Second Grade — Weekly Updates

Week of October 11th

Here is a look at what we will be learning this week!

  • Lesson 37: Identifying Pairs, Dividing a Set of Objects into Groups
  • Lesson 38: Identifying Tens and Ones
  • Lesson 39: Identifying Halves, Fourths, and Eighths, Creating and Reading a Bar Graph
  • Lesson 40 Sums of 11, Measuring with One-Inch Tiles
  • Properties of Matter Review
Social Studies
  • Unit 4, Lesson 1: Needs and Wants
  • God Answers Hannah's Prayer
  • Eli and His Wicked Sons

Christain Character Formation: Week 5, David Spares Saul's Live (Integrity)

  • Due Tuesday: I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. Isaiah 43:11
  • Due Friday: But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Luke 6:35 
  • Unit 2, Lesson 1: Nonfiction Readers Notice and Learn
  • Unit 2, Lesson 2: Nonfiction Readers Notice, Learn, and Question
  • Unit 2, Lesson 3: "What is this book teaching me?"
  • List Sensory Details
  • Generate Adjective-Noun Lists
  • Organize ABC-Chart Details
  • Trouble Maker Words
  • Homophones

No Spelling

  • Fall Scene Continued

 Classroom Updates and Announcements:

  • Auction DonationsDonations for the auction need to be turned in by Tuesday October 12, 2021. The theme for our basket is "Tailgating." Thank you for all donations that have already come in!
  • Auction-  The school auction will be Saturday October 16, 2021. Everyone attending is encouraged to register prior to the event for planning purposes. Use the link to register for tickets, table reservations, or pre-online bidding.   https://splgrafton.ejoinme. org/splauction


Week of October 4th

Here is a look at our week!

  • Lesson 34: Halves, Fourths, and Eighths 
  • Lesson 35-1: Sums of 10
  • Lesson 35-2: Comparing and Ordering Objects by Weight
  • Lesson 36: Adding 10 to a Multiple of 10 
  • Liquids and Gases
Social Studies
  • Unit 1: We Live Together Review
  • 13A- Ruth's Faith
  • 13B- Ruth and Boaz

Character Christian Formation Week 4: David and Jonathan 

  • Due Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 10:31 - So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
  • Due Friday: John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.
  • Celebration of Learning
  • Non-Fiction Book Tasting 
  • Text Features
  • Review 6 Traits of Writing
  • Inspire Details with Photographs
  • Generate a Book of Lists
  • List Details in a ABC Chart
  • Punctuation
  • Capitals

Spelling: here, park, girl, for, are, her, more, your, or, never 

Bonus Words: everyone, birthday 

  • Fall Scene


Class Updates and Announcements:

  • Auction Donations:   Donations for the auction need to be turned in by Tuesday October 12, 2021. The theme for our basket is "Tailgating." Thank you for all donations that have already come in!
  • Auction:   The school auction will be Saturday October 16, 2021. Everyone attending is encouraged to register prior to the event for planning purposes. Use the link to register for tickets, table reservations, or pre-online bidding.  https://splgrafton.ejoinme. org/splauction
  • Parent Teacher Conferences:  Parent- Teacher conferences will be Thursday October 7th from 3:30pm- 7:00pm or Friday October 8th from 12:00pm- 2:00pm. Use the link to reserve your time. Conferences may be in person or virtual.  https://www. 8050A4BADA728A1FF2-msluerssen 
  • Early Release:  Students will be released at 11:40am on Friday October 8th to accomodate for parent-teacher conferences. 



Week of September 27

Here is a look at our week!


  • Lesson 31: Creating and Reading a Bar Graph
  • Lesson 32: Tallying and Counting by 5's
  • Lesson 33: Identifying Horizontal, Vertical, and Oblique Lines
  • Unit 1, Lesson 3: Using Solids
Social Studies
  • Unit 1, Lesson 4: Customs and Traditions
  • Unit 1, Lesson 5: People Help Communities
  • 12A Samson 
  • 12B Samson's Sin and Death

Christian Character Formation Week 3: David and Goliath (Courage)

  • Due Tuesday: 1 John 4:11 - Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
  • Due Friday: John 16:33 - I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
  • Lesson 13: Authors Have Intentions
  • Lesson 14: Readers Try Craft Moves
  • Lesson 15: Readers Notice Masterful Writing
  • Lesson 16: "What does the author want to teach me?"
  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Conventions
  • Recap of Learning 
  • Group Teaching Project

Spelling: R-Controlled Vowels

  • world, fork, tiger, thorn, star, flower, river, scarf, sports, capet
  • Challenge Words: doctor, tornado
  • All About Me Collage


 Class Updates and Announcements:

Collage Project-  We will be making a collage for art on Wednesday. Please bring the materials for the collage in a ziploc bag by Wednesday.

