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Weekly Focus February 25-March 1, 2019  

Weekly Focus 

February 25-March 1, 2019

Reading: Burrowing Animals p. 114-117 (Test 3/1)

  • Skill: Fact and Opinion
  • Phonics: Diphthongs ou, ow, oi, oy (Test 3/1)
  • Vocabulary: Suffixes
  • Selection Vocabulary Words: grains, materials, particles, seeps, substances, texture

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (Test 3/1)

Math: 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction

Science: Plants and Animals

Social Studies: North American Indians


Weekly Focus February 19-February 22, 2019  

Weekly Focus 

February 19-February 22, 2019

  President's Day Holiday: Monday, February 18, 2019

Reading: The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin p. 62-75 (Test 2/22)

  • Skill: Sequence
  • Phonics: Vowel Patterns oo, u (Test 2/21)
  • Vocabulary: Antonyms
  • Selection Vocabulary Words: bumpy, fruit, harvest, root, smooth, soil, vine

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Adjectives for Number, Size, and Shape (Test 2/22)

Math: 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction

Science: Plants and Animals

Social Studies: World and US Explorers


Weekly Focus February 11-February 15, 2019  

Weekly Focus 

February 11-February 15, 2019

  

Reading: Ben the Bullfrog p. 46-51 (Test 2/15)

  • Skill: Draw Conclusions
  • Phonics: Final Syllable -le (Test 2/15)
  • Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Selection Vocabulary Words: clearing, crashed, perfect, pond, spilling, splashing, traveled

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Adjectives and Our Senses (Test 2/15)

Math: 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction

Science: Plants and Animals

Social Studies: History and Time


Weekly Focus February 4-February 8, 201  

Weekly Focus 

February 4-February 8, 2019

  

Reading: Unit 3 Test (Test 2/7, 2/8)

  • Skill: Authors Purpose, Draw Conclusions, Compare and Contrast, Sequence, Fact and Opinion
  • Phonics: Long E, Long O, Long I, Compound Words, Comparative Endings -er, -est (Test 2/8)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms, Antonyms, Prefixes
  • High Frequency Words: 

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Unit 3 Review: Verbs (Test 2/8)

Math: 2-Digit Subtraction Strategies

Science: Plants and Animals

Social Studies: Map Skills


Weekly Focus January 28-February 1, 2019  

Weekly Focus 

January 28-February 1, 2019

  

Reading:  A Weed is a Flower p. 486-507 (Test 2/1)

  • Skill: Fact and Opinion
  • Phonics: Comparative Endings -er, -est (Test 2/1)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: neighbor, hours, money, clothes, taught, only, question

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Verbs Am, Is, Are, Was, Were (Test 2/1)

Math: 2-Digit Subtraction Strategies

Science: Plants and Animals

Social Studies: Map Skills


Weekly Focus January 22-January 25, 2019  

Weekly Focus 

January 22-January 25, 2019

  

Reading:  The Crow and the Pitcher p. 474-477 (Test 1/25)

  • Skill: Sequence
  • Phonics: Long I Vowel Patterns i, ie, igh, y (Test 1/25)
  • Vocabulary:
  • High Frequency Words: daughters, youngest, their, buy, many, alone, half

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: More About Verbs (Test 1/25)

Math: 2-Digit Subtraction Strategies

Science: Plants and Animals

Social Studies: Map Skills


Weekly Focus January 14-January 18, 2019  

Weekly Focus 

January 14-January 18, 2019

 **DIBELS TESTING THIS WEEK**

Tuesday, January 15th 

Reading:  Anansi Goes Fishing p. 424-443

               "Do spiders stick to their own webs?" p. 448 (Test 1/18)

  • Skill: Compare and Contrast
  • Phonics:  Compound Words (Test 1/18)
  • Vocabulary: Antonyms
  • High Frequency Words: been, believe, caught, finally, today, tomorrow, whatever

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Verbs for Past, Present, and Future (Test 1/18)

Math: 2-Digit Subtraction Strategies

Science: Plants and Animals

Social Studies: Map Skills


Weekly Focus January 7-January 11, 2019  

Weekly Focus 

January 7-January 11, 2019

 

Reading: Many Ways to Be a Soldier p. 410-415 (Test 1/11)

  • Skill: Draw Conclusions
  • Phonics:  Vowel Pattern Long o: o, oa, ow (Test 1/11)
  • Vocabulary: Prefixes (dis-, un-, , mis-, pre-, re-)
  • High Frequency Words: faraway, answer, school. company, picture, wash, parents

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Verbs with Singular and Plural Nouns (Test 1/11)

Math: 2-Digit Addition Strategies

Science: Plants and Animals

Social Studies: Map Skills


Weekly Focus November 26-November 30, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

