Week of 10/17

Reading and Spelling Tests: Friday, October 20th

Chapter 3 Science Test: Friday, October 20th

Reminder: Students are to be reading for 30 minutes each night.

Vocabulary Words:

·         hurricanes – dangerous storms with very strong winds and rain

·         resources– things that meet needs

·         scarcity – when there isn’t enough of something for everyone

·         scarce – hard to get, rare

·         trade-off – a giving up of one thing in return for another

Students will be quizzed on these words on Friday, please study them at home.

Spelling Words:

1.     person

2.    nurse

3.     dirt

4.    turn

5.    birth

6.    serve

7.    curb

8.    curl

9.    skirt

10.   purse

11.  turtle

12.   her

13.   enough

14.   whole

 

Students are to complete at least 4 activities off of the spelling menu handout. ONE ACTIVITY IS DUE EACH DAY

Math

Tuesday Hw: none

Wednesday Hw: Pg.175-176

Thursday Hw: Chapter 3 Review Worksheet

 

Week of 10/9

Reading and Spelling Tests: Friday, October 13th

Chapter 3 Science Test: Tuesday, October 10th

Reminder: Students are to be reading for 30 minutes each night.

                           Vocabulary Words:

·         noticed – looked at, saw

·         honest – telling the truth, not lying

·         lawyer – someone who has studied law and helps people with laws and in court

·         fault – a cause for blame

Students will be quizzed on these words on Friday, please study them at home.

Spelling Words:

1.     can’t

2.    it’s

3.     he’s

4.    I’m

5.    didn’t

6.    who’s

7.    she’s

8.    aren’t

9.    isn’t

10.   haven’t

11.  hadn’t

12.   I’ll

13.   worst

14.    great

 

 

Students are to complete at least 4 activities off of the spelling menu handout. Due Friday.

Math

Monday Hw: Pg 151-152

Tuesday Hw: Pg. 157-158

Wednesday Hw: Pg. 163-164

Thursday Hw: 169-170

Week of 10/2

Reading and Spelling Tests: Friday, October 6th

Reminder: Students are to be reading for 30 minutes each night.

 Vocabulary Words:

·         brave – showing no fear or dangerous things

·         slipped- slid without meaning to

·         collar – a band that a dog wears around its neck

Students will be quizzed on these words on Friday, please study them at home.

Spelling Words

1.     hard

2.    born

3.     horse

4.    before

5.    more

6.    smart

7.    farm

8.    porch

9.    corn

10.  chore

11.  score

12.  part

13.   pull

14.   break

Students are to complete at least 4 activities off of the spelling menu handout from last week.

Math

Monday Hw: Pg 127-128

Tuesday Hw: Pg. 133-134

Wednesday Hw: Pg. 139-140

Thursday Hw: 145-146

Week of 9/25/17

Reading and Spelling Tests: Friday, September 29

Math Chapter 2 Test Wednesday, September 27

Reminder: Students are to be reading for 30 minutes each night.

Weekly Vocabulary:

·         narrator – a person who tells a story

·         relatives – people in the same family

·         dangerous – not safe

·         gnaws – bites at and wears away

Students will be quizzed on these words on Friday, please study them at home.

Spelling Words:
1.     that

2.    wish

3.     patch

4.    when

5.    what

6.    math

7.    them

8.    shape

9.    whale

10.   itch

11.  chase

12.   bunch

13.    gone

14.    often

 

Students need to pick 4 of the following spelling activities and complete them before Friday. All 4 of the activities are due Friday morning before the spelling test.

Math

Monday Hw: Pg 109-110

Tuesday Hw: Chapter Review Worksheet

Wednesday Hw: None

Thursday Hw: 127-128

 

Week 5

September 9-18, 2017

Reading and Spelling Tests: Friday, September 22

Reading Story and Skills:

 

Story:  A Walk in the Desert, by Caroline Arnold

 

Phonics/Fluency:

inflected endings – ed, -ing

 

Text Based Comprehension:

Main Idea and Details, Important Ideas

 

Language – Declarative and Interrogative Sentences

 

Writing: brief report, word choice

Story Vocabulary

·         cactus – a plant with spines instead of leaves that grows in hot, dry places

