Welcome to 2nd grade! Each month I will give you a newsletter that will give you a brief synopsis of what we will be working on that month.
I look forward to working with your children. We have been doing a lot of “getting to know you activities” so that the students get comfortable with each other and with me as their teacher. We have a great class and I think that we will work well together.
Math: We will be reviewing addition and subtraction this month as well as learning about place value and understanding the value of each digit within a specific number. We will also be counting coins of different values.
Social Studies: We will begin our studies of social studies by learning about map skills and how to use a compass rose.
Science: Science will begin at the culmination of the social studies unit. Our first science unit will be on weather.
Reading: Throughout the month we will be reading a variety of texts while learning about predicting, plot, character, author’s purpose, setting and drawing conclusions. A variety of leveled readers will also be used during guided reading instruction.
Language: In language, we will be reviewing different types of sentences and what makes a sentence a complete sentence.
Phonics: We will be reviewing short and long vowels throughout the month. We will use the sequential phonics program to manipulate letter tiles to spell these words. The students will not be taking a “traditional” spelling test where the words are memorized. Instead the students will be assessed on the skills they have learned throughout the lessons. They will not be able to memorize the words prior to the assessments.
Writing: Over the next few weeks we will be establishing our writers workshop routines. Our first unit in writers workshop will be on personal narratives. They will be learning how to stretch out their stories over several pages.
I look forward to meeting all of you at Open House on September 14th ! If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to let me know. If you would like to e-mail me throughout the year, feel free to do so. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great month!