2nd Grade News
Curriculum Information and Important Reminders
Math- Determine the value of a collection of coins (quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies), Matching number sentences to a problem, Asking Questions in Problem Solving
Reading- Identify Moral Lessons or Themes in Well Known Fables or Stories
OLC: Spelling, Phonics, Handwriting- No Spelling Test this Week (review words already studied), Identify Contractions and Use Them in Our Writing
Writing- Using Adjectives, Present Tense, and Past Tense Verbs in Our Writing
Science- Sound and Light Energy
Social Studies- Map Elements
Stars of the Week!
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.
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.
Review Spelling Words this Week! No Spelling Test this Week! :)
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.
Thursday, October 15th- Picture Retakes, Smashburger Spirit Night
Picture retakes are next Thursday, October 15th. If your child was absent on picture day or new to Nichols they will be taking a picture on the 15th. Picture packages/proofs went home today with all students who were here on picture day. If you want your child to have retakes on the 15th please fill out the form in the picture envelope and return it along with the picture package to your child’s teacher.
Thursday, October 15th is also PTA Spirit Night at Smashburger. Bring the flyer that was sent home in your child’s folder and Nichols receive $1 for every entrée purchased.
Monday, October 19th- Guided Reading begins (more info to come)
Monday-Friday, October 19th-23rd- Book Fair
Thursday, October 22nd- 6:45-8:45-PTA Meeting and WatchDOGS kickoff
The book fair will also be open extended hours on this evening from 5:45-7:30. Feel free to come and shop before or after the WatchDog presentation.
Friday, October 23rd- Good Morning Nichols
Saturday, October 24th- Gary Burns Fun Run
Week of October 26th-30th- Red Ribbon Week
Thursday, October 29th- 1st Nine Weeks Report Cards go Home
Friday, October 30th- 9 Weeks Celebration of Learning
Guided Reading Begins
Next week we will begin meeting with our guided reading groups during class. This is a great opportunity for us to help each of our students grow as a reader. To help make guided reading more successful there will be activities for the kids to do at home when they practice reading their books.
The guided reading folder will include the following items each week:
-Guided Reading book that has already been practiced the week before (the first week they will bring home an independent level book from the classroom library)
-Letter explaining guided reading
-Response Choices for Fiction and Non-Fiction books
-Guided Reading Journal with Response Expectations glued inside
This folder will need to be returned to school each day so the kids are prepared to meet with their groups. Also, if we need to send home an assignment for guided reading that will replace one of the response choices for that week. Guided Reading will take the place of the Reading Log that currently comes home each week for reading homework.
The books that come each week should be easy or independent for the kids. The purpose for this is for them to practice fluency, comprehension, and accuracy. We will be working on the book the week before at an instructional level.
We look forward to helping your child grow as a reader this year!
Nichols Dash Money Due!
T with a Circle!
That just means that it was done together in class either in whole group or a small group setting.
Hopefully this will help you to see what they are doing with the teacher.
Here are the definitions of words that we have been covering in science.
1. classify: to put things in groups by the way they are alike
2. physical properties: things about an object that can be seen, heard, tasted, smelled, or felt
3. matter: anything that takes up space and has mass
4. mass: the amount of matter an object has
5. temperature: how hot or cold something is
6. texture: how rough or smooth something is
7. solid: material that can be piled up
8. liquid: material that can flow and drip
9. flexibility: the ability to bend
After conferences we had several questions about non-standard form. Non-standard is a way to represent the same value in a different way. This can be done with expanded notation or with a pictorial model.
Standard Form- 500+30+6
Non-Standard Form- 400+130+6
*We took one hundred and turned it in to ten groups of ten. That gets added with the thirty that were already there.
This helps students understand that the amount never changes just the way that it can be represented. It is helpful for them to remember the following:
1,000=10 groups of 100
100=10 groups of 10
Student Learning Hub
Do you want to know more about what your child is learning this year?
-One snack per day
-Needs to be a healthy snack
-Non-messy and does not require utensils
-Peanut/Tree Nut free until further notice from your child's teacher
-Water for drinks only
Thank you for your help with this!
Green Thursday Folders
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