Second Grade ~ May 2018 Newsletter
ELA: The students will continue their work on non-fiction reading. They will begin a new research and report writing project. The students will research an animal using three different sources. The students will be responsible for taking notes and finally writing a report on the animal they have researched.
Fundations: In Units 10-16, the students will learn the double vowel syllables. In Unit 14, students will learn how to read and spell words with the vowel teams ou and ow, that say /ou/.
Trick Words: Your child should be able to read and spell trick words from memory. Trick words do not follow usual spelling patterns; they are “tricky” and need to be memorized.
Math: We will continue with Module 7. This module presents an opportunity for students to practice addition and subtraction strategies within 100 and problem-solving skills as they learn to work with various types of units within the contexts of length, money, and data. Students represent categorical and measurement data using picture graphs, bar graphs, and line plots. They revisit measuring and estimating length from Module 2, though now using both metric and customary units.
Science: We will begin our study of crayfish! The students are always so excited to have live animals in the classroom. The students will learn the lifecycle of the crayfish, along with how to care for the crayfish in the classroom.
Social Studies: We will be wrapping up our unit of study “Geography of Communities”. The students have enjoyed strengthening their map skills as they learned to recognize continents, oceans, landforms, and bodies of water. Next time the family is taking a road trip, why not use a paper map and give your child a hands-on experience of using a real map.
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)