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Welcome to Second Grade!

Dear Family,

 

                Hello! My name is Kim Kras, and I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year!

 

                I graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and I taught second grade for six years there. This is my second year teaching second grade here at Decker Prairie! I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to move to Texas with my husband (Mr. Kras), our toddler (Shawn), and two dogs (Sable and Artex). We enjoy reading books, watching movies, traveling, and basically anything outdoors!

 

                My goal is to help your child achieve success through fun, rigorous and relevant classroom experiences! I believe working together as a team will help your child be successful! Please do not hesitate to contact me at kimberlykras@tomballisd.net or 281-357-3141.

 

                This is going to be an amazing year! Let’s celebrate success!! 

 

                                                                                                                                                Your Excited Teacher,

                                                                                                                                                Kim Kras

 

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Week of Feb. 19

Important Dates:
2/18 Monday: No School
2/19 Tuesday: Library (Please send books to school)
2/21 Thursday: Picture Day (Class, Club and Individuals) 
2/21 Thursday (& Friday, if needed): Reading Main Idea Test 
2/22 Friday: Math Test: 1-step and 2-step word problems
2/22 Friday: Writing Major Grade Due
 
Important Information: 
We are starting to forget our names on assignments, and we are turning in assignments late (several days to a week). If these things continue to happen, I will begin taking 5 points off assignments. We must be responsible enough to put our names on papers and turn things in on time. 
 
What We Will Learn This Week: 
 
Reading:
Readers will review Main Idea to prepare for their test.
Please read books to your students at night and have them pick out details that support the main idea in each section of the book. You can use their book bag books or nonfiction books on MyOn or PebbleGo. 
 
Voc: nonfiction, expository, table of contents, index, glossary, heading, keywords, illustrations, photographs, captions, author's purpose, persuade, inform, entertain, section 
 
Questions you can ask: 

How does authorś purpose influence the way factual information is presented?                                                                                                  How can text features help me understand information in text?                What is the topic of this text?                                                                      What is the main idea of this text?                                                                What is the text mostly talking about and what are just details?                What is the purpose particular text features (Example: Title, Table of Contents, Headings, Photographs, Index) and how do they help you find the main idea? Ex: What is the purpose of an index? The index helps me find words in alphabetical order and gives the page numbers associated with each topic. How does that help me find the main idea? The index helps me find particular information quickly which can lead me to the main idea of a particular section. 

 
Social Studies:
Citizens will be able to identify and explain US symbols.
 

Vocabulary: state, national, symbol, landmark, heritage, customs, celebrations, freedom, monument, patriotic, cultural

 
Math:
Math experts will review how to analyze and solve one step and multi step 3- digit word problems to prepare for their test. 
 
PLEASE look for a Math review page on Thursday. Sudents should do this at home to practice for the test on Thursday. If your child misses a problem, please discuss the problem with your child and have them visualize and tell you why they should add and/or subtract. Help them work the problem out. 
 
Voc: unknown, addition, sum, subtraction, difference, two-digit, mental math, reasonable, regroup, word problem/situation, number sentence, 
situations to consider: If you are missing a part or looking for the difference, you should subtract. If you are missing the whole or looking for the sum, you should add. 
 
Writing:
Writers will publish their writing for a major grade. 
 
Voc: explain, describe, first, second, third, next, then, finally, last, conclusion, main idea, supporting details, logical sequence, topic sentence, concluding sentence 

Week of Feb. 11

Important Dates/Information:
 
2/12 Tuesday: NO VISITORS ALLOWED IN SCHOOL. Practice STAAR Test
2/13 Wednesday: Library Day (this week only) - Check-Out ONLY
2/14 Thursday: Valentines Party  2:30-3:30 (No Parents will be allowed to come to this party). 
2/14 Thursday: Science Test on Weather. 
2/15 Friday: No School
2/18 Monday: No School  
2/21 Thursday: Picture Day 
 
Reading:
Readers understand that they can use text features as evidence to support their inferences. Test will be Thursday, Feb. 21. 
 
