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Welcome to 2nd Grade!!!

I am Melissa (Hrncirik) Moline and am thrilled to be your child's teacher this year. This will be my fourth year at DPES and my third year teaching 2nd Grade.  I absolutely L-O-V-E what I do and am excited to begin a new year with new students. 

While I know all official documentation says Hrncirik (Hern-Sir-Ick), my last name is now Moline.  (I got married the first week of August!)  I will happily respond to Mrs. Moline OR Ms. H since I know many have called me that for years.  
 
While I am not with my boys and girls at school, I am spending time with the other boys and girl in my life: Mr. Craig/Mr. Moline, our 6 year old, Lincoln and labradoodle puppy, Luna.  I love spending time with my family and am happy that Lincoln will be with me at Decker Prairie as a first grader. 
 
I am passionate about what I do and love nothing more than watching my students learn and experience new things.  It is going to be a fabulous year! 
 

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Week of February 12

 
Reading: retelling a story
 
Writing: rough draft of our small moment stories 
 
Spelling: 
Blue: work, germ, herd, perch, clerk, term, world, worse, nerve, verse, earth, search, pearl, father, keep, tree, never
 
Red: worry, worthless, worldly, served, spider, termite, perfect, lobster, nervous, quicker, farther, pearl, heard, father, keep, tree, never
*Our spelling test will be on Thursday this week!*
 
Math: time and measurement
Please work on math facts at home!
 
Science: weather, seasons and water cycle
 
 
Important Dates:
2.14 Valentine's Day Party @ 2:30pm
2.15 Spelling Test 
2.15 Math and Science Night from 5:30-7pm
*2/16 No School*
*2/19 No School*

Week of February 5th
 
 
Reading: using schema (background knowledge/experiences) to make inferences 
 
Writing: small moment stories (personal narratives) 
Spelling:
Blue List: far, hair, parks, care, stair, dark, start, hard, charm, scare, spark, glare, chair, country, plant, last, school

Red List: sharp, scarf, barefoot, faraway, lair, flair, dairy, millionaire, prairie, carve, starve, barge, parched, country, plant, last, school

Math: 3 digit addition and subtraction AND generating and solving word problems

Social Studies: community helpers

Science: water cycle

 
 
 
Important Dates:
2/9 Spring Pictures have been canceled. New Spring Picture date is yet to be determined. 
2/14 Valentine's Day Party (students will be decorating bags in class, no boxes)
2/15 Math and Science Night

Family Math and Science Night

Come REACH FOR THE STARS at Decker Prairie's Family Math and Science Night on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  We have some exciting activities planned for you!

  • Visit a Mobile Water Lab provided by Harris County Water Authority
  • Combine materials to make something that none of the materials can do themselves: make a kazoo, kaleidoscope, lava lamp, cootie catcher and more!
  • Take and record your pulse using a toothpick and a marshmallow
  • Estimate how many things are in a jar and win it
  • Work with tangrams, math facts and snowflakes
  • Be in a drawing for some really cool Math and Science games and kits
  • Maybe even, look at the stars with an Astronomer!

Need supper?  Free Chik-Fil-A sandwich, chips, drink and Cookie for the first 300 visitors!  (Thank you Dr. Colson and H.E.B. Tomball) We hope to see you there!

 

Week of January 29
 
Reading: character motives
 
Writing: poetry
Spelling: There will be one list this week
roar, soar, board, boar, mourn, court, war, warps, wart, warn, your, swarm, four, food, between, own, below

 

Math:3 digit addition and subtraction AND generating and solving word problems

Social Studies: influential people and events of our community

 
 
 
Important Dates:
2/9 Spring Pictures
2/14 Valentine's Day Party
2/15 Math and Science Night

Family Math and Science Night

Come REACH FOR THE STARS at Decker Prairie's Family Math and Science Night on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  We have some exciting activities planned for you!

  • Visit a Mobile Water Lab provided by Harris County Water Authority
  • Combine materials to make something that none of the materials can do themselves: make a kazoo, kaleidoscope, lava lamp, cootie catcher and more!
  • Take and record your pulse using a toothpick and a marshmallow
  • Estimate how many things are in a jar and win it
  • Work with tangrams, math facts and snowflakes
  • Be in a drawing for some really cool Math and Science games and kits
  • Maybe even, look at the stars with an Astronomer!

Need supper?  We are providing pre-orders from Chik-Fil-A.  Papa Johns may also be on campus.  Look for those to come home in a Wednesday's folder. More details to come soon!  We hope to see you there!

