Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Information for the week of March 30, 2020


Second Grade Packet
Mrs. Leisa’s Class
Week of March 30, 2020

Please work on your packet each day this week. I have included some extra activities that are good practice but not graded.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or text at (334) 695-2403 or email at lbeam@lakesidechiefs.com.

Reading
I have set up a classroom account on getepic.com to provide an assortment of books for home reading.  You will go to www.getepic.com/students and our class code is nii4531. Please let me know if you have trouble logging in and I will try to help you troubleshoot it.

I am sending home the reading workbook for use while we are out of school.  Please do not tear the pages out and please do not work ahead as we will need these when we return to school.

Monday – Read “The Green Grass Grew All Around” in your Open Court textbook and discuss the questions on p. 122 with your parent.  Complete workbook pages 67-68 to sort your spelling words by spelling pattern.  Read for 20 minutes using books you have at home or books on getepic.com. Complete one activity on your ELA choice board and one activity on your word work choice board.

Tuesday – Reread “The Green Grass Grew All Around” and begin to answer the questions on the study guide.  Complete workbook pages 57-58 to review the /oo/ sound.  Read for 20 minutes using books you have at home or books on getepic.com. Complete one activity on your ELA choice board and one activity on your word work choice board.

Wednesday – Complete the study guide that you started on Tuesday.  Read “Strongest in the Forest” on p. 124 in your Open Court textbook. Pay close attention to the vocabulary words in this selection.  Complete workbook pages 61-62 to practice vocabulary. Read for 20 minutes using books you have at home or books on getepic.com. Complete one activity on your ELA choice board and one activity on your word work choice board.

Thursday – Complete workbook pages 59-60 to practice the prefixes pre- and mis- and workbook pages 63-64 to practice cause and effect.  Read for 20 minutes using books you have at home or books on getepic.com. Complete one activity on your ELA choice board and one activity on your word work choice board.

Math


Tuesday - Saxon math lesson 106: telling and showing time to the minute.  Complete side A with help from an adult and complete side B on your own.  Pick one activity from your math choice board.

Wednesday - Saxon math lesson 107: counting quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies (Remember that when the page says to show the amount two ways you should write it once with a dollar sign and once with a cent sign).  Complete side A with help from an adult and complete side B on your own.  Pick one activity from your math choice board.

Thursday - Saxon math lesson 108: identifying parallel lines and line segments.  Complete side A with help from an adult and complete side B on your own.  Pick one activity from your math choice board.

Social Science

Go to the website below -
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html?promo_code=6294&magazineName=classroommagazines
Username – Learning20                  Password – Clifford

Complete one activity each day on the scholastic site above.  You also have a social 
science choice board of activities.  If you are having trouble with internet access or using the website listed above, please let me know.

Spelling words
clue
blew
tube
misread
preheat
student
grew
precut
mislead
June




Friday, March 6, 2020

March 9, 2020

Hello families,

We have some upcoming dates that you will want to add to your calendars.  March 11 is the due date for our field trip money.  The cost is $25 for students and $23 for parents.  Our trip is March 18.  Please remember to send a lunch and a snack.  It will be so much fun! 

Spring pictures have been rescheduled for March 12.  If your student is using this as the yearbook photo he / she needs to wear a uniform for the picture.  If it is not for the yearbook, a uniform is not required.  If you have any questions or concerns please let me know by email, phone, or text.

Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Leisa

Monday, March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020


On March 2-6th, we will be celebrating Read Across America Week.  I have planned a lot of fun activities that will go along with the days Mrs. Shoemaker has planned for us!  We will not do a story in our reading book, but I have other books to read aloud this week to emphasize reading and to use a map of the United States of America to show where these stories take place!! So, we will really be “reading across America.”  I will need your help. if you are willing to provide some of the snacks, please let me know.

Monday_”The Lorax” and “Daisy-Head Mayzie” Day -  I have cupcakes ordered for Dr. Seuss’ birthday for snack!

Tuesday “The Cat in the Hat” Day—We will wear or you can make a Cat in the Hat hat. We have a guest reader coming.  If I could get a couple of parents to send vanilla ice cream, red and blue sprinkles, cups/bowls, and spoons………that would be great!

