Welcome to Second Grade

I am so glad you are here!

What are we learning?

In math, this month, we will continue working on adding and subtracting numbers within 1000. We are learning different strategies for adding and subtracting numbers. Eventually, students will understand regrouping well enough that they can learn the “short cut” or algorithm–the way you may remember learning in school–but first they have to understand why that short cut works. In science, we will begin exploring states of matter and how something can change its state of matter. This is a very fun, hands-on unit! In reading, we are learning about how text features can help us understand a text better. In writing, we are learning how writers gather ideas from different sources to write non-fiction. We are currently writing autobiographies, but later in the month we will do research and write a biography.

Winter birthdays

It’s time to celebrate our December, January, and February birthdays! Our winter birthday celebration will be on Friday, January 18. If your child has a birthday during one of those months and you would like to bring in treats, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can coordinate treats. Thanks!

January book order

Our January book order is going home today. Orders are due by next Friday, January 11. You can order by turning in the paper order form or by ordering online by clicking here.