Classroom News

Our Classroom Community:

Reading: 

Assessing the children on their independent and instructional reading levels is an ongoing process.  We are improving our reading skills through independent, buddy, small group and whole group reading experiences.

Writing: 

We write daily to improve our skills in personal, informational and opinion writing pieces.

Word Study:

We use a variety of sorts (you sort, speed sort, blind sort) with buddies to improve our word skills.  We incorporate vocabulary and grammar studies within this study as well. Assessments are done on skills periodically in addition to spelling inventories.

Math:

We are using the Everyday Math program.  Homelink assignments are a direct reflection of the lesson taught in class that day. Have you taken advantage of the online advantages for Everyday Math? Please find the online link to lessons, games and such under the math tab on this site.

I-Ready:
Diagnostic testing is done 3X per year.  Growth monitoring happens in between these times.

Science & Social Studies:

These subject areas are part of our 2nd grade rotation system. We will explore earth, land and water, measurement, and plants as well as incorporate social studies concepts in relation to these science topics around the world.