November 26-November 30, 2018

 

Reading: Alberto the Scientist p. 376-379 (Test 11/30)

  • Skill: Author's Purpose
  • Phonics:  Vowel Pattern Long e: e, ee, ea, y (Test 11/30)
  • Vocabulary: Antonyms
  • High Frequency Words: pretty, science, shoe, villiage, watch, won, guess

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Verbs (Test 11/30)

Math: 2-Digit Addition Strategies

Science: Plants and Animals

Social Studies: Immigration


Weekly Focus November 12-November 16, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

November 12-November 16, 2018

 Veteran's Day Holiday: Monday, November 12, 2018

Reading:  Unit 2 Review

Language: Unit 2 Review: Nouns (Test 11/15)

Math: Addition/Subtraction and Place Value Review

Science: Plants and Seed Observations

Social Studies: Great Americans


Weekly Focus November 5-November 9, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

November 5-November 9, 2018

 

Reading:  The Lion and the Mouse (Test 11/9)

  • Skill: Compare and Contrast 
  • Phonics:  Vowel Pattern Long a: a, ai, ay(Test 11/9)
  • Vocabulary: Unfamiliar Words
  • High Frequency Words: brought, behind, everybody, door, sorry, minute, promise 

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Possessive Nouns(Test 11/9)

Math: Place Value Number Concepts to 1,000 (Test 11/8)

Science: Plants and Seed Observations

Social Studies: Super Citizens


Weekly Focus October 29-November 2, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

October 29-November 2, 2018

 

Reading:  A Fool Goes Fishing: A Retelling of a West African Tale(Test 11/2)

  • Skill: Cause and Effect
  • Phonics: Plurals (Test 11/2)
  • Vocabulary: Homophones
  • High Frequency Words: sign, probably, shall, people, brought, pleasant, scared

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Plural Nouns That Change Spellling (Test 11/2)

Math: Place Value Number Concepts to 1,000

Science: Plants and Seed Observations

Social Studies: Voting and Elections


Weekly Focus October 22-October 26, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

October 22-October 26, 2018

 

Reading: Scarcity (Test 10/26)

  • Skill: Fact and Details
  • Phonics: r Controlled er, ir, ur (Test 10/26)
  • Vocabulary: Time and Order Words for Sequence
  • High Frequency Words: above, ago, enough, toward, whole, word

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Singular and Plural Nouns (Test 10/26)

Math: Place Value Number Concepts to 1,000

Science: Plants and Seed Observations

Social Studies: American Government


Weekly Focus October 9-12, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

October 9-October 12, 2018

 Columbus Day, Monday, October 8th (No School)

Parent Conferences Thursday, October 11th

Reading: Abraham Lincoln (Test 10/12)

  • Skill: Author's Purpose
  • Phonics: Contractions (Test 10/12)
  • Vocabulary: Dictionary/Glossary: Guide Words
  • High Frequency Words: certainly, either, great, laugh, second, worst, you're

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Proper Nouns (Test 10/12)

Math: Place Value Number Concepts

 Science: States and Properties of Matter

Social Studies: American Symbols and Monuments


Weekly Focus October 1-October 5, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

October 1-October 5, 2018

 

Reading: Tara and Tiree (Test 10/5)

  • Skill: Cause and Effect
  • Phonics: R Contolled Vowels ar, or, oar, ore (Test 10/5)
  • Vocabulary: Unfamiliar Words
  • High Frequency Words: once, break, heard, listen, family, pull

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Nouns (Test 10/5)

Math: Place Value Number Concepts

 Science: States and Properties of Matter

Social Studies: Statue of Liberty


Weekly Focus September 24-September 28, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

September 24-September 28, 2018

 PCHS Homecoming Week

ALL TESTS WILL BE GIVEN ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Reading: Unit 1 Review

  • Phonics:

Short Vowels, Long Vowels, Consonant Blends, Inflected Endings, Consonant Digraphs

  • Comprehension Skills:

Character and Setting, Main Idea and Details, Facts and Details

Language: Unit 1 Review

Complete Sentences

Subjects

Predicates

Declarative (.) and Interrogative (?) Sentences

Imperative (.) and Exclamatory (!) Sentences

Math: Place Value Number Concepts

Science: States and Properties of Matter

Social Studies: American Flag


Weekly Focus September 17-September 21, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

September 17-September 21, 2018

 

Reading: The Strongest One (Test 9/21)

  • Skill: Facts and Details
  • Phonics: Consonant Digraphs (Test 9/21)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: gone, pieces, very, learn, though, often, together

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Imperative (.) and Exclamatory (!) Sentences (Test 9/21)

Math: Mental Addition and Subtraction Strategies (Test 9/18)

