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Mrs. Gelinas

Second Grade Newsletter                                                                                                            
In Math, students will be learning about: Measurement, Time, Graphs, Data and Geometry; Measurement, Time, Graphs, and Data.
~Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes,
~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.
~Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
~Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
~Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.

~Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. Know relationships of time (e.g., minutes in an hour, days in a month, weeks in a year). Your child should practice measuring with a ruler and play clock so they can learn these new skills.

We will finish the school year with Geometry: 
 ~Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number
of angles or a given number of equal faces.
 ~Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
 ~Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to
find the total number of them.
~Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the
shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc.
~Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
Parents: Please check your child’s daily math homework, so you can see your child is following along with the daily lesson. Your child will thank you for this.

Writing: Write informative/explanatory 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.
Reading: Students will be reading Expository text: What keeps our world working?
Students will continue to read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension:
Your child should continue to read each day, at home for 20+ minutes each day, this will help them continue to be so very successful!
In science, students will learn about fossils, rocks, and minerals.
In Social Studies, students will be learning about Producers & Consumers.

Your child will benefit greatly during the summer by continuing to read and write in a weekly journal. Throughout the summer, your child can write about what they are doing with their families and friends. In addition, they can write summaries of books they read during the summer.

This would be a wonderful opportunity to have your child begin working with multiplication flashcards at home. Your child can practice them while riding in the car, waiting at a sibling’s game, or practicing them with another person in the family or with a friend.

Here are a few web-sites that you may find helpful for your child to continue with their reading and math: 
iReady Reading & Math, (reading comprehension)

The Ron Roberts Library will have its annual reading program, Summer Reading Program, that begins in June.

***Thank you for all your support throughout this school year. Have a wonderful summer vacation***
Thank you, Mrs. Gelinas