Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade News

January 11th- 15th

Events to Remember

Monday Day 2: Computer Lab

Tuesday Day 3: Art

Wednesday Day 4: Music

Thursday Day 1: P.E.

Friday Day 2: Computer Lab

Friday: $1 Hat Day

1/2 Day for students, dismissal is at 12:01 PM



Monday, January 11th Taco Scoops

Tuesday, January 12th Scrambled Eggs with French Toast

Wednesday, January 13th Pizza Calzone

Thursday, January 14th Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Friday, January 15th No Lunch - Half Day for Students

*Always an option

Turkey Sandwich

Pizza Pack



Specials Schedule:

Day 1: P.E.

Day 2: Computer Lab

Day 3: Art

Day 4: Music

****Wednesday's are Library Checkout days!


I added my twitter handle @MitchellCRES and Facebook: Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade

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Try clicking on the twitter and Facebook links below (where my contact information is).

Our Schedule

9-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:45 Math Workshop

10:45-11:15 Lunch

11:15-12:25 Reader's Workshop (Word work)

12:25-1:00 Specials

*1:00-1:20 Wednesdays Library

1:00-2:00 Reader's Workshop

1:50 Snack (Please send in a healthy snack for your child)

2:00-2:25 Recess

2:25-3:00 Writer's Workshop

3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies

3:30-3:40 Dismissal


Thinking Through a Chapter book: Powering up our Reading and Thinking

Our mentor text is: Gregor the Overlander

By the end of the unit Readers will be able to:

  • Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of main idea and key details in a text.
  • Describe how characters respond to major events and how characters affect the plot.
  • Make predictions about content of text using prior knowledge of text features and explain if they were confirmed or contradicted.
  • Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and how the ending concludes the story.
  • Participate in collaborative conversations on grade level topic and texts with peers and adults.

Word work (Spelling)-

January 11th- 22nd: who, where, when, what, why, how, *CHALLENGE WORD- independent

Buddy Study System

Buddy study provides opportunities for children to apply principles for studying a specific list of words in active ways. The purpose is to develop word solving actions so that children can problem solve by working on words in isolation or while reading and writing continuously text. Rapid, automatic word solving is a basic component of fluency. It is important for comprehension because it frees children to focus their attention on the meaning and language of the text.

**There is no grade in spelling. The Buddy System is designed for continuous learning over all curriculum that spelling is applied and learned naturally. The children form this point forward will take their spelling test in their word work notebook in order to keep track of the words they have mastered and the words that they want to learn.

Weekly reading homework:

20 minutes of reading each night plus a reading and math page! Due January 19th.


Opinion Writing

By the end of the unit Writers will be able to:

  • Write a review of a book or topic

  • Learn what an opinion is and develop their opinion

  • Learn the importance of not only giving an opinion, but also describing the work being analyzed to give good information

  • Use the conventions of good writing to make their opinion known and understood

  • Understand that they must back up their opinions with supporting evidence.

  • Share their opinions


"Adding it Up and Breaking it Down!"

By the end of the unit Mathematicians will be able to:

Understand the connection between addition and subtraction

Demonstrate the same strategies using both addition and subtraction

Demonstrate how to add and subtract 3-4 digit numbers

Identify when it is necessary to regroup

Write repeated addition number sentences

Identify a total group of objects using repeated addition

Draw/build arrays to show repeated addition

Use repeated addition to solve problems

Solve real world problems involving addition and subtraction of multi-digit whole numbers

Find perimeters given the side lengths or by finding unknown sides

Miss Mitchell

  • I will send out newsletters on Sunday evening
  • I always check my email in the morning, during the day, and in the evening
  • If you leave a message for me, I will return it during my prep time (12:30- 12:55) or after 4 PM
  • Please send all transportation changes in writing if you can or to the office before 2:00
  • If you do not get a reply e-mail from me about transportation, please call the school. I do not always get the chance to read emails right away or I could be absent