2nd Grade News

2nd Grade News!

2018-12-06T17:25:21+00:00

Ask your 2nd grader: What is a biography?  What is the author’s purpose for writing a biography? Name 3 things you learned about Helen Keller. When should you use a capital letter? Have you practiced your fact fluency with xtramath?  What is your goal? What is a sound wave? Why can’t you hear sound in space? Does sound travel better through wood, string, or aluminum foil? Upcoming Events: 2nd grade Program:  December 14th @ 8:30. Holiday Parties:  December 21st.  Time TBD by room parent. Upcoming Skills: ELA:  Abbreviations Skills: Inferring Grammar: Adjectives Phonics: Compound words Science/Social Studies: Sound/American Cultures Math: Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping Have a great weekend! The 2nd Grade Team

2nd Grade News!2018-12-06T17:25:21+00:00

2nd Grade News!

2018-11-29T16:57:22+00:00

Ask your second grader: How are the books When Jessie Came Across the Sea and Matchbox Diaries alike? How are they different? What is the plot of Matchbox Diaries? What was it like to immigrate to America? Think about the books we read and use text evidence to support your answer. How is sound produced? What is 348+96? What is 451+269? Upcoming events: Art Show: December 5th Second Grade Program: December 14th at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria December 21st is a half day. Winter Break: December 24th-January 7th Upcoming Skills: ELA:  capitalization (proper nouns), long o (o, oa, ow), biographies [...]

2nd Grade News!2018-11-29T16:57:22+00:00

2nd Grade News!

2018-11-15T18:21:43+00:00

Ask your 2nd grader: What is an immigrant? What island in New York welcomed immigrants as they arrived by boat/ship? Why did immigrants come to America? What were some character traits of Jessie in our anchor text When Jessie Came Across? What are the parts of a friendly letter? When do we “regroup” in math? When you add or subtract a 2 or 3 digit number, where should you ALWAYS start working the problem? Upcoming Events: Thanksgiving Holiday NO HOMEWORK next week. Field trip to NCT November 28th. Upcoming Skills: ELA: The Matchbox Diary; writing an explanatory essay describing what it was like to [...]

2nd Grade News!2018-11-15T18:21:43+00:00

2nd Grade News!

2018-11-08T17:23:06+00:00

  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? What is a pronoun? What is a reflexive pronoun? Can you give an example? How does adding the prefix “im” change the meaning of the word “possible”? What about “in” in the word “indestructible”? How do you use decomposition to solve the problem 758-346? How do you set up the vertical algorithm for this problem? What is regrouping? Upcoming events: We enjoyed meeting with many of you on Tuesday at conferences. We appreciate your support! There [...]

2nd Grade News!2018-11-08T17:23:06+00:00

2nd Grade News

2018-11-01T20:51:41+00:00

Ask your second grader: What are 3-4 text features found in our anchor text The Statue of Liberty? What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize? What is one interesting fact you learned about the Statue of Liberty? What is the past tense of go?  Have?  Teach? How does the prefix “re” change the meaning of the word “do?”  What about “un” in the word “unbelievable?” How do you use decomposition to solve the problem 36 -4?  How do you set up the vertical algorithm for this problem? Upcoming events: Field Trip information:  2 chaperones will be drawn per class for the field trip to TPAC on November 28th (9:30-12:00).  Please [...]

2nd Grade News2018-11-01T20:51:41+00:00

2nd Grade News!

2018-10-25T18:01:51+00:00

Ask your second grader: What is the main idea of the book, The Story of the Statue of Liberty? What are some details that support the main idea? What are context clues? How can they help you figure out the meaning of an unknown word? What is a collective noun? Can you give an example? How do you decompose these addition problems? 451+43, 623+257 How do you decompose these subtraction problems? 352-31, 249-126 Upcoming events: Field trip payments are due today. Please make your payment online at: osp.osmsinc.com/Nashville. Also, remember to return the permission slip to your child’s teacher. The Harvest [...]

2nd Grade News!2018-10-25T18:01:51+00:00

2nd Grade News: October 12th

2018-10-11T18:10:16+00:00

Ask your second grader: What is a narrative? Explain how you write a narrative from another character’s point of view (Antonio from Those Shoes). How do you decompose these addition problems? 45 + 3 45 + 32 How did Christopher Columbus impact history (both positively and negatively)? Upcoming events: The first 9 week period ended today. Report cards will go home on the Tuesday we return (23rd). Picture retakes will be October 24th. The Harvest Party will be October 31st, 2:00-2:45. Upcoming Skills: ELA:  Collective nouns, words with ending -ed and -ing , main topic and key details, context clues Writing [...]

2nd Grade News: October 12th2018-10-11T18:10:16+00:00

2nd Grade News: October 5

2018-10-04T16:11:12+00:00

Ask your second grader: What is an action verb? Give an example. What is the main idea of the informational text, Super Storms? What are some key details that support the main idea? What is the nines fact strategy? Solve these addition facts using the nines fact strategy: 9+6, 9+4, 9+8. What are some other addition strategies you’ve learned? What is a continent? What countries are part of North America? Upcoming events: If you are able, please send in non-perishable food items for the Second Harvest Food Drive. It ends on October 11th. There will be no homework next week due [...]

2nd Grade News: October 52018-10-04T16:11:12+00:00

2nd Grade News: 9/28

2018-09-27T18:51:31+00:00

Ask your second grader: What is the difference between a proper noun and a common noun? Can you give an example of each? What are the stages of a butterfly’s life cycle? Who are the characters in The Ugly Vegetables? How does the main character change in the story? What is a homophone? Can you give an example? Give the doubles facts for numbers 1-10. Upcoming events: The 1st quarter ends Friday, October 5th Walk to School Day is October 10th No school on October 12th (teacher professional development day) Upcoming Skills: ELA:  verbs, words with th, sh, wh, ch, main [...]

2nd Grade News: 9/282018-09-27T18:51:31+00:00

2nd Grade News: 9/21

2018-09-20T18:01:00+00:00

Ask your second grader: Can you order these numbers from greatest to least: 2,368, 2,256, 1,690, 3,284? Least to greatest? What is the difference between a caterpillar’s prolegs and true legs? Why must a caterpillar molt in order to grow? How does molting happen? What did you learn about the United States Constitution? What are the prefixes in the following words: reread, disappear, unfriendly? What are some text features you might see in a non-fiction book? What is the purpose of those text features? How did the main character change in One Green Apple? Upcoming events: No School (Professional Development for [...]

2nd Grade News: 9/212018-09-20T18:01:00+00:00