Time to Start Curriculum!

This week, our second grade team will be beginning to introduce our scholars to curriculum, while continuing to teach culture and routines for the remaining 10 Days of Culture. Reminder: We have our first English Language Arts test and our first Spelling test of the year this Friday, September 2nd! Below are some resources for what our scholars will be learning this week.

 

Phonics/Grammar Focus

  1. Phonics: short vowel sounds “a” and “i”
  2. Grammar: subjects and predicates
Spelling Words

  1. sad
  2. dig
  3. jam
  4. glad
  5. list
  6. win
  7. flat
  8. if
  9. fix
  10. rip
  11. kit
  12. mask
  13. as
  14. his
  15. sandwich
  16. picnic
Target Vocabulary Words

straight: not curling, curving, or bending

collars: bands that animals wear around their necks

row: a number of things arranged in a line

floppy: hanging or moving in a loose, droopy way

stood: was in an upright position on one’s feet

drooled: let saliva drip from the mouth

curly: having a twisted, ring, or spiral shape

weighed: had a certain heaviness

Your scholar may complete activities to help them practice this week’s spelling words here: www.spellingcity.com/missmcwoodson/

Homework, Parent Surveys, and Abstract Art

Good Morning Families,

Happy Tuesday! Below are a few announcements for this week.

  • IMG_2857HOMEWORK: Second grade sent home our first homework packet for the 2016-2017 school year! Remember, scholars are expected to complete a few pages of homework each night, Monday through Thursday. Scholars will earn Dojo points for work that is completed each night (and quickly checked in class) and teachers will collect the entire Homework Packet on Friday mornings so that we can enter points in our grade book. Please make sure your child is keeping their weekly homework packet in the front pocket of his/her binder for Miss McWoodson’s class! (I ordered binders for our entire class, but they have not come in yet! Don’t worry if your scholar does not yet have a binder, but if they do have a binder, they may use this as their School/Home Binder, which means they will take this binder home each night and bring it to school each day.)

 

  • IMG_2856PARENT SURVEYS: Please remember to turn in your completed Parent Survey to me, anytime this week! If you have not picked one up from me yet, please remember to grab one near the sign-out binder when you drop off or pick up your scholar from our classroom.

 

  • IMG_2845IMG_2854 ART: I stayed late after school yesterday to hang our first abstract art pieces! For last week’s Art Day Wednesday, we created “Abstract Self Portraits” using torn construction paper and warm or cold colors to illustrate our faces! Names are on the back of these pieces, so please ask your scholar which piece is theirs (or see if you can recognize them!).

Have a great week!

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Welcome Back to School!

Good Evening Families,

We had a wonderful first day of second grade! We had a complete blast and we were able to get through so many activities today, from Greeting at the Threshold (which we will do every single day of second grade!) to sharing what we “Think, Notice, or Wonder” about the Langston Hughes poem “The Dream Keeper,” to practicing Calendar Routines, completing a 3D-shape activity in math, and thinking outside of the box to create abstract self portraits today for our art lesson. Reviewing from first grade, we stood and practiced the “o’clock” and “thirty” position of our minute hand during Calendar Routines today for math and we watched a fun, educational video! Feel free to review this video with your scholars as we continue to learn more about time and skip counting this year.

Finally, I will leave you with these words from Langston Hughes, which is how we began our morning and our 2016 – 2017 academic year:

“Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamer,
Bring me all your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world. “

Sincerely,

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