Mrs. Gelinas



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A., Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, CLAD certificate, & M. A.

Mrs. Gelinas

Second Grade Newsletter                           
Here are a few web-sites that you may find helpful for your child to continue with their reading and math:
TVUSD, Clever Badge/username/password - 'Wonders' Reading & Writing curriculum & 'Pearson Math' lessons (reading comprehension)
www.starfall              & '3rd grade math'                                   
In Math, students will learn how to tell time, organize data, and geometry.
Your child will benefit from practicing their addition & subtraction math facts with flash cards or using the math websites.  Additional practice with money, telling time, & quick addition/subtraction facts will most certainly help your child.
Your child can get a head-start by practicing their multiplication facts.
In Writing, students will: Write informative/explanatory texts.
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 spelling, and when writing and speaking
  • Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
    Students are encouraged to practice their writing skills in a home journal. Some ideas are: An artic fox lives_________. They learn how to hunt and they will eat_______. Here are some other interesting facts about artic foxes:            . I like learning about foxes beacause__________.

I read an interesting biography about________. This person grew up in__________ and went to school at_________. He/she grew up and___________________. I enjoyed learning about____________.
Journal writing in a home notebook will also benefit your child with essential writing skills. 2nd grade students should be writing 5, or more, complete sentences. As your child writes at home, they should be using a child-friendly dictionary to assist them with their spelling.

  • Your child should be reading a variety of subjects each week to keep their interest high, such as: Biographies, nature, sports, animals, space, seasons, holidays, hobbies, fiction, and non-fiction stories.
    Thank you, Mrs. Gelinas