          Number Concepts

 Science: States and Properties of Matter

Social Studies: American Flag


Weekly Focus September 10-September 14, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

September 10-September 14, 2018

Liberty Legacy Kickoff @ Troy University: Wednesday, Sept. 12

Progress Reports: Thursday, Sept. 13

 

Reading: A Walk in the Desert (Test 9/14)

  • Skill: Main Idea and Details
  • Phonics: Inflected Endings (Test 9/14)
  • Vocabulary: Alphabetize
  • High Frequency Words: animals, early, eyes, full, warm, water

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Declarative (.) and Interrogative (?) Sentences (Test 9/14)

Math: Place Value and Mental Addition Strategies (Test 9/14)

Science: States and Properties of Matter

Social Studies: Celebrate America


Weekly Focus September 4-September 7, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

September 4-September 7, 2018

Labor Day Holiday: Monday, September 3rd (NO SCHOOL) 

GRANDPARENTS DAY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th

Reading: Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Test 9/7)

  • Skill: Character and Setting
  • Phonics: Consonant Blends (Test 9/7)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: couldn't, straight, love, mother, father, bear, build

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Predicates (Test 9/7)

Math: Place Value and Mental Addition Strategies

Science: States and Properties of Matter

Social Studies: American Flag Activities and Grandparents Day


Weekly Focus August 27-31, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

August 27-August 31, 2018

 

Reading: Exploring Space with an Astronaut p. 58-71 (Test 8/31)

  • Skill: Main Idea and Details
  • Phonics: Long Vowels VCe (Test 8/31)
  • Vocabulary: Position Words
  • High Frequency Words: everywhere, live, woman, machines, move, work, world

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Subjects (Test 8/31)

Math: Place Value and Mental Addition Strategies

Science: States and Properties of Matter

Social Studies: Rights and Responsibilities


Weekly Focus August 20-24, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

August 20-August 24, 2018

 

Reading: The Twin Club p. 26-43 (Test 8/24)

  • Skill: Character and Setting
  • Phonics: Short Vowels and Consonants (Test 8/24)
  • Vocabulary: Alphabetical Order
  • High Frequency Words: somewhere, beautiful, friend, front, country, someone 

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Sentences (Test 8/24)

Math: Place Value and Mental Addition Strategies

Science: States and Properties of Matter

Social Studies: American Symbols


Weekly Focus August 13-17, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

August 13-August 17, 2018

 

Reading: Twin Club p. 26-43

  • Skill: Character and Setting
  • Phonics: Short Vowels and Consonants (Test 8/17)
  • Vocabulary: Alphabetical Order
  • High Frequency Words: somewhere, beautiful, friend, front, country, someone 

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Sentences (Test 8/17)

Math: Place Value and Mental Addition Strategies

Science: States and Properties of Matter

Social Studies: Technology


Welcome!  

Welcome parents, believe it or not we are about to begin our second week of school. It has truly been great thus far!

I am looking forward to an awesome year with your second grader. Please don't forget to download the Remind App to keep up with things that are happening in our classroom.

Thank you for entrusting me with one of your most precious gifts! 


Weekly Focus April 30-May 4, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

April 30-May 4, 2018

*Dibels Testing: Tuesday, May 1, 2018*

*Liberty Legacy Field Trip: Thursday, May 3, 2018*

*PCES Field Day: Friday, May 4, 2018*

Reading:

  • Skill: Comprehension Skills Review
  • Phonics:  Phonics Review 
  • Vocabulary: Vocabulary/Vocabulary Skills Review

Language: Pronouns, Contractions, Capital Letters, Quotation Marks Review

Math: Measurement and Geometry

Science: Science Related ReadWorks Passages

Social Studies: Presidents and Patriots


Weekly Focus April 23-April 27, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

April 23-April 27, 2018

*2nd Grade Global Scholar Testing will be on Monday and Wednesday.*

Reading:

  • Skill: Global Scholar Skills Review/Test Prep
  • Phonics:  Abbreviations (Test 4/27)
  • Vocabulary: Global Scholar Vocabulary Review/Test Prep

Language: Quotation Marks (Test 4/27)

Math: Measurement

Science: Life Cycles/Science Related ReadWorks Passages

Social Studies: America Then and Now


Weekly Focus April 16-April 20, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

April 16-April 20, 2018

Field Trip Money ($5.00) and Permission Slip  Due Friday, April 20th

Reading: "Life Cycle of a Pumpkin" p. 62-65

  • Skill: Sequencing
  • Phonics: Inflected Endings (Test 4/20)
  • Vocabulary: Antonyms
  • High Frequency Words: bumpy, fruit, smooth, soil, root, harvest, vine

