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Mrs. Gelinas

Second Grade Newsletter                                                
Here is what is happening in our 2nd grade classrooms:
In Math, students will be working on: Place Value & Mental Strategies for 2 digit Addition & Subtraction

  • Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.
  • Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems, involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions.
  • Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.
  • Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones.
  • Read and write numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
  • Skip-count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s.
  • Compare two three-digit numbers, using >, <, and =.

    Please help your child remember their library book each Tues/Wednesday.

Reading: We begin with Unit 2 “Animal Discoveries” How do animals play a part in the world around us?
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Your child will benefit from consistent weekly writing in a home journal. A child-friendly dictionary is also something your child should have at home to assist them with their spelling. Some examples are:

-“My favorite book is_________because…”

-“An activity I love to do with my family is…”
-“If I was an astronaut, I would…”
-“My idea of a perfect day would be…”    The ideas are endless.
Encourage your child to share their writing in class.    
Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Demonstrate command of when to use capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on topic and strengthen writing by revising and editing.

Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

Help your child to a good start in the morning by helping them organize their backpack the night before with their:
Homework, water bottle, & a healthy snack. Going to bed at an early time, eating a healthy breakfast, and arriving on time to school will help your child tremendously!

Try this tip regarding homework. Have your child read their directions 3 times before they come to you for help.

Here are a few web-sites that you may find helpful for your child to continue with their reading and math, along with their Clever Badge/username/password at TVUSD (reading comprehension)