Second Grade Amazing Dalmatians
Week 5: September 19-23, 2016
What are our Amazing Dalmatians learning this week?
We are continuing our Elements of Fiction unit. We will do an author study this week to describe similarities and differences in the plots and settings of several works by the same author. Students will use fiction text to make connections, ask questions, monitor comprehension, make inferences, and retell what they have read.
We will continue to discuss the value of pre-writing in the writing process. The students have created different types of brainstorming lists and maps of ideas that will help them think about what to write for a personal narrative prompt. This week we will talk about ZOOMING in on a sentence to add details. We will also discuss how to add our 5 senses to our writing to bring it to life.
Please review all spelling words from the past 3 weeks. We will have a Spelling Edit test on Thursday. Students will have to read a sentence and choose the correct spelling from a multiple choice type of question.
Last week we spent time putting the scientific methods into practice while using some of the science tools that we have been introduced to. The scientific method is an important concept, as we will be applying it to all the units that we study throughout the school year. In science this week we will continue to focus on force and motion. The students will have numerous opportunities this week to use the scientific method to explore the effects of force on objects, and the movement that it causes. Many hands-on experiences will really help them in truly understanding these science concepts.
Absence letters and Dismissal Changes
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In the case of an event that causes a change in the way your child goes home please follow these steps:
- Send an email to Ms. Haas before 2:45 p.m., email@example.com
- State in the email:
- Student’s name
- Teacher’s name
- Your name and relationship to student
- Your phone number for verification purposes
- Time of pickup (no dismissals after 2:45 p.m.)
- Reason for last minute change
If your child is absent, please e-mail Ms. Haas, firstname.lastname@example.org as well as your child's teacher.
Second Grade Teachers
Nelly Cervantes - Nelly.Cervantes@fortbendisd.com
Magdalena Fernandez - Magdalena.Fernandez@fortbendisd.com
Sheleth Hampton - Sheleth.Hampton@fortbendisd.com
Anh Huynh - Anh.Huynh@fortbendisd.com
Lovely Samuel - Lovely.Samuel@fortbendisd.com
Lacy Shipp - Lacy.Shipp@fortbendisd.com
Connie Toy-Ng - Connie.ToyNg@fortbendisd.com
Anna Wilkinson- Anna.Wilkinson@fortbendisd.com