Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dear Second Grade Students and Families,

I look forward to seeing you during today’s 3:00 class meeting.  Come prepared to share something you feel you learned a lot about this year in second grade AND something you’d like to work on getting better at in 3rd grade.  Also, make sure you have a sheet of paper and something to draw with.  We might have a guest join us to do a drawing activity.


  1. Today’s special is art.  Be sure to check out Ms. Neal’s blog to find great ideas for art activities you can do at home.  Here’s the link: https://lesartroom.edublogs.org/.


  1. Think about both Keb Needs a Home AND Hermit Crabs (RazPlus–Keb Needs a Home–book AND RazPlus–Hermit Crabs–book) when answering these questions.  *Keb was able to survive without a shell.  Could a real hermit crab survive without a shell?  **What information in the fiction story is shown to be true (or not true) in the nonfiction book?
  2. Go on Lexia for 20 minutes.


  1. Across the week, you will write about your learning this year.  Each day, you will write 4-5 sentences about a given topic (End-of-Year Thoughts).  TODAY: Write about something you are still working on getting better at in reading, writing, math, science, or social studies.


  1. We will use the same packet all week (TPT–Fractions and Partitioning).  You do not need to print all of the pages.  The packet will allow you to practice recognizing fractions and partitioning shapes to make fractions–specifically halves (1/2), thirds (1/3), and fourths (1/4).  TODAY: Complete page 9 (Tricky Halves), page 13 (Halves or Fourths), and page 14 (Fraction Match).

Social Studies and Science:

  1. Think about the stories you read last week (Welcome, Carlos! and Haiti Is My Home) and the story Ms. Gray is reading aloud during our class meetings (The New Soccer Ball).  Language, religion, traditions, celebrations, clothing, food, music, and other things can all be part of a person’s culture.   Identify parts of their culture Carlos, Marie, and David brought with them when they moved to the United States (Human Migration Questions).  Share your ideas with an adult.  Ask your adult what they know about the cultural traditions people bring with them when they move from place to place.

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