 Reading Bookmark-   I will be sending home bookmarks to use at home. When students read book at home they can color one book on the bookmark. When all of the books are colored they can bring the bookmark back to get a special surprise. 

Scholastic- Scholastic Book Orders are due Tuesday September 28th. 

Google Form-  Please fill out the Google Form for math next week. 





Week of September 20th

Here is a look at our week!

  • Lesson 28: Counting Dimes and Pennies
  • Leson 29: Writing Addition and Subtraction Fact Families
  • Lesson 30-1: Drawing a Picture to Solve a Problem
  • Leson 30-2: Identifying Geometric Shape Pieces That are Alike in Only One Way
  • Unit 1, Lesson 2: Properties of Matter
Social Studies
  • Unit 1, Lesson 3: Communities Large and Small
  • Communities Study
  • Communities Project
  • God Choses Gideon to Lead Israel
  • God Gives Gideon Victory

Christian Character Formation Week 2: Saul Becomes King

  • Due Tuesday: Matthew 22:37 - You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
  • Due Friday: 1 Samuel 12:24 But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
  • Figuring Out Tricky Words
  • Using More Than One Strategy at a Time
  • Vowel teams in Tricky Words
  • Readers Have Strategies for Figuring Out Brand-New Words
  • Readers Check Their Reading
  • Introduction to Ideas
  • Using Ideas and Topics
  • Introduction to Organization
  • Using Organization
  • R-Controlled Vowels
  • Practicing Spelling Patterns
  • Celebration and Review 

Spelling: always, best, came, easy, family, great, have, idea, jump, kind

Bonus Words: school, when

  • Planning and Designing Collage 


 Classroom Announcements and Updates:

 MAP Testing: Testing will continue on Monday with the math test. 

Scholastic: Scholastic book orders are due Tuesday September 28th either online or sent back to school. 

Harvest Festival: Harvest Festival is at Ernst Farm. Food provided will be individual bags of snacks. 

Water Bottle and Snack: Please remember to send a water bottle and a healthy snack with your student to school each day. 



Week of September 13th

Classroom Announcements and Updates:

  • Timeline Project-   Please return the timeline worksheet on Monday September 13th. 
  • MAP Testing-  We start MAP Tests on Monday! The first test will be reading. 
  • Church Picnic-  The church picnic is Sunday September 12th following the 11am worship service. 
  • Memory Work-  Memory Work is due Tuesdays and Fridays

Here is a look at our week!

  • Lesson 25-1: Doubles Plus One
  • Leson 25-2: Identifying Geometric Shape Pieces that Differ in One Way
  • Lesson 26: Telling time and Showing Time to the Half Hour
  • Lesson 27: Estimating Temperature and Reading a Thermometer to the Nearest 10 Degress 
  • Introduction to Matter
  • Measuring Objects Lab
  • Lesson 1: Describe Matter
Social Studies
  • Timeline Project
  • Lesson 2: Communities
  • Grid Maps
  • 10A: The Sun Stands Still
  • 10B: The Israelites Turn Away from God
  • Christian Character Formation Week 1: God Speaks to Samuel

Due Tuesday:

  • Psalm 19:14 - Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Due Friday:

  • Psalm 119:60 -I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
  • Readers Read in Longer Phrases, Scooping Up Snap Words
  • Keeping Tabs on Comprehension 
  • Marking Thinking with a Post-it
  • Takling Tricky Words
  • What to Do When You Need Help
  • Stretch Words in Three Steps 
  • Be a Spelling Problem-Solver
  • Establishing a "Done" List
  • Learning Long Vowels and and Vowel Teams
  • Introduction to Quick Words

Our spelling words for the week focus on the silent e:

  • state, note, hide, fine, ripe, rope, sale, huge, slime, shade
  • Challenge Words: taste, scrape
  • Pumpkin Art