• December: What is Grade 2 studying?

ELA:

Module 1: Schools and Community

Unit Summary: Students are studying the similarities and differences in schools across the world. School is a place designed for students to build knowledge and skills, foster character and relationships and create high quality work.

• