Second Grade For the week of November 17, Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 2014 Vocabulary- Write each vocabulary word 5 times each Math- Worksheet (Module 2 Lesson 1 Part 1) Science- Worksheet (Lesson 3 Lesson Check) READ! ELA- Worksheet (Fact & Opinion) Math- Worksheet (Module 2 Lesson 1 Part 2) Social Studies- Double-Sided Worksheet READ! Vocabulary- Write a telling or question sentence for each vocabulary word ELA- Worksheet (Past Tense Verbs) Math- Worksheet (Module 2 Lesson 2 Part 1) Vocabulary- Write your vocabulary words in alphabetical order. STUDY FOR VOCBULARY TEST TOMORROW! ELA- Ready Book pages 62-63 Math- Worksheet (Module 2 Lesson 2 Part 2) READ! ELA- Ready Book pages 64-66 Math- Worksheet (Module 2 Lesson 2 Part 3) Sneak Peek- Please read the story “One Grain of Rice” in your Treasure’s Textbook and answer the comprehension questions that follow in your homework notebook. REMINDERS: *Links for videos outlining our newest math unit (Module 2 Addition and Subtraction of Length Units) are posted on your class webpage on the school website for your reference. HOME-SCHOOL CONNECTION - Week of November 17, 2014 *Writing* Informative/Explanatory Writing – Scholars will write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. ___________________________________________ *Vocabulary* 1. Ex: Every summer, Tony and his mother would cultivate tomatoes and cucumbers in their garden. 2. Fertile- Rich in the materials or nutrients needed to produce many strong, healthy crops Ex: Because Trish’s farmland was so fertile, she always grew the biggest crops in the county. *Reading* Main Selection: The Indus River Valley Genre: Ancient Asian Civilizations Scholars Will Be Able To: Identify that the main topic of the read-aloud is about the Indus River Valley Describe the connection between the snow-covered Himalayas, overflowing Indus River, and the fertile land of the Indus Valley Describe how the Indus River was important to the formation of the Indus River Valley civilization Compare the characteristics of the Indus River Valley civilization to the characteristics of other ancient civilizations Describe how the Indus River was helpful and harmful to the people of Mohenjo-daro Compare and contrast life during Sanjay’s time and present-day living. Cultivate- To grow and/or tend to a crop or plant 3. Indus River- The river at the center of the first civilization in early India. Ex: The Indus River flows through the countries of Pakistan and India. 4. Irrigation Canals-Ditches cut into the earth to direct water where needed Ex: The Egyptians used irrigation canals to move water from the Nile River to their crops. 5. Permanent- Lasts and continues for a very long time. Does not go away or change. Ex: She carefully labeled all of her new school supplies with a permanent marker. 6. Bustling- Full of activity; busy Ex: The bustling supermarket was filled with people buying food before the big storm. 7. Common- Belonging to or used by many people Ex: The ancient city had a common well from which people got their water. 8. Nestles- Settles in snugly and comfortably Ex: Kent’s new kitten nestles next to its mother when taking naps. 9. Recede-To move back or move away from a certain point Ex: June watched the water recede from the beach and leave behind beautiful seashells 10. Source-The start or cause of something Ex: The sun is the source Social Studies *New York City Over Time* This week scholars will be studying how and why explorers and settlers came to New York and the contributions they made to its history. Explorer- a person who travels to find new things Settler- a person makes a home in a new place Colony- a land ruled by another country Explorer Christopher Columbus Giovanni de Verrazano Henry Hudson Namesake Columbus Day Verrazano Bridge Hudson River Math Addition and Subtraction of Length Units http://moodle.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/mod/page/view.php?id=16206 _____________________________________________ Science *Technology & Tools* This week scholar will explore different types of simple machines and how they work. Simple machines to be covered include: Levers, Inclined Planes, Pulleys, and Wedges. Simple Machines- A tool with few or no moving parts. Force- A push or a pull. Lever- a simple machine with a bar that rests on a fulcrum Fulcrum- a fixed point on which a lever turns. Load- a mass or weight supported by something Inclined Plane/ Ramp- A simple machine with a slanted surface that helps you move things between lower and higher places.