Second Grade News You Can Use

February 8-11, 2016

A Note From Mrs. Graham

This is a quick note today as I have a lot to accomplish in a short amount of time. We are staying very busy and working hard in second grade. Make sure to read each section carefully for subject news.

We will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Thursday when we sing for our friends at the Meadows and as we eat together at Wendy's. The Frosty's after lunch and a couple of treats I plan to have for them should be enough. If your child wants to bring in a Valentine for everyone that would be fine. We can exchange those in the afternoon. We are writing encouraging notes to everyone in the class to be bound in a book for each student. So if you choose not to do anything else, that is okay, too. These books may not go home until later in the month. It takes a long time for some of us to write 18 letters. I promise they will be worth the wait.

Just in Case: Class List

Nathanel, Makenzie, Jayla, Morgan, Bryson, Teagan, Braden, Addison, Colt, Kenshin, Jake, Ethan, Caleigh, Aaron, Finn, Conner, Jordan, Abby

IMPORTANT DATES

2/8-Field trip money and permission slip due

2/11-Meadow's worship and Wendy's for lunch

2/12-Parent teacher conference day in the morning/in-service in the afternoon

2/15-President's Day-no school

Future Field Trips: Save the dates 4/1 (Big Bad Wolf at TPAC) and 4/18 (This is an all day super exciting-starting a new tradition, we hope-kind of day. More details to come closer to the date.)

SPELLING

New list Words with ar spelling the /r/ sound

car, dark, arm, star, park, yard, party, hard, farm, start, part, spark


Words to add from our writing: Dear, Sincerely, and Valentine's Day

Challenge Words: carpet, apartment

MATH

Chapter 6: 3-digit Addition and Subtraction


There will be homework most nights. Check your child's take home folder and the planner each evening.

READING

Text: The Signmaker's Assistant (Humorous Fiction) and The Trouble with Signs (Play)

Essential Question: How are signs helpful?

High-Frequency Words: are, baby, didn't, good, I'll, is, please, sound, talk, too

New Vocabulary Words: assistant, agreed, polite, failed, tearing, wisdom, cleared, trouble

Vocabulary Strategy: Shades of Meaning

Fluency: Punctuation

Grammar: Commas in Dates and Places

Comprehension Skill: Text and Graphic Features, Point of View

Writing: Letters to Friends which are taking the place of Valentine's.


Fluency Homework is due Thursday: The Signmaker's Assistant

Science

Students will understand that many different kinds of plants live in different environments on Earth. They will identify various plant structures and the functions they perform. They will also explore life cycles of plants.

Social Studies

Celebrate America: Students will discuss the importance of the Statue of Liberty. They will also recognize important American symbols like the Liberty Bell and the World War II Memorial. They will learn about the contributions of an American Indian named Chief Joseph, as well as a Hispanic leader named Cesar Chavez.

BIBLE

Story: The Prodigal Son

Bible Reference: Luke 15: 11-32

Theme: God is a loving Father

Memory Verse: For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. So they began to celebrate. Luke 15:24