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2nd Grade Blog Week 3

September 16, 2018 by Anne Bloomfield

September 17, 2018

Dear Second Grade Families,

It’s hard to believe we will be entering our 3rd week of school!! The first 2 weeks have been very busy and all 2nd graders are getting settled into a routine.

Here’s a few of important reminders…
1. Second Grade students will be taking the MAPS Test in reading tomorrow. If your child wears glasses, please be sure that they bring them.

2. Although it’s early in the school year, there seems to be a few “bugs” going around already. If your child is going to be absent, please call the office (423-5437) by 9 a.m.

3. Also please remember that if anyone comes to check your child/children out of school who is not on the emergency card they will not be released to them. The list can be updated by going to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

4. Read to the bottom of the blog for a message from Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Rowlett about reading.

Last week in Math, students worked on identifying 1 more and 1 less with numbers within 100. Students also working on reading and writing 2-digit numbers in standard form (63), word form (sixty-three), and expanded form (60 + 3).

This week we will continue reading and writing numbers in the above mentioned ways. Student will also identify numbers 10 more and 10 less. We will also begin to rename 2-digit numbers…more on that in week 4.

We continued to take simple sentences, combine them with conjunctions (and, but, or, so) to form a compound sentence. These sentences were used to identify nouns, verbs, and conjunctions and to identify the subject and predicate parts of sentences.
Simple Sentences
Josh enjoys reading.
Josh enjoys solving math problems.
Compound Sentence
Josh enjoys reading, and he enjoys solving math problems.

In writing we are learning about the writing process (prewriting, rough draft, editing, revising, and final draft), through writing some clues about ourselves. This week students will focus on editing, revising, and producing a final draft. This writing piece will be completed in the 4th week of school.
Our work with our Tribes Project has continued. We focused on the Tribes Agreements of Mutual Respect, No Put Downs, and Appreciations. For each agreement we have made an artifact for the class so that we will remember the agreement throughout the year.
Anne Bloomfield
Shannon Garcia

Here’s some reading information…
Hi 2nd Grade Families,

We will be starting reading groups this week during our Language Arts block. Your 2nd grader will be bringing home their guided reading book in their binders this week. Please have them read the assigned book/chapter as part of their 20 minutes of nightly reading. Don’t forget to sign the reading log. We will be checking these throughout the week.

Last week we focused on reviewing the jobs of “silent e” and “Super Sneaky Mr. Y”. E’s job at the end of a word is to help the short vowel become a superhero and say their name, or being a friend to the letter v. Usually v is not at the end of a word. Super Sneaky Mr. Y who steals e and i’s capes and can say their name when he is at the end of a word. In one syllable words he usually steals “I” cape and 2 syllable words he steals “E” cape. We also reviewed syllables including the definition of a syllable, closed syllables and open syllable types.

This week we will continue to review the syllable types and more Secret stories along with introducing word work and listen to reading for our Daily 5 choices.

~Have a great week!
Mrs. Rowlett & Mrs. Jackson