2nd Grade News: 11/17

Ask your 2nd Grader:

  • What is something new you learned about the Plains Indians? What do you know about their nomadic lifestyle? Which animal did Plains Indians depend on to provide many of their basic needs?
  • How do you make most nouns plural? What is an irregular plural noun? Can you give some examples?
  • What is an antonym? What are some examples of antonyms?
  • What do you call the top number of a fraction? What does it represent?
  • What do you call the bottom number of a fraction? What does it represent?
  • What are some landforms found in Tennessee?


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:
      • Record evidence and choose strong points for an informative paragraph.
      • Explain what life was like for Plains Indians while practicing how to vary inflection in discussions.
      • Express understanding of content knowledge and new skills, citing evidence from the Plains Indians text.
      • Use context clues and text features to determine the meaning of the academic and content vocabulary word nomadic.
      • Pull from a variety of strategies (context clues, root words, and glossary) to build an understanding of the academic and content word reservation.
  • Tennessee Foundational Skills:
    • R-controlled vowels /er/ sound spelled ‘ir’ as in bird and ‘ur’ as in hurt
    • /i/ sound spelled ‘y’ as in myth
    • /ie/ sound spelled ‘igh’ as in night
    • Common and proper nouns
    • Plural nouns
    • Ask and answer questions about key details in the student reader



  • Addition and Subtraction Strategies


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

  • Social Studies: United States Regions


Dates to Remember:

  • Navigator Day: December 5th
  • Art Show: December 7th
  • ½ Day of School (Pajama, Movie, and Game Day): December 20th
  • Winter Break: December 21st-January 8th


Important Information:

  • Kids Heart Challenge is here! Our goal is to have all students register online and complete Finn’s Mission. They’ll even earn a free wristband for registering! Plus, the classrooms in each grade level with the most students registered online will win the classroom challenge, so sign up today! EVERY student that watches the Hands-Only CPR video and completes the quiz will earn a special edition keychain! If 350 students register, we will turn Dr. Young and Mrs. and Mr. Tanner into a human sundae!

Click Here to Register.

Kids Heart Challenge 2024 Legacy of Lifesavers Teaser – YouTube


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