2nd Grade

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Upcoming events:
• Winter break is December 18-January 2!
• There will be no homework or spelling words the week we return from winter break because it is a short week. During that week, we will be reviewing skills and setting goals for the second semester.
• Report cards will be issued on Tuesday, January 9th.

Have a wonderful winter break! Enjoy the holidays with your family. We will see you on January 3, 2018!

The 2nd Grade Team

Second Grade News

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Ask your second grader:
• What is a biography? What is the author’s purpose for writing a biography?
• What is an adverb? What is the difference between an adjective and an adverb?
• What causes night and day? How long does it take the Earth to rotate once on its axis? How long does it take the Earth to make one revolution around the sun?
• How do you solve 345+26? How do you solve 36-19?

Upcoming events:
• On Friday, December 15th (half day) we will have a movie and game day. Students may wear their pajamas to school. We will have brunch in our classrooms. Room mothers will be sending out an email for brunch sign-ups. We will not need parent volunteers.

Upcoming skills:
• ELA: compound sentences, words with ee and ea, inferring, biographies
• Math: addition and subtraction with and without regrouping
• Science: space/ the moon
• Social Studies: U.S. History
• Writing: informative writing, friendly letters

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

2nd Grade Newsletter

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Ask your 2nd grader:
• For what does the Statue of Liberty stand?
• What does it mean that America’s streets are paved with gold?
• What challenges do immigrants face when coming to a new country?
• Describe a character trait of an immigrant from one of the books we have read in class.
• In the problem 131 + 43, which column would you start solving first?
• What is the difference between solving a math problem using a vertical algorithm versus decomposition?

As always, we thoroughly enjoyed the grandparents who came to visit!

Our next field trip is to Travellers Rest on November 29th 9:00-12:30.
• We will be eating lunch there, so your child will need to bring a lunch on the 29th.
• Parents may meet us there at 9:30 (NO SIBLINGS, PLEASE) and will need to pay $7 at the door.

Upcoming Skills:
Reading/LA:
ELA/SS: Biographies
Science: Space/The Moon
Social Studies: U.S. History
Math: Addition and Subtraction with and without regrouping.
Writing: Informative Writing, Friendly letters

We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!
The 2nd Grade Team

12 Common Questions Parents Ask About the MAP Growth Assessment

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Click here to read an article on the 12 Common Questions Parents Ask About the MAP Growth Assessment.

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Second Grade News

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Ask your second grader:
• What is a contraction? Where does the apostrophe go in a contraction? What two words make up the contraction don’t?
• How do you make a singular noun possessive? Can you give an example of a possessive noun?
• What are character traits? What are some character traits that describe Jessie in the book, When Jessie Came Across the Sea? What are some character traits that describe you?
• What is a compound word? Can you list five compound words?
• What is regrouping? How do you add 67+24?

Upcoming events:
• The Book Fair is next week, November 13-17.
• Grandparents Lunch for second grade is Friday, November 17. It will be during our normal lunch time (10:35-11:05). Please return the form sent home last week in order for the café to plan appropriately. The Book Fair will be open for students to shop with their grandparents after lunch.
• Progress reports will be distributed on Wednesday, November 15.

Upcoming skills:
• ELA: adjectives, base words with endings –s and –es, story elements, compare and contrast, glossary and dictionary skills
• Math: place value, number sense, addition and subtraction (with regrouping)
• Science: space
• Social Studies: American Symbols

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

2nd Grade Newsletter

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Ask your second grader:
• What was the author’s purpose for writing the story A Picnic in October?
• What are some other reasons authors write?
• How do context clues help you understand new vocabulary?
• How do you spell make + ing? Change + ed?
• Where would you find a prefix in a word?
Upcoming events:
• Prospective Parent Open House on Tuesday 4:30-6:30 for all families considering Percy Priest. Spread the word!
• NO SCHOOL on Friday (Veteran’s Day).

Upcoming skills:
• ELA: apostrophes to form contractions/possessives, contractions, character traits, writing a friendly group, compound words
• Math: place value, number sense, addition and subtraction (with regrouping)
• Science: space
• Social Studies: American Symbols

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

Second Grade News

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Ask your second grader:
• What was the author’s purpose for writing the book The Statue of Liberty?
• What was the main idea in the book The Statue of Liberty? What were three details that support the main idea?
• What are some text features you might see in an informational text? What is the purpose of those features?
• What is a prefix? What is the meaning of the prefix re-?
• How do you decompose 567+321? How do you solve the same problem in a vertical algorithm?

Upcoming events:
• Harvest parties are October 31st. No costumes, please!
• Conferences are November 1st. Please sign up if you have not already done so.
• Our first field trip is today. We will see “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at the Nashville Children’s Theatre. We will be eating lunch at school before leaving. Students should wear field trip t-shirts. Please pay the field trip fee online as soon as possible. Osp.osmsInc.com/Nashville

Upcoming skills:
• ELA: reflexive pronouns, base words with endings –ed and –ing, author’s purpose, prefix and root word, informational writing
• Math: place value, number sense, addition and subtraction (without regrouping)
• Science: space
• Social Studies: American Symbols

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

Technology Field Trip

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This week in technology, students learned how to ask for help when they need to find information on the internet. We then took a virtual field trip using the San Diego Zoo website. We enjoyed watching the live cams of the animals! Second graders were also able to visit the Museum of Modern Art where they saw a familiar painting from their art class - The Starry Night.

2nd-3rd-4th grade Holiday Painting Class with Mrs. Atkinson Dec. 6, 2017

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That's right...the "Holidays" are here!

Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list that is impossible to buy for? Why not let your young artist make something amazing for them instead? This is a one day painting event that is open to all 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade artists only. Join Mrs. Atkinson in the Art Room after school on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from dismissal to 4:30 to create a seasonally themed work of art for that special someone! The $30 cost includes a canvas and art making supplies. The class is limited to 25 students, so sign up online now at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E45ADAA2BA31-2nd3rd4th

Students and their art work will be picked up at the kindergarten doorway at 4:30. Email Mrs. Atkinson if you have questions. This is first come, first serve, so the first 25 students to sign up online will be able to attend the class!

Mark your calendars!!

2nd Grade Newsletter

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Ask your second grader:
• What was the main idea or our anchor text this week? Can you support your main idea with 3 details?
• If you come to an unfamiliar word while reading, how might you figure out the meaning of the word using context clues?
• What was the author’s purpose of in the book The Story of the Statue of Liberty?
• How do you decompose 314 + 235? How do you solve the same problem in a vertical algorithm?

Upcoming events:
• Report cards go home on Monday!
• Harvest parties are October 31st. No costumes, please!
• Conferences are November 1st. A form for sign-ups will be sent soon.
• Our first field trip is Friday, October 27th. We will see Mr. Popper’s Penguins at the Nashville Children’s Theatre. Look for the field trip permission slip in the Friday folder. Please pay the field trip fee online as soon as possible (information for payment is on the permission slip). We will be eating lunch at school before leaving.

Upcoming skills:
• ELA: main idea and details, non-fiction text features, root words and prefixes. Digraphs th, sh, wh, ch
• Math: place value, number sense, addition and subtraction (without regrouping)
• Science: space
• Social Studies: American Symbols

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team