                     (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Using Capital Letters (Test 4/20)

Math: Estimate Lengths in Inches, Measure with an Inch Ruler, Problem Solving: Add and Subtract in Inches, Hands On: Measure in Inches and Feet, Estimate Lengths in Feet

Science: Life Cycles

Social Studies: Money Matters


Weekly Focus April 9-April 13, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

April 9-April 13, 2018

 

Reading: "Ben the Bullfrog" p. 46-51

Amazing Word Test (Not before 4/10) 

"Ben the Bullfrog" CCRS Reading Test and Weekly Selection Test (4/10)

  • Skill: Drawing Conclusions
  • Phonics: Vowel Patterns: aw, au, augh, al (Test 4/13)
  • Vocabulary: Mulitple-Meaning Words
  • High Frequency Words: perfect, pond, spilling, clearing, crashed, traveled, splashing

                     (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Contractions (Test 4/13)

Math: Time Review

Science: Interpret and Analyze Information in Graphs

Social Studies: Immigration


Weekly Focus April 2-April 6, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

April 2-April 6, 2018

 

Reading: "Ben the Bullfrog" p. 46-51

  • Skill: Drawing Conclusions
  • Phonics: Consonant Patterns: ph, gh, ck, ng (Test 4/6)
  • Vocabulary: Mulitple-Meaning Words
  • High Frequency Words: perfect, pond, spilling, clearing, crashed, traveled, splashing

                     (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Different Kinds of Pronouns (Test 4/6)

Math: Time to the Hour and Half Hour, Time to 5 Minutes, Practice Telling Time, A.M. and P.M.

Science: Interpret and Analyze Information in Graphs

Social Studies: Super Citizens and Great Americans


Weekly Focus March 26-March 29, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

March 26-March 29, 2018

NO SCHOOL: Good Friday, March 30th

 *ALL WEEKLY TEST WILL BE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH

Reading: "A Weed is a Flower" p. 486-507

Amazing Word Test (Not before 3/27) 

 

"A Weed is a Flower" CCRS Reading Test and Weekly Selection Test (3/28)

 

  • Skill: Fact and Opinion
  • Phonics: Silent Consonants: gn, kn, mb, wr (Test 3/29)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: only, money, hours, clothes, taught, question, neighbor

                     (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Using I and Me (Test 3/29)

Math: One Dollar, Amounts Greater Than $1, Problem Solving: Money, Time to the Hour and Half Hour

Science: Interpret and Analyze Information in Graphs

Social Studies: Voting and Elections


Weekly Focus March 19-March 23, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

March 19-March 23, 2018

Report Card Conference Day: Thursday, March 22nd

School Dismisses at 12:30

 Reading: "A Weed is a Flower" p. 486-507

  • Skill: Fact and Opinion
  • Phonics: Prefixes: un-, re-, pre-, dis- (Test 3/23)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: only, money, hours, clothes, taught, question, neighbor

                     (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Singular and Plural Pronouns (Test 3/23)

Math: Dimes, Nickels, and Pennies; Quarters; Count Collections; Show Amounts in Two Ways; One Dollar 

Science: Interpret and Analyze Information in Graphs

Social Studies: American Government


Weekly Focus March 5-March 9, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

March 5-March 9, 2018

 PCES Spring Fling 2018: Friday, March 9th

*ALL WEEKLY TEST WILL BE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH*

 Reading:

  • Skill: Unit 3 Review
  • Phonics: Suffixes: -ly, -ful, -er, -or, -ish (Retest 3/8)
  • Vocabulary: Words from Other Languages
  • High Frequency Words: half, many, youngest, their, daughters, buy, alone

                     (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Unit 4 Review: Adjectives and Adverbs (Test 3/8)

Math: 3-Digit Addition/Subtraction Review, Chapter 6 Test (Test 3/8)

Science: Properties of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Social Studies: Symbols and Monuments


Weekly Focus February 26-March 2, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

February 26-March 2, 2018

 

Reading: "The Crow and the Pitcher" p. 474-477

 Amazing Word Test (Not before 2/28) 

"The Crow and the Pitcher" CCRS Reading Test and Weekly Selection Test (2/28)

  • Skill: Sequence
  • Phonics: Suffixes: -ly, -ful, -er, -or, -ish (Test 3/2)
  • Vocabulary: Words from Other Languages
  • High Frequency Words: half, many, youngest, their, daughters, buy, alone

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Pronouns (Test 3/2)

Math: Regrouping with Zeros, Problem Solving: 3-Digit Subtraction, 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction Review, Chapter 6 Test

Science: Properties of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Social Studies: Statue of Liberty

 

Read Across America Week

SEUSS-IFY YOURSELVES

Monday: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut Day!

