2nd Grade News: 10/27

Ask your 2nd Grader:

  • How do changes in fall weather impact plants and animals?
  • What is the smallest number you can make with the digits 9, 5, and 7? What is the largest number you can make with those digits?
  • What are some spellings you’ve learned for the long a sound? What are some spellings you’ve learned for the long o sound? Can you list words with those spellings?
  • What did you learn about South America, Central America, North America, and the Caribbean from 123 Andres?


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:
      • Ask and answer questions about a text.
      • Understand and retell main topics and key events described in a text.
      • Describe relationships between people, plants, and animals in The Buffalo Are Back.
      • Understand and use topic specific words and phrases in informative writing.
      • Identify words that are not topic-specific in a sentence and replace with topic-specific words.
      • Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of unknown words with the same root word.
      • Distinguish shades of meaning among the related verbs wobbled, roamed, galloped, and charged.
      • Categorize academic words from The Buffalo Are Back into two categories to build an understanding of the word tough.
  • Tennessee Foundational Skills:
    • /ie/ (long i) sound spelled i_e, ie, i
    • Noun review (common and proper)
    • Plural nouns
    • Correct capitalization and punctuation in sentences.
    • Ask and answer questions about stories in the student reader.



  • Compare Numbers to 1,000


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

  • Science: Sound
    • Exploring Vibrations and Pitch


Important Information:

  • Second Grade Harvest Parties will be on October 31st from 1:45-2:40. We would love to have parents join us for the Harvest Party. Unfortunately, we do not have the space to accommodate younger siblings, so this is a parents only event.
  • Our first field trip is coming up on November 16th. We’re headed to TPAC! Permission slips will be sent home closer to the date, but you can go ahead and pay your child’s field trip fee. Please follow the instructions listed below to make the payment.


To pay for field trips:

  1. Go to and click “Register.”  If you already registered last year, then you would just log in at this point.
  2. Once registered, you will be able to add your students. Go ahead and add all your PPE students for future field trip payments!
  3. In order to add a student, the first question is: Type in the School Board name and select one from the list. Ours is “Metro Nashville Public Schools”
  1. The rest of the questions are just your student’s information!
  2. Once your students have been added, you will see “Items” listed across the top.  When you click, you should see all of your children’s names and what field trips are available for payment.
  3. Please email if you have any problems!


Dates to Remember:

  • Harvest Party: October 31st
  • Book Fair: November 6th-9th
  • Grandfriends Day (K-2): November 8th
  • No School: November 10th
  • Progress Reports Issued: November 14th
  • TPAC Field Trip: November 16th


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