Second Grade ~ October 2017 Newsletter
ELA: The focus this month in reading is comprehension skills. We will be strengthening our skills while studying the authors Kevin Henkes and Tomie dePaola. Both of these authors have written many wonderful books that children are able to make connections to. We will study character traits as well. The students will also continue to work on building their reading stamina. In writing, the students are working on writing a personal narrative. They will focus on writing a topic sentence while learning the structure of a paragraph. They are learning how to go back and edit their work to add more details to their stories. Lastly, they will be encouraged to try some of the techniques Kevin Henkes and Tomie de Paola use in their writing.
MATH: In module 2, students engage in activities designed to deepen their conceptual understanding of measurement and to relate addition and subtraction to length. Their work in Module 2 is exclusively with metric units in order to support place value concepts. Customary units will be introduced in Module 7.
SCIENCE: In science, we will continue to learn about the different methods scientists use as they make observations. Our unit on tools continues using standard and non-standard units of measurement.
Note: This year Dr. Accurso’s class will be piloting the new science curriculum. Unit 1 is an introduction into the concept of structure, function, and information processing.
Social Studies: Unit 1, Active Citizenship, looks at the symbols that represent our country.
Second Grade Projects
- My Community and Other United States Communities (Social Studies/ELA Integrated Curriculum)
- My Community Counts
- Seasonal Changes Through Our Eyes and Yours
- Archived Projects (no longer implemented)