Second Grade November 18-22, 2013

Second Grade
November 18-22, 2013
This week we will ask students, What does it mean to be creative?
Classrooms are reading different versions of the Three Little Pigs. We
are reading to find the author’s purpose. Students will identify verbs in
sentences they write and read.
HFW: guess, pretty, science, shoe, village, watch, won
Spelling pattern: long e; ee, ea, ey
Classes are working on mental math addition and subtraction. Students
are using their knowledge of how to make ten to add double digit
numbers together. Classes are focusing on subtraction this week.
Vocabulary: sum, difference, greater than, less than, equal to
Social Studies
Classes are looking systems. Students will explore what happens when
a piece is missing from a system.
Vocabulary: system, function, parts
2nd grade has started our first IB planner, How We Express Ourselves.
Our planner will look how struggle has inspired creative expression.
Students are identifying what struggle is. Students will inquire into how
culture perspectives are influenced by art. How art provides insight into
a culture. Students will explore how people express themselves in
artistic ways.
Classes are also reading and creative maps. Students will identify
cardinal direction and a map key.
2nd grade is going on a field trip on Nov. 21st and 22nd. Ms. Baldwin, Mrs. Gary,
and Ms. Hartzog are going on November 21st. Mrs. Garza, Mr. Castro and Mrs.
Baylon will go on Friday, the 22nd. Classes will leave from 9:30am-12:30pm.
Please send your child with a sack lunch. Permission slips are going home in your
child’s Monday folder.
Early dismissal is November 20th at 12:45pm.
Thanksgiving holiday is November 27-29th.