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Ask your 2nd Grader:

  • What are some characteristics of a legend?
  • What is a regular past-tense verb? What is an irregular past-tense verb? What are some examples of both?
  • What is motion? What is force? Can you explain the difference between a contact force and a non-contact force?
  • How can you use the part, part, whole method to solve the following word problem? Peter had 55 pencils. His dad gave him some more. Now he has 71 pencils. How many pencils did Peter’s dad give him?

What 2nd Graders Are Learning Next Week:

 ELA (English Language Arts):

  • Wit and Wisdom Module 2: The American West
    • Essential Question: What was life like in the West for early Americans?
    • Learning Goals:
      • Comprehend and recount what happens in a fiction text.
      • Compare and contrast two versions of Johnny Appleseed.
      • Describe knowledge and skills gained from reading and comparing texts about The Legend of Johnny Appleseed.
      • Craft an informative paragraph using a digital bookmaking tool.
      • Improve the use of digital tools for informative writing.
      • Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs in writing.
      • Use context clues and a Frayer Model to develop vocabulary knowledge of the word shelter.
      • Identify and explain the purpose of collective nouns.
  • Tennessee Foundational Skills:
    • Review and assess grammar (proper nouns, singular and plural nouns, sentence revision, the verb “to be”)
    • Words with the al spelling (talk, walnut, etc.)
    • Ask and answer questions about key details in the student reader
    • Complete comprehension assessments
    • Spelling Words: spoon, straw, soil, employ, star, worn, letter, third, burger, frown, pillow, athlete, queen, create, really



  • Addition and Subtraction Problem Solving


Social Studies/Science (We will rotate between science and social studies every two weeks.)

  • Science: Force and Motion


Dates to Remember:

  • No School: January 15th
  • Report Cards Issued: January 16th
  • Navigator Day: January 30th
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