Mrs. Blalock's Bulletin

Class Update 9/28/15

Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 1- Fall Pictures
  • Oct. 2- Snackpack Food Drive
  • Oct. 8- Afterschool Parent Conferences
  • Oct. 12- No School for Students/Morning Parent Conferences

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In Chapter 2, we will focus on skip counting and recognizing patterns to add and subtract. Math homework will give practice of similar problems taught at school. Addition Fact Quizzes will start on Thursday's. Students will answer addition 2 facts for 2 minutes this week. (0+2, 1+2, 2+2, etc...up to 12+2) If they miss more than two problems, then they will try again the following week. If they miss 2 or less, they will move on to the addition 3 facts. All second graders will learn facts by heart this year.

Links for additional practice to explore with your child if you like:

Addition Practice

Subtraction Practice

Practice Fact Power

Skip Counting Game

Language Arts

In Reading, students will practice independently identifying story elements in books including the characters, setting and plot using a story map. We will discussing the problem and solution as part of the plot using the Five Finger Retell.

In Word Study, we continue to study high frequency words and spelling patterns. Each Monday a list will come home. Students will select from the Homework Menu a way to practice of their choice each night. Spelling tests will be on Fridays. This week we will study -ar and -or vowel patterns.

Spellingcity Lesson 19

Vowels followed by r: -ar words and -or words

Extra Spelling Game: Spin and Spell

In writing, students will brainstorm a list of personal narrative topics and select one to develop. They will draft, edit and revise before publishing their narrative. Students will share in the Author's Chair when their writing is complete.

Social Studies/Science

We will review different types of communities that include urban, suburb and rural areas. We will also review how communities change over time. Students will record their News Show Report in small groups to showcase their learning of these different communities with our new technology leader Mrs. Sease on Wednesday. We will wrap up our study of communities this week and begin a science unit on weather.


Super job with Community Projects! Students will keep their projects at school for a little while before bringing them home. The class enjoyed learning about the many interesting people and places in our community.

Scholastic Book Club- Optional

If you are interested in ordering online from Scholastic Book Club for books for your child any time during the year, please use the following website-

Our Class Code is HGT62

Thank you!