Wednesday “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” Day—Everyone wears red or blue or anything patriotic to celebrate our freedom to read what we choose. Bring a pillow and/or blanket, because we are having a read-a-thon!! If I could get a couple of parents to send some bags of colored goldfish and a capri sun for snack, that would be awesome!! Students do not have to dress in uniforms Wednesday.

Thursday “Green Eggs and Ham” Day—We are stuck on this old classic and each child will need a pair of sunglasses as we plan to make a video of this book with our talented fluent reading class! Can’t wait for this!!

Friday “Fox in Socks” Day---wear your crazy socks or mixed colors of socks!! We will have guest readers and plan to use our remaining time to read, read, read!! I have ordered some Read Across America cookies to help us celebrate today!!

So just to recap, no reading story this week, so no reading test or spelling test.  We will use this week to work on word attack skills such as strategies of what to do when we come to words we don’t know. (apply phonics rules, look at prefixes or suffixes, small words with the word, chunking, etc.) We will also be listening to read alouds of stories from different areas in the United States of America and marking them on a map to show where they happened. Students will need to be in uniforms Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday but can dress up on Wednesday and Friday. We will have a grammar test on Friday on pronouns!! Also, we will have math as usual! 😊 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know!
**If you can help with the snacks on Tuesday or Wednesday, please let me know!!
Thank you for your support!! It will be such a fun week to learn and enjoy reading!
                                                                                                                                Mrs. Leisa

Friday, February 21, 2020

February 24, 2020

Reading / Language Arts
Our story this week is “Where’s the Honey, Honey?” and our comprehension skills will focus on sequence and main idea.  We will begin learning about pronouns and will continue informational writing.

Math
Our math skills this week will include writing number sentences to show equal groups, counting quarters, rounding to the nearest 10, and finding one half of a set. Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts at home as these are still slowing down the math process for some.

Social Science
We will continue our study of animals and habitats as we focus on grasslands.

Spelling
Test Thursday / Re-test Friday
1. tow           
2. soap
3. cone         
4. humid
5. fuel         
6. pure
7. unlock     
8. unplanned
9. disagree   
10. distrust
11. here       
12. where
13. there

Vocabulary
Test Wednesday
beehive - a nest or house a bee lives in
wilderness - a natural place where few people live
flush - to drive out of a hiding place
wax - the yellow substance used by bees to make honeycombs
effective - bringing about or able to bring about a desired result
ancient - having to do with times very long ago


Friday, February 7, 2020

February 10, 2020

Happy February!  Our class Valentine's Day party will be Friday, February 14 in the lunchroom atrium at 11:00.  We will have pizza so you will not need to send lunch or lunch money that day.  Please send cards to exchange with our class and the other second grade class. A list of names was sent home earlier. Please let me know if you need another list.
Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Leisa

Friday, January 31, 2020

February 3, 2020

I can hardly believe it's been a month since our class came together.  What a wonderful month it has been! The children are working so hard and I know you are proud of them. 

We will be taking a reading benchmark test this week. It is a lengthy test but we will spread it out across the week and only do small sections at a time. Please encourage your student to do his/her best as this will show growth in reading so far this year.  It is not counted toward the report card grade.

This will be a review week in reading.  We will not have any new skills.  "Night Shift" is our story for the week.  Please check your child's binder for spelling and vocabulary.

Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts together at home.  Our other math skills for the week will be reading and drawing a pictograph, fractions, and writing numbers in expanded form.

We will continue to learn about animals and their habitats.  This week we will focus on oceans and ocean animals.

Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Leisa

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020

Our field trip to Columbus State Theater is Thursday.  Please send your field trip money by Wednesday.  The cost is $14 for children and adults and this includes your ticket and your lunch. We will be leaving the school at 7:40 Thursday morning so please be here on time.

We will not have a new reading story this week.  We will be reviewing and working on writing.

Friday is the 100th day of school! It will be a fun day filled with many activities that focus on the number 100.

Have a fabulous week!
Mrs. Leisa

Information for the week of March 30, 2020

Second Grade Packet Mrs. Leisa’s Class Week of March 30, 2020 Please work on your packet each day this week. I have included some ...