Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Week of January 15

What we are this learning week:
 
In math, we are comparing numbers as greater, less, or equal to each other. We are working on counting through 1,000.
In Language Arts, we are discussing contractions and nonfiction.
In writing, we are continuing to write letters.

 
 Notes 

 We will have our spelling test on Friday the 19th.


 Sight words to study
point     most       tell      why       page

  
Think about Reading 

 Find a book that is nonfiction. Think about what the book is teaching you. See if you can find photos/pictures and text boxes in your book.


Practice Pages

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Week of January 8

Week of January 8, 2018

What we are Learning This Week
  • We are still working our way through Place Value! Attached is an optional practice for identifying ones, tens, and hundreds.
  • We are practicing writing friendly letters. At home, you can help your student write a letter to a friend/family member.
  • We are learning about habitats.
  • We are talking about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Notes
  • There will be no school on Monday the 15th.
  • We will have our spelling sort test on Friday the 12th.


Sight words to study
turn house give same here

Think about Reading
How are you sounding when you are reading aloud? Do you sound like a robot? Do you sound like you are talking normally? Practice reading aloud to a friend or family member.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Week of December 18

What we are Learning This Week
Math: We are continuing our study of Place Value and also working on counting up through 1,000.
Language Arts: We are talking about nonfiction and biographies. We will be writing a biography this week.
Science: We are studying animal habitats. At home, discuss the Polar habitats.
Sight words to Study--can you read these words?
back any turn house give

Notes
  • There are no spelling words this week.
  • Thursday is a minimum day!
  • Wednesday is Holiday Spirit Day. Students may wear Christmas shirts/sweaters, hats, accessories, and uniform pants.
  • Enjoy your break! We will return to school on January 3rd.

Think about Reading

What books do you plan to read over the break?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Week of December 11th

Mrs. Morris’ Class Communication
Week of December 11, 2017

What we are Learning this week
Math: We are continuing our study of Place Value and also working on counting up through 1,000. I have attached an optional practice to review Place Value.
Language Arts: We are talking about nonfiction.
Science: We are studying animal habitats. At home, discuss different places animals could live.
Sight words to Study--can your child read these words?
away me old because animal

Notes
  • I am resending home (attached) the permission slip from Senora Sorenson regarding the Spanish class singing this week. Many of our class did not return these. If you are attending, please return tomorrow!

THink about Reading

Christmas time is a time of sharing many folktales and stories. What stories are you reading/hearing?

Monday, November 27, 2017

Class Communication November 29th

Mrs. Morris’ Class Communication
Week of November 27, 2017

What we are Learning this week
Math: We are continuing our study of Place Value and also working on counting up through 1,000. To help us after the break, I have attached an optional practice to review Place Value.
Language Arts: We are finishing up our study of folktales.
Writing: We will be writing our own folktales this week.
Science: We are studying constellations.
Sight words to Study--can your child read these words?
right big spell years too

Notes
  • There will be no spelling lists this week; instead, we will be taking our big spelling assessment to reassess where students are in their spelling skills.
  • I have included a page of the Fry Words we have been studying. Please keep this to practice with your child.




Think about Reading
Are you reading regularly? 2nd graders are recommended to be reading at least 80 minutes a week. Are you reading books you enjoy? Are you reading by yourself or your family?

As you read, check to see if you are understanding what you are reading. If you keep practicing, you will improve.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Class Communication November 6

What we are Learning This Week

Math: We are working on Place Value. When looking at numbers, you can help your student identify the ones, tens, and hundreds.
Language Arts: We are learning about folktales and rules of grammar.
Science: We are studying the phases of the moon.
Sight words to Study
know line must play place



Notes
  • Thanks for your help with Socktober! The 2nd grade collected 1,085 pairs of socks for the Lantern House.
  • OPA is looking for volunteers for Thanksgiving Dinner on the 17th. Contact the office if you are up for serving pie or cleaning up.
  • If you would like to have OPA Thanksgiving Dinner with your child, our class will be served from 11:30 - 12:00. Dinner is $3 for adults. No younger siblings will be admitted due to crowd control, but all siblings at OPA can go at once.


Think about Reading
Reading aloud is a great way to help yourself hear what you’re reading. It helps with fluency and comprehension. Try reading aloud to someone.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Class Communication October 10

My apologies for this being a day late!  I was out yesterday.

What we are Learning this Week
We are finishing up our unit on measurements and will be testing this week. We are studying adjectives in language arts and talking about ways to read unfamiliar words. In writing, we are writing opinion pieces.
Sight words
back very after thing our

Notes
  • Socktober is still happening! We are collecting new socks for the Lantern House. We have a box in our classroom.
  • Parent-Teacher COnferences are next week Wednesday and Thursday. If you have not yet signed up, use this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4baeab22a7fd0-mrs1   Or, contact me for a time.
  • Today students will be bringing home some of their classwork. While we will have some specific things to look at during conferences, you can look at this work to help come up with any questions you will have for me.

Think about Reading

Many 2nd graders still enjoy picture books and chapter books that have illustrations. These illustrations are very useful in telling the story. If the books you are reading at home have illustrations, use them to help you understand the story.