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Announcements

January 15th - 19th  

I hope everyone is enjoying these unexpected snow days! I know I am! :)

2nd and 3rd Grade: When we finally return to school we will have our spelling test. We will also continue to work on context clues, adjectives, and plural nouns. 

Happy snow days! :)


January 8th - 12th   

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break!

Our student of the month is Ryan Milan!

The V.I.P. student in 2nd grade is BryLee Brown and the V.I.P. student in 3rd grade Nate McCoy!

 

2nd Grade: Students will use context clues to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases in texts that are relevant to 2nd grade topics or subject areas. The introduction of grade appropriate topics and subject areas signals the expansion of students' domain-specific knowledge through reading. We will also be working on plural nouns and collective nouns.

 

3rd Grade: Students will use context clues to determine the meaning of academic vocabulary and domain-specific words and phrases in texts that are relevant to 3rd grade topics and subjects areas. Students will continue to build domain-specific knowledge and are introduced to the academic language they will encounter in texts. We will also be working on adjectives and abstract nouns. 


December 4th - 8th  

Our Christmas program is December 12th at 1:00. 

Our Christmas party will be the morning of December 15th. That will be a half day. 

2nd Grade: 

This week we are going to review all of unit 2 for the unit 2 assessment. Students will be reviewing asking and answering questions about stories, recounting stories, determining the central message, and describing how characters act. 

3rd Grade:

 


November 27th - December 1st  

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

2nd Grade:

This week students will describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. We will also continue using adjectives and adverbs to describe. 

3rd Grade:

This week we are going to review all of unit 2 for the unit 2 assessment. Students will be reviewing asking and answering questions about stories, describing characters, recounting stories, and determining the central message. We will also review nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and plural nouns. 


November 20th - 24th   

Thanksgiving break is November 22nd - 24th. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

2nd and 3rd Grade:

Monday we will have our spelling test. We will also do a Thanksgiving writing craftivity.

Tuesday is Craft Day for all grades. 

 


November 13th - 17th  

Thanksgiving lunch is November 16th! 2nd Grade eats at 11:40.

 

2nd Grade:

Last week we started recounting stories. Students identified key details and events and recounted them in their own words and in the order they happened. This week we will continue on with that same skill, but expand it just a bit. Students will determine the central message, lesson, or moral of a story. 

 

3rd Grade:

Last week we started recounting stories. Students identified key details and events and recounted them in their own words and in the order they happened. This week we will continue on with that same skill, but expand it just a bit. Students will explain how the central message, lesson, or moral is conveyed through key details in the text. 

 


November 6th - 10th  

There will be no school on Monday, November 6th, due to Professional Development!

 Addie Kate Edge is my V.I.P. Student in 2nd Grade this week!

2nd Grade:

This week students will advance to recounting stories in which they identify key details and events and recount them in their own words and in the order they happen. Students expand domain-specific knowledge with the introduction of fables and folktales from different cultures. We will also be discussing real-life connections.

3rd Grade:

This week students will continue to recount stories. Students will identify key events in a story and understand the proper sequence of events when retelling a story. Students will learn to recount a story by telling only the most important details from the beginning, middle, and end. We will also be working on verbs and adjectives. 


October 30th - November 3rd  

Our Student of the Month in 2nd Grade is Brylee Griggs! Brylee is always so respectful and she is wonderful to have in class! 

Raymon Flores is our 2nd grade V.I.P. Student and Annslee Miller is our 3rd grade V.I.P. Student for this week! These two have been great examples in class this past week! 

 

2nd Grade:

This week we will be asking and answering questions about stories. Students will ask and answer specific questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate their understanding of key details in a story. 

3rd Grade:

This week we will be describing characters. Students will recognize and identify characters' traits, motivations, and feelings. Students will also explain how characters' actions contribute to the sequence of events in the story. We will also be working with nouns and pronouns. 


October 23rd - 27th   

2nd Grade:

There will be no spelling words this week. We are going to review all of unit 1 for the unit 1 assessment this week. We will be reviewing asking and answering questions about key details, finding the main topic, describing connections about historical events, scientific ideas, and between steps in a process. In phonics, we will still be reviewing how to combine syllables to form multisyllabic words. 

3rd Grade:

We will begin unit 2 this week which covers key ideas and details in literature. Students will refer directly to the text to ask and answer questions about a story and demonstrate comprehension of a story's key details. Students are required to use text-based evidence for their answers. Students will also be working on choosing words and phrases for effect when writing. Students will pick words and phrases that express their ideas and experiences in a lively, interesting way. 


October 16th - 20th   

2nd Grade: 

This week students will expand their ability to describe a simple connection by describing the connections between a series of steps in technical procedures. Students deepen domain-specific knowledge in their reading of technical texts, and are introduced to an important genre of informational text. We will also be learning about root words. In phonics, we are going to review how to combine syllables to form multisyllabic words. We will then put two closed syllables together, such as bathtub. 

 

3rd Grade: 

There will be no spelling words this week. We are going to review all of unit 1 for the unit test this week. We will be reviewing asking and answering questions about key details, finding main ideas and key details, reading about time and sequence, and describing cause and effect.