Voc: nonfiction, expository, table of contents, index, glossary, heading, keywords, illustrations, photographs, captions, author's purpose, persuade, inform, entertain, section 
 
Questions you can ask: 

How does authorś purpose influence the way factual information is presented?                                                                                                  How can text features help me understand information in text?                What is the topic of this text?                                                                      What is the main idea of this text?                                                                What is the text mostly talking about and what are just details?                What is the purpose particular text features (Example: Title, Table of Contents, Headings, Photographs, Index) and how do they help you find the main idea? Ex: What is the purpose of an index? The index helps me find words in alphabetical order and gives the page numbers associated with each topic. How does that help me find the main idea? The index helps me find particular information quickly which can lead me to the main idea of a particular section. 

Science:
Scientist will identify the importance of weather and seasonal information to make choices in clothing, activities, and transportation.
Scientist will understand how to measure weather information.
 
Voc: weather, weather forecast, wind, rain, hail, clouds, thunderstorm, sleet, snow,  humidity, temperature, wind conditions, precipitation, cloud coverage, cloudy, partly cloudy, sunny, thermometer, rain gauge, anemometer, Autumn, Spring, Winter, Summer, data, record, measure
 
Math: Please check your child's backpack for Math pages daily. I'll be sending their Math pages daily, so that way you and your child can practice the ones he/she missed. This upcoming test will be a hard one. Test will be Friday, Feb. 22. 
Students will analyze and solve one step and multi step 3 digit word problems.
 
Voc: unknown, addition, sum, subtraction, difference, two-digit, mental math, reasonable, regroup, word problem/situation, number sentence, 
situations to consider: If you are missing a part or looking for the difference, you should subtract. If you are missing the whole or looking for the sum, you should add. 
 
Writing:
Writers will edit their writing for correct subject-verb agreement.
Writers will edit their writing for punctuation.
 
Voc: explain, describe, first, second, third, next, then, finally, last, conclusion, main idea, supporting details, logical sequence, topic sentence, concluding sentence 

Week of Feb. 4

Important information/dates:
2/5 Tuesday - Library Day: Please send books to school Tuesday morning.
2/5 Tuesday - Bus Evacuation Drill - Please make sure your child is at school Tuesday morning for this important event. Even if your child does not normally ride a bus, he/she may be on a bus for a field trip or other reason. 
2/7 Thursday - Career Day 
2/14 Next Thursday - Valentines Party
2/15 Next Friday - No School 
2/18 - No School 
2/21 - Picture Day 
 
What We Are Doing This Week:
Reading:
Readers will understand that authors have a specific purpose for writing each section. 
Readers will understand that authors purposely insert text features.
Readers will find evidence to support their inferences about author’s purpose. 
 
Voc: nonfiction, expository, table of contents, index, glossary, heading, keywords, illustrations, photographs, captions, author's purpose, persuade, inform, entertain, section 
 
Science:
Scientist will observe and describe the weather. Determine what clothes to wear depending on the weather. 
Scientist will understand how to measure and graph weather information.
Scientists will use tools to measure weather. 
 
Voc: weather, weather forecast, wind, rain, hail, clouds, thunderstorm, sleet, snow,  humidity, temperature, wind conditions, precipitation, cloud coverage, cloudy, partly cloudy, sunny, thermometer, rain gauge, anemometer, Autumn, Spring, Winter, Summer, data, record, measure
 
Math:
Math experts will analyze and solve multi step 3 digit word problems with regrouping with one or both operations. 
 
Voc: unknown, addition, sum, subtraction, difference, two-digit, mental math, reasonable, regroup, word problem/situation, number sentence, 
situations to consider: If you are missing a part or looking for the difference, you should subtract. If you are missing the whole or looking for the sum, you should add. 
 
Writing:
Writers will continue writing their Expository paper on a person that they admire. 
Writers will edit and revise their Expository writing. 
 
