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Up Coming Events

Hit the Books Reading Program- January 11th-March 4th

No School-January 18th

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The "Hit The Books" literacy program, presented by Nebraska Educational Savings Trust, has encouraged area elementary students that reading is an essential skill to have since 2007. Teachers at each school determine four different reading goals for the program. Students who "round the bases" receive four different prizes, including the grand prize of TWO tickets to a 2016 Storm Chasers game.

Subtracting Two Digit Numbers

We started our subtracting two digit numbers with regrouping unit, this is one of the hardest topics we have in second grade. We are going to go through these next lessons and test on Friday of this week.

Story of the Week

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Since last week was a short week we are going to spend another week on this story! There will be a spelling list this week!

Story Concepts

  • Draw Conclusions
  • Background Knowledge


Selection Words

  • clearing
  • crashed
  • perfect
  • pond
  • spilling
  • splashing
  • traveled

Amazing Words

  • preserve
  • represent
  • valuable
  • concentration
  • frown
  • homeland
  • patient
  • tough

High Frequency Words

  • ago
  • family
  • father
  • mother
  • warm

Grammar Skill- Adjectives

Adjectives describe a person, place, animal, or thing. An adjective can tell how something looks, sounds, tastes, feels, or smells.

-The young boy is wearing a green vest and holding a round snowball.

Phonics List- Final Syllable -le

This week we are going to be studying word with the final syllable -le. We will make our phonics list was sent home today!

  1. jungle
  2. horrible
  3. incredible
  4. apple
  5. bottle
  6. terrible
  7. cable
  8. nibble
  9. table
  10. male

Below is a link to a website called Spelling City, that can help your child practice their phonics list by using a computer, tablet, or phone. You can download the app for free!

Social Studies- Landforms

We will be studying starting our landforms unit we will be studying the following landforms; hills, plains, mountain, valley, island, penninsula, river, lake, and gulf.


There will be math homework Tuesday. Be sure to practice phonics list nightly and share the joy of reading with your child by reading with them!

Have a great week!