Second Grade News

Week of September 7-11

A Note From Miss Marshall

  • The Mobile Dentists will be here October 2nd.
  • Please remember to pay school fees. Second grade school fees are $8.
  • Please remember to have your child complete weekly homework. Students should be completing math homework and reading logs weekly.
  • If your child is missing school supplies, please send in as soon as possible. Thanks for your support!
  • Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Hope you have a great week!

Important Dates

September 18- Scholastic Book Orders Due

October 2- Mobile Dentist

Homework This Week

Homework This Week:

Math Sheet 1.5 Due Friday

Math Sheet 1.9 Due Friday

Reading Log Due Friday

Specials This Week

Monday: Computer

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Gym

Friday: Library & Computer

Technology Update

This year in second grader get to use Chrome Books. We have used the Chrome Books a few times already.
  • Last week, we discussed how to care for Chrome Books.
  • We are currently working on logging on/ off of the Chrome Books, (every student has his/ her own username/password), logging on/off of Lexia, and scanning QR Codes. We will use QR codes to listen to stories during Listen to Reading.
  • The children have done a great job with the Chrome Books.
  • We will use the Chrome Books many times throughout the year.

What's Going On This Week?

Language Arts


Students will continue to work on picking 'just right' books.

We will also continue to discuss structure of a story. We will also work on asking and answering questions during interactive read aloud and guided reading groups.

Word Study: We will continue with the same words as last week. We will continue to introduce a few more sorts, including buddy test.

Writing: We will continue to work on writing small moments. Mini-lessons this week will focus on stretching out small moments, writing with details, and revising.

Common Core Learning Targets

  • RL.2.5: I can recognize that a story has a beginning, middle, and end; I can describe how the events at the end of a story let me know what happened to the characters.
  • RL.2.10: I can recognize when the text I am reading it too easy or too difficult for me.
  • RF.2.3: I can identify the most common short and long vowel patterns; I can identify words with similar patterns that create different sounds.
  • W.2.3: I can place story events in the correct order; I can write my own story with events placed in the correct order; I can describe actions, thoughts, and feelings in my story; I can create an ending for my story.
  • W.2.5: I can revise my writing with the help of others.
  • L.2.6: I can discover new words and phrase through reading, listening, and conversation.


Lessons this week will focus on sorting data in different ways and interpreting and constructing one to one picture graphs. We will review all that we have learned in module 1 and take a post test. At the end of the week, students will take the module 2 pretest.

Common Core Learning Targets

  • 2.MD.6: I can represent whole numbers on a number line.
  • 2.NBT.4: I can determine when a three digit number is greater than, less than, or equal to another three-digit number, and record the comparison using the symbols <, >, and =.
  • 2.OA.3: I can identify a group of objects as being even or odd using different strategies.
  • 2.MD.10: I can make a picture graph with up to four categories to represent data; I can solve addition and subtraction problems using data from a picture graph.

Social Studies

We will continue to discuss making responsible choices. We will complete a few group activities, where students will demonstrate cooperation in group settings. We will discuss how there are different rules that govern behavior in different settings.

Common Core Learning Targets

  • I can be respectful towards others.
  • I can demonstrate cooperation in a group setting by managing conflict peacefully, showing courtesy toward others in the group, being flexible, and respecting others’ ideas and suggestions.
  • I can make responsible choices throughout my day.
  • I can take responsibility for the choices I make.
  • I can discuss, model, and apply the behavior I need to show in the classroom, on the playground, at home, in the community, on the highway, with my peers and adults, and when I use technology.
  • I can explain why we have different rules and behavior for different settings.