·         climate – the kind of weather a place has

·         coyote – a small animal wolf

·         desert – a part of land that is sandy and without much water

·         harsh – very rough

 

Amazing Words:

·         arid – very dry

·         landform – a shape on the surface of the land

·         precipitation –rain, snow, hail, or other forms of water that come down from the clouds

·         dunes – sand hills piled up by the wind

·         ledge – a narrow shelf

·         haven – a safe place

·         extinct – no longer existing or living

·         forbidding – scary or dangerous

 

 

High Frequency Words:

animals, full, early, warm, eyes, water

 

Math

Monday Hw: Pg 85-86

Tuesday Hw: 91-92

Wednesday Hw: 97-98

Thursday Hw: 103-104

Social Studies/Science

 

Chapter 2: Working to meet our needs

Spelling Words:
1.     dropped

2.    dropping

3.     excited

4.    exciting

5.    lifted

6.    lifting

7.    hugged

8.    hugging

9.    smiled

10.   smiling

11.  talked

12.   talking

13.   early

14.   warm

 

Week 4

Second Grade News!
September 4-8, 2017

Reading and Spelling Tests: Friday, September 8

Reading Story and Skills:

 

Story:  Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night, by Cynthia Rylant

 

Phonics/Fluency:

consonant blends

 

Text Based Comprehension:

Character and Setting, Story Structure

 

Language – Predicates

 

Writing: realistic fiction, organization

Selection Vocabulary:

 

·         shivered – shook with fear

·         snuggled – cuddled together

·         drooled – let saliva run from the mouth

·         lanterns – lights inside containers that can be carried

 

Amazing Words:

 

·         galaxy – a very large group of stars

·         tranquil – very calm and peaceful,

·         wildlife– animals and plants that live outdoors

·         fledglings– young birds that have just grown feathers to fly

·         secure– firmly fastened

·         detective– a person who tries to solve a mystery

·         fascinating– very interesting

·         slimy– slippery and sticky

 

High Frequency Words:

bear, father, straight, build, love, couldn’t, mother

                                          Math HW:

Tuesday: Pg.57&58

Wednesday: Pg. 63&64

Thursday: Review Chapter 1 Content, Study for test tomorrow

Spelling Words:
1.     stop

2.    strap

3.     nest

4.    hand

5.    brave

6.    ask

7.    clip

8.    stream

9.    mask

10.   twin

11.  breeze

12.   state

13.    couldn’t

14.    build

Week 3!

Second Grade News!

August 28-September 1, 2016

Reading and Spelling Tests: Friday,  September 1

Reading Story and Skills:

 

Story:  Exploring Space with an Astronaut, by Patricia J. Murphy

 

Phonics/Fluency:

Long vowels VCe

 

Text Based Comprehension:

Main Idea and Details, Text Structure

 

Language – Sentences, Subjects

 

Writing: Expository Nonfiction

Selection Vocabulary Words:

·         astronaut – a person who goes into space

·         gravity – the natural force that makes everything on Earth move toward it

·         telescope – an instrument that makes things that are far away appear to be close

·         experiment – a careful test or trial to find out about something

·         shuttle – a vehicle that carries astronauts into space

 

Amazing Words:

·         ascend – to go up

·         descend – to go down

·         orbit – a path one thing makes around another thing in space

·         universe – made up of Earth, the sun, the moon, and all of the other planets and stars in space

·         enormous – very, very large

·          journey – a long trip

·         launch – to get something started or set it going

·         meteorite – a piece of stone or metal that hits something in space

 

High Frequency Words:

everywhere, move, world, live, woman, machines, work

Math

      Adding and subtracting fluently

Social Studies/Science

Our Country’s symbols

Spelling Words:
1.     page

2.    nose

3.     space

4.    size

5.    fine

6.    mice

7.    late

8.    huge

9.    blaze

10.   race

11.  rice

12.   vote

13.   move

14.   live

 

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

This week is the first week of school! I am very excited to start a new school year, I know that we are all going to learn so much and have a little fun while we are at it.

 

This week we are learning all about the classroom rules and procedures so we can have a smooth an successful school year!

 

Please make sure you are checking your child’s red folder every day, I am sending home several important papers that need to be signed and returned as soon as possible.

 

I am looking forward to a wonderful year!

-Mr. Davis