2nd Grade

Art Portfolios!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, K

Art portfolios have been coming home for the last week or so and the children are very excited! I hope they have been doing their homework by having an Art Show for their families! It is such an exciting and visual way to see how your child has grown this year in so many ways. Their art skills have improved, ideas have become more complex, and even the way they write their name has changed from August until now! Please take a moment to enjoy the creative adventures your child has experienced this year and the amazing artwork created along the way!

Summer Art Camp at PPE!!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, K

Join Mrs. Atkinson June 5-9 for one amazing week of exploring, discovering and creating ART at Percy Priest Elementary! This unique camp offers a variety of hands on art experiences designed especially for artists ages 5-11 years (rising K through rising 4th graders). Camp will take place in the Percy Priest Art Room from 9:00-12:00, June 5-9, 2017. The cost is $190 per child for the week, which includes a sketchbook, all art supplies and a snack each day. Class size is limited, so sign up online today!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45adaa2ba31-mrs

Contact Mrs. Atkinson at tina.atkinson@mnps.org for more questions.

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Ask your 2nd grader:
• What kind of information does a survey give you?
• What is the purpose of bar/picture graphs?
• What are story elements?
• How is an antonym different from a synonym?
• What is an example of a possessive pronoun?
• How do butterflies help plants?

Thank you for those helped make Field Day a huge success!

Upcoming Skills:
-Reading/Language Arts: compare and contrast, choosing between adjectives and adverbs, root words
-Math: graphs, collecting data, review
-Science: Butterflies!
-Social Studies: Government

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Ask your 2nd grader:
•To explain the sequence of events in one of the Cinderella stories they read this week.
•How do you make a singular noun possessive? (example: This stapler belongs to Henry.)
•How do you make a plural noun possessive? (example: These hats belong to the boys.)
•What are some types of graphs? What type of information can be put on a graph?
•To explain the x and y axis on a graph.
•What is metamorphosis?

Field day is Tuesday, May 9th (rain date: May 11th). Students should wear their field trip t-shirt, SSA bottoms, and tennis shoes. Remember to apply sunscreen in the morning before coming to school. Hats can be worn outside during field day. Your child's teacher will let you know the plan for lunch and water.

Next week (May 8-12) will be the last week for homework and spelling.

Upcoming Skills:
-Reading/Language Arts: understanding characters, point of view, vowel diphthongs oi and oy, possessive pronouns, antonyms
-Math: collecting data, graphs
-Science: butterflies
-Social Studies: Tennessee

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Ask your 2nd grader:
• What is the difference between a fact and an opinion?
• What does an adverb describe? Can you give me an adverb that would describe how you run?
• Has your caterpillar formed a chrysalis?
• What are the body parts of a butterfly called?
• What is an array? How do we use arrays in multiplication?

Field Day is May 9th. Please see PPE eblast for link to volunteer sign up.

Upcoming Skills:
-Reading/Language Arts: sequence of events, compare and contrast, classify/categorize, possessive nouns, vowel dipthongs /ow/,/ ou/
-Math: graphs, collecting data
-Science: Butterflies!

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Ask your 2nd grader:
•To do a five-finger retell of a fiction book (characters, setting, events, problem, solution).
•Where does the apostrophe go when you make a contraction out of the words "does" and "not"?
•To explain the life cycle of a butterfly.
•How is the life cycle of the frog similar to the life cycle of a butterfly? How are the life cycles different?
•To explain the difference between 4+3 and 4x3.

Our next field trip will be April 25th, and all parents are welcome! We will be visiting Gentry's Farm. Parents should meet us at the farm around 9:30. The cost for parents is $7 (cash only) and should be paid upon arrival. Students should wear their field trip t-shirt and tennis shoes, and they will need a lunch from home.

Progress reports will be sent home on Wednesday, April 26th.

Upcoming Skills:
-Reading/Language Arts: fact and opinion, author's purpose, adverbs, shades of meaning, words with oo(book)
-Math: multiplication
-Science: butterflies
-Social Studies: Tennessee, government


 

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Ask your 2nd grader:
• What is Madonnari? From which country did it originate?
• What was your favorite chalk drawing? What is one way to create an outline for your chalk drawing?
• What is another way to say “quarter to nine?”
• If an item costs $0.67 and you give the clerk $1.00, how much change will your get back?
• What does the constitution do?

Thank you to all who volunteered their time and/or waters for our special in house field trip on Wednesday!

GENTRY FARM FIELD TRIP: Important Facts
Date: April 25th
Time: If you would like to meet us, please arrive between 9:30-9:40. We will return to school around noon.
Lunch: We will miss our scheduled lunch time at school, so please send a lunch with your child that day.
Apparel: Field trip t-shirt and SSA bottoms

Upcoming Skills:
Reading/ELA: contractions, multiple meaning words, story structure, conclusions, infer/predict, words with oo, ew, ue, ou
Math: Money/Time, Multiplication
Social Studies: Tennessee
Science: Butterflies!

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Ask your 2nd grader:
•What are some text and graphic features you might see when reading an informational text? What is the purpose of each feature, and how does it help the reader understand the text?
•To explain cause and effect and give an example.
•To explain the process of how a seed becomes a plant.
•How much change would you receive if you bought an item that cost 67 cents and you paid with a one dollar bill?

We hope to see you tonight at the annual PPE auction!

Second graders will be participating in a special sidewalk painting project using chalk on Wednesday, April 12th. Please have your child wear LONG pants or leggings and a shirt that can get dirty (standard school attire required). They will be working on their knees on the concrete. Also, please put sunscreen on your child's face and arms before school. Hats can be worn during our time outside. Baby wipes will be needed for clean up after chalking. Please send in a package if you are able.

Our next field trip will be April 25th, and all parents are welcome! We will be visiting Gentry's Farm. Parents should meet us at the farm between 9:30-9:40. The cost is $7 (cash only) and should be paid upon arrival.

Upcoming Skills:
-Reading/Language Arts: review
-Math: arrays
-Science: butterflies
-Social Studies: government

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Ask your 2nd grader:

• What is the effect of not studying for your spelling test? What is the cause if the effect is you are cold outside?
• Name one word using each of the following prefixes: re-, un-,over-, pre-, mis-
• What are some qualities of a good citizen?
• What are come rights and responsibilities of a citizen?
• Which coins could you use to make 53 cents?

As we embark on the last 9 week period, we ask for your continued support in helping your child meet his/her goals, whether they be raising reading goals, meeting AR goals, or becoming more efficient in addition and subtraction facts.

Our next field trip will be April 25th and all parents are welcome! We will be visiting Gentry Farms. Be on the lookout for more info coming soon!

Report cards will go home April 3rd.

We hope to see you at the annual PPE Auction. Make sure to bid on our teacher outing…we have a great time!

Upcoming Skills:
-Reading/ELA: words with au, aw, al, o, a; punctuation, text and graphic features, cause and effect, irregular action words, context clues
-Science/Social Studies: Tennessee, Butterflies
-Math: arrays

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Ask your 2nd grader:
• How does inferring help you to draw a conclusion? What is a conclusion?
• Say 2 words that end with “-ion” and 2 words that end with “-ture,”
• What is compost? What animals help make soil rich and good for growing plants?
• What time is to the nearest 5 minutes using an analog clock?
• Can you identify the different coins and their values?

No school March 16th and 17th.

Spring Break March 20th-27th .

Upcoming Skills:
Reading/ELA: prefixes re-, un-, cause and effect, point of view, antonyms, irregular action verbs
Math: Money/Time
Social Studies: Tennessee
Science: