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 among other useful tools. 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 will experience in second grade!
WEEK OF May 21st - May 25th
We will complete our study of reading and spelling words with prefixes. The high frequency words for this unit are between, second, and unusual. Your child can find more opportunities for practice with these words by clicking on the link (right click on the green words): Words With Prefixes. This unit will NOT be formally assessed but the students will need to be able to demonstrate an understand of the meanings of the prefixes and how they change the base word.
Later in the week, we will begin reading and spelling words with suffixes. The high frequency words for this unit are usually, ready, and question. Your child can find more opportunities for practice with these words by clicking on the link (right click on the green words): Words With SUFFIXES. This unit will NOT be formally assessed but the students will need to be able to demonstrate an understand of the meanings of the suffixes and how they change the base word.
This week the readers in our classroom will read an informational selection and they will practice applying the comprehension strategies we have learned this year. Our readers and writers will also practice answering questions in complete sentences and citing text evidence to help prepare them for third grade success!
This week we will begin to discuss opinion writing. Our writers will learn to identify the parts of a letter and then move through writing friendly letters and eventually leading us to opinion writing.
REPEAT: WOO! HOO! We have learned how to form all letters of the alphabet in cursive! Hopefully, you have seen the practice sheet that students are to be working on at home to help them write their name in cursive. If students return a completed page each Friday, they will earn Beach Bravos! I also suggest that students practice writing their words (those found on the back of the ELA homework page) in cursive to help them for their spelling test. Students are asked to write at least five of the words in cursive, all three high frequency words and one of the two sentences. We are learning that PRACTICE makes PERMANENT.
This week the mathematicians in our class will complete our study of adding and subtracting numbers to 100. We will review the strategies that we have learned thus far: using an open number line, using place value, using a hundreds chart and/or drawing a model. If you would like to practice with your child at home, ask them to solve problems such as 54 + 17 = OR 62 + 24 = OR 75 - 34 = OR 87 - 56 =. Hopefully they will be able to show you various ways to solve these types of problems. Later in the week we will move into reading and writing numbers to 1,000 using base ten models.
MATH FACTS: We are continuing to work to master our addition and subtraction facts through 20. How can YOU HELP? PLEASE have your student log on to Xtra Math nightly. Your child should spend 10 minutes max. You may also practice their fact triangles with them at home if you notice that their progress on Xtra Math is weak. YOU CAN LEARN MORE by clicking on the "MATH" tab at the top of this page. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
This week we will complete our study of American Symbols in Social Studies. We will move into discussing MIXTURES in Science.
Did You Know?
Our walking field trip to Bayfront Park was canceled for tomorrow, Monday, May 21st. This trip will not be rescheduled.
Our end of the year celebration is approaching. Although we have not nailed down an actual date due to the many activities that have had to be rescheduled and scheduled on our master calendar at BES, we have asked students to bring in $5.00 to cover the costs of their pizza lunch and activities. If your child would prefer to bring their own lunch, that is fine.
Our students will get to TEACH OUR CLASS! Be on the lookout for a very exciting, engaging and entertaining assignment that will be coming home with your child on Tuesday of this week! They will need your assistance to be successful on this assignment.
We NEED and APPRECIATE any donations for our classroom treasure box. THANK YOU!
PLEASE check your child's agenda book each evening and initial the page for that day.
Dates to remember:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
School phone number: (443) 550-9520
Resource/Planning Time: 9:15-10:00 a.m.