Mrs. Tina DePaul

Phone: 856-589-7459 ext:4104

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Mrs. Tina DePaul

Welcome Back to School 2nd Grade Huskies!

Here is what is happening this month:

The second graders in Room 104 will be spending time learning all of our classroom routines, getting to know each other, and just getting settled back into their "school mode". 

First Day of School:  Students' first day is Thursday, September 5th.  Second graders will be escorted from their buses and taken to the gym, where the second grade teachers will meet them.  Please look for the family letter to arrive by mail for more information.  

Back to School Night:  Curriculum information will be discussed on Thursday, September 12th at 7pm.  I look forward to meeting you then.

Writing:  The children will get the chance to write about small moments in their lives for the Personal Narrative unit.  They will learn to develop ideas, sketch and elaborate, revise and edit, then finally publish and share their pieces during Writing Workshop.  Their writing will be enhanced through the reading of mentor texts to study author's craft, as well as through the study of grammar and structure using mentor sentences from familiar texts.  You can check out the writing pieces that we post of SeeSaw. Be sure to look for the QR code to access your child's work. 

Reading:  The reading unit focuses on the habits of good readers:  making connections, predicting, visualizing, asking questions, summarizing, and evaluating.  Students will work to improve comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and extending vocabulary.  We will also be practicing procedures and learning how to use our materials during Reader's Workshop.  

Fundations:  During the first few units of Level 2, the class will review concepts learned in Level 1:  digraphs, consonant blends, digraph blends, and blending/segmenting up to 6 sounds in one word.  There will also be much emphasis on closed syllables, which make the vowel short.  The k, c, or ck spelling pattern will also be introduced.  Homework will not be given unit the start of Unit 1.  

Math:  In Unit 1, the class will focus on routines regarding the use of math tools and materials, working in groups, technology, etc. while reviewing numbers and number sequences.

Science:  Science will be taught in the 2nd marking period.

Social Studies:  The children will participate in community building activities to get to know each other, practice problem solving strategies, promote kindness and respect, and to take ownership of their learning environments.  The first Social Studies unit reviews map skills, as well as attributes of different regions, such as landforms, weather/climate, and natural resources.  

FYI~ Important Dates to Remember

September:

Patriot Day (Wear red, white, and blue): 9/11

Back to School Night:  9/12 @7PM

Teacher InService: 9/19

First Day of Autumn:9/23

Johnny Appleseed Day (Wear red):  9/26

October:

Early Dism:  10/15

No School/Parent-Teacher Conferences: 10/23

Early Dism/Parent-Teacher Conferences: 10/24 -10/25

Pumpkin Day: TBD

Halloween Party/Parade: 10/31