Welcome to ELA in Second Grade where....
LEARNING IS PARADISE
Welcome to 2nd Grade! A pivotal year where we move from LEARNing to READ to READing to LEARN! This website is designed to be a useful tool for families. Each week the website will be updated with information relating to academics, dates to remember and links that can be accessed for your child to practice our current phonics skills. I encourage you to navigate through the tabs at the top of this page to gain some insight into the fun and engaging year that your child is experiencing in second grade!
WEEK OF May 29th - June 8th
PHONICS: This week we will learn to read and spell words with silent consonant combinations. The students will learn that two consonant letters (gn, kn, mb, wr, mn) may represent the sound of only one of the consonants. The remaining consonant is silent. These pairs usually occur in either the initial or final position in words. For
more practice reading and spelling these words, please visit our Spelling City site Words With Silent Consonant Combinations. The trick words for this unit are: eight, laugh, and bought. There will not be an assessment on this concept but students are still encouraged to practice!
READING WORKSHOP: We will continue to focus on the skill of summarizing. The students will use their HANDy tool to help them remember the strategy of "Someone, Wanted, But, So, Then" when working to summarize a fiction text.
We will also review our "reading and thinking" strategies while reading non fiction text and practice the art of "proving our picks" to ensure our comprehension skills are solid!
WRITER'S WORKSHOP: The students will continue to write their own "HOW-To" book. In this How-To unit students have been asked to recall information from their personal experience to write an informational piece. They will organize and write steps in a sequence, revise for precise word choice and clarity, and edit for capital letters and ending punctuation.
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THIS ONLY APPLIES TO MRS. SEIBERT's HOMEROOM CLASS: Mini teaching assignments are underway! I am so proud of our first two teachers. Kaito taught us how to speak a few words in Japanese and Greta showed us how to draw an owl.
Our field trip to Bayfront Park is this Friday, June 2nd. If you are chaperoning, please check in at the office prior to 1:00 p.m. and then meet the second grade classes outside of the school near the tennis courts on the sidewalk. We will leave for our walking trip to Bayfront Park at 1:00 p.m. and head back over to the school by 3:00 p.m.
Our end of the year celebration will be Monday, June 5th. Each student is being asked to contribute $5 for our lunch which will consist of pizza, chips, carrots/dip, drinks and a yummy dessert! Volunteers are not needed for this event.
THANK YOU for a wonderful school year! A summer ELA packet will be sent home with your child the last week of school to ensure they have some continued practice with the skills we have learned this school year. I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing and safe summer.
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