Second Grade News: May 2019

2nd Grade Curriculum

Reading: As we continue to compare and contrast different texts, we have moved to more complex nonfiction texts. We will study important historical figures, such as Harriet Tubman, and interesting nonfiction topics, such as animal adaptations.

Writing: We are writing opinion pieces, focusing on sharing our ideas and giving details and examples to support our ideas. As we read nonfiction texts we find important facts and and use those ideas as evidence in our own writing.

Math: We are delving deeper into our understanding of place value. We are also learning about different ways to present our ideas in math, including graphs and arrays.

Social Studies: We are studying New York City. We are learning about its neighborhoods and the diverse people. Some questions we will be answering include why people choose to live in a specific neighborhood, what amenities and attractions different neighborhoods offer, and the geography and transportation in that area. We can’t wait to give you a tour of our city. 

Teachers Tips 

  • Read with your child every day. 
  • Ask your child all about bridges you’ve seen. We now have a new understanding of how they work.
  • Spring is a time when some routines might become difficult due to “Spring Fever.” Encourage your child to spend time outside getting that much needed exercise while also maintaining routines such as  homework and bedtime. These are crucial to ensure a happy and healthy Spring Season for all!

    Important Dates
     

    • Wednesday, May 8th: 2-303 and 2-304 Neighborhood Field Trips
    • Friday, May 10th: 2-305 Neighborhood Field Trip
    • Friday, May 10th: PA Meeting and Family Fun Event 5:15- 7:00pm
    • Wednesday, May 15th: Parent Teacher Night at 5:30pm
    • Thursday, May 17th: Parent Association Meeting at 6:00pm
    • Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day (No School)

    Vocabulary
     

    • Bridge
    • Force
    • Gravity
    • Compression
    • Tension
    • Torsion
    • Load
    • Crushing
    • Collapsing
    • Dynamic Force
    • Beam
    • Column
    • Static Force

    Contact Info
     

    303: Ms. Verde everde@ps343.org
    303: Mrs. Moskovitz sgreenberg@ps343.org
    304: Mrs. Hossaine mhossain@ps343.org
    305: Ms. Navarro jnavarro@ps343.org