SECOND TRIMESTER NEWSLETTER
ELA: We have been busy this trimester building our reading stamina and learning how to write paragraphs. Second graders also reviewed what they know about non-fiction text, as we are reading more and more non-fiction. We utilized these skills this trimester as we learned about famous people and creating biographies reports based on their lives. Soon we will begin our study of persuasive writing.
Fundations: Our focus this trimester in Fundations will be on the “D” syllable type (double vowel) and move on to the –le syllable. We will also continue to have our unit quizzes based on these syllables, so please continue to study the spelling words with your child.
Math: This trimester in math we will continue to focus on addition and subtraction of numbers up to one thousand. A number of different strategies will be taught as well including using tens to subtract, using equal groups, and breaking apart numbers. Triple digit addition and subtraction will also be taught, so please study with your child. We will then move on to units covering time and money.
Social Studies/Science: This trimester in science, we will learn about earth’s landforms and bodies of water. We will construct models of these different types of land forms as well. We will also discuss where these landforms are located and if they exist in solid or liquid form. Toward spring we will learn about plant life, and discuss what plants need to survive.
On May 1, 2019, Lakeland will celebrate “Kindness, Caring and Citizenship Day” district-wide. Each classroom teacher will be doing a kindness activity with their students. We are looking for class parents to volunteer to come in that day to help with these activities. The second graders will be writing kindness wishes and sayings on the blacktop using sidewalk chalk. Please join us.
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)
- Beverly Cleary
- Brain Pop Jr.
- DreamBox Learning
- Go Math
- Math Journey
- Money Flashcards
- My Math
- Primary games - Time
- Science 21
- The Plural Girls
- Time Teacher
- Adobe Spark