Second Grade Update

Dear Second Grade Families, 

I hope you are all safe and well. ūüôā¬†

We received a lovely note back from the director of the Alameda Food Bank in regards to the thank you cards our class sent to recognize their service to our community. I have attached it here for your enjoyment Рyour children received some very nice compliments.

Below is our weekly update:

Focus Areas for Our Learning:

  • Reading –¬†We finish our book clubs this week. Our focus will be on making predictions, connecting events, and citing text evidence. Students continue to¬†practice fluent reading (accuracy, pace, and expression).
  • Grammar/Spelling –¬†In Superkids, students¬†will¬†practice¬†words where¬†a, e,¬†and¬†o¬†make the/Ň≠/ sound, as well as¬†-en¬†/Ň≠n/ and¬†-on¬†/Ň≠n/.
  • Writing –¬†Students will explore different types of figurative language and have an opportunity to use it in poetry. We will write animal poems!
  • Math¬†–The class will start working with three-dimensional shapes and identify the number of faces, edges, and vertices. We will also revisit concepts of place value as we work with 3-digit numbers.
  • Religion¬†–¬†Students will learn about the different parts of the Mass.
  • Science¬†– Students will reinforce what they are learning about materials and their property with a short video and song.¬†
  • Social Studies¬†–¬†The¬†class will practice using skills to read and use maps. They will be able to identify their city, state, country, and continent.

Updates for this Week:

  • Superkids books –¬†Most students turned in their old Superkids hardback reader and workbook (“Superkids Hit Second Grade”, blue cover). Thank you!¬†If your child still has these at home, they should bring them on Monday.¬†I am missing a few.
  • Dates to remember:
    • March 5th:¬†SPN Virtual Auction! Please join us!
    • March 10th:¬†Wacky Hair Day! (spirit day)
    • March 12th:¬†End of the 2nd Trimester, Noon Dismissal
    • March 15th:¬†No School – Teacher Development Day
    • March 17th:¬†Green and white free dress – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Key Documents/Links (master file attached for printing):

  • Schedule –
    • Friday –¬†Instead of reading groups, we will enjoy a visit from the Alameda Free Library. Students should all login to Zoom at 1pm. ¬†They will need a piece of square paper for an activity.¬†Origami paper or any other kind of paper will work, as long as it is a square.¬†
  • Weekly Assignment Matrix¬†– Students should continue to check off their at-home assignments to¬†ensure they are on track.¬†
  • Become a Writing Superstar worksheet –¬†All students should have now watched the video about this on Clever and know what to do. It is¬†due in class on Friday.

Thank you for your continued support, and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

All the best,
Catherine

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