 

Week of January 22
 
Reading:  character traits vs. feelings and making inferences as we read
 
Writing: revising and editing fictional stories
 
 
Spelling: 
blue list: more, shore, chore, for, north, porch, pork, fort, storm, poor, door, floor, score, high, every, near, add
red list: orchard, shortest, organize, forty, honor, explore, adore, before, stores, doorknob, poorly, outdoorsy, coordinate, high, every, near, add
 
 
Math: 3 digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping
 
Science: resources- natural and manmade 
 
Social Studies: timelines
 
 
Important Dates:
1.26 2nd Grade Awards at 8:50 
 

Week of December 11
 
Reading:  comparing story elements of different folktales
 
Writing: fictional writing
 
 
Spelling: 
blue list: chop, each, when, chin, what, lunch, why, speech, while, which, peaches, white, branch
red list: children, chocolate, chapter, kitchen, grandchild, wrench, wharf, whiff, whine, whales, wheel, whether, whimsical
 
 
Math: graphic and data collection 
 
Science: freshwater and saltwater 
 
Social Studies: different cultural celebrations 
 
 
Important Dates:
12.15 Spelling Test 14 
12.15 PTO Jingle Bell Jog 9:50-10:50.  Our class color is blue - so students should wear blue on Friday and come ready to run!
12.21 Polar Express Day
12.22 Class Christmas Party, Early Release 12:50
 

Week of December 4

 
Reading: folktales (fairy tales and fables- identifying the moral/lesson)
 
Writing: fictional writing
 
Spelling:
Due to mid-year testing which took place on Monday, time did not allow for the pre spelling test. This means that all students will be on the blue list this week. 
 
Blue List: shine, rush, shop, cashes, short, phone, graph, teeth, those, than, phase, thank, booth, number, way, could, people
 
Math: 2-digit addition and subtraction
 
Science: heat, light and sound energy
 
Important Dates:
12/7-12/8: 2 digit addition and subtraction test
12/7: Science Benchmark (will be a daily grade)
12/8: Jingle Bell Jog from 9:50-10:50.  Our class color is blue - so students should wear blue on Friday and come ready to run!
12/8: Spelling and Sentence Dictation tests​

 

Next Week:  12/11: Science Energy Test

Week of November 27

 
Reading: folktales
 
Writing: revision and editing
 
Spelling:
Blue List:  walked, looking, planted, asked, jumping, filled, talking, needed, spelling, played, poked, ended, mixed, where, when, were, what
 
Red List: admitting, chopping, clipping, emitting, pledging, hiding, copied, observed, replied, buried, emptied, omitted, playing, where, when, were, what
 
Math: 2-digit addition and subtraction
 
Social Studies: goods, services, producers, consumers, supply & demand 
 
Important Dates:
12/1: Field Trip  (Please have your child to school on time as we will be loading buses shortly after announcements. 
12/1: Spelling and Sentence Dictation tests​

 

Week of November 13

 
Reading: identifying main idea and topic
 
Writing: revising and editing
 
Spelling:  
Blue List: soon, smooth, who, boo, mood, bloom, shoe, do, you, goof, moon, canoe, zoom, set, put, end, does
 
 
Red List: balloon, broom, bugle, choose, loose, true, kangaroo, proof, two, outdo, duty, tooth, plume, set, put end, does
 
Math: 2 digit addition and subtraction with regrouping 
 
 
Science: magnets, motion and force 
 

Important Dates:

11/13-11/17 Book Fair
11/14 Family Literacy Night 5:30-7:00 pm
11/17 Movement and Magnetism Test
11/20-11/24 Thanksgiving Break

Food Drive

 

Our school is collecting nonperishable items for our food drive to help families in need.  If you would like to donate, please send nonperishable food items to school with your student through the 15th of November. 

Thanks!

Week of November 6
 
Reading: using text features to guide nonfiction reading
 
Writing: nonfiction writing- writing what we know
 
Spelling:
 
Blue List: blue, flew, fruit, cruise, knew, chew, mute, cube, due, rule, chute, suit, glue, line, right, too, mean
 
Red List:  accuse, obtuse, acute, consume, costume, pursue, rescue, tissue, threw, stew, nephew, juice, fluid, line, right, too, mean
 
Math: 2-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping
 
Social Studies: producers and consumers , goods and services 

Week of October 30
 
Reading: nonfiction reading- why we read it and how is it different from fiction
 
Writing: nonfiction writing-  students will write about what they know
 
Spelling:
Blue List: 
low, drove, road, cold, doe, pole, hold, soak, choke, below, grown, hoe, coat, help, through, much, before
Red List:
globe, whole, those, compose, coach, cloak, groan, approach, follow, 
tomorrow, yellow, below, oboe, help, through, much, before
 
Math:  two digit addition and subtraction without regrouping- test on Friday
 
Science:  combining matter to make things (bridges, houses, towers, etc)- test next Monday.  
 
Social Studies:  local, state, and national government  
 
 

Week of October 23
 
Reading: identifying character feelings & retelling stories
 
Writing: friendly letter writing
 
Spelling:
Blue List: pie, try, mile, dye, fry, nice, sky, lye, fine, tight, tie, twine, spice, think, say, great, where
Red List: shine, stripe, admire, bright, fright, delight, comply, identify, multiply, replies, dries, strive, July, think, say, great, where
 
Math: 2-digit addition and subtraction using models, open number lines and algorithm 
 
Science: reviewing properties of solids, liquids and gases
 
Social Studies: positions and responsibilities of public officials 
 
 
Important Dates:
10/23-10/27 Red Ribbon Week
10/27 Spelling Test
10/27 2nd Grade Nine Weeks Awards Celebration from 10:10-10:40
 
*We are starting to use our Chrome books in class more and more, and many things we do require sound.  In an effort to keep our classroom at a manageable volume, students may bring their own headphones/earbuds to keep at school.