Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Dear Second Grade Students and Families,

Wednesdays are busy days for me.  Today, I have meetings at 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00.  No matter how busy I am though, I’m always happy to make time for the amazing 2nd graders.  If you’d like to set up a one-on-one time to check in before the year ends, please let me know.


  1. Today’s special is library.  Ms. River’s recommends that you spend some extra time today curled up reading a good book.  You could also read a book online, read a magazine or newspaper article, or read some poems.  I often start and end my day by reading the news.


  1. Reread Hermit Crabs (RazPlus–Hermit Crabs–book).  Discuss these discussion questions with an adult (RazPlus–Hermit Crabs–discussion questions).  It helps to have the book ready when you’re answering questions, so you can go back and find information to make sure your answers are as thorough as possible.
  2. Read a good fit book 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 your favorite assignment this year 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 pages 16-17 (Fraction Parts), page 19 (Equal Shares), and page 21 (Coloring Shares).
  2. Go on Symphony Math for 20 minutes.

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).  Compare and contrast how Carlos, Marie, and David felt about leaving their homes and moving to the United States (Human Migration Questions).  How might you feel if you experienced similar moves?

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