Voc: explain, describe, first, second, third, next, then, finally, last, conclusion, main idea, supporting details, logical sequence, topic sentence, concluding sentence 

Week of Jan. 28

Important Dates: 

1/29 Tuesday - Library Day. Please remember to send Library Books to school EVERY Tuesday in order to get new books. 

1/30 Wednesday - Send pictures to school for Timeline Project and have had a discussion of important events in your child's life so that they can complete their project Thursday and Friday. 

1/31-2/1 Thursday and Friday - We will be working on our Timeline Project for a Major Grade. Please talk with your child about major events that have happened in their life and have them jot some notes down. You may send pictures that can be cut up and glued with them by Wednesday. (Ex: the day they were born, the day a younger sibling was born, the day they started gymnastics/won a competition, the day they started school, etc) 

1/28-2/1 This Week - We are presenting Call to Excellence for the school!

2/7 Thursday - Career Day

 What We Are Doing This Week:

Reading:

Readers will locate facts that are clearly stated in the text.

Readers of informational text use the topic and subtopic to help them recognize the main idea of the text.

Readers understand nonfiction text by activating schema and asking questions before, during, and after reading.

 

Social Studies: 

I can describe the order of events by creating a timeline of the school day,analyze for proposed changes, and present thinking to class.

I can create a timeline and place historical events on a timeline.

 

Math:

Math experts will analyze multi step 3-digit word problems and solve by incorporating strip diagram visuals and using place value blocks . 

 

Writing:

Writers will write their main idea and conclusion statement for the expository writing piece.

Writers will write their complete first draft of their expository writing.

Writers will check for clarity by rereading what they’ve written and looking for missing elements.

Writers will revise drafts by deleting words, phrases, or sentences that are irrelevant details to the topic.

Week of Jan. 21

Important Dates/Information:
 
NO SCHOOL MONDAY!
1/23 Wednesday: Science Test
 
 
What We Are Doing This Week:
Reading:
Readers will navigate nonfiction text by using text features (table of contents, headings, and index, illustrations, and title)
Readers use the text features to determine the main idea.
 
Science:
Scientist will review and take their test over natural and man-made resources. 
Here are some things you can use to review with your child:

Essential Questions:

What are natural resources? What are manmade resources?

In what ways are natural resources and manmade resources important to life?

What are some natural resources in Texas?

What are some examples of manmade resources that came from natural resources? Ex: lumber came from trees

Why do we want to take care of our natural resources?

What ways can we take care of our natural resources?

What solutions might you suggest for conserving water in your house?

How does recycling compare/contrast with reusing?

VOCABULARY: Natural Resources, Manmade resources, renewable, nonrenewable, limited, fossil fuels, timber, reduce, reuse, recycle, deplete

Math:

Math experts will analyze and solve multi step 3 digit word problems incorporating strip diagram visuals and using place value blocks.

Ex: Mrs. Kras baked 125 cookies. Her students ate 75 cookies. Then, Mrs. Kras baked 112 more. How many cookies does she have now?  

Writing: Expository Writing

Writers will make a list of people they know well and can write about. 

Writers will create a graphic organizer based on a person they know well.. (I chart- sentences)

Week of Jan. 14

Important Dates
 
1/14 Monday: Dairy Farmer presentation (our class will watch the presentation from 2:10-2:40)
1/18 Friday: Nine Weeks Awards (2nd grade at 9:00)/Birthday Book Club
1/21 Monday: Student Holiday
 
Important Information
 
More information about Words Your Way will be coming soon (hopefully in Wednesday Folder). Please look out for this informaiton. 
 
If you would like for your child to earn a free ticket to Schlitterbahn and/or Six Flags Fiesta Texas, be sure to send their completed reading log to school by February 1st. Students can create their own reading logs by entering the following information on a piece of paper or a document and sharing it with Mrs. Watson at mandywatson@tomballisd.net
 Date
 Title of book read
 Minutes read
To earn a free Six Flags Fiesta Texas ticket, your child must have a total of 360 minutes. For both a Schlitterbahn and Six Flags ticket, your child must have a total of 600 minutes. If you would prefer a reading log template, it can be found on Mrs. Watson's website.
 
