Welcome to the "Brilliant Bunch" Second Grade Class!
We Work Each and Every Day the "Wildcat Way" with Swag!
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What we are Learning:
Reading Cause and Effect. Making connections from prior experiences to identify cause and effect in fictional and non- fictional texts.
Writing- Persuasive Writing. Students will begin to nominate their favorite books for “Best Book” and create an award to celebrate their favorite book by writing a persuasive writing piece.
Grammar: Mechanics- “Quotation Marks.”
Social Studies- Conclude our inquiry into Famous Americans and assess student understanding of people who changed our world. Each classroom will complete their study of various famous Americans to include: Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Cesar Chavez,Thurgood Marshall, and Jackie Robinson. Students will complete a summative project to demonstrate their understanding of the contributions of these Famous Americans.
Math: Review estimation, rounding, and basic math facts.
Introduce double-digit addition with regrouping.
We will review key vocabulary words to include sum, addend, ones, tens, and re-grouping.
March 8th -Famous Americans Summative Assessments.
March 10th- Math Quick Check- Double-digit addition.
March 10th –Reading Quick Check “Cause and Effect”
Important Upcoming Dates:
March 15th – Third Quarter Interims Distributed
March 24th- Variety Show
March 31st- Family Bingo Night 7p.m. to 9p.m.
April 4th – BMES PTO Night
April 7th – No School for Students, Teacher Workday
April 10th- April 17 No School, Spring Break
Next week will be concluding our unit of study on Famous Americans. On Wednesday, March 8th, we will have a summative assessment and test on the following Famous Americans: Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Cesar Chavez, Thurgood Marshall, and Jackie Robinson. Please refer to the study guide sent home in your child’s communication folder for their review and preparation for our summative assessment and test.
Celebrate with Books:
Help Buckland Mills School Library grow by donating books through the “Celebrate with Books” program. This program allows donors to recognize special occasions, celebrate birthdays, or honor achievements by making a donation of $15.00 or more to purchase a new book and have a personalized bookplate. Donated books will be added to the BMES library collection for student checkout. If you wish to donate a book, simply complete a “Celebrate Books” located in the front office and return to Mrs. Tulloss.
A Reminder Note from the School Nurse:
As many of you may be aware, we are seeing some cases of the flu, strep, and norovirus in our area. Please help us to contain the spread these viruses in our school by keeping children home when showing any symptoms of illness. Remember children should remain home for 24 hours after symptoms subside before returning to school. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Together we can keep the children of Buckland Mills healthy!
Stephanie Miller, RN
BMES Variety Show:
BMES Variety Show will be held on March 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m.. Please be sure to mark your calendars and save the date for this exciting BMES event.
Now that we are deep into the winter season, we are unable to go outside frequently due to outdoor temperatures that are too cold, rain, or too much snow on the ground. With that said, we are often playing indoors, so if you have any new or gently used games you no longer use and would like to donate to the classroom, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Basic Math Facts:
If your child has not yet mastered basic math facts to 12, please be sure to support him or her at home with flash cards, manipulatives, and/or basic counting games. As we continue to teach more challenging math objectives in second grade these fundamentals will be necessary for success with computational fluency and accuracy.
RAZ Kids Online Reading Makes a great New Year’s Resolution!
RAZ Kids is a free online leveled student reading program with interactive eBooks and reading quizzes which students may access online or through a mobile app.
This incredible resource provides our second grade students the opportunity to access hundreds of books within a uniquely leveled individual library created by their teacher.
All students have information regarding their individual RAZ kids reading accounts with their personal username and the password.
As the year continues to progress, teachers will adjust Raz Kids reading levels as needed to ensure students are accessing books that they can read independently and find interesting to read.
This is a great way to make reading fun at home. Go to www.kidsa-z.com, click on kids login, type in mpolhamus0, and your child’s name. Next, your child will type in their password to gain access to a multitude of leveled books to read J
Each Monday & Friday you will find all your child’s graded classwork, quick checks, quizzes, and tests being sent home via the “Blue Communication Folder.”
Each Friday, you can expect a newsletter outlining Important Notes, Announcements, Curriculum Information and Assessments for the upcoming week. Please use this newsletter to support your child in his/her learning.