Welcome to Mrs. Simmons Second Grade classroom!
*Please make sure you send in a daily snack for your child.
*Winter Recess Items- Please send in a labeled reusable bag to keep you child’s snow pants, hats, and gloves in the classroom.
November 21st- Thanksgiving Celebration K-2 at 1:45 p.m. in the gym. The second grade class will be reading the story “Ten Fat Turkeys”. Second grade may wear jeans, black, or brown pants. Students may also wear a brown, black, or dark colored shirt.
November 22nd-24th- Thanksgiving Recess
Weekly Test- Students will be sent with either a textbook, notebook, or chapter review sheet to study from.
11/19 No Test
ELA– We will begin Unit 2 in Reading. We will learn about the elements of a story such as setting, character, and plot. We will continue practicing handwriting, sentence rules, and structure. We will also be focusing on short / long vowel sounds, identifying the subject, noun, plural nouns and verb in a sentence. Please continue to read with your child at home. Book It is due 12/1.
Math– We will be practicing addition and subtraction facts up to 20. The next chapter we will be working on place value and double digit addition. Students will be using their math notebooks to add vocabulary cards and examples. Please continue to practice math facts with your child. You can also work on different math skills on IXL.com
Religion– We will be starting Chapter 9 learning about how Jesus learned to forgive others. We will be working on learning the “Act of Contrition” according to our textbook.
Science– We will be working on some STEM projects. Students will be working in teams to build a Thanksgiving table. Students will be given 5 pieces of paper and 2 feet of tape. The goal is to be able to engineer a table sturdy enough to hold multiple books. We will also be working on using newspaper to build tepees that can stand alone.
Social Studies– We will also begin some learning about the Indians and Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.
Spelling-Students will have spelling homework during the week. Students have been given a “Spellers Choice Menu” to choose from some nights for homework. If a test is not given during the week then a notebook grade will be taken. The spelling list does consist of 15 words. Please encourage your child to write neatly.
List #7- Diagraphs ch, tch, sh, ph,wh ,th, ng
1. chop 9.bring
2.catch 10. while
3.shape 11. place
4.trash 12. badge
6. that 14. isn’t
Wednesday- Music and Art
Friday- Gym and Classroom Library
Second Grade Supply List 2017-2018
2 one subject spiral notebook with a plastic cover
1 composition notebook
two pocket folder (plastic works the best)
art smock (any old type of shirt or apron with your child’s name on the collar)
zip lock pouch crayon box with your child’s name on the inside
2 boxes of #2 pencils/separate easers
ruler ( inches and centimeters)
1 bottle of glue and 4 glue sticks
3 boxes of Kleenex
3 packages of baby wipes
headphones in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it
*We will have a daily snack in the afternoon. Please make sure you send a snack on a daily basis or a box of snacks for the week.
*Please make sure your child has sneakers for gym and recess.
*Don’t forget to bring in your favorite book and a smile.