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 September 18th - 22nd
This week we will wrap up our study of learning to read and spell one syllable short vowel words with 2 and 3 letter blends. This unit is a REVIEW from first grade. The high frequency words for this unit are two, to and too. Your child can find more opportunities for practice with these words by clicking on the link (right click on the green words): ONE SYLLABLE SHORT VOWEL WORDS with 2 and 3 LETTER BLENDS. This unit will be assessed on Tuesday, September 19th.
On Wednesday we will begin to review reading and spelling one syllable short vowel words with digraphs (sh, ch, wh, ck, and th) and digraph blends. Consonant digraphs are two consonant letters that spell one sound When consonant blends are read, by contrast, each consonant retains its individual sound as the sounds are blended. This unit is also a review of first grade curriculum with the exception of the introduction of the "ph" digraph. The high frequency words for this unit are hear, heard and here. Your child can find more opportunities for practice with these words by clicking on the link (right click on the green words): ONE SYLLABLE SHORT VOWEL WORDS with Digraphs. This unit is temporarily scheduled to be assessed on Thursday, September 28th.
This week the readers in our classroom will continue to understand the choices that make an effective reading community. We will discover what readers do as we determine the three ways to read a book, the difference between real reading and fake reading, how readers keep records of what they read and the difference between literature and informational text.
This week the authors in our classroom will discover what writing workshop looks like and sounds like, how to set up their writer's notebook, how to generate seed ideas and how to develop seed ideas into a story. We will also review the 3 P's in handwriting - body posture, pencil grip and paper position. Center starting capitals and numerals will be reviewed.
The mathematicians in our family will continue to review the addition and subtraction strategies learned in first grade. This week we will focus on doubles and tens partners.
We will discuss our classroom, school, and bus communities. We will look closer at the roles we each play and how the choices we make affect us and others around us. We will discuss building citizenship skills and the characteristics of a good citizen.
Did You Know?
Open House for 2nd grade is this Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. I am eager to share our classroom routines and expectations with you. I hope to see you there!
We will be going on our first field trip this FRIDAY, September 22nd. Please return your child's $5.00 along with the permission slip. If you would like to join us there, please register on KeepNTrack.
Our class website is updated every Sunday evening. Please be sure to check it out each week!
PLEASE check your child's agenda book each evening and initial the page for that day.
Email address: email@example.com
School phone number: (443) 550-9520
Resource/Planning Time: 9:15-10:00 a.m.