What We Are Doing This Week
 
Reading: We will learn about the topic of a book, find subtopics and headings, and lean how to use the topic, headings, and details to find the main idea of a nonfiction text. 
 
topic: one word that tells what the text is all about, Ex: elephants.
main idea: a sentence that tells what the section or text is mainly about, Ex: This section will teach me about what elephants eat. 
details: sentences in the sections that are important to determine the main idea, Ex: Elephants consume grasses, small plants, bushes, fruit, twigs, tree bark, and roots. Tree bark is a favorite food source for elephants. It contains calcium and roughage, which aids digestion.
 
Vocabulary: nonfiction, expository, table of contents, index, glossary, heading, keywords, illustrations, photographs, captions, main idea

Math: We will learn how to solve world problems while adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers.
 
We will use strategies such as using Base-10 Blocks, drawing models, strip diagrams, expanded form, and using the inverse operation (fact family) to check your work. 
 
We will also begin FACT FLUENCY tests again this week. Please be sure to practice adding and subtracting to 20 at least 5-10 minutes a day. Flash Cards or First in Math would be a good way to practice at home. (Something I do with my son at home is to play with bowling pins or blocks in groups of 10. I put some up, but not all and ask him how many are missing. Then, I give him a number sentence. Ex: 4 + ? = 10. Then, he gets to bowl. When he knocks some over, I ask him how many are left. Then, I give him a number sentence 10 - 7 = ? . This gets him looking for numbers that make 10) 
 
Vocabulary: open number line, closed number line, unknown, addition, sum, subtraction, difference, three-digit, mental math, reasonable, regroup, inverse operation
 
Science: We will be learning about natural and manmade resources. Students should understand that we use natural resources to make manmade resources. Ex: We use trees which grow in nature to make lumber which we use to build houses, bridges, etc. 
 
Vocabulary:  natural resources (ex: rocks, soil, water, air), conservation, manmade resources(ex: lumber, flour, gasoline, plastic), fossil fuels, timber, reduce, recycle, reuse, deplete, limited, renewable, nonrenewable
 
Writing: We will review the parts of speech, such as nouns and verbs. We will also learn how to create better, more interesting complete sentences. 
 

Jan. 9

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing break. 
This week, we will be reviewing classroom procedures and expectations.  
 
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 snacks. If anyone can donate a few snacks, we would greatly appreciate it! :)
 
Reminders:
Students may bring headphones to school to use with their Chromebooks. 
Students should NOT bring toys, purses, make-up, etc. to school.
Students may bring ONE snack to eat in the classroom that is healthy and not messy.
Students may keep a water bottle with WATER only.
Thank you :)
 
What We Are Doing This Week
Reading: We will review the differences between fiction and nonfiction, author's purpose, and 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. 
These are the people we will be learning about in Social Studies: 
 Thurgood Marshall, Irma Rangel, John Hancock, Theodore Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, W. E. B. DuBois, Robert Fulton, and George Washington Carver.
At home, students can read about these people using Myon and PebbleGo! Pebble Go includes timelines as resources, which we will begin learning about in a few weeks. 
 
 

Week of Dec. 17

We have made it to the last week of the year! 

 
Important Dates
12/18 Tues: Library Day! Please send books to class, so your child can get new books to read over the holiday! 
12/19 Wed: Math Test (2-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping while solving word problems)
12/19 Wed: Students will be making Christmas ornaments.
12/20 Thurs: Students will watch Polar Express in the morning, eat cookies, and drink cocoa. Your child may wear PJ's to school! 
12/21 Fri: End of the 2nd 9 weeks
12/21 Fri: Sign-A-Long (Students may bring a Santa Hat to wear while they sing along to Santa's Coming to Town) 10:50-11:20
12/21 Fri: Christmas Party- 11:30-12:30
12/21 Fri: Early Release- 12:50
**Lunch will be served during the Christmas Party
 
Important Information
Please look for the Snowflake sheet from First in Math in this Wednesday Folder! Over the holidays, please allow your child to practice math with Frist in Math! For every 10 minutes of play, your child can color 1 snowflake. If your child brings this sheet back completely filled out WITH your initials, s/he will receive a special certificate and prize. Thanks for supporting your child's math practice over the holidays! 
 
