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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 second year teaching at Decker Prairie.  I taught 4th grade Language Arts/Social Studies last year, and I can't wait to start 2nd grade with your students!
 

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2/12

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will learn how to retell a story.
 
Writing: We will start writing the first draft of our small moment stories.
Spelling Lesson 19: work, germ, herd, perch, clerk, term, world, worse, nerve, verse, earth, search, pearl
Sight words: father, keep, tree, never
*Our spelling test will be on Thursday this week!
 
Social Studies: We will learn about community helpers.
 
Math: We will start learning about time and measurement.
*The weekly fact fluency quizzes are getting harder!  Please work on math facts at home!
 
Science: We will start learning about weather and the seasons.
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
 
Important Dates:
2/14 Valentine's Day Party @ 2:30pm
2/15 Spelling Test 19 & Fact Fluency
2/15 Math and Science Night from 5:30-7pm
2/16 No School
2/19 No School

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will be making inferences to understand what we read using background knowledge and evidence from the text.  We will be inferring setting, character traits, character feelings, motives, and author's purpose. 
 
*Great news!  Raz-Kids (KidsA-Z) is now available to our class for reading books online.  Students will need to read, listen, and answer questions about books in their library. 
Login to Raz-Kids:
teacher: alliefeder
user: lunch number             password:  tisdbirthday
 
Writing: We will start generating ideas for small moment stories.
Spelling Lesson 18: far, hair, parks, care, stair, dark, start, hard, charm, scare, spark, glare, chair
Sight words: country, plant, last, school
 
Social Studies: We will finish our unit on the history and influential people of Tomball. 
 
Math: We will continue adding and subtracting 2 three digit number with regrouping and writing and solving word problems.  Our test has been moved to Friday.
*For more practice, I recommend googling 2nd grade 3 digit addition & subtraction and 2nd grade 2 step mixed word problems.  
 
Science: We will start learning about the water cycle.
 
Homework this week:
Read 15-20 minutes
Practice math facts (addition and subtraction up to 20)
Study spelling words
 
Important Dates:
2/9 Math Test
2/9 Spelling Test 18 & Fact Fluency
2/14 Valentine's Day Party
2/15 Math and Science Night
 
Spring Pictures have been postponed to a later date.  

Family Math and Science Night - February 15

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!

1/29

What we're learning this week
Reading: We are analyzing character motives in fiction literature.
*Great news!  Raz-Kids (KidsA-Z) is now available to our class for reading books online.  Students will need to read, listen, and answer questions about books in their library. 
Login to Raz-Kids:
teacher: alliefeder
user: lunch number
password:  tisdbirthday
 
Writing: We will start our unit on poetry writing.
Spelling Lesson 17: roar, soar, board, boar, mourn, court, war, warps, wart, warn, your, swarm, four
Sight words: food, between, own, below
 
Social Studies: We will begin a unit on the history and influential people of Tomball. 
 
Math: We will continue adding and subtracting 2 three digit number with regrouping.  We will also write and solve word problems.  
*Please practice math facts up to 20 at home! 
 
Science: We will complete our unit on natural and man-made resources.
 
Important Dates:
2/2 Spelling Test 17 & Fact Fluency
2/9 Spring Pictures
2/14 Valentine's Day Party
2/15 Math and Science Night

1/22

What we're learning this week
Reading: We are analyzing character feeling and traits in fiction literature.
*Great news!  Raz-Kids (KidsA-Z) is now available to our class for reading books online.  Students will need to read, listen, and answer questions about books in their library. 
Login to Raz-Kids:
teacher: alliefeder
user: lunch number
password:  tisdbirthday
 
Writing: We will publish our fiction stories and start poetry.
Spelling Lesson 16: more, shore, chore, for, north, porch, pork, fort, storm, poor, door, floor, score
Sight Words: cord, story, before, work
 
Social Studies: We will complete our timeline unit - past, present, and future.
 
Math: We will add and subtract 2 three digit number with regrouping.  We will write and solve word problems.  
*Please practice math facts at home, including doubles to 20 and +/- 10. 
 
