This week in Second Grade -
                          This Week In Second Grade
                              January 22nd - January 26th


   If you plan to bring a birthday treat in for your child, please
let me know ahead of time what the treat will be. Due to allergies in the classroom please review the list of approved treats under the tab "Safe Snacks List" (Philly Pretzels are not a safe snack for allergy classrooms).  Thank you!

Math: We will continue Unit 2: Shapes, Blocks, and Symmetry. In this unit we will focus on 2-D and 3-D Geometry. The first Investigation is on working with geoblocks, addition combinations and ways to fill a shape with the blocks. The second investigation focuses on identifying the properties of a rectangle and building rectangles. We will also continue to practice fact fluency in addition and subtraction. We will have an assessment on Unit 2 by the end of the week.

Reading: We will continue Unit 3: Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power. The first bend in this unit focuses on fluency. The second bend focuses on Literary Language. We will learn to understand what the author really means when using literary language.

Writing: We will continue our unit on writing Poetry: Big Thoughts in Small Packages. We will begin this unit by seeing things through a poets' eyes. We will read mentor poems and notice line breaks. We also learn how to edit poetry. 

Fundations: We will continue Unit 7. In this unit the open syllable will be introduced, as well as, y as a vowel. Suffixes y, ly, and ty will also be introduced in this unit. Sample words: no, music, relate, cry, baby, and chilly. Our trick words to study: eight, large, change, city, every, family, night, carry, and something. 

Science: We will continue Unit 2: Earth Science. We will learn about Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Weathering and Erosion.
                          This Week/Upcoming Events
Wednesday, January 24th: Early Dismissal for Teacher's In-                              service. Dismissal will be at 1:00pm. Please pack                          a snack or lunch for your child, the cafeteria will                          be closed.