  • Read My Shirt!  Wear a shirt you can read!  

Tuesday: The Lorax Mustache Day

  • Everyone should wear your funniest mustache.

Wednesday: Foxiest Socks Day

  • Wear your foxiest or craziest socks.

Thursday: Grab a book and Read Across PCES Day!

  • Everyone should wear your favorite pajamas or comfy clothes.

Friday: Read Across America/Crazy Hat Day

  • Wear your "Cat in Hat" hat or your favorite hat!

Weekly Focus February 19-February 23, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

February 19-February 23, 2018

NO SCHOOL: President's Day, Monday, February 19th

 

Reading: "The Crow and the Pitcher" p. 474-477

  • Skill: Sequence
  • Phonics: Vowel Digraphs oo, ue, ew, ui (Test 2/23)
  • Vocabulary: Words from Other Languages
  • High Frequency Words: half, many, youngest, their, daughters, buy, alone

                     (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Adverbs That Tell How (Test 2/23)

Math: Subtraction: Regroup Hundreds and Tens, Regrouping with Zeros, Regrouping Across Zeros, Problem Solving: 3-Digit Subtraction

Science: Properties of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Social Studies: American Flag


Weekly Focus February 12-February 16, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

February 12-February 16, 2018

Field Trip Thursday, February 15th: Troy University

"Liberty's Legacy Super Citizen" Kickoff

Reading: "Many Ways to Be a Soldier" p. 410-415

 

Amazing Word Test (Not before 2/13) 

 

 "Many Ways to Be a Soldier" CCRS Reading Test and Weekly Selection Test (2/13)

 

  • Skill: Draw Conclusions
  • Phonics: Syllable Patterns VC/CV and V/CV (Test 2/9)
  • Vocabulary: Prefixes
  • High Frequency Words: faraway, answer, school, company, picture, parents, wash

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Adverbs that Tell When and Where (Test 2/16)

Math: 3-Digit Addition: Regroup Ones, 3-Digit Addition: Regroup Tens, 3-Digit Addition: Regroup Ones and Tens, Problem Solving 3-Digit Subtraction

Science: Properties of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Social Studies: Good Citizens


Weekly Focus February 5-February 9, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

February 5-February 9, 2018

K4-2 2nd Nine Weeks Academic Assembly

 

Wednesday, February 7th @ 8:30

 

 

Reading: "Many Ways to Be a Soldier" p. 410-415 

  • Skill: Draw Conclusions
  • Phonics: Diphthongs ou, ow, oi, oy (Test 2/9)
  • Vocabulary: Prefixes
  • High Frequency Words: faraway, answer, school, company, picture, parents, wash

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (Test 2/9)

Math: Chapter 5 Review/Test, Draw to Represent 3-Digit Addition, Break Apart 3-Digit Addends

Science: Properties of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Social Studies: Technology


Weekly Focus January 29-February 2, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

January 29, 2018-February 2, 2018

 

Reading: "Alberto the Scientist" p. 376-379 

 Amazing Word Test (Not before 2/1) 

 "Alberto the Scientist" CCRS Reading Test and Weekly Selection Test (2/1)

  • Skill: Compare and Contrast
  • Phonics: oo, u (Test 2/2)
  • Vocabulary: Antonyms
  • High Frequency Words: guess, pretty, science, shoe, village, watch, won

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Adjectives for Number, Size, and Shape (Test 2/2)

Math: Write Equations to Represent Subtraction, Solve Multistep Problems, Chapter 5 Review/Test 

Science: Properties of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Social Studies: History and Time


Weekly Focus January 22-January 26, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

January 22, 2018-January 26, 2018

Reading: 

Dibels Test: (Goal: 76 wpm) 

  • Skill: Unit 2 Review/Author's Purpose
  • Phonics: Final Syllable -le (Test 1/26)
  • Vocabulary: Antonyms
  • High Frequency Words: guess, pretty, science, shoe, village, watch, won 

     (Must be able to use words in sentences.) 

Language:  Adjectives and Our Senses (Test 1/26)

Math:  2-Digit Subtraction, Practice 2-Digit Subtraction, Rewrite 2-Digit Subtraction, Add to Find Differences 

Science: Science Mysteries (Properties of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases)

Social Studies: Inventors and Scientist


Weekly Focus January 15-January 19, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

January 15, 2018-January 19, 2018

***Monday, January 15th is a school holiday***

Reading: 

Dibels Test: Thursday, January 18th (Goal: 76 wpm) 

  • Skill: Unit 2 Review
  • Phonics: Final Syllable -le (Test 1/19)
  • Vocabulary: Unit 2 Review
  • High Frequency Words: Unit 2 Review
  • (Must be able to use words in sentences.) 

