Second Grade ~ March 2018 Newsletter
Reading: We will be finishing our study on biographies and then moving onto persuasive writing. The students will learn about opinion and argumentative types of writing. We will also learn about letter writing. The form and parts of a friendly letter will be taught. The students will do this by reading different books then writing letters to their friends in another class telling them why they think they would enjoy the book.
Fundations: In Unit 11, the students will practice three more vowel teams; ee, ea and ey. Each of these letter combinations can have the long “e” sound and are found in double vowel syllables. In Unit 12, the students will practice two more vowel teams: oi and oy. Both of these vowel combinations make the /oi/ sound.
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: Module 6 lays the conceptual foundation for multiplication and division in Grade 3 and for the idea that numbers other than 1, 10, and 100 can serve as units. Topics in this module include: Formation of Equal Groups, Arrays and Equal Groups, Rectangular Arrays as a Foundation for Multiplication and Division, and The Meaning of Even and Odd Numbers.
Science: This next science unit is on life science. The students will be studying plants. This unit is inquiry-based. Skills that are emphasized include observing, classifying, measuring, collecting and interpreting data. In this unit, the students will first observe the basic parts of a plant then they will compare this plant to other plants.
Social Studies: This month, we will discuss the difference between globes and maps. The students will become familiar with a compass rose and using intermediate directions. The students will also learn that our country is made up of fifty states. Using a community map, students will use keys/legends to interpret what they see.
Here are some important dates to remember this month:
PTA Meeting, 3:00 pm March 7th
Student/Staff Basketball Game 7:00-8:30 pm March 8th
No School (Superintendent’s Conf Day, No students) March 9th
Spring Recess - No School March 29-April 6
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)