What we are learning:
Reading and Writing:
This year we will be use a program called Wonders. It includes Guided Reading, Shared Reading, and writing. Students will be bring home 100 Book Challenge Books. Please make sure you read daily with your child and be sure to sign the reading log sheet each night. Also ask your child comprehension questions while reading and when finished. I will be sending a sheet home with question ideas.
During Writing we will practice skills and techniques. Students will conference with me to discuss their work. We will focus on Narrative, Informative, Opinion, and Poetry.
Students will not have nightly spelling homework, but will be tested on their spelling list each week. We will be practicing these words in school as part of Daily 5 and Word Work. I will be sending home spelling practice ideas. Your child will also be required to read and write 300 high frequency words. These words are on a blue sheet in their binder.
We will be using Everyday Math. It is aligned with Common Core. One of our goals in second grade is to master addition and subtraction facts by the end of the year. Please practice these facts nightly with your child.
We will learning about many Science and Social Studies topics through the year.