Also, please remember to read with your child! Myon, Pebblego, and RazKids are good sources if you do not have books at home! 
 
SUPPLIES NEEDED!!! Dear parents, we are in need of Dry Erase Markers (Black ONLY PLEASE), Pencils, Kleenex, and Germ-X! Thank you! 
 
What We Are Doing This Week:
 
Reading:
Readers will locate text features in an expository text: title, subtitle, table of contents, index, glossary, heading, keywords, illustrations, photographs, and captions are text features in a nonfiction text that help your child gather information about a topic. 
Readers will read expository text and use text features to help locate new information.
Readers will distinguish among the different types of sentences. 
 
Social Studies:
Students will describe different cultures in my community. 
Students will compare their culture and customs to others living in the same area. 
Students will explore other countries celebrations of winter holidays.
 
Math:
Math Test on Wednesday: (2-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping while solving word problems)
 
Writing:
Students will learn how to address an envelope.
Students will use adjectives to describe a tree they decorate. 
Students will use adjectives to describe a cup of hot cocoa they create. 

Week of Dec. 10

Important Dates: 
**NO MORE SPELLING TEST FOR THIS 9 WEEKS! :) **
 
12/14 Friday: Science Test- Rocks and Water
 
12/12 Wednesday: Math Graphing Project 
 
Important Information: 
Please e-mail Mandy Watson (our librarian) with your Reading Log minutes in order to earn free tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Schlitterbahn Galveston. 
 
Please remember to use First in Math and Raz-Kids at home to practice Math and Reading skills. We have been top class of 2nd grade for First in Math two times!!! Please keep up the hard work! 
 
What We Are Doing This Week: 
Reading:
 
Readers read informational text expecting to learn something.
Readers notice what repeats to determine the topic of an informational text.
Readers find a subtopic or a smaller part of the topic in an informational text.
Readers of informational text use the topic and subtopic to help them recognize the main idea of the text.
 
Writing:
Writers use a certain structure to write a friendly letter.
Writers will revise drafts by adding/deleting words, phrases, or sentences.
 
Math:
1) Math experts will solve addition and subtraction word problems using a variety using a variety of strategies. Math experts will solve word problems that may contain to much information and 2-step problems that require addition/addition, subtraction/subtraction, or addition/subtraction.
Ex:
To much information: There are 34 cows and 23 chickens on the farm. Then, 19 cows are sold. How many cows are left on the farm. (We don't need the 23 chickens, so they should be marked out.) 
2-step: Mrs. Kras baked 24 cookies and Mrs. Stevens baked 26 cookies. Then, their students ate 41 cookies. How many cookies are left? 
 
2) Math experts will collect and record data, create graphs (bar a picto) and analyze data to answer questions. We will complete a Graphing Project this week. 
 
Science:
Scientist will identify and compare natural sources of freshwater and saltwater. Our test will cover the natural resources: rocks and water. 

Week of Dec. 3

Important Dates/Information:
12/4 Tuesday: Science Benchmark
12/7 Friday: Spelling Test
 
Important Information
Please send jackets to school with your child! We never know what weather we are going to get! 
 
If you can and want, please consider sending snacks to school for those without. I try to provide snacks, but I don't always make it to the store. I usually provide Cheeze-Its, Goldfish or Ghram Crackers. (Please no nuts or allergen foods.) 
 
What We Are Learning This Week: 
Spelling: r controlled vowels /or/, -or, -ore, -oor
more, shore, chore, for, north, porch, pork, fort, storm, poor, door, floor, score, show, also, around, farm
 
Reading:
Reader's will focus on Author's Purpose this week: PIE: Pursuade, Inform, and Entertain. 
 
