2nd Grade

2nd Grade News!

2nd

Ask your second grader:

  • What are three things you’ve learned in second grade?
  • What was the best part about second grade?

Upcoming events:

  • Please search your house and car for any overdue library books. Ms. Stuart sent home notices for missing books this week.
  • If you purchased a yearbook for your child, please send it to school on Tuesday, May 22nd. We will have a yearbook signing party on the playground with all of second grade. There are still a few yearbooks available in the office if you’d like to purchase one. 
  • Thursday, May 24th is the last day of school! It is a half day. We will have brunch in the café. If your child does not plan to eat brunch, please send a snack to be eaten during that time.

Upcoming skills:

  • REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!

We have enjoyed watching our second graders grow this year. Thank you for trusting us with your children! Have a wonderful summer!

The  2nd Grade Team 

2nd Grade Newsletter

2nd

Ask your second grader:

  • What are the differences between moths and butterflies?
  • What is the life cycle of the frog and how is it the same/different from that of a butterfly?
  • To count the change in your wallet.
  • In your book, who are the characters? What is the setting? What is the problem? What is a possible solution to the problem?


Upcoming events:

  • The only required homework for next week is to read daily.
  • The PPE library is closed for the school year, so please visit your local library to stock up on those summer books!
  • The 3rd grade teachers will be sending home a list or required summer reading.


Upcoming skills:
REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

2nd Grade News

2nd

Ask your second grader:

  • To tell the main idea of your favorite non-fiction book.
  • What two words make up the contraction won’t?
  • What is a fraction?
  • How do butterflies drink nectar?
  • How do butterflies protect themselves against predators?

Upcoming events:

  • Field Day is today! All are welcome! Students should wear field trip t-shirts, athletic shorts, and tennis shoes. 

Upcoming skills:

  • ELA:  story structure; infer/predict; multiple meaning words; words with ai, a, igh, y; informative writing
  • Science:  Butterflies!
  • Math: Money, Time, Fractions

Have a wonderful weekend!

The  2nd Grade Team 

2nd Grade Newsletter

2nd

Ask your second grader:

  • What is one fact and one opinion about jellyfish?
  • What do we normally add to a verb that happened in the past? The future? What is an example of an irregular past tense verb?
  • Name 3 things you learned at Gentry's Farm.
  • What was your favorite activity at the farm?
  • What is Roxaboxen?
  • What forms around the caterpillar before it turns into a butterfly?

Upcoming events:

  • The PPE auction is tonight at City Winery! Many thanks to all of the volunteers who make the magic happen!
  • Field Day is next Friday. The students will wear their field trip t-shirts. They should also bring their lunch as we will be eating in the classroom.


Upcoming skills:

  • ELA: informative writing, main idea & details, contractions, words with /ow, /ou/
  • Science: Butterflies!
  • Math: Money, Time, Fractions


Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

2nd Grade Newsletter

2nd

Ask your second grader:

  • To tell three facts about killer whales.
  • To tell three facts about penguins.
  • What is an adaptation? What are some adaptations of penguins?
  • What is the food chain? What would happen if a particular animal in the food chain suddenly died off?
  • What is an adjective? What are some adjectives that could be used to describe a killer whale?
  • What is another way to say 9:45? What time is it if it’s half past 4?
  • How much money do you have if there are 3 quarters, 1 dime, 2 nickels, and 3 pennies in your pocket?

Upcoming events:

  • Our next field trip is Wednesday, April 25th.  We will be visiting Gentry’s Farm. Parents are welcome to meet us there at 9:30.   The cost for chaperones is $7.00 and will be collected at the farm.
  • Progress reports will be issued on Wednesday, April 25th.
  • The PPE auction is Friday, April 26th at City Winery. Purchase your tickets at percypriest.org

Upcoming skills:

  • ELA:  fact and opinion, author’s purpose, text and graphic features, verbs (past, present, and future),  suffixes –er and –est, words with oo (as in book)
  • Science:  orcas, butterflies
  • Math: Money, Time, Tables and Graphs

Have a wonderful weekend!

