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2nd Grade Newsletter~Spring            
Here is what is happening in our class: 
Math - Measurement - Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes. Estimate lengths using inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
Data:
Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.  
Please help your child to return their library book each Tues/Wed., this will ensure your child is able to check out a new reading book each week. Help/model with your child to read each day for 15-20 minutes, complete their daily math, practice their weekly spelling words, & review the weekly stories in Wonders each week. In addition, help your child to have their school items ready in their backpack each day: Water bottle, charged iPad, & math homework. Please help  your child arrive at school on time each day.
Writing:
*Write Opinion & Informative texts: Introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points and provide a concluding statement.
*Participate in shared research and writing projects. *Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. *Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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.    
Consult reference materials to help with correct spellings.

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

Virtual Tutoring website link: https://www.brainfuse.com/highEd/helpNow.asp?a_id=80CFF463

www.bookadventure.com (reading comprehension)    
www.starfall                      
www.ca.gr2math.com                                              
www.IXL.com
www.starfall.com
www.Fuelthebrain.com                                           
www.MathABC.com