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Welcome to 2nd Grade!!
 
My name is Allie Feder, and I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year!  I graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2015 where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies K-6 (WHOOP!).  This will be my third year at Decker Prairie, and my second year teaching 2nd grade.  I am looking forward to a great school year!
 

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Week of Feb. 18

Reading: We will continue finding the main idea of nonfiction text.
We are working on our reading stamina!  Please have your child read for 10-15 minutes every night so they can practice reading for an extended period of time without getting tired!
 
Writing: We will be publishing our writing.
 
Math: We will review analyzing and solving one and multi step 3-digit word problems and take our test on Thursday.  
 
Social Studies: We will be learning about U.S. symbols.
 
Important Dates:
 
2/18 Student Holiday
2/21 Math Test
2/21 Spring Picture Day

Week of Feb. 11

Reading: We will understand that we can use text features as evidence to support our inferences.
We are working on our reading stamina!  Please have your child read for 10-15 minutes every night so they can practice reading for an extended period of time without getting tired!
 
Writing: We will be editing our writing for subject-verb agreement and punctuation.
 
Math: We will analyze multi step 3 digit word problems and solve incorporating strip diagram visual using place value blocks.
 
Science: We will identify the importance of weather and seasonal information to make choices in clothing, activities, and transportation.
 
Important Dates:
2/12 4th Grade Writing Field Test - no visitors will be allowed on campus
2/14 Valentine's Party
2/15 Student Holiday
2/18 Student Holiday
2/21 Spring Picture Day

Week of Feb. 4

Reading: We will understand that writers have a specific purpose for writing the text.
We are working on our reading stamina!  Please have your child read for 10-15 minutes every night so they can practice reading for an extended period of time without getting tired!
 
Writing: We will be revising our drafts by adding more details and getting rid of off topic details. 
 
Math: We will analyze multi step 3 digit word problems and solve incorporating strip diagram visual using place value blocks.
 
Science: We will be starting our weather unit. 
 
Important Dates:
2/7 Career Day
2/14 Valentine's Party
2/15 Student Holiday
2/18 Student Holiday
2/21 Spring Picture Day

Week of Jan. 28

Reading: We will use the topic and subtopic to help find the main idea.  We will also be locating facts clearly stated in the text.
We are working on our reading stamina!  Please have your child read for 10-15 minutes every night so they can practice reading for an extended period of time without getting tired!
 
Writing: We will be using our graphic organizer to write our rough drafts. 
 
Math: We will analyze multi step 3 digit word problems and solve incorporating strip diagram visual using place value blocks . 
 
Social Studies: We will be learning about timelines and creating our own timeline.
 
Important Dates:
2/7 Career Day
2/14 Valentine's Party
2/15 Student Holiday
2/18 Student Holiday

Week of Jan. 21

Reading: We will be navigating through nonfiction text by using test features (table of contents, index, headings, title, and illustrations).  We will also be using text features to determine the main idea.
We are working on our reading stamina!  Please have your child read for 10-15 minutes every night so they can practice reading for an extended period of time without getting tired!
 
Writing: We will start writing about a person we know well.
 
Math: We will continue adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers with regrouping using place value blocks.  We will also start solving multi-step problems.
 
Science: We will review and take our test over natural and man-made resources.  Our test is on Wednesday.
 
Important Dates:
 
1/21 Student Holiday
1/23 Science Test

Week of Jan. 14

Reading: We will be learning how to recognize the topic and main idea in nonfiction text.
We are working on our reading stamina!  Please have your child read for 10-15 minutes every night so they can practice reading for an extended period of time without getting tired!
 
Writing: We will be focusing on writing in complete sentences and how to add detail to our writing.
 
Math: We will be adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers with regrouping using place value blocks.
 
Science: We will be distinguishing between natural and man-made resources.
 
Important Dates:
1/14 Dairy Farmers Presentation
1/18 2nd Grade 2nd Nine Weeks Awards Celebration @ 9am
1/21 Student Holiday
 
*Our classroom is in need of hand sanitizer.  If anyone can donate a bottle or two, we would greatly appreciate it!

Week of Jan. 7

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing break. 
This week, we will be reviewing classroom procedures and expectations.  
 
Reading: We will be using text features to learn new information in nonfiction.
 
Writing: We will start our unit on expository writing.
 
Math: We will start adding 3-digit numbers.
 
Social Studies: We will learn about people in history who have influenced our community.
 
