Second Grade News You Can Use

January 19-22, 2016

A Note From Mrs. Graham

Thank you for sending in the jars by Friday. We have all we need now. We were not able to do our Science Experiment/Craftivity that day because we were too busy with our school work, Toy Day, and the Honors Pep Rally. Also, after reading the directions more carefully, I realized that the experiment needs to cure overnight and the class would not be together again until Tuesday to see what happens. We will try to do it this week. Most likely, we will do it on Wednesday when I have Mrs. Pulgarin to assist me.

Toy Day was a success. It was loud, rowdy, and fun. Our next behavior reward day will be on February 5, 2016. We will have a hibernation day in the afternoon beginning at 1:15. The students can bring in a blanket, a stuffed furry friend, and a favorite book to share. You may want to include a flashlight, too. The blankets may or may not be used to make forts during this time. It will be too dark to read under there without a flashlight. In order to participate, the class will need to keep all the letters to HIBERNATION on the board. Individuals who make poor choices with their behavior or who display symptoms of lazy ears may not be able to participate for the entire time on this day. Please help encourage your child to live up to the behavior pledge each day: I will demonstrate the love of Christ with respect, encouragement and perseverance. Also, please remember to check the planner each evening and sign the behavior grade your child receives.


January 20-February 1: Re-enrollment Period

January 22: AR reward: Movie in the library from 12:30-2:30 Bring pjs to change into after lunch. Hot chocolate will be served.

January 31: Preview Day for Perspective Families

February 5: Hibernation Afternoon and Father Daughter Dance in the evening.

February 11: We sing at the Meadows

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Long i spelled with i, igh, ie, and y.

List Words: night, kind, spy, child, light, find, right, high, wild, July, fry, sigh

Challenge Words: behind and lightning


We will continue to work on lessons that coincide with the story Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble at the beginning of the school week. When complete, we will move on to a new story and new lessons.

New Essential Question will be: Why is it important to keep trying even if something is difficult to do? (This fits in nicely with our new word in our behavior pledge: perseverance.)

High Frequency Words: any, blue, carry, doing, else, room, studied, sure, teacher, turned

Vocabulary Words: practice, hurried, position, roared, extra, curb, cheered, final

Vocabulary Strategy: Antonyms (Opposites)

Grammar: Subject/Verb agreement

Comprehension Skill: Sequence of Events, Formal and Informal Language

Comprehension Strategy: Visualize

Writing: Narrative Story Paragraph


I am introducing the standard algorithm for 2-digit subtraction. This is the way all of us learned to subtract. It should look more familiar than the previous lessons in this chapter. We should make it through 3 or 4 more lessons this week. Please check your child's planner for math homework. We are on lessons 5.4 and following this week.


Tuesday: We will read about Martin Luther King, Jr. then we will write our dreams for a better future on a dream cloud to display.

Wednesday-Friday: We are learning the names and locations of the seven continents and 5 oceans. The continents are North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Europe, Asia and Antarctica. The oceans are Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern. FYI, the Southern ocean is above Antarctica and the South Pole.


Experiment/Craftivity on Wednesday.