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2nd Grade Newsletter                                          
Winter
Here is what is happening in our class: Math: Money & 3 digit Addition & Subtraction, with regrouping:
Identify coins and add money amounts. Your child was given a bag of coins -he/she should use these coins each day to improve their knowledge with money.
Add and subtract between 100-1000, using models, drawings, and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, yd/or the relationship b/t addition and subtraction (using regrouping).
*Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
*Solve word problems involving combinations of dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. 
*Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one and two-step word problems.               
Please review your child’s math homework practice sheets to make sure they are grasping these new math lessons. 

Please help your child to return their library book each Tuesday/Wednesday. This will ensure your child is able to check out a new reading book each week.
Please help/model with your child to read each day for 15-20 minutes, complete their daily math, practice their weekly spelling words, and review the weekly stories in Wonders each week.
In addition, help your child to have their school items ready in their backpack, charged iPad, & a water bottle ready to go each day. 
 Arrive to school on time each day.
Your child will thank you for this
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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.
*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, 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

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