2nd Grade News: 3/8

Ask your 2nd Grader:

  • What is the topic of the new ELA module?
  • What is segregation?
  • What was the purpose of the March on Washington? What famous speech was delivered during that event?
  • What part of speech does an adjective describe? What are some adjectives that describe the current Percy Priest building? What are some adjectives that might describe the new Percy Priest building?
  • How many inches are in a foot? How many feet are in a yard?
  • How many centimeters are in a meter?
  • What is the difference between an import and an export?

What 2nd Graders Are Learning Next Week:

 ELA (English Language Arts):

  • Wit and Wisdom Module 3: Civil Rights Heroes
    • Essential Question: How can people respond to injustice?
    • Learning Goals:
      • Make connections among a series of historical events in a text.
      • Examine what a text and a video have to say about the same topic: the injustices people faced before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
      • Compare important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of word relationships by categorizing words related to integration and segregation.
      • Describe how repeated language conveys meaning in a song.
      • Determine the essential meaning of an informational text by looking closely at historical photographs.
      • Write an informative paragraph using evidence from two sources.
      • Explain the purpose of adverbs and identify what they modify.
      • Distinguish shades of meaning among the related verbs ask, tell, command, demand, request, order, force.
  • Tennessee Foundational Skills:
    • The /f/ sound spelled ‘ph’ as in phone
    • Review nouns, adjectives, and verbs
    • The /e/ sound and its spellings ‘e’ as in exit, ‘ea’ as in head
    • Ask and answer questions about key details in the student reader stories.
    • Spelling Words: noise, night, kneel, wrinkle, ripple, ferret, whistle, window, western, jungle, jolly, ginger, gentle, margin, photo, dolphin, graph, finish, traffic, Britain



  • Measurement – Arrays


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

  • Social Studies: United States Symbols and Government


Dates to Remember:

  • Math Night: March 21st
  • Report Cards Issued: March 26th
  • Navigator Day: March 28th
  • No School: March 29th
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