Readers read fiction and nonfiction stories differently and look for different information.  

Readers read nonfiction expecting to learn.  

Readers read fiction expecting to be entertained with a story.

Readers will understand the authors purpose of writing different types of poetry. 

Author's Purpose Vocabulary: PIE: Pursuade, Inform, Enertain

We will focus on Literary Nonfiction stories. These are stories teach about someone or somehing but also tell a story. Many autobiographies and biographies are written in a Literay Nonfiction format. 

Vocabulary for Literay Nonfiction: fiction, literary nonfiction, plot, subject/character, fact, opinion, author’s purpose, sequencing, main idea, detail, topic

Razkids: https://www.raz-plus.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=113&langId=1

Epic: https://www.getepic.com/collection/743885/literary-nonfiction  (I just added my students in Epic. Please let me know if it does not work for you.)

Science:

Scientist will observe, describe, and compare rocks by size, texture, and color. 

Vocabulary: natural resources, distinguish, describe, physical properties, color, mass,  sand, pebble, gravel, boulder, length, rocks, shiny, dull, luster, texture, gritty, rough, smooth, metallic, minerals, metals, natural sources, length, centimeters, and mass

Math:

Students will be able to solve subtraction word problems using place value T chart and base 10 blocks to decompose/regroup.

Questions to ask your child while practicing math word problems at home: 

  • How do we know when to regroup/borrow ones, tens, or hundreds to add/subtract?
  • How can we create, represent, and solve addition and subtraction word problems?
  • How do I decide what strategy will work best?
  • What do I do when I get stuck?
  • How do I know when a sum or difference is reasonable?
  • What information and strategies would you use to solve a multi-step word problem?

Writing:

Writers get their letters ready to present to their audience

Writers will celebrate their letters.

Writers will write in complete sentences.(sentence fragments and run on sentences)

Week of Nov. 26

Important Dates:
11/26 Monday: School Back in Session
11/27 Tuesday: Library Day (Please send books back to school this day!)
11/30 Friday: Spelling Test 
11/30 Friday: Science Test on Energy
 
Important Notes:
Thanks to those who donated to our food can drive!
 
Please remember to send library books on TUESDAY!
 
Please remember to send coats to school with your child. We never know what weather we will get here in TX, BUT we try to go outside everyday! Please send a coat. It is better to have and not need, than need and not have!!!
 
What We Are Doing This Week: 
Spelling: consonant digraphs ch/wh
chop, each, when, chin, what, lunch, why, speech, while, which, peaches, white, branch, 
sight words: boy, follow, came, want 
 
 
Reading:
Readers understand that a drama is a play or story that can be acted out.
Readers recognize  that dialogue is the lines spoken between characters in fiction or a play.
Readers recognize that dramas have a plot and characters that develop through dialogue.
Readers can use the dialogue to understand character traits or feelings throughout the play.
Vocabulary: drama, characters, setting, lines, speaking roles, narrator, cast, sensory images, play, scenery, dialogue, audience, scene, act, inferences, draw conclusions, text structure, elements, evidence, informal plays
 
Writing:
Writers will understand the purpose of writing a friendly letter and generate a list of people they could write to.
Writers will understand the appropriate conventions of a letter, including the date, salutation, and closing.
Writers will be able write a friendly letter with appropriate conventions, including the date, salutation, and closing.
Writers will revise drafts by adding/deleting words, phrases, or sentences.
Writers will edit drafts by adding/deleting words, phrases, or sentences.
**You may want to write a friendly letter to your child including the 5 parts of a friendly letter: date, salutation (Dear ____,), body, closing (Love,), and signature.**
 
