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Class Schedule

Mindfulness/Mindset Monday

8:35-9:25 Readers Workshop
9:25-10:15 Writers Workshop
10:15-10:30 Recess
10:30-11:30 Phonics/Read Aloud
11:30-12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:05 Math/Math Stations
1:05-2:15 PE
2:15-3:00 Science

 

Talk Tuesday Teamwork Tuesday

8:35-9:25 Readers Workshop
9:25-10:15 Art
10:15-10:30 Recess
10:30-11:30 FLEX Time
11:30-12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:05 Science
1:05-2:15 Math/Math Stations
2:15-3:00 MVP/Phonics

 

Workout Wednesday

8:35-9:25 Readers Workshop
9:25-10:15 MVP/Writers Workshop
10:15-10:30 Recess
10:30-11:30 FLEX Time
11:30-12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:05 PE
1:05-1:15 Dismissal

 

Thoughtful Thursday

8:35-9:25 Readers Workshop
9:25-10:15 Writers Workshop
10:15-10:30 Recess
10:30-11:30 FLEX Time
11:30-12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:05 Math/Math Centers/Phonics
1:05-2:15 Library
2:15-3:00 Class Meeting

 

Friendship Friday

8:35-9:25 Music
9:25-10:15 Writers Workshop
10:15-10:30 Recess
10:30-11:30 MVP/Phonics/Read Aloud
11:30-12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:05 Math
1:05-2:15 Science
2:15-3:05 Art

Book Talk Questions

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!

Contact Information

If you have any questions comments or concerns, please email us at kderenzi@srvusd.net or echeney@srvusd.net.

Kathy DeRenzi & Janelle Pegram

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.

Things Good Readers Do

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/

TumbleBook 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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Scholastic Book Orders

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


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,

Kathy DeRenzi and Emily Cheney

STAR of the Week Schedule

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

Visitors on Campus

Please help us keep our campus safe and secure:  

All parents, volunteers, and visitors must enter campus through the front office, swipe their driver's license, 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

2nd Grade Sight Words

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

in

not

for

at

with

on

will

are

of

this

your

but

have

he

I

they

one

me

had

if

some

up

her

when

my

very

all

would

any

out

from

day

go

see

then

no

by

was

come

get

or

man

has

them

how

like

our

know

which

much

his

who

am

she

that

can

be

about

so

there

him

long little after make three

new

many said down before other

again

work did old just put

give

take 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…                 

saw

home

soon

stand

box

girl

house

find

because

made

mother

run

school

people

night

back

big

where

am

ball

last

color

away

red

friend

year

white

got

play

found

wish

black

may

let

use

tell

next

please

leave

hand

under

while

should

never

each

tree

name

dear

ran

find

way

too

shall

own

most

near

than

open

kind

must

upon

first came could book

look

into say think morning

live

four pretty eat want

left

men bring these right

present

more why better best

another

seem read over such

sure

thing only high far

both

end also until call
Math Videos

Module 4 Videos

 

Lesson 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB2mHoinybw&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au8_fsJwS-I&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 3

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

 

Lesson 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPZXUIw5aU&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPZXUIw5aU&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 6

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

 

Lesson 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJH5uN33Sbc&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQN2ISO15dk&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 9

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

 

Lesson 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVouDyY5QxI&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMdbStwv8QI&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96-k1P-aNEk&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df3YAB4psXM&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_LeUa5QF5o&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaPt4WBADQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sinn8f8p778&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oLo0L3KRrM&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 18

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

 

Lesson 19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKJZJg-F2h8&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 20

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

 

Lesson 21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXKabm5UW5Y&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkuxYeZf40U&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl8oH45j4_0&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsqUeeQT2dw&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmfL5olqXQI&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmfL5olqXQI&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 27

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHqUL9kRuco&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 28

http://embarc.online/mod/page/view.php?id=395

 

Lesson 29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngJlR1da9c8&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2mR2yi2Ams&feature=youtu.be

 

Lesson 31

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kpD56UsP7k&feature=youtu.be

Eureka Math Terminology

Module 3

Terminology 

 

  • Base ten numerals (e.g., a thousand is 10 hundreds, a hundred is 10 tens, starting in Grade 3 a one is 10 tenths, etc.)
  • Expanded form (e.g.,500+70+6)
  • Hundreds place (e.g., the 5 in 576 is in the hundreds place)
  • One thousand (1,000)
  • Place value or number disk 
  • Standard form (e.g., 576)
  • Unit form (e.g., 5 hundreds 7 tens 6 ones)
  • Word form (e.g., five hundred seventy-six)

FTer

Familiar Terms and Symbols

  • =,<,> (equal, less than, greater than)
  • Altogether (e.g., 59 centimeters and 17 centimeters; altogether there are 76 centimeters)
  • Bundling, grouping (putting smaller units together to make a larger one, e.g., putting10 ones together to make a ten or 10 tens together to make a hundred)
  • How many more/less (the difference between quantities)
  • How much more/less (the difference between quantities)
  • More than/less than(e.g.,576 is more than 76; 76 is less than 576)
  • Number sentence (an equation or inequality that has a true or false value and contains no unknowns, e.g., 3 + 2 = 5)
  • Ones place (e.g. the 6 in 576 is in the ones place)
  • Place value (the unitary values of the digits in numbers)
  • Renaming, changing (instead of carrying or borrowing, e.g., a group of 10 ones is renamed a ten when the ones are bundled and moved from the ones to the tens place; if using $1 bills, they may be changed for a $10 bill when there are enough)
  • Tens place (e.g., the 7 in 576 is in the tens place)
  • Units of ones, tens, hundreds, one thousand (a single one and groups of 10s, 100s, and 1000