Language:  Adjectives and Our Senses (Test 1/19)

Math:  2-Digit Subtraction, Practice 2-Digit Subtraction, Rewrite 2-Digit Subtraction, Add to Find Differences 

Science: Science Mysteries (Properties of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases)

Social Studies: Martin Luther King Activities


Weekly Focus January 8-January 12, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

January 8, 2018-January 12, 2018

***Report cards go home on Thursday January 11, 2018***

Reading: "The Lion and the Mouse" p. 340-343

 Amazing Word Test (Not before 1/9) 

 "The Lion and the Mouse" CCRS Reading Test and Weekly Selection Test (1/10)

  • Skill: Compare and Contrast
  • Phonics: Comparative Endings -er. -est (Test 1/12)
  • Vocabulary: Unfamiliar Words
  • High Frequency Words: behind, brought, door, everybody, minute, promise, sorry

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Using Verbs: is, am, are, was, were (Test 1/12)

Math: Model Regrouping for Subtraction, Model and Record 2-Digit Subtraction, 2-Digit Subtraction, Practice 2-Digit Subtraction, Rewrite 2-Digit Subtraction 

Science: Science Mysteries (Properties of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases)

Social Studies: Martin Luther King Activities


Weekly Focus January 3-January 5, 2018  

Weekly Focus 

January 3, 2018-January 5, 2018

Reading: 

  • Skill: Compare and Contrast
  • Phonics: Spelling Review
  • Vocabulary: Unfamiliar Words
  • High Frequency Words: behind, brought, door, everybody, minute, promise, sorry

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Review Nouns and Verbs/Cursive Writing

Math: Break Apart Ones to Subtract, Break Apart Numbers to Subtact, Model Regrouping for Subtraction 

Science: Crayons: Observe and Explore

Social Studies: Winter Activites


Weekly Focus December 11-December 15, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017

Reading: 

  • Skill: Comprehension Review
  • Phonics: Spelling Review: Long E, Long O, Compound Words, Long I (Test 12/14)
  • Vocabulary: Review
  • High Frequency Words: bought, people, pleasant, probably, scared, shall, sign

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Review Verbs (Test 12/14)

Math: Problem Solving: Addition, Write Equations to Represent Addition, Chapter 4 Review/Chapter 4 Test

Science: Science Comprehension Pasaages

Social Studies: Christmas Activites


Weekly Focus December 4-December 8, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

December 4, 2017-December 8, 2017

** "Peter Pan" Field Trip is this Friday, December 8th**

Reading: "A Fool Goes Fishing: A Retelling of a West African Tale" p. 306-311

 

Amazing Word Test (12/5)

 

 "A Fool Goes Fishing: A Retelling of a West African Tale" CCRS Reading Test and Weekly Selection Test (12/6)

 

  • Skill: Cause and Effect
  • Phonics: Long I: i, ie, igh, y (Test 12/8)
  • Vocabulary: Homophones
  • High Frequency Words: bought, people, pleasant, probably, scared, shall, sign

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  More About Verbs (Test 12/8)

Math: Practice 2-Digit Additon, Rewrite 2-Digit Addition, Problem Solving: Addition,Write Equations to Represent Addition 

Science: Science Comprehension Pasaages

Social Studies: Christmas Activites


Weekly Focus November 27-December 1, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

November 27, 2017-December 1, 2017

 

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NEW PHOTOS HAVE BEEN ADDED

 

Reading: "A Fool Goes Fishing: A Retelling of a West African Tale" p. 306-311

  • Skill: Cause and Effect
  • Phonics: Compound Words (Test 12/1)
  • Vocabulary: Homophones
  • High Frequency Words: bought, people, pleasant, probably, scared, shall, sign

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Verbs for Past, Present, and Future (Test 12/1)

Math: Break Apart Addends as Tens and Ones, Model Regrouping for Addition, Model and Record 2-Digit Addition, 2-Digit Additon

Science: Bees, Flowers, and Pollination

Social Studies: Money and Markets

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Weekly Focus November 13-November 17, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

November 13, 2017-November 17, 2017

 

Spelling, Language, and Social Studies Tests will be on

Thursday, November 16th

K4-3rd Thanksgiving Lunch, Thursday, November 16th 

 

Reading: Unit 2 Phonics and High-Frequency Word Review

  • Phonics: R-Controlled (ar, or, ore, oar, er, ir, ur), Contractions,     Plurals (-s, -es-, -ies), Long A (a, ai, ay) (Spelling Test 11/16)
  • High Frequency Words

(Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language: Nouns

  • Common Nouns, Proper Nouns, Singular and Plural Nouns, Irregular Plural Nouns, Possessive Nouns (Test 11/16)

