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 June 11th - 15th
THIS IS OUR FINAL WEEK OF SECOND GRADE! Be on the lookout for a Good-Bye letter along with some summer learning packets that will be sent home with your child on Thursday of this week.
We will complete our review of our second grade high frequency words. Your child will take their post test on HFW MP3 on Monday and on Tuesday we will take our pre-test for MP4 words. The students will bring home their pre-test along with the flash cards. This will be reassessed in class but I would ask you to please be sure that your child practice the words they struggled with as well as the words on the previous High Frequency word assessments. It is the goal of second grade teachers that your child KNOW how to READ and SPELL all of these words. THANKS for your support. Below are links that your child can visit for more practice with each set of words over the summer.
High Frequency Words Quarter 1
High Frequency Words Quarter 2
High Frequency Words Quarter 3
High Frequency Words Quarter 4
We will complete our novel study of "The Mouse and the Motorcycle." In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check in to the Mountain View Inn. This timeless classic will be a great way to wrap up our second grade year together.
The students will make a pet mouse this week. Do not stress - you do not have to worry about taking care of one more thing in your homes. Your child will do all of the work! Their mouse will ONLY survive on words - words from the books they will read this summer!
We will wrap up our year with a review of all skills we have learned. Students will also continue with practicing their opinion letter writing and poetry activities.
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 have fun engaging in activities to review the many math concepts we have learned this school year.
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.
Did You Know?
Our students are really enjoying their "TEACH OUR CLASS" opportunities! Last week was AWESOME and we are learning so much from our friends' presentations. Thanks very much for the support you are giving at home to help make this a successful lesson and learning experience for your child!
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.