Art (Every other week) P.E.
Library P.E. Music
2nd grade newsletter March 15, 2019 Reading/English : This week we read the non-fiction story Penguin Chick. This book was about emperor penguins and how they raise their babies. We learned more about these incredible animals in the informational text, Emperor Penguins. Both texts gave us information to use as we created our writing/art project of an emperor penguin and its chick. We discussed main ideas and details as we read and focused on our topic of penguins. We inferred/predicted using text clues to figure out important ideas from the stories. We learned about using a dictionary and how to look up dictionary entries. Spelling: Our spelling pattern this week focused on the er sound, which can also be made by the letters ir, ur, ear, and or as well. Next week we will have our spelling pre-test on Monday and the post test on Friday, March 22. Math: We started Chapter 8, which focuses on measurement. We learned about an inch and how to use an inch ruler. *Remember to log into www.thinkcentral.com if your child is having difficulty with a concept. There are videos on the website that show you step-by-step instructions. **This past week we reviewed Chapter 8, lessons 1 through 4 if you are trying to look up the lessons online** Social Studies/Science: We reviewed reading diagrams and map skills while learning more about emperor penguins. We also started our unit on matter. We learned that matter is anything that takes up space. The three different states of matter are solid, liquid, and gas. We will continue this unit next week Homework and Dates to Remember: Monday, March 18- Homework- Math worksheet. Tuesday, March 19–Spring Pictures today. Homework-Poetry Folder and read How to Build a Kite in your textbook *Return to school the next day your Reading Homework Slip and your textbook. Wednesday, March 20–Homework- Math worksheet Thursday, March 21–Homework- Read Gloria Who Might Be My Friend in your textbook *Return to school the next day your Reading Homework Slip and your textbook. Grammar and phonics online assessments today. Talent Show try-outs after school today. Friday, March 22- Spelling test and vocabulary and comprehension online assessments today. PBIS Spirit Day-Dress like you are going on vacation. SCO Treat Day (Ice Cream Sandwich) for those that ordered. Talent Show try-outs after school today. Monday, March 25-Friday, March 29-No school, Spring Break. *School resumes on Monday, April 1.