Science
Scientist will compare changes in materials caused by heat energy. For example, we will learn how to keep an ice cube an ice cube longer (by putting it in the freezer, keeping it in the shade, placing it in a styrofoam cup, etc)
Scientist will investigate the effects on an object by increasing or decreasing amounts of Light Energy, such as how the color of an object appears different in dimmer light. (PLEASE, TAKE YOUR CHILD OUTSIDE AT DUSK AND AT DARK TO SEE THE DIFFERENCES IN OBJECTS AROUND YOUR YARD)
Scientist will investigate the effects on an object by increasing or decreasing amounts of sound energy, such as noises are louder or quieter. 
Scientist will investigate the effects of an object by increasing or decreasing amounts of light, heat, and sound energy.
Vocabulary: energy, sound energy, heat energy, light energy,  absorb, volume, pitch, vibrate, increase, decrease, thermometer, melt, temperature, freeze, dark, dim, bright, shadow, physical properties, solid, liquid, appearance, sharp colors, details
 
Math
Math experts will solve addition word problems using blocks while focusing on the Place Value to regroup.
Math experts will solve addition word problems using blocks while focusing on the Place Value to regroup relating to number lines. 
Math experts will take a poll, collect data, graph data (on bar and picto graphs) and analyze the data that they gathered.  
Vocabulary: 
Addition and Subtraction: open number line, closed number line, unknown, addition, sum, subtraction, difference, two-digit, mental math, algorithms, reasonable, regroup, strip diagram, part/part/whole model, expanded notation
Data: survey, bar graph, pictograph, frequency table/tally chart, vertical, horizontal, data, key, length, labels, categories, graph title, organize, interpret, prediction, conclusion, record, collect
 
GAME TO PRACTICE ADDITION WITH REGROUPING:
GAME TO PRACTICE ADDITION WITH REGROUPING:

Week of Nov. 12

Important Information/Dates:
Food Drive ends Wednesday, November 14th
Thanksgiving Break 11/17th-21st
 
11/15 Thursday: Poem Test
11/15 & 16 Thursday & Friday: Science Test: Thursday (Movement) & Friday (Magnets) 
11/16 Friday: Spelling Test
11/16 Friday: Math Test
 
**Please study all subjects a little each night, so you won't have to cram on Thrusday!!!! 
 
IMPORTANT NOTES:
 
PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD COME TO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, UNLESS HE/SHE IS SICK!!! WE HAVE MANY TESTS THAT WEEK, AND IT WILL BE HARD ON YOUR CHILD TO MAKE THEM ALL UP!!!!!!
 
Please look in your Wednesday Folder for a sign-up sheet for Ready Rosie. 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 send a coat or sweater to school with your child! We never know what the weather is going to do from one minute to the next!!!
 
What We Are Doing This Week: 
 
Spelling: consonant digraphs 
shine, rush, shop, cashes, short, phone, graph, teeth, those, than, phase, thank, booth
Sight words: old, any, same, tell
 
Reading
Readers will summarize poems.
Readers will create mental images to monitor comprehension.
Readers will describe how rhyme, rhythm, and repetition interact to create images in poetry. 
Readers will take their test on Poetry on Thursday 11-15
 
Writing:
Writers will write a poem using sensory details. 
 
Math:
***Please continue to practce MATH FACTS nightly for 5-10 minutes: Flashcards, Popcorn Facts (child will sit, you call out a problem, they will hop up and answer the problem, and sit back down!), First in Math (The V), and other websites for fact fluency:  http://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician_addition.html
 

Math experts will write a subtraction word problem and solve. 

Math experts will will take a class poll, collect data, and graph data on a pictograph and bar graph.                                                                 Pictograph Video: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5bde790f0edcf#

Graphing/Data Vocabulary: survey, bar graph, pictograph, frequency table/tally chart, vertical, horizontal, data, key, length, scale, interval, labels, categories, graph title, organize, interpret, prediction, conclusion, record, collect

Math experts will take a test over 2 digit addition and subtraction word problems. Friday 11-16

2-Digit Adding/Subtracting Vocabulary: open number line, closed number line, unknown, addition, sum, subtraction, difference, two-digit, mental math, algorithm, reasonable

Science

Scientist will use nonfiction text feature to understand how objects change directions.  

