2nd Grade

Second Grade News

2nd

Ask your second grader:
• To retell the important parts (beginning, middle, and end) of the story, Henry and Mudge.
• What part of a sentence is the subject? What part is the predicate?
• What will happen during the solar eclipse? What is the path of totality?
• What is your favorite thing about second grade so far?

Upcoming events:
• No school August 21st. Happy National Eclipse Day! Eclipse glasses as well as safety instructions will be sent home in the Friday folder.
• Please remember to pay your supply fee online. The web address is: osp.osmsinc.com/Nashville

Upcoming skills:
ELA: Beginning, Middle, End; subjects and predicates; sequence of events; infer/predict; short vowels /a/ & /i/; narrative writing
Math: Place value, number sense
Science: The Eclipse/Changes
Social Studies: Social Studies Weekly

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team

Acting Up!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

The Acting Up musical theater program is designed for elementary school students grades 1-4. Our mission is to provide children with a creative outlet, prepare youth for real life performance experiences, and produce quality musical theater experiences.

We are so excited to offer this program at Percy Priest for the second year! We know that there are so many talented students who are already great performers. We believe that there are many others who have the potential to become incredible performers. Our program would allow students to have the opportunity to focus in on cultivating those performance skills!

Acting Up is an after–school program that brings professional musical theatre training directly to students, making it convenient for families to participate. Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. This program can accommodate up to 35 students and requires an audition for entry into the program. Students will meet each week with professional teaching artists, who will teach from basic to advance skills of musical theater and will culminate the year with a week of performances.

Click here to download the flyer and to learn about dates, times, cost, and the audition process. 

 

Robotics Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Join us as we use programming to solve real world problems.

WHEN: Wednesdays (1st and 2nd grades), Thursdays (3rd and 4th grades) after school until 4:00pm

DATES: September 6 - December 13

PRICE: $216 (includes supplies and snack).

INFORMATION: 16 spots available for each session.

QUESTIONS: Lisa Ramsey - lisa.ramsey@mnps.org

Click here to download the flyer. 

STEAM Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

What: STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. STEAM Education provides students with hands-on experience that can be used with real-world applications. STEAM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, fosters collaboration and enables the next generation of innovators. Students will participate in activities such as building bridges, constructing towers, designing new products and improving existing products. Students from last year are encouraged to sign up as well as new students.

There is a $250 registration/materials fee for Mondays and a $250 registration materials fee for Thursdays.

Who: 1st-4th Graders facilitated by Dr. Coats, Mrs. Cary, and Mrs. Allen (4th Grade teachers)

Where: The PPE STEAM Lab, Dr. Coats’ room, and outside

Click here to download the flyer. 

Mr. Tanner's Book Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

When: Fridays 3:00-4:00pm, begins September 8th
Where: Room 18
Who: 1st-4th grades
Cost: $15 per child, per day (fee includes all supplies & snack)

During this time Mr. Tanner will be guiding the students through a beloved classic and encouraging a love of reading by comparing it to many multimedia versions. There will be activities and discussions that go along with each book to instill good reading habits. This year we are exploring The Oz Series by L. Frank Baum beginning with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Your child will learn how to read higher level books appropriately and dig deeper while reading.

(maximum of 20 students per day)

Click here to download the flyer. 

2nd Grade

2nd

If you are reading this newsletter then WE LOVE YOU from the bottom of our hearts. Reading this message means you have signed up for the news blast and will ALWAYS be in the know while your child is soaring in 2nd grade.

Upcoming events:

  • Fall pictures are Wednesday, August 16th. SSA is required.

  • No school August 21st. Happy National Eclipse Day (we made that name up)!

  • Please remember to pay your supply fee online. The web address is: osp.osmsinc.com/Nashville

Upcoming skills:

  • ELA: Beginning, Middle, End; subjects and predicates; sequence of events; infer/predict; short vowels /a/ & /i/; narrative writing

  • Math: Place value, number sense

  • Science: The Eclipse, of course!

  • Social Studies: Social Studies Weekly

Thank you for all who attended Open House last night! We appreciate your support and as always, please do not hesitate to contact one of us if you have questions.

Have a wonderful weekend!
The 2nd Grade Team


 

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.

2nd Grade News

2nd

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

2nd Grade News

2nd

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