2nd Grade News
Curriculum Information and Important Reminders
For the Week of February 1st-February 5th we will be studying:
Math- Making connections and visualizing in problem solving, identifying, sorting, analyzing, and classifying 3D shapes
Reading- Using text features to locate specific information in a text
OLC: Spelling, Phonics, Handwriting- 3rd Nine Weeks Spelling List 2, ending consonant clusters
Writing- Adverbs, choosing topics for a personal narrative piece
Science- Water cycle and how we use water
Stars of the Week!
Our classes will be exchanging valentines on Friday, February 12th. We would love for each child to bring in a decorated box or paper bag to school by Thursday, February 11th to place valentines inside of from the other students. Please be sure your child has his/her name written somewhere on either the front or top of their decorated bag/box. Please be sure their name is big enough to be read easily. The students will be passing out valentines to each other on Friday morning BEFORE our Valentine’s Day party. If your child would like to participate, please be sure to include a valentine for every child in the class. A class list will be included in the note that comes home with your child. We will be having a Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 12th. More details will come home soon about the party. We’d love to see you there!
Look for all Homework to Come Home Every Monday!
Spelling List-study the words
Math Word Problems- cut and glue problems into the math homework spiral and solve one each night
Guided Reading Response Journal and Book- Choose 2-3 responses each week to write in the journal.
***Please return the Math Homework spiral on Friday of each week. The guided reading folder and response journal should come to school every day.
Study the Spelling List
You can use the Spelling Activities sent home in the parent email the first week to study these words if you choose to. Please remember that it is important for the students to be able to apply the use of these words in their writing as well.
7. link *
8. blank *
9. kept *
10. slept *
11. print *
12. slant *
If you are participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program, the deadline to finish reading your 360 minutes is Friday, February 26. If you need a new form, you can find one on the library website https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/nichols-library/six-flags-read-to-succeed-program . All completed forms will need to be turned in to Mrs. Walther in the library.
Important Dates and Upcoming Events
Starting the Week of September 28th we will begin having our PLC time every other Thursday morning from 8:00-8:50. This will be a more consistent schedule for everyone, and the kids will be working with the specials teachers during that time.
February 12th- Good Morning Nichols
February 15th- No School- Staff Development Day
February 26th- Good Morning Nichols
March 7th-March 11th- Spring Break- No School
Classroom Wish Lists
Here are the definitions of words that we have been covering in science.
clouds: a collection of water or ice in the sky
water cycle: the constant movement of water through the land, air, oceans, and living things
precipitation: rain, snow, sleet and hail
condensation: water changing from gas to liquid
evaporation: water changing from liquid to gas
2D and 3D Shape Vocabulary
Students should be able to identify and name the attributes of 2D and 3D shapes such as:
cube as a special rectangular prism
quadrilaterals (square, rectangles, rhombus, parallelogram, trapezoid
We hope that you find these resources useful as you use them at home.
Teacher Contact Information
Mrs. Jackie McClain- firstname.lastname@example.org 469-633-3950 x63967
Ms. Taylor Flaig- email@example.com 469-633-3950 x63965
Mrs. Megan Allard- firstname.lastname@example.org 469-633-3950 x63964
Ms. Kristen Graham- email@example.com 469-633-3950 x63963