Second Grade End-of-Year Information:
-Friday, June 9th, at 8am, Town Hall Awards Ceremony, all parents invited
-Monday, June 12th, Non attendance day for students
-Friday, June 16th, Spring Concert @ 9am & Parent Breakfast @ 8:15am, all families are encouraged to attend
-Monday, June 26th, Eid al Fitr, school closed
-Wednesday, June 28th, last day of school, early dismissal
Ms. Schauder and Ms. Searchwell sincerely appreciate your continued support in your child’s academic progress. Please continue monitoring your child’s reading, math and writing during the summer, so they will maintain and improve upon their successes. Have a wonderful and safe summer!
ReadyGen – Unit 3 Module A
Anchor Text: “Theodore Roosevelt The Adventurous President” By the Editors of Time For Kids with Lisa Demauro
We are working on the third unit, “Building Ideas”. The students read the text together as well as independently a number of times. They analyzed the text features of this biographical book and discussed the author’s purpose of including them. The students compared biography’s to other genres of text and understand how a historical event is related to the historical figure. The students had Grand Conversations about the life of Theodore Roosevelt, his challenges as a sickly child, his rise to politics, his personal tragedies as well as an in depth study of his character traits, both inner and outer. The students responded to questions with text based evidence and began to formulate ideas for writing their final task, which is a written biography on the life of Theodore Roosevelt.
To support your child at home, you may ask him/her to describe the main character traits of Theodore Roosevelt. Allow your child to explain how Teddy made decisions that helped our country. Please discuss the historical significance of the events in the book.
While reading along with your child each day and remind him/her to return the book baggie to school daily. Please go over your child’s homework that he/she began in the after school program and please sign it.
The end of the year is fast approaching but is not here yet. A reading log was sent home with your child to record his/her reading at home. Please continue to encourage your child to read daily and record the title of the book read, minutes spent reading, and please sign or initial each day.
FUNDATIONS: PHONICS ENRICHMENT
Have your children sign in and read from the book list recommended especially for them on MyOn. Sight words were sent home that should be reviewed daily (Dolch Sight Word List). Your child will be able to sign in and enjoy reading a variety of books. Students are expected to read all sight words daily, with parent supervision, to build fluency. Here is a link to the Dolch Sight word List
Common Core Standards:
Rl 2.5 Use various text features to locate key facts or information
Rl 2.3 Describe the connections between a series of historical events