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Welcome to Second Grade: Mrs. Luback’s Class


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                  THIS WEEK IN SECOND GRADE  

                   OCTOBER 16th-20th             


READING :  This week we will complete  Unit 1: Exploration.Our story for Week 5:The Strongest One The EQ we will be answering: How does exploration help us find answers? We will complete a story web about the different characters in this story to help us understand who is the strongest.  CCSS:IT 2/4 Lit 3  Writing 2/7. We will also complete a character chart in story sequence to explain who is the strongest.          


ELA/GRAMMAR:.This week we will introduce two more kinds of sentences. EQ: What is the difference between an IMPERATIVE and EXCLAMATORY  sentence? We will work on writing  and identifying these  two kinds of sentences while reviewing declarative and interogetive  sentences CCSS :Lang.1e / 1 f


PHONICS:We will  introduce consonant diagraphs CCSS: FS3 /Lang.2


SPELLING:Test is every Friday! Study your words every night! Don’t leave studying  to    the night before.Words for the week: bunch   that   patch   when   what   them   shape   whale   itch   chase    CCSS:FS3/ Lang.2   


VOCABULARY: Test every Friday! Words for the week: delicate   sturdy   inquire   exhibit   resist   stunned   satisfaction   genius   narrator   gnaw      Please check the middle section of your child’s Homework Notebook  for  definitions. CCSS: Lang.6


MATH: We will continue  TOPIC 3 : Subtraction Strategies . Children will  review related subtraction sentences. The children will use dominoes  to model and solve problems. They will use steps think, model  and   partner work to understand how to write subtraction  sentences.Whole group instruction with the smartboard. Children will continue to use  TEN FRAMES and Yellow/Red Counters to help solve subtraction sentences.Children will begin to solve two question problems. Topic 3 test next week! CCSS: 2OA1-2/ 2NBT 5 


SOCIAL STUDIES: We have completed  talking about Christopher Columbus. We  reviewed   our EQ: Who is Christopher Columbus? Our writing prompt  Would you set sail with Columbus gave very clear pictures of who in the class would like to be an explorer and take an adventure and those who would rather stay at home. Their reasoning was somewhat funny. Ask  your child what they wrote about and why.  READ YOUR NOTES NIGHTLY!   TEST THURSDAY  OCTOBER 12th went well for most Good job following through and studying! Remember hard work pays off!!!!


SCIENCE: We will continue connecting reading with Science reviewing  EQ What are some characteristics of the desert? As we read this weeks story in reading we will discover -the desert is home to many animals, living creatures,-it gets very little rain,-and has plants(living things) that need little water. We will also talk about non-living things, plant parts and what they do. We will work in groups to create a poster on living and non living things from the pictures the children have brought in from homework. we will set up observation charts on planting seeds preparing to plant.


RELIGION: We will continue discussing  the importance of  Mary the mother of Jesus.we will complete a fact and details chart and color Mary and Rosary Beads. We will also introduce   Chapter 3  The Sacraments. We will reflect on our EQ: What are the sacraments? 


Reminders for October: 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SCGSTL CHRISTMAS TRIP: ELF THE MUSICAL! PLEASE KEEP IN MIND YOU MUST BE VIRTUS SCREENED! TRAINING WILL BE ON OCTOBER 18th FOR INTERESTED PARENTS. PAYMENT  DUE  DATE HAS BEEN MOVED UP TO OCTOBER  16th CASH ONLY!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PROGRESS REPORTS: WILL BE SENT HOME ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 19th. PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN!Parents with any concerns please feel free to contact me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MAP PROJECT DUE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25th. Follow the directions given. Be creative have fun while learning!