2ND GRADE NEWS
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
Happy New Year From 2nd Grade
As we enter into the new year I am asking for your help. Each day is an important day as we continue our learning. Please remember to have your child read each night, Also, if your child is struggling to master their basic addition and subtraction skills, it is imperative that they work toward this. I have signed all students up for Extra Math, I have sent home passwords. Please use this as a tool to help reach mastery of their basic facts.
This is such a pivotal time for your child.
Daily Take Home Folders
S means your child is doing a Satisfactory job and has met the goal
P means your child is progressing toward the goal
N means your child needs some improvement toward the goal
AC means there is some concern regarding your child's progress and together we need to be working to help them work at progressing toward the goal
Gym: Mondays and Wednesdays (Remember to wear gym shoes)
Music: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Movement: Gym and Music together
December and January Birthdays
Onto Topic 8
Log on to Extra Math to Practice Basic Math Facts
Words Their Way
We are now focusing our learning on Government.
Our next unit is on Matter. We will use rocks to learn about the properties of matter: size, color, texture and shape.
In reading we have been learning about Story Elements. Story Elements are the components of a story. Thinking about these elements helps us infer what is happening in the story.
- Characterization: What we know about characters based on their actions or words they use
- Plot: Important events in the story (conflicts and problems and how they are solved
- Setting: Where and When the story takes place
- Theme: The message or meaning of the story