Math: Break Apart Ones to Add, Use Compensation

Science: Observing and Measuring Plant Growth, Bees, Pollination

Social Studies: Goods and Services


Weekly Focus November 6-November 9, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

November 6, 2017-November 9, 2017

NO SCHOOL: Veterans Day, Friday, November 10th 

Spelling, Language, and Social Studies Tests will be on Thursday, November 9th

  

Reading: "Scarcity" p. 254-267

 Amazing Word Test (Not before 11/8)

 

 "Scarcity" CCRS Reading Test and Weekly Selection Test (11/9)

  • Skill: Fact and Details
  • Phonics: Long O: o, oa, ow (Test 11/9)
  • Vocabulary: Time and Order Words for Sequence
  • High Frequency Words: above, word, ago, enough, toward, whole

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Verbs with Singular and Plural Nouns (Test 11/9)

Math: Equal Groups, Repeated Addition

Chapter 3 Review/Test (Not before 11/7)

  • Use Doubles Facts
  • Practice Addition Facts
  • Make a Ten to Add
  • Add 3 Addends
  • Practice Subtraction Facts
  • Use Ten to Subtract
  • Use Drawings to Represnt Problems
  • Use Equations to Represent Problems
  • Equal Groups
  • Repeated Addition

Science: Observing and Measuring Plant Growth, Bees, Pollination

Social Studies: Resources and Choices


Weekly Focus October 30-November 3, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

October 30, 2017-November 3, 2017

 

Reading: "Scarcity" p. 254-267

  • Skill: Fact and Details
  • Phonics: Long E: e, ee, ea, y (Test 11/3)
  • Vocabulary: Time and Order Words for Sequence
  • High Frequency Words: above, word, ago, enough, toward, whole

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Verbs (Test 11/3)

Math: Practice Subtraction, Use Ten to Subtract, Use Drawings to Represent Problems, Use Equations to Represent Problems, Equal Groups

Science: Thinning and Transplanting, Observing and Measuring Plant Growth

Social Studies: Families and Trade


Weekly Focus October 23-October 27, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

October 23, 2017-October 27, 2017

 

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NEW PHOTOS HAVE BEEN ADDED

 

Reading: "Rescue Dogs" p. 212-215

 Amazing Word Test (Not before 10/24)

 "Rescue Dogs" CCRS Reading Test and Weekly Selection Test (10/26)

  • Skill: Cause and Effect
  • Phonics: Long A: a, ai, ay (Test 10/27)
  • Vocabulary: Unfamiliar Words/Context Clues
  • High Frequency Words: break, family, heard, listen, once, pull

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Possesive Nouns (Test 10/27)

Math: Make a Ten to Add, Add 3 Addends, Relate Addition to Subtraction, Practice Subtraction

Science: Compare and Contrast 2 Seeds, Planting Seeds, Observing and Measuring Growth

Social Studies: Compare/Contrast Types of Maps (Political and Physical), Identify locations in North America

 


Weekly Focus October 16-October 20, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

October 16, 2017-October 20, 2017

 

Spelling, Language, and Social Studies Tests will be on Thursday, October 19th

 

Reading: "Rescue Dogs" p. 212-215

  • Skill: Cause and Effect
  • Phonics: Plurals: -s, -es, -ies (Test 10/19)
  • Vocabulary: Unfamiliar Words/Context Clues
  • High Frequency Words: break, family, heard, listen, once, pull

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Irregular Plural Nouns (Test 10/19)

Math: Use Doubles Facts, Practice Addition Facts, Make a Ten to Add, Add 3 Addends

Science: Observe Seeds and Record Data/Compare and Contrast 2 Seeds

Social Studies: Globe Skills:

Identify Continents, Oceans, Equator, Prime Meridian, North and South Poles


Weekly Focus October 10, 2017- October 13, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

October 10, 2017-October 13, 2017

 

NO SCHOOL: Columbus Day, Monday, October 9th 

Report Card Conference Day is Thursday, October 12th

School Dismisses at 12:30

 

Reading: "Rescue Dogs" p. 212-215

  • Skill: Cause and Effect
  • Phonics: R-Controlled: er, ir, ur   (Test 10/13)
  • Vocabulary: Unfamiliar Words/Context Clues
  • High Frequency Words: break, family, heard, listen, once, pull

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Singular and Plural Nouns (Test 10/13)

Math: Chapter 2 Review/Test (Test not before 10/13)

  • Group Tens as Hundreds
  • Explore 3-Digit Numbers
  • Model 3-Digit Numbers
  • Hundreds, Tens, Ones
  • Place Value to 1,000
  • NUmber Names
  • Different Forms of Numbers
  • Different Ways to Show Numbers
  • Count On and Count Back by 10 and 100
  • Number Patterns
  • Compare 3-Digit Numbers 

Science: Chapter 3 Review (Landforms, Fossils)

Social Studies: Maps and Globes


Weekly Focus October 2, 2017-October 6, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

October 2, 2017-October 6, 2017

Homecoming Week

 

Weekly Tests (Social Studies Test, Spelling Test, and Language Test) will be given on Thursday, October 5, 2017 due to Homecoming activities on Friday.

