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 March 26th - 30th
This week we will complete our study of learning to read and spell one and two syllable words with ou spelled ou and ow. The /ou/ sound spelled ou usually comes in the middle of a base word. The /ou/ sound spelled ow usually comes at the end of a base word. However, many ow words are followed by an l, n, or er. /ou/ is a vowel diphthong. The high frequency words for this unit are country, couple, and cousin. Your child can find more opportunities for practice with these words by clicking on the link (right click on the green words): Words With OU and OW. This unit will be assessed on Tuesday, March 27th.
Beginning Wednesday we will start our next phonics unit. We will be learning to read and spell one and two syllable words with long e spelled ie, ey, y. The long e spelled y usually comes at the end of a base word. The long e spelled ie, ey are not used as frequently. The high frequency words for this unit are city, January, and February. Your child can find more opportunities for practice with these words by clicking on the link (right click on the green words): Words With LONG E. This unit will be assessed the week after Spring Break
This week the readers in our classroom will continue to read literary text relating to our study of communities. We will focus on sequencing main events, identifying the key ideas to help recount and comprehend the text.
We will continue moving through the alphabet as we learn cursive. I'm so proud of our friends and the determination they are taking to learn the strokes of the letters. We will also revisit simple sentences and compound sentences.
This week the mathematicians in our class will continue focus on place and value of numbers to 1,000. We will discuss standard form, place and value, word form and expanded form of numbers.
MATH FACTS: Students are "Sailing Through the Facts" as they work to master their addition and subtraction facts through 20. Students are given a check up every Tuesday and Friday (as long as the schedule allows) to help them progress and ensure mastery. 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 continue to learn about life cycles of plants in Science.
Did You Know?
Our student intern, Miss Burgess, will be leaving us this week. We have been so lucky to have her with us since September. She has done a beautiful job forming relationships with our students and supporting their learning. A letter came home last week regarding donations for a THANK YOU gift for her. If you are able or interested, we would greatly appreciate your support in sharing our gratitude for Miss Burgess.
RE-SHOUT OUT!!! I am SO PROUD Of our mathematicians in our class. All of the extra practice with our facts to 20, using Xtra Math and the activities in our class have resulted in an outstanding improvement in our students' recall of their basic facts! Thanks so much for your support at home.
Our next field trip is coming up at the end of April. Permission slips came home last week. Please return them at your earliest convenience. THANK YOU!
We always appreciate 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: email@example.com
School phone number: (443) 550-9520
Resource/Planning Time: 9:15-10:00 a.m.