2nd Grade News: 2/23

Ask your 2nd Grader:

  • What are three topic-specific words (vocabulary words) you learned in Module 2 (The American West) of Wit and Wisdom? Can you use the words in a sentence?
  • How are the Keats version and the Lester version of John Henry alike? How are they different?
  • Can you identify the nouns in the following sentence? The verb? The adjective? The young boy is at the park.
  • What two measurement systems have you learned about in math? Which system do we use in the United States? What are some measurement units in the customary system? What are some measurement units in the metric system?
  • What is one thing you learned from our guest speaker, Abraham Lincoln?

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:
Draft an informative paragraph comparing a legendary figure with real-life pioneers.
Revise an informative paragraph with a focus on points and topic-specific words.

Tennessee Foundational Skills:

– Review the different sounds for the ‘a’ spelling: /a/ as in band, /ae/ as in later, schwa as in along
– Review the different sounds for the ‘e’ spelling: /e/ as in pet, /ee/ as in rewind, schwa as in strategy
– Review the different sounds for the ‘o’ spelling: /o/ as in drop, /oe/ as in hotel, /u/ as in front
– Identify present, past, and future tenses
– Review subject and predicate
– Sort sounds with the tricky spelling ‘o_e’: /u/ as in love, /oe/ as in stone
– Spelling Words: turtle, bundle, pickle, shuffle, cattle, label, angel, gravel, jewel, fiction, education, inspection, motion, question, schwa

Measurement – Length

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

Social Studies Weekly: Catchy Jingles (Advertising) and Planned Saving (Budgeting)

Dates to Remember:

  • Read-a-thon: February 23rd-March 4th
  • Navigator Day: February 28th
  • Percy’s Reading Party: February 29th
  • Pajama Day: March 1st
  • No School: March 5th
  • Book Character Dress-up Day and Half Day of School: March 8th
  • Spring Break: March 11th-15th

Dr. Young has asked that families complete an intent form to help us plan for next school year. Please use this link to access the form. Thank you for taking a minute to complete it!

Students should be bringing the yellow Read-a-thon folder back and forth each day during Read-a-thon.

To encourage a deeper engagement with reading during Read-a-thon, we’ve decided to lighten the homework load. Aside from practicing their spelling words, students won’t have any additional homework assignments. Instead, we encourage them to dedicate their extra time to reading.

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