The  2nd Grade Team 

2nd Grade Newsletter

2nd

Ask your second grader:

  • To retell the story of Goldilocks Goes to Camp.
  • What is a traditional tale? What is the moral/lesson from How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes?
  • Name one character trait to describe the bear and one to describe the little brown squirrel from the story above.
  • What are the parts of a friendly letter?
  • What does it mean to be a good citizen? What rights do citizens of the United States have?
  • How does one become a citizen?
  • How many minutes are there between each number on a clock? Name the different parts of a clock.

Upcoming events:

  • Next week, the "Chalk Lady" will be visiting PPE 2nd graders. We will spend Wednesday afternoon, April 18th from 11:40-1:40 outside creating chalk masterpieces. We are asking for 2 volunteers per classroom to help montior the studetns while we are outside. Please contact your child's teacher if you are interested in helping.
  • Our next field trip is April 25th. We will be visiting Gentry's Farm and leaving PPE at 9:30. Parents are welcome to meet us there. You may pay there and the cost is $7.00.

Upcoming skills:

  • ELA: main idea, infer & predict, adjectives, vowel sounds with /oo/
  • Science: Killer Whales, Penguins
  • Math: Money/Time

The 2nd Grade Team

2nd Grade Newsletter

2nd

Ask your second grader:

  • What is cause and effect? Can you give an example?
  • What is the past tense of the verb “eat”?
  • What are antonyms? Can you give an example?
  • What combination of coins might you have if your wallet contains 55 cents?
  • If you have an appointment that begins at 12:15 and lasts for 30 minutes, what time will it be when you finish?

Upcoming events:

  • Spring Break is April 2nd-6th! Have a safe, fun, and relaxing break. We will see you on April 9th.

Upcoming skills:

  • ELA:  folktales, fables, fairytales; summarize; understanding characters; subject verb agreement; synonyms; words with aw, al, o; friendly letter writing
  • Social Studies: Government
  • Math: Money/Time

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

The  2nd Grade Team 

2nd Grade Newsletter

2nd

Ask your 2nd grader:

  • In the story The Monster on My Roof, how did you use visualization to help you understand the story?
  • Can you summarize the story in 2-3 sentences?
  • When counting coins, with which coin should you start counting? The largest in size? The shiniest? Or, the one with the greatest value?

Upcoming Events:

  • Report cards will go home Monday, March 26th.
  • No school Friday, March 30th.
  • NO HOMEWORK next week.

Upcoming Skills:

  • ELA: Fairy Tales & Folktales
  • Skills: Cause & Effect, Visualize
  • Grammar: Action Verbs
  • Phonics: Prefixes: re-, un-
  • Science/Social Studies: US Government continued
  • Math: Time & Money

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

Second Grade News

2nd

Ask your second grader:
• What are the three types of rock?
• Which type of rock is formed by cooling magma from volcanoes?
• What have you learned about soils from science rotations this week?
• How much change would you receive if you had $4.65, and you bought a pack of gum for $1.30?
• What time is it if it is half past six o’clock?

Upcoming events:
• 2nd Grade music program is Friday, March 23rd at 8:30.
• The 3rd nine week period ends March 15th. All grades will be submitted by then. Any make up work should be turned in prior.
• There will be no school on Friday, March 30th.
• Spring Break is April 2nd-6th!

Upcoming skills:
• ELA: compare and contrast characters, sequence of events, possessive nouns, suffixes –ly and -ful
• Science: Soil/Rocks
• Social Studies: Government
• Math: Money/Time

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

2nd Grade Newsletter

2nd

Ask your second grader:
• What was the total amount of points you earned during the Read-a-Thon?
• What do you think about the Accelerated Reader program?
• Does you think your reading has improved?
• What was your favorite part of The Lemonade War?
• What are some types of soil?
• What is a example of a homophone?

Upcoming events:
• Spring Pictures are Tuesday, March 13th.
• Reminder, March 16th is a regular school day!
• 2nd Grade music program is Friday, March 23rd at 8:30.
• The 3rd nine week period ends March 15th. All grades will be submitted by then. Any make up work should be turned in prior.

Upcoming skills:
• ELA: Earth Science/Soils (integrated unit);
• Science: Soil/Rocks
• Social Studies: Economics/Government
• Math: Multiplication/Money/Time

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team