Second Grade News: November 2017

2nd Grade Curriculum

ReadingSecond grade is jumping into an exciting new unit this month where we will be building our comprehension and understanding of the plot, characters, and setting by reading series books. 

WritingOur writing will complement our reading, as we study the books written by Kevin Henkes. We will notice recurring characters and their consistent character traits. We can then begin to write many narrative about our own characters.

MathIn this unit, we will learn about an open number line. We will use this as a model for double-digit addition strategies. 

Social StudiesWe are learning about ways that one can have a big impact on his/her community by making change for the better. Some examples are Keith Haring, Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and Sylvia Mendez. Even as children we can think like social scientists and make our community better.

Teachers Tips 

Read with your child every day. During these reading and writing units we encourage you to read series books with repeated characters.
Some popular 2nd grade series are: 
  • Junie B. Jones, by Barbara Park
  • Horrible Harry, by Suzy Kline
  • Magic Tree House, by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Elephant and Piggie, by Mo Willems
  • Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
  • Henry and Mudge, by Cynthia Rylant
  • Cam Jansen, by David A. Adler

    Important Dates

    • Tuesday, November 7th: Election Day (No School)
    • Thursday, November 9th: Parent Association Meeting @ 6:00
    • Wednesday, November 15th:  Picture Day
    • Thursday, November 16th: Parent Teacher Conferences (11:30am dismissal)
    • Friday, November 17th: 2-408 Trip to Mt. Vernon Museum
    • Tuesday, November 21st: 2-409 Field Trip to Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum
    • Wednesday, November 22nd: 2-410 Trip to Mt. Vernon Museum
    • Thursday-Friday, November 23rd-24th: Thanksgiving (No School)


    • Character
    • Character Traits
    • Adventurous
    • Anxious
    • Bossy
    • Brave
    • Caring
    • Fair
    • Friendly
    • Generous

    Contact Info

    408: Ms. Verde
    408: Mrs. Moskovitz
    409: Mrs. Strohm
    410: Ms. Navarro