Important Dates:
1/7-1/8 Student Holiday
1/18 2nd Grade 2nd Nine Weeks Awards Celebration @ 9am
1/21 Student Holiday
 
*Our classroom is in need of hand sanitizer.  If anyone can donate a bottle or two, we would greatly appreciate it!
 
Reminders:
Students should not bring toys, purses, make-up, etc. to school.
Students may bring ONE snack to eat in the classroom that is not messy.
Students may keep a water bottle at their desk with water only.
Thank you :)

Week of Dec. 17

Reading: We will continue our unit on informational text.
*Raz-Kids and Get Epic
 
Writing: We will finish writing our friendly letters and learn how to address an envelope. 
Spelling: No more spelling tests this 9 weeks!
 
Math: We will continue adding and subtracting with regrouping by using base ten blocks and number lines.  Our math test is on Wednesday.
 
Social Studies: We will learn about traditions and celebrations of winter holidays in other countries.
 
Important Dates:
12/19 Math Test
12/20 Polar Express Day - Students may wear pajamas!
12/21 Sing Along - Students may bring a Santa hat!
Christmas Party at 11:30 - Lunch will be served at the party.
Early Release at 12:50
12/22-1/8 Christmas Break

Week of Dec. 10

Reading: We will start our unit on informational text.
*Raz-Kids and Get Epic
 
Writing: We will continue writing friendly letters and focus on writing in complete sentences. 
Spelling: No more spelling tests this 9 weeks!
 
Math: We will continue adding and subtracting with regrouping by using base ten blocks and number lines.  We will also be collecting data to create graphs.
 
Science: We will identify and compare natural sources of freshwater and saltwater. 
 
Important Dates:
12/7 Fact Fluency
 
12/20 Polar Express Day
12/21 Christmas Party at 11:30 - Early Release at 12:50

Week of Dec. 3

Reading: We will be learning about author's purpose.
*Raz-Kids and Get Epic
 
Writing: We will continue writing friendly letters and focusing on writing in complete sentences. 
Spelling: Lesson 16 (r controlled vowels /or/, -or, -ore, -oor)
more, shore, chore, for, north, porch, pork, fort, storm, poor, door, floor, score
Sight words: show, also, around, farm
 
Math: We will continue adding and subtracting with regrouping by using base ten blocks and number lines.  
 
Science: We will observe, describe, and compare rocks by size, texture, and color. 
 
Important Dates:
12/7 Spelling Test 16 & Fact Fluency

Week of Nov. 26

Reading: We will be starting our drama unit.
*Raz-Kids and Get Epic
 
Writing: We will be learning how to write a friendly letter. 
Spelling: Lesson 14 (consonant digraphs ch/wh)
chop, each, when, chin, what, lunch, why, speech, while, which, peaches, white, branch
Sight words: boy, follow, came, want 
 
Math: We will start adding and subtracting with regrouping by using base ten blocks and number lines.  
 
Science: We will start learning about heat, sound, and light energy.
 
Important Dates:
11/30 Spelling Test 14 & Fact Fluency

Week of Nov. 12

Reading: We will continue learning how authors use sensory language, rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in poems.  We will take our poetry test on Thursday.
*Raz-Kids and Get Epic
 
Writing: We will be writing poems about our favorite things!
Spelling: Lesson 13 (consonant digraphs)
shine, rush, shop, cashes, short, phone, graph, teeth, those, than, phase, thank, booth
Sight words: old, any, same, tell
 
Math: We will continue learning strategies to solve one and multi-step word problems.  We will take a test over 2 digit addition and subtraction word problems on Friday. 
 
Science: We will continue learning about motion and magnets.
 
Important Dates:
11/14 Thanksgiving Food Drive ends
11/15 Poetry Test
11/16 Spelling Test 13 & Fact Fluency
11/16 Math Test
11/17-11/25 Thanksgiving Break

Ready Rosie

This is an exciting year! You and your child have access to a new program called ReadyRosie through email or text.  It is packed with meaningful activities that you can do at home to support your child’s learning.  Through this program, you will discover activities and games by video, that you can play related to classroom learning.  You will be able to have more fun than ever with your child through meaningful interactions. 

Please be on the lookout for a letter in your Wednesday folder that will ask you to complete the bottom with your name and address. By completing this form, you will be giving us permission to enter your address into the system so you may get the awesome emails from ReadyRosie, assigned by the teacher.  You will be unable to receive the emails until you return the completed form.