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Second Grade

     April is here and so is a much different way of home life and school.  I miss seeing all the second graders and I hope you and your family are keeping your spirits up and taking time to learn.         
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Calendar Events:

Here's what we are doing...

Health:  We will get some healthy tips from Slim Goodbody and his friends this year.  We have learned about healthy habits already.  We have learned the food groups.  We are learning about safety.   

Math:  We are reviewing even and odd numbers.  We will practice tens and ones as well.  We must read number words that name 2 digit numbers.  We are working on different ways to show the same number.  We look at digit values and breaking apart the tens.  We are working with hundreds numbers.  We made tens into hundreds and will break apart hundreds into tens.  We are practicing adding and subtracting facts. We have learned how to add and subtract 2 digit numbers.  We are starting to do the same with hundreds numbers.

*There may be homework pages to do.

Reading:  We are reading about the Superkids in second grade with their teacher Ms. Blossom in whole class reading.  We are doing the skills the Superkids are learning. In small reading groups we are reading chapter books.  One group is reading Stink:  The Incredible Shrinking Kid.  The other is reading Tornado, which is really two stories in one.

*There may be homework pages to do.

Science:  We learned about animal groups.  We have finished our Mystery Science - Animal Adventures.  We have learned how scientists group animals and about habitats. We are learning about plants.  We have learned how seeds travel, what plants need to grow, how plants grow toward the sun, and the best places for plants to grow.  We just finished a unit on the Earth's surface and erosion. We are learning about rocks and fossils.

Spelling:  Backpack page 17 spelling list.  

Social Studies:  We read Scholastic News about various topics.  We have compared things from long ago to today.  We learned about Columbus Day.  We read about veterans for Veteran's Day.  We have learned about caring, giving, and getting gifts.  We will compare New Years Day traditions.  We have learned about Martin Luther King Jr.  We found out why Groundhog's Day is in February. We learned about the two presidents celebrated on President's Day.

Writing:  We are practicing letter sizes, spacing, and penmanship.  We are also practicing proofreading skills.  We finished writing a Halloween Rhyme.  We wrote an opinion paragraph about cats and dogs.  We wrote about giving and getting gifts.  It was practice with a main idea paragraph.  We wrote an animal report with multiple paragraphs.  We read the report to the class.  We will practice sequencing sentences.  We will also locate the main idea sentence to begin sequencing a paragraph.