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Class Schedule

Monday

Science - 10:30 - 11:30

 

Tuesday

PE - 2:15 - 3:05

 

Wednesday

Music - 9:35 - 10:15

 

Thursday

Library - 10:35 - 11:00

Art - 1:05 - 1:55

 

Friday

PE - 1:05 - 1:55

Solving Addition Problems
Module 1, Lesson 3 = Solving Addition Problems
Solving Subtraction Problems
Solving Subtraction Problems
Writing- Using keywords to start a story
Writing- Using keywords to start a story

Book Talk Questions

Here are some questions you can use to spark good discussions about your nightly reading homework:  

1. What did this book make you think about in your own life?

2. What did this book make you think about in the outside world?

3. Which other books does this remind you of? Why?

4. How does the main character feel in this book? Have you ever felt that way? When?

5. What didn’t make sense to you in this book?

6. What do you think the author is trying to say?

7. Is this an author you would like to read more from? Why?

8. Which words were hard to read in this book? How will you remember them for next time?

9. Which strategies did you use as a reader tonight? How did this help you?

10.How did this book touch your heart?

11. Can you retell this story in your own words? (setting,characters, beginning, middle and end)

12. Who is the main character? What can you tell me about the main character?

13. Where does the story take place? How do you know? What evidence in the book helps you make your decision?

14. What might we expect this story to be about based on the cover of the book?

15. What is the main problem in this story? How does the author solve the problem?

16. Tell about the most interesting, scariest, or funniest part of this story.

17. What did you learn from the reading this book? What was the author’s purpose for writing it?

18. Talk for 5-10 minutes about your favorite part of the story.

19. Is this book fiction or nonfiction? How do you know?

20. Would you recommend this book to your friends? Why or why not? 

REMEMBER to have fun talking about your reading!

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    Welcome to 2nd Grade!!

     

    Second grade is an exciting year. We will be studying a wide range of topics from communities to animal life cycles. Throughout the year we will be strengthening our reading and writing skills. Math, music, computers, science and art are also some of the other invigorating things to which you can look forward to. Moreover, there will be many great class projects, and wonderful field trips.

    Daily Class Pledge

     

    Today I will do my best to be the best.

    I will listen.

    I will follow directions.

    I will be honest.

    I will respect the rights of others.

    I can learn

    I will learn.

    You see, I know it’s all up to me.

    Preview

    • Look at the cover.
    • Read the title and some of the text

    Question

    • Ask who, what, when, were, why, and how.
    • Decide if the text makes sense.

    Predict

    • Wonder about what will happen.
    • Make predictions and read to see if they are correct.

    Infer

    • Think about what the details tell you.
    • Use the details to understand what the author means.

    Connect

    • Relate the text to your thoughts and feelings and to what you know.
    • Compare the text to other texts and the world around you. (Text to Text connection and TT and Text to Self connection TS)

    Summarize

    • Organize the main details.
    • Draw conclusions.
    Non-Fiction Reading

    When I READ Non-fiction

     

    BEFORE reading I

    • predict learning
    • ask, "What is this book about?"
    • ask questions

    DURING reading I

    • remember new learning
    • ask questions
    • connect information
    • find important words and facts

     

    AFTER reading I

    • ask questions
    • share new learning
    • tell what the book is mostly about
    Websites for Leveled Reading Books

     

    Leveled Books for Kids

    http://www.leveledreader.com/?gclid=CP7xn4Ov-LUCFahDMgodyH8AeQ

     The Book Source

    http://www.booksource.com/

     Scholastic Books

    http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/

    Tumble Book Library

    TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. You can access the TumbleBookLibrary collection from home online any time by logging onto:

    http://www.TumbleBookLibrary.com

    Username: johnbaldwin

    Password: books

     

    Raz Kids

    I'm happy to inform you that your student has access to hundreds of e-books. Children can read and listen to books on Raz-Kids and even record themselves reading. Afterwards they can take a quiz to check for comprehension.

    http://www.raz-kids.com

    Spaghetti Book Club

    The Spaghetti Book Club web site is a place for kids who love to read and talk about books! It is the largest site of book reviews written and illustrated by kids for kids. The Spaghetti Book Club was created as a way to support and encourage kids' love for reading by giving them an opportunity to connect, on a personal level, with the books they are reading and then share their reactions, thoughts, and opinions with family members, friends, and kids around the world.

    www.spaghettibookclub.org

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    We will be starting Star of the Week in September.  Your child will be coming home with a poster one week before their date.  Please help them fill out the poster if need be.  They are allowed to bring something to share each day.  No animals however are allowed for sharing.  Their poster will be hung in our room the entire week, and returned home the following Monday.  To make it fare, I have not scheduled anybody on a week where we have a day or two off.

    Fun Links!!

    National Geographic for Kids

    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

     

    Webster Dictionary Kid Central

    http://www.wordcentral.com/

     

    Scholastic Kids

    http://www.scholastic.com/kids/

     

    Quiz Hub - All Subjects

    http://QuizHub.com

    Online Ordering Information
    Web address:  http://www.scholastic.com/bookclubs 
    Class Activation Code: HPMGW


    Dear Parent,

    Now it's easier than ever to find the perfect books for your child -- shop our NEW online Book Clubs Web site. Choose from a much-wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. Plus, you can send your orders directly to me online and use your credit card to pay.

    Best of all, we earn a FREE book for the classroom library every time a parent places an order online.*

    It's so simple! Here's how it works:

    • SIGN UP at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. On the parent page, click the "Register" button in the "First Time Here?" section. Register for your own user name and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown above. This unique code ensures that your order is sent to me. 
       
