Mrs. Gelinas



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. and M.A.

Mrs. Gelinas

Distance Learning will begin April 6. I will be sending out informative emails Monday morning with helpful tips.
Second Grade Newsletter                           
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)

In Math, students will learn about learn how to count money. Students will identify names of coins and learn the value of coins, solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately.
Your child should practice with a set of real or play coins. 

Practicing with a variety of coins will surely benefit their learning.
Ask your child a variety of questions involving money. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
It is a good idea to review your child’s nightly math homework to ensure they are on target with what is being taught. Also, 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.
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.

Reading: We will be reading our weekly stories from Unit 5 ‘Let’s Make a Difference’ How can people make a Difference? and Unit 6 'How on Earth?' What keeps our world working?

  • Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
  • Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
  • Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words both in isolation and in text.
    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