Welcome to Mrs. Smith's 2nd Grade Class!

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Hello! My name is Mrs. Smith and I am so excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher! Our kids will learn, grow, explore, and become independent thinkers this year!  I look forward to being your partner in educating your child!
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October 19-23

Week of October 19


Reading:    We will review all that we have learned about fiction and students will create a project based on a fictional story. 

Writing:    We will learn about ending punctuation marks for complete sentences. We’ll also discuss writing interesting endings to our personal narratives. 

Math:    We will continue our unit on measurement and learn about area this week. 

Science:  We will learn that cutting, folding and sanding can change the physical position of materials.

Social Studies:   Students will learn about characteristics of good citizenship by historical figures. 

October 12-16

Week of October 12

🍕 PTO Spirit Night: Crust Pizza all day, on October 14. 🍕

Reading:   We will continue determining the theme of stories as well as review character traits (internal and external) and plot.  The students will take an assessment to show their knowledge of conflict, resolution, theme, character traits and settings.  

Writing:   We will continue to write personal narratives and discuss that we use past tense verbs when writing about past events. 

Math:   This week, we will begin our Measurement Unit. Students will learn about standard and nonstandard measurement. 

Science: We will continue learning about matter and classify matter as solids and liquids.

Social Studies:  We will learn more about maps and students will create an original map of a town. 

Stomp Out Bullying
Monday is Stomp Out Bullying Day! Let's help end bullying by supporting Blue Shirt Day on Monday October 5th.
room parent
We are still in need of a Room Parent for our class. Please consider it and let me know if you are willing to help.

Week of September 28- October 2

Week of September 28

Reading: We will continue our focus on story elements of fiction as well as identifying the internal and external traits of characters in stories. 

Writing: We will practice writing complete sentences and begin our unit on writing Personal Narratives. These are true stories about ourselves.

Math: We will learn addition and subtraction strategies up to 20. 

Science: We will classify matter by its physical properties including mass and volume. 

Social Studies: This week we will begin learning about maps and globes.
 
I am in need of TWO Room Parents this year. The PTO is requesting each class (Virtual and F2F) have TWO room parents.  Room Parent duties will help with communication between the teacher and class parents. They will help organize class parties, teachers gifts, etc. While parents are not allowed on campus at this time, restrictions may be lifted throughout the year, and room parents will need to be in place if that occurs.  If you are interested, please send your name, email and phone number to me and I will forward to Samantha Herington our PTO Vice President.  Thanks!!

Adult Help

Hi Families,
Thank you so much for your help getting going with virtual school.
 
I wanted to let you know that in the coming days your child will be given assignments for a grade. While we may still need your help with the technology or submission of work, please do not help your child with the content of their work on any graded assignments.
 
I appreciate your understanding!

September 14-18

Reading: We will learn about the elements of fiction including characters, setting, problem and solution. 

Writing: We will learn about nouns (including common and proper nouns) as well as verbs. 

Math: We will use standard, word and expanded forms to represent numbers up to 500. 

Science: We will wrap up our Science Safety unit and begin learning about the properties of matter. 

Social Studies:   We will learn about classroom expectations and get to know our classmates. 

Virtual Schedule

Second Grade’s Daily Virtual Schedule

8:40-9:00

Call to Excellence (online)

9:00-9:50

Specials (Asynchronous)

9:50-10:00

Greeting/morning meeting/Check-in (online)

10:00-10:15

Reading mini lesson (online)

10:15-10:25

Phonics

10:25-11:25

Reading small group by appt online 

Intervention (tier 2, GT, ESL)   by appt online                                     Work Stations: Raz-kids/MyOn, word work, phonics, independent rdg, journal writing                  

11:25-11:55

Recess/Restroom breaks                                     

11:55-12:25

Lunch

12:25-12:40

Handwriting

12:40-12:55

Writing mini lesson (online)

12:55-1:15

Independent Writing

1:15-1:20

Brain Break

1:20-1:40

Math mini lesson (online)

1:40-2:15

Math Small group by appt online 

Independent math work stations

2:15-2:45

Science

2:45-3:15

Math Intervention by appt online 

3:15-3:45

Social Studies

3:45-3:55

Check-in (online)

3:55-4:05

Exit Ticket Station

 

 

First Day of School September 8th

I am looking forward to meeting all of you very soon. Be on the lookout for information regarding Meet the Teacher and our new school year!