Second Grade News: April 2017

2nd Grade Curriculum 

ReadingWe are using our 2nd grade reading skills to compare and contrast books in our current reading unit. We are starting by reading different versions of fairytales to compare and contrast the characters, setting, plot, and lesson in the story. 

WritingWe are writing opinion pieces to share how we feel about different books, restaurants, stores, and even school field trips! We can’t wait to tell you what we’re thinking.

MathWe are using our understanding of numbers to learn more about place value. We are using this to help us add and subtract numbers all the way to 1,000!

Social StudiesWe are learning about New York City a long time ago and how it has changed over time. We are focusing on the subway system to show us how much NYC has changed. 

Teachers Tips 

  • Talk about things that your child likes and dislikes. Encourage them to share their opinion using words like: Agree, Disagree, Like, Dislike, Favorite, Amazing, Awesome, Fabulous
  • Count with your child by 10’s up to 1,000. You can also start at another number (like 9, 19, 29, 39…)
  • Log on to Lexia for at least 10 minutes every night.

    Important Dates 

    April 5: Field Trip to Transit Museum

    April 10-18: Spring Recess including Passover and Good Friday (no school)

    April 27th: Parent Association Meeting and Family Workshop

    Contact Information 

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    Ms. Greenberg sgreenberg@ps343.org
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    Mrs. Strohm astrohm@ps343.org
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    Ms. Navarro jnavarro@ps343.org


    Vocabulary 

    Compare

    Contrast

    Similar

    Different

    Agree

    Disagree

    Like

    Dislike

    Favorite

    Amazing

    Awesome

    Fabulous