Science: We will finish our natural and man made resource unit and complete an assessment at the end of the week for a major grade.
 
Important Dates:
1/25 Natural Resources Test
1/26 Spelling Test 16 & Fact Fluency
1/26 2nd Grade Awards @8:50 in the cafeteria 
 
*We're using chrome books more and more in class, so I've added a free website for students to start working on their keyboarding skills at home!  You can find it under the Links tab.
 

1/16

What we're learning this week
Reading: We will use our inference skills to analyze poems.
 
Writing: We will publish our fiction stories.
Spelling Lesson 16: more, shore, chore, for, north, porch, pork, fort, storm, poor, door, floor, score
Sight Words: cord, story, before, work
 
Social Studies: We will identify and classify items as from the past or present.
 
Math: We will add and subtract 3 digit numbers, including regrouping.
*First in Math is a great way to work on math skills at home!  
username: dpes
password: lunch number
 
Science: We will identify ways to conserve our natural resources.
 
*We're using chrome books more and more in class, so I've added a free website for students to start working on their keyboarding skills at home!  You can find it under the Links tab.
 
Speak Up Survey
Tomball ISD is participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is a survey designed to help students, parents, educators, and community members share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. The brief online survey is open to students, educators, parents, and community members through January 19, 2018. Click the link below to take the survey.

12/18

What we're learning this week
Language Arts: In writing, we will start writing out fiction stories. In reading, we will continue to learn about story elements in folktales.
Please encourage your child to read over the break!
No spelling test this week!
 
Social Studies: We will compare winter traditions in different countries.
 
Math: We will write and solve word problems using graphs.
*Please practice math facts at home, including doubles to 20 and +/- 10. 
 
Science: We will identify physical properties of rocks.
 
Important Dates:
 
12/21 Polar Express Day - wear pajamas!
12/22 Class Christmas Party, Early Release 12:50
12/25-1/9 Christmas Break
 
*We're using chrome books more and more in class, so I've added a free website for students to start working on their keyboarding skills at home!  You can find it under the Links tab.
 
Speak Up Survey
Tomball ISD is participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is a survey designed to help students, parents, educators, and community members share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. The brief online survey is open to students, educators, parents, and community members through January 19, 2018. Click the link below to take the survey.

12/11

What we're learning this week
Language Arts: In writing, we will plan out our fiction stories. In reading, we will continue to learn about story elements in folktales.
Read 15-20 minutes every night to strengthen fluency and stamina!
Spelling Lesson 14: chop, each, when, chin, what, lunch, why, speech, while, which, peaches, white, branch
Sight Words: than, water, first, been
*Please study for spelling and sight words using Spelling City, practice spelling tests, flash cards, etc.!
 
Social Studies: We will learn about different Christmas traditions in various countries.
 
Math: We will start our unit on graphing and collecting data.
*Please practice math facts at home, including doubles to 20 and +/- 10. 
I also added an activity under the Links tab for two-digit addition and subtraction practice called Funny Numbers!
 
Science: We will learn about natural sources of freshwater and saltwater.
 
Important Dates:
12/15 Spelling Test 14 & Fact Fluency
12/15 PTO Jingle Bell Jog 9:50-10:50.  Our class color is teal - so students should wear teal on Friday and come ready to run!
12/21 Polar Express Day
12/22 Class Christmas Party, Early Release 12:50
 
*We're using chrome books more and more in class, so I've added a free website for students to start working on their keyboarding skills at home!  You can find it under the Links tab.
 
Speak Up Survey
Tomball ISD is participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is a survey designed to help students, parents, educators, and community members share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. The brief online survey is open to students, educators, parents, and community members through January 19, 2018. Click the link below to take the survey.

12/4

What we're learning this week
Language Arts: In writing, we will start our unit on writing short fiction stories. In reading, we will talk about story elements in folktales.
Read 15-20 minutes every night to strengthen fluency and stamina!
Spelling Lesson 13 (sh, th, ph): shine, rush, shop, cashes, short, phone, graph, teeth, those, than, phase, thank, booth
Sight Words: number, way, could, people
 
*Please study for spelling and sight words using Spelling City, practice spelling tests, flash cards, etc.!
 