Scientist will use nonfiction text feature to understand how magnets work.

Scientist will review changes of movements and magnets. 

Scientist​ will take a test over movement Thursday 11-15

Movement Vocabulary:  trace, motion, force, roll, slide, spin, shape, movement, position, direction,  push, pull, movement (faster than, slower than, rolls, slides, wobbles, drips, floats)

Scientist will take a test over magnets Friday 11-16

Magnet Vocabulary:  magnets, magnetic, nonmagnetic, push, pull, attract, repel, iron, magnetic field, north and south pole

Nov. 5

Important Dates:
 
This week (Nov 5-9):  Food Drive 
This week (Nov 5-9):  Book Fair 
Tues. Nov. 6th:           Election Day 
Tues. Nov 6th:            Social Studies Test- Making Goods and Providing Services 
Thurs. Nov. 9th:          2nd Grade Veterans Day Program - 6:30 (students will need to be at least 15 minutes early) 
Fri. Nov. 9th:             Dads and Donuts - 7:30 a.m.
Nov. 19-23                 Thanksgiving Break
 
Important Information:
 
If your child is unable to attend our Veterans Day Program at 6:30, please send a note or e-mail so I can let our Music Teachers know. 
Your child should wear red, white, and blue with long pants or dress/skirt for this event. 
 
Book Fair will be open at 7:30 on Friday, so dads can shop for books with their children. 
 
If you are collecting Box Tops, send 50 Box Tops with the filled out the form (red form sent home in Wed. Folder last week) to have a picture with Santa.  **If you are close to 50, I do have extras, so write how many you have sent and I will supplement the rest until I am out. First come, first serve. These need to be turned in by DEC. 7TH. 
 
***PLEASE SEND COATS OR SWEATERS WITH YOUR CHILD. IT IS STARTING TO COOL DOWN, AND THEY MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR COATS TO GO OUTSIDE DURING RECESS*** 
 
What We Are Learning This Week
 
Spelling
inflectional endings: -ing & -ed
 
walked, looking, planted, asked, jumping, filled, talking, needed, spelling, played, poked, ended, mixed,
Sight Words:  read, need, land, different 
 
Reading:

Readers will make inferences about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in poems.

Readers can understand the sensory images created by the author of a poem.

Readers can understand the poem better by creating a visual image.

Readers will create mental images to monitor comprehension while reading poems.

Readers will make inferences about the text and use text evidence to support understanding.

Social Studies

Economist will review the following for the test:

How can I be a consumer and producer? 
What is the difference between goods and services? 
What can I do with the income I earn? 
Why is it great to be a part of the US Free Enterprise System?
How can we turn a natural resource into a finished product? 
What can I make out of: trees, cotton, wheat? 
 
Science
Scientist will be able to determine ways objects move. 
Scientist will determine how magnets can be useful in everyday appliances.
Scientist will demonstrate how magnets are used for movement such as push and pull.
**Please show your child how magnets are used around the house. Ex: magnets on the fridge to hold papers to it, magnets IN the fridge to hold the door closed (the magnetic strip), magnets to pick up small screws and things in the garage, magnets in doorbells, compasses to show North, shower curtains to keep curtain down, etc.
**This website has quick vidoes showing key concepts of magnets, games, and experiments (Disclaimer: I haven't looked at every link, so please play this with your child, so you can supervise the fun!) 
 
Math
Math experts will solve subtraction word problems using place value by decomposing places. 
Math experts will solve addition word problems using place value and a number line. 
Math experts will solve addition and subtraction word problems using place value and a number line. 
Math experts will take a class poll, make picture/bar graphs using data from poll, ask questions from generated graphs, and create new questions from graphs.
 
Addition Games:
 
Writing
Writers write about things they love, things they know about, and things they wonder.
Writers choose specific words to use in their poem.
Writers use resources to spell words correctly and fix up their poem for publication.
Writers can use print in a variety of ways when writing poetry.
Writers celebrate their writing.​