23)

In the know!

Parent Teacher Conferences will be Monday, Oct. 10th. Sign up genius links will go out next week.


Homework and Spelling list are coming home with your child today. We will start the reading log in October.

***EVERY THURSDAY we will have our Spelling Tests and Math homework is due.***


SNACK DONATION REQUEST - Food helps the brain process, learn and retain information. If you would like to donate snack items for your child's ENTIRE class, we would love it!


The following are Plano ISD approved snack items:


  • Goldfish crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Stauffer's Animal Crackers




Teacher Birthdays:

Mrs. Christensen's 9/10

Mrs. Sowards 10/6

Mrs. Felts 10/27

Mrs. Fambrough's 1/4 (Her 1/2 birthday since she's a summer birthday)

Mrs. Wells 2/20

Field Trips

We will go on 2 field trips this year.


If you would like to volunteer for a field trip, please be sure to complete a background check ASAP.


**YOU MUST FILL OUT A BACKGROUND CHECK EVEN IF YOU DID ONE LAST YEAR. THE DISTRICT REQUIRES A NEW BACKGROUND CHECK EVERY YEAR.***


Click on the link below for your background check:

www.pisd.edu/volunteer

Bonding Moments

Here some helpful conversation starters or tips.

What is your child's favorite color?

What's their favorite book?

What's their favorite movie?

Who is their best friend at school? Why?

2nd Grade Fun!

Spelling Pattern for the week:

This week we are focusing on the short (i) in the cvc (consonant, vowel, consonant) pattern and long (i) sound with the pattern of cvce (consonant, vowel, consonant silent e) pattern.


Spelling does not stop after the spelling test. Please help your child find other words that have the same pattern.


***Spelling words, games and practice test may be found on spellingcity.com. Look for Word Study 2***

Language Arts this week

This week in Language Arts we are working on the following skills:



  • Expository Text
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Parts of a book
  • Words that ryme
  • Ending punctuation

Math this week

This week in math we are working on the following skills:



  • Making 10 to Subtract
  • Connecting Addition and Subtraction
  • Thinking Addition to 10 to Subtract
  • Thinking Addition to 20 to Subtract
  • Addition and Subtraction Facts
  • Use Tools for problem solving

Science this week

Over the next few weeks, students will be working to answer the question: What does it mean to be healthy?


Throughout this unit, students will show their learning by:

  • designing and creating a health museum that explains important health information

  • communicating information about personal health habits and safety rules

  • setting personal health goals


We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. You can support your child’s learning by talking with your child about this unit and encouraging her/him to ask questions and think hard.


We are looking forward to our second graders embarking on their journey of learning!


Sincerely,

2nd Grade Teachers