Social Studies: We will start learning about historical figures.
 
Math: We will review solving two-digit multi step word problems (add/add, add/subtract, subtract/add, subtract/subtract).  Our test is on Thursday.
*Please practice math facts at home, including doubles to 20 and +/- 10. 
I also added an activity under the Links tab for two-digit addition and subtraction practice called Funny Numbers!
 
Science: We will learn about energy and light. Our test is on Friday.
 
Important Dates:
12/7 Math Test
12/8 Spelling Test 13 & Fact Fluency
12/8 Science Test
12/8 PTO Jingle Bell Jog
 
*We're using chrome books more and more in class, so I've added a free website for students to start working on their keyboarding skills at home!  You can find it under the Links tab.
 
Speak Up Survey
Tomball ISD is participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is a survey designed to help students, parents, educators, and community members share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. The brief online survey is open to students, educators, parents, and community members through January 19, 2018. Click the link below to take the survey.

11/27

What we're learning this week
Language Arts: In writing, we will learn editing strategies and publish. In reading, we will review main idea and topic and have a test on Tuesday.  We will start learning about folktales. 
*Read 15-20 minutes every night to strengthen fluency and stamina!
Spelling Lesson 12 (-ing & -ed): waked, looking, planted, asked, jumping, filled, talking, needed, spelling, played, poked, ended, mixed
Sight Words: with, they, right, too
*The sight word list was added to Spelling City for additional practice!
 
Social Studies: We will continue to learn about economics, including goods, services, producers, and consumers. 
 
Math: We will be solving 2 digit addition & subtraction problems with regrouping.  We will learn to check with the inverse and a number line.
 
Science: We will learn about energy and light. 
 
Important Dates:
11/28 Expository Test
12/1 Spelling Test 12 & Fact Fluency
12/1 2nd Grade Field Trip
12/8 PTO Jingle Bell Jog
 
Speak Up Survey
Tomball ISD is participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is a survey designed to help students, parents, educators, and community members share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. The brief online survey is open to students, educators, parents, and community members through January 19, 2018. Click the link below to take the survey.

11/13

What we're learning this week
Language Arts: In writing, we will learn strategies to revise and edit. In reading, we will continue learning about expository texts, focusing on main idea and topic.
*Read 15-20 minutes every night to strengthen fluency and stamina!
Spelling Lesson 11 (long u): soon, smooth, who, boo, mood, bloom, shoe, do, you, goof, moon, canoe, zoom
Sight Words: hear, that, was, are
*The sight word list was added to Spelling City for additional practice!
 
Social Studies: We will continue to learn about goods, services, producers, and consumers. 
 
Math: We will be solving 2 digit addition & subtraction problems with regrouping.
 
Science: We will learn about the motion of objects and magnets. 
 
Important Dates:
 
11/13-11/17 Book Fair
11/14 Family Literacy Night 5:30-7:00 pm
11/17 Spelling Test 11 & Fact Fluency
11/17 Movement and Magnetism Test
11/20-11/24 Thanksgiving Break

11/6

What we're learning this week
Language Arts: In writing, we will continue writing truths about people we know well and proving them with details. In reading, we will continue learning about expository texts.  We will learn to identify the main idea and the topic.
*Read 15-20 minutes every night to strengthen fluency and stamina!
Spelling Lesson 10 (long u): blue, flew, fruit, cruise, knew, chew, mute, cube, due, rule, chute, suit, glue
Sight Words: out, will, like, said
*The sight word list was added to Spelling City for additional practice!
 
Social Studies: We will learn about goods and services. 
 
Math: We will begin solving 2 digit addition problems with regrouping.
 
Science: We will continue learning about properties of matter. 
 
Important Dates:
11/6-11/10 Food Drive
11/9 2nd Grade Program @ 6:30pm
11/10 Spelling Test 10 & Fact Fluency
11/13-11/17 Book Fair