Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Welcome back!

Welcome back to school second graders!  We have a busy, but fun year ahead of us!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Newsletter 6/2/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Cowboys by Lucille Recht Penner.  Cowboys is an informational text.  Informational texts tell often give facts about real people, places, and events.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is sequencing.  The vocabulary words for this week are campfire, cattle, cowboy galloped, herd, railroad, and trails.
Spelling Words
1. kindness 
2. careless
3. goodness
4. useless
5. fearless
6. darkness
7. sadness
8. sickness
9. helpless
10. thankless
11. fitness
12. weakness
13. again
14. very
15. then

**Please study these words all week with your child so they are ready for the test at the end of the week.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newsletter 5/27/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, A Birthday Basket for Tia by Pat Mora.  A Birthday Basket for Tia is a realistic fiction story.  Realistic fiction stories tell about made-up events that could happen in real life.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is drawing conclusions.  The vocabulary words for this week are aunt, bank, basket, collects, favorite, and present.
Spelling Words
1. mixture 
2. caution
3. nation
4. station
5. section
6. fixture
7. future
8. motion
9. picture
10. nature
11. action
12. feature
13. special
14. family
15. really

**Please study these words all week with your child so they are ready for the test at the end of the week.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Newsletter 5/19/14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Red, White, and Blue by John Herman.  Red, White, and Blue is an informational text.  Informational texts give facts about real people, places, and events that reflect history or the traditions of communities.  The comprehension strategy we will be focusing on this week is author's purpose.  When an author writes about a topic the author has a reason, or purpose, for writing about that topic.  The two most common reasons authors write are to inform or entertain.  The vocabulary words for this week are America, birthday, flag, freedom, nicknames, stars, and stripes.
Spelling Words
1. Mr. 
2. Mrs. 
3. St.
4. Jan.
5. Feb.
6. Aug.
7. Dr.
8. Ms.
9. Rd.
10. Oct.
11. Nov.
12. Dec.
13. thought
14. caught

**Please study these words all week with your child so they are ready for the test at the end of the week.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Newsletter 5-12-14

Reading/Language Arts
This week we will be reading the story, Just like Josh Gibson by Angela Johnson.  Just like Josh Gibson is a realistic fiction story.  Realistic fiction stories tell about made-up events that could happen in real life.  The comprehension strategies we will be focusing on this week are compare and contrast.  The vocabulary words for this week are bases, cheers, field, plate, sailed, and threw.
Spelling Words
1. tried
2. trying
3. planned
4. planning
5. liked
6. liking
7. skipping
8. skipped
9. heavier
10. heaviest
11. lighter
12. lightest
13. don't
14. they're
15. there's

**Please study these words all week with your child so they are ready for the test at the end of the week.