2nd Grade News: 2/16

Ask your 2nd Grader:

  • What are some of the similarities and differences between the two versions of John Henry?
  • What is the lesson of the stories of John Henry?
  • What part of speech is the word enormous in the following sentence? Did you see the enormous gorilla at the zoo?
  • What is the difference between standard and non-standard units of measure? What are some examples of each?

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:
      • Recall and extend new knowledge about the two versions of the John Henry story.
      • Demonstrate understanding of module words by analyzing correct or incorrect use in context.
      • Collaboratively draft an informative paragraph comparing droughts in The Buffalo Are Back and The Legend of the Bluebonnet.
      • Draft an informative paragraph comparing a legendary figure with a real-life pioneer.
  • Tennessee Foundational Skills:
    • Alphabetizing
    • Review spellings for the schwa sound
    • Review different kinds of verbs
    • Change the tense of action verbs
    • Identify past and present tense verbs in phrases.
    • Ask and answer questions about key details in the student reader
    • Spelling Words: yelled, yarn, yellow, yes, myth, symbol, system, cry, frying, satisfy, yawn, sticky, lying, energy, edge



  • Measurement – Length


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

  • Science: Forces and Interactions


Dates to Remember:

  • No School: February 19th
  • Read-a-thon Begins: February 20th
  • Used Book Sale: February 21st and 22nd
  • Navigator Day: February 28th



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