At Home Learning!
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K-2 DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES
(Parents may need to set up free accounts to access material on some websites)
These websites contain digital books, videos, activities, and games focused on helping young learners to build and practice literacy skills.
These websites contain puzzles and games focused on helping young learners to build and practice math skills.
- Bedtime Math (Cabin Fever)
- Greg Tang Math
- Open Middle
- 3-Act Tasks
- Toy Theater-virtual manipulatives
- The Math Learning Center-virtual manipulatives
These websites contain videos, activities and games focused on helping young learners to expand their science skills.
- National Geographic
- San Diego Zoo
- NASA Activities
- NASA's Air and Space Anywhere, Anytime
History & Social Science
These websites contain virtual field trips, videos, and activities focused on helping young learners to expand their history and social science skills.
Movement, Music, And The Arts
These websites contain multiple ideas for at home activities that include art, music, and physical movement.
STEM and Gifted Education
These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping young learners to expand their critical thinking skills.
These websites contain stories and activities in Spanish and French.
- Stories in French
- Children's Books in French
- Spanish Children's Stories
- Spanish Activities & Resources
These websites contain stories in a variety of languages to expand literacy skills.
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Second Grade Scoop
Language Arts: This month we will be focusing on forming compound words, using prefixes and suffixes correctly to change word meaning, and using dictionaries and indecies to help us determine word meaning.
Math: Geometry will be our primary focus this month. We will be learning all about polygons, solid figures, and symmetry. Please continue to practice basic math facts at home. Homework may still include practicing double-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping.
Science: We are beginning to talk about animals, their adaptations and habitats in science. We will be researcing animals from all different habitats and working together to create projects. Watch for more information about our spring showcase:)
9: Barnhill Assembly (permission slip is required)
10: Chili's Spirit Night
12: End of nine weeks
13: No School
16-20: Spring Break!
27: Report cards go home
Watch for more information about our field trip to Braehead Farm in April. Permission slips will come home after spring break and the cost will be $11.00. If you would like to be a chaperone, you MUST be fingerprinted through the county. Forms were sent home, however, if you need a new form, they may be picked up in the office.
Have a wonderful, relaxing spring break!
Second Grade Scoop
Language Arts: This month we will continue to work on identifying theme in fiction stories. Toward the end of the month we will be learning how to use reference materials such as dictionaries, glossarries, and an index. We will be researching penguins and writing about what it might be like to be President.
Math: We have started double-digit subtraction using a hundred chart. We will be moving into Geometry later in the month.
Science: The water cycle and weather will be our focus for most of the month.
7: Interims go home
14: Early Dismissal
17: President's Day--NO SCHOOL
20: Multicultural Night here at Moncure
27: STEM Challenge Early Dismissal
Watch for more information coming home about our Valentine's celebration. Children are invited to make valentines for their classmates and we will have a small celebration on Febuary 14th in our classrooms. If you would like to send in a treat, you are more than welcome. A list of names will be coming home soon.
**Our next field trip is scheduled for April 29th. We will be traveling to Braehead Farm to learn about plant and animal life cycles. If you would like to chaperone on this (or any) field trip, you MUST be fingerprinted through Stafford County. A form was sent home in January. If you need a new form, please pick one up in the office.
Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather! We will go outside whenever possible for recess and PE. Layers seem to work best!
Second Grade Scoop
December 2019/January 2020
Reading: We will be reading to identify theme, main idea, and drawing conclusions based on text.
Writing: This quarter students will generate topics of interest, organize information in writing, and use various sources to locate information for their topic. We will focus on using pronouns, synonyms, and antonyms.
Math: Adding double digits will take us through the month of December. We will be looking at data and learning how to make and read graphs. Later in the month, we will begin to talk about geometry and continue with subtraction. Don’t forget to practice those basic math facts at homeJ
Social Studies: December will be a month for learning all about economics. We act as producers and consumers to make and buy holiday crafts. As we move into January, we will learn about many famous Americans.
THANK YOU for ALL you do for your child! We hope each and every family enjoys a happy and healthy holiday season!
4: American History Field Trip
5: Picture Retakes
20: Design Challenge Day
End of 2nd Nine Weeks
Dec.23-Jan. 7: Winter Break
7: First day back for students
10: Report Cards go home
20: No School
27: No School for students
31: Student of the Month breakfast
With our ever-changing weather, make sure your child is prepared to go outside for recess and PE. Layers seem to work bestJ
November Second Grade Scoop 2019
It is hard to believe we are into the month of November. The holidays will be upon us in no time. Please take a look at what is to come in second grade this month.
Reading: Conflict and resolution will be our focus for the next few weeks in reading. We will also be using text features such as a table of context, index, and a glossary to help us better understand non-fiction books.
Writing: We will begin to do a little more writing this month. Students will understand that writing is a process that includes pre-writing, writing, editing, and sharing. We will learn about commas and where to place them in a friendly letter. Our phonics lessons will continue to focus on long vowel patterns.
Math:. Continue to practice basic math facts and time to the hour and half hour at home. We will soon be adding double digits and reviewing subtraction strategies.
Social Studies: Our unit on first Americans will take us into the month of December. We will be studying three groups of first Americans including the Powhatan, Lakota Sioux, and the Pueblo.
**With our ever-changing weather, please make sure your child is dressed to go outside for recess and PE. Layers seem to work best:)
5: No SCHOOL for students
6: Veteran’s Day program
11: Veteran’s Day: NO SCHOOL
15: Interims go home
22: Fall Festival
25: Native American projects are due
27-29: No School Thanksgiving Break
**Word of the Month:
Second Grade Scoop - October 2019
- Reading: We will continue to focus on character traits and sequencing fiction stories. We will also be looking at non-fiction books and locating important text features.
- Writing: We are working on identifying nouns as people, places, and things. We will also be learning about adjectives (words that describe,) and verbs (action words.) We will continue to focus on writing with a main idea sentence and details to support the main idea.
- Math: Place value and ordering numbers will continue to be a focus in math. We will be rounding numbers to the nearest ten, and reviewing time to the hour and half hour. Please practice basic math facts at home with your child.
- Science: We have talked about what a scientist does and how he/she uses the scientific method. We are now working on a unit about matter.
- Social Studies: Later in the month we will begin a unit on basic map skills.
- Oct. 6: Moncure Clothing Sale
- Oct. 11: Early dismissal -- End of the first grading period
- Oct. 14: NO SCHOOL for students. Parent teacher conferences begin
- Oct. 18: Report cards go home
- Oct. 31: Our 1st STEM challenge (more information to come), & Early Dismissal
Word of the Month: Responsibility
Thank you for all that you do for your child!