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Second-2-None: Week of 12/4/17

Week of 12-4 In Reading, we took a quiz on “A Chair for My Mother,” learned about r-controlled vowels, and strengthened our comprehension skills by reading paragraphs. In Shurley English, took our Chapter 5 test and showed how much we know about subjects, predicates, and different types of nouns! We had our 13th Spelling test […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 11/27/17

In Reading this week, we read “A Chair for My Mother” and completed several graphic organizers analyzing characters and sequencing the story. While doing these activities, students strengthened their comprehension skills. We finished up our work on consonant digraphs this week, as well. In Shurley English, we practiced our jingles and studied our vocabulary word, […]

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2nd Grade At Home Practice

Spelling: http://www.spellingcity.com/users/mccartney109 Practice this week’s and previous weeks’ spelling lists Math: http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm Fact fluency practice (choose up to 10 or 20, addition, # of minutes you want) https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Index.html Various addition and subtraction online games https://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards Various levels of timed fact flashcards (choose addition or subtraction) http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/menus/addition.htm Variety of addition games Social Studies: https://quizlet.com/2514573/2nd-grade-landforms-flash-cards/ Landform definitions […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 11/20/17

Week of 11-20 In Reading, we continued to work on consonant digraphs to improve our reading and spelling skills. In Math, we added three two-digit numbers! The students are doing an excellent job with this! Keep practicing basic math facts at home as well, since automaticity with math facts makes adding multiple-digit numbers easier. In […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 11/13/17

Week of 11-13 In Reading, we read Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday. We identified the beginning, middle, and end of the story, and worked together to answer comprehension questions based on the text. The students did an excellent job going back through the story to find evidence to support their answers. We […]

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Second-2-None: Homework

Monday: Math 5.4 & Work on Spelling Packet (due Friday) Tuesday: Math 5.5 & Work on Spelling Packet (due Friday) Wednesday: Math 5.6 & Work on Spelling Packet (due Friday) Thursday: Spelling Packet Due Friday, Christmas Music Program tonight Friday: No Homework

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Second-2-None: Week of 11/6/17

Week of 11-6 In Reading, we practiced identifying the main idea and details in texts, discussing the sequence of events in a story, and determining the beginning, middle, and end of a text. Next week, we will return to our reading series, ReadyGen, and begin reading Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday. The […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 10/30/17

Week of 10-30 In Reading, we read a few short stories and practiced answering comprehension questions, while citing text evidence. Next week, we will continue practicing this skill. For writing, we have been creating different kinds of topic sentences; next week, we will write number and fact topic sentences, in preparation for writing paragraphs with […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 10/23/17

Week of 10-23 In Shurley English, we practiced our jingles and remembering our vocabulary word. We classified sentences with article adjectives, adjectives, subject nouns, verbs, and adverbs. We also learned what a complete subject and predicate are. Next week, we will review and take a test on classifying sentences and using capitalization and punctuation rules. […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 10/16/17

Week of 10-16 This week in Reading, we read a story called “The House on Maple Street.” We learned about story structure (beginning, middle, and end) and looked at how the setting in the story changes over time. Next week, we will begin comparing this story to “Friends around the World.” In Shurley English, we […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 10/10/17

Week of 10-10 This week in Reading, we wrapped up “Friends around the World.” We strengthened our ability to identify the main idea in a text and find supporting details about the main idea. We loved learning about the characters Akiak, Isabel, Hau, and Dan, and all of their different homes around the world! In […]

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Second-2-None: Week of 10-2-17

Week of 10-2 This week in Reading, we started to read “Friends around the World” and learned about e-pals. We began identifying the main topic and supporting details within the next, and next week we will learn how to use captions and key words to better understand a text. In Shurley English, took a test […]

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Second-2-None: Events

  Tuesday, December 12th – 9 a.m. All School Mass Wednesday, December 13th –  “B” Day 8 a.m. Mass Thursday, December 14th – 7 p.m. Christmas Program Monday, December 18th – 9 a.m. All School Mass Thursday, December 21st – “B” Day 8 a.m. Mass Friday, December 22nd – 1 p.m. Dismissal, Christmas Break Begin  

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Second-2-None: Week of 9/25/17

Week of 9-25 This week in Reading, we wrapped up the first module with “Trouble at the Sandbox” and “Snowshoe Hare’s Winter Home” by writing our own narrative using the characters from “Trouble at the Sandbox” and using words like first, then, next, and last. Next week, we will read and dig deeply into “Friends […]

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Second-2-none: Week of 9/18/17

Week of 9-18 This week in Reading, we read “Snowshoe Hare’s Winter Home.” We learned about what different animals do during the winter time; some hibernate, some find new homes, and some change colors and just play in the snow like Snowshoe Hare and his friends! Next week, we will compare “Trouble at the Sandbox” […]

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