    • SELECT the books you'd like to order -- choose from thousands of titles -- many more than in our monthly flyers. 

    Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure.



    Thank you,

    Karen Kolokithas 



     

    Visitors on Campus

    Please help us keep our campus safe and secure:  

    All parents, volunteers, and visitors must enter campus through the front office,

    sign-in, and obtain a visitor’s pass.  To help keep our campus safe, any person

    who is on campus without a pass will be sent to the office to sign-in and obtain

    a pass.  Thank you helping our staff keep our campus safe.

    Reader's Workshop Units of Study

     

    Unit 1 - Second Grade Reading Growth Spurt

    Unit 2- Becoming Experts: Reading Nonfiction

    Unit 3 - Studying Characters and Their Stories

    Unit 4 - Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power

    Unit 5 - Reading Nonfiction Cover to Cover: Nonfiction Book Clubs

    Unit 6 - Series Book Clubs

    Writer's Workshop Units of Study

    Unit 1 - Lessons From the Masters: Improving Narrative Craft

    Unit 2 - Informational Writing

    Unit 3 - Writing Gripping Fictional Stories

    Unit 4 - Poetry: Big Thoughts in Small Packages

    Unit 5 - Lab Reports and Science Books

    Unit 6 - Writing About Reading

    Entering Second Grade

    Students who are entering the second grade need to be able to recognize as many of these sight words as possible. Parents, please help your child by putting each word on an index card and quizzing your child. It would be helpful to concentrate on ten words at a time so that your child does not become overwhelmed. Once those ten words have been learned, move on to the next ten and so on...

    the

    a

    is

    you

    to

    we

    him

    long

    in

    not

    for

    at

    with

    on

    little

    after

    will

    are

    of

    this

    your

    but

    make

    three

    have

    he

    I

    they

    one

    me

    new

    many

    had

    if

    some

    up

    her

    when

    said

    down

    my

    very

    all

    would

    any

    out

    before

    other

    from

    day

    go

    see

    then

    no

    again

    work

    by

    was

    come

    get

    or

    man

    did

    old

    has

    them

    how

    like

    our

    know

    just

    put

    which

    much

    his

    who

    am

    she

    give

    take

    that

    can

    be

    about

    so

    there

    boy

    were

    Leaving Second Grade

    Students leaving second grade need to be able to recognize as many of these  sight words as possible. Parents, please help your child by putting each word  on an index card and  quizzing  your child during the day. It would be helpful to concentrate on ten words at a time so that your child does not become overwhelmed. Once those ten words have been learned, move on to the next ten words and so on…                 

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    home

    soon

    stand

    box

    upon

    first

    came

    girl

    house

    find

    because

    made

    could

    book

    look

    mother

    run

    school

    people

    night

    into

    say

    think

    back

    big

    where

    am

    ball

    morning

    live

    four

    last

    color

    away

    red

    friend

    pretty

    eat

    want

    year

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    got

    play

    found

    left

    men

    bring

    wish

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    may

    let

    use

    these

    right

    present

    tell

    next

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    leave

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    more

    why

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    under

    while

    should

    never

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    best

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    name

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    read

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    such

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    shall

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    most

    sure

    thing

    only

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    must

    high

    far

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    Module 7 Videos

     

    Lesson 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll_uWrekN4s&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7s4aFnsJqw&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkD24P0p7Rc&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRqUgevcqfI&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 5

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzNx4ooU8TA&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 6

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqv5ElEOARg&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 7

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHESllo9Br4&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWQAAkjA_sY&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 9

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4V7K38Jwtw&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 10

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50lD4wbvRc0&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 11

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT1hpVS7Jjk&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 12

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oVXRU0Bp8M&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 13

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK1q76WLdUM&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 14

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK1q76WLdUM&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 15

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVnNvIusAok&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 16

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb-2NmWWXfI&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 17

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP_gJyGCOEs&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 18

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLHfl_7v7r4&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 19

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFttMjlE8sM&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 20

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MwWrRdt66M&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 21

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS-vNbywOeU&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 22

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F47ewuXZFA0&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 23

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0NHe86Ir0g&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 24

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy0rwtUHAH4&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 25

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jtd5Hff8NA&feature=youtu.be

     

    Lesson 26

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK_obmVTb9k&feature=youtu.be

     

     

     

    Module 7

    Terminology 

     

    New or Recently Introduced Terms

    • Bar graph
    • Category (group of people of things sharing a common characteristic, e.g., bananas are in the fruit category)
    • Data (a set of facts or pieces of information)
    • Degree (used to measure temperature, e.g., degrees in Fahrenheit)
    • Foot (ft, unit of length equal to 12 inches)
    • Inch (in, unit of length)
    • Legend (notation on a graph explaining what symbols represent)
    • Line plot (graphical representation of data like a bar graph, using pictures instead of bars)
    • Picture graph (representation of data like a bar graph, using pictures instead of bars)
    • Scale (a number line used to indicate the various quantities represented in a bar graph)
    • Symbol (pictures that represent something else)
    • Table (representation of data using rows and columns)
    • Thermometer (tool used to measure temperature)
    • Yard (yd, unit of length equal to 36 inches or 3 feet)

     

    Familiar Terms and Symbols

    • Benchmark (e.g., round numbers like multiples of 10)
    • Centimeters (cm, unit of length measure
    • Cents (e.g., penny, nickel, dime, quarter)
    • Compare
    • Compose
    • Decompose
    • Difference
    • Dollars
    • Endpoint