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 January 15th - 19th
This week we will complete our study of reading and spelling one and two syllable words with the open syllable type. The high frequency words for this unit are easy, really, and only. Your child can find more opportunities for practice with these words by clicking on the link (right click on the green words): Words With Open Syllables. This unit will be assessed on Wednesday, January 17th.
On Thursday the students will begin to read and spell words with the long a spelled ai and ay. The students will learn that long a spelled ai usually comes in the middle of a base word. Long a spelled ay usually comes at the end of a base word and long a spelled ea is not used very often. The high frequency words for this unit are always, America, and answer. 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 A Spelled AI/AY. This unit will be assessed on Thursday, January 25th.
This week our readers will read a variety of pieces of literature and we will focus on retelling, recounting, identifying the elements of the text and applying our comprehension skills.
This week the authors in our classroom will learn to use apostrophes to form possessives. We have also started cursive handwriting! Our writers are so excited every day to discover the new letter and to practice.
This week the mathematicians in our class will continue learning about place value of numbers to 100. We will focus on learning to identify the standard form / written numeral, place and value, word form, and expanded form of numbers to 100. We will also begin to discuss ten less, ten more, one less and one more after identifying a number on a hundred chart. Our mathematicians will also practice counting by 5's and 10's!
MATH FACTS: We have started our fact fluency check ups. Students are beginning to "Sail Through the Facts" as they work to master their addition and subtraction facts through 20. Students will be 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.
We will begin to study our new science unit, "Help Save the Earth." Our scientists will learn about recycling, reducing and reusing during this unit.
Did You Know?
These freezing cold temps cause us to be inside on recess days most often however, there are times that we do get an opportunity to be outside for recess. During these winter months, we ask that students please have a scarf, hat, and gloves to help protect them from the elements of the weather.
We always appreciate donations for our classroom treasure box.
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.