2nd Grade

           This week we are reading One Good Turn Deserves Another, by Judy Sierra, from our anthology.  We will be working on comparing and contrasting and inferring as our comprehension skill and strategy.  For phonics we will focus on vowel patterns a, ai, and ay.  Our grammar skill will be on possessive nouns. There will be a spelling test and a reading test on Friday.  

            We are continuing Topic 6 in math this week. Topic 6 is a continuation of subtraction.  The students seem to be advancing nicely on this topic.  Please ensure your child is practicing the correct method for the strategies for subtraction.  Again, if you are noticing your child struggling with anything, please let me know in case I am not seeing the struggle in the classroom.
           We are continuing our "Christmas Around the World" unit this week.  The students have been enjoying our plane trips and getting their passports stamped! 
              We are also continuing chapter 3 in science this week.  This continues with the topic of animals.  It focuses on food webs and food chains.  

The spelling words for this week are:


* Reading logs should be handed in each day
* Please make sure tests are signed and returned to school!
* December Book Reports are due January 2nd.
* There is a half-day on Thursday, due to REPORT CARD CONFERENCES 

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Monday 12/11/17
1. ELA- Write words 5x's each
2. Math- p.351-352
3. Science- complete
    worksheet, if not completed
    during class

 Read for 15 minutes

Tuesday 12/12/17
1. ELA- Write words in ABC
2. Math- p.357-358

 Read for 15 minutes

Wednesday 12/13/17
1. ELA- Write 1st 6 words in
             complete sentences
2. Math- p.363-364

Read for 15 minutes

Thursday 12/14/17
1. ELA- Write remaining words
             in complete sentences
2. Math- p.369-370


 Read for 15 minutes

Friday 12/15/2017
1. Math- Topic 6 TEST Tuesday
2. Science- Chapter 3 TEST
3. Polar Express Pajama Day

-Practice basic math facts

-Read for 15 minutes (use Reading Log