 

Reading: Unit 1 Review/Unit 1 Test

Unit 1 Reading Test (10/3 & 10/5)

  • Phonics: Contractions  (Test 10/5)

Language:  Proper Nouns (Test 10/5)

Math: Number Patterns, Compare Numbers, Chapter 2 Review

Science: Landforms and Habitats

Social Studies: Explorers

 

Homecoming Dress Up Days

October 2nd-October 6th

 

Monday: Mathletes vs Athletes: Dress up like a Nerd or a Jock.

Tuesday: Hunter vs Animal: Dress up in camoflage or as an animal.

Wednesday: Elderly Day: Dress up as an elderly person.

Thursday: Throwback Thursday: Dress up in 60s/70s attire.

Friday: Spirit Day: Dress in purple and white.


Week of September 25, 2017-September 29, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

September 25, 2017-September 29, 2017

 

Scantron Reading Assessment Monday, September 25, 2017

Scantron Math Assessment Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

Reading: "Anteaters" p. 178-181

Amazing Word Test (9/26)

"Anteaters" CCRS Reading Test (9/28)

  • Skill: Facts and Details
  • Phonics: R-Controlled Vowels: ar, or, ore  (Test 9/29)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: gone, learn, often, pieces, though, together, very

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Nouns (Test 9/29)

Math: Different Ways to Show Numbers, Count On and Count Back by 10 and 100, Number Patterns

Science: Landforms and Habitats

Social Studies: American Cultures


Weekly Focus September 18, 2017- September 22, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

September 18, 2017-September 22, 2017

 

Reading: "Anteaters" p. 178-181

  • Skill: Facts and Details
  • Phonics: Consonant Digraphs (Test 9/22)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: gone, learn, often, pieces, though, together, very

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences (Test 9/22)

Math: Model 3-Digit Numbers, Place Value to 1,000, Number Names

Science: Landforms and Habitats

Social Studies: The Pilgrims Come to America


Weekly Focus September 11, 2017- September 15, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

September 11, 2017-September 15, 2017

 

POWWOW FIELD TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELED 

 

Reading: "Anteaters" p. 178-181

  • Skill: Facts and Details
  • Phonics: Inflected Endings Review (Test 9/14)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: gone, learn, often, pieces, though, together, very

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Declarative and Interrogative Sentences Review

Math: Group Tens as Hundreds, Explore 3-Digit Numbers

Science: Landforms and Habitats

Social Studies: 


Weekly Focus September 4-September 8, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

September 4, 2017-September 8, 2017

 

Reading: Henry and Mudge p. 88-103

Amazing Word Test 9/6

"Henry and Mudge" CCRS Reading Test Not Before 9/6

  • Skill: Character, Setting, and Plot
  • Phonics: Inflected Endings (Test 9/8)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: bear, build, couldn't, father, love, mother, straight

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

Language:  Declarative and Interrogative Sentences (Test 9/8)

Math: Chapter 1 Review/Test

Chapter 1 Number Concepts:

  • Even/Odd
  • Understing Place Value: Tens and Ones
  • Expanded Form
  • Different Ways to Read and Write Numbers to 100
  • Different Names for Numbers
  • Counting Patterns Within 100
  • Counting Patterns Within 1,000 

Science: Landforms and Habitats

Social Studies: Impact of Newcomers to American Indian Culture


Weekly Focus August 28-September 1, 2017  

Weekly Focus 

August 28-September 1, 2017

 

Reading: Henry and Mudge p. 88-103 

  • Skill: Character, Setting, and Plot
  • Phonics: Consonant Blends (Test 9/1)
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms
  • High Frequency Words: bear, build, love, couldn't, father, mother, straight 

        (Must be able to use these words in sentences.) 

 

Language:  Subjects and Predicates (Test 9/1)

 

Math: Counting Patterns to 1,000 and Even/Odd Numbers 

 

Science: Landforms and Habitats

 

Social Studies: North American Indian Nations


Welcome!  

Welcome parents, believe it or not we are about to begin our fourth week of school. It has truly been great thus far!

I am looking forward to an awesome year with your second grader. Please don't forget to download the Remind App to keep up with things that are happening in our classroom.

Thank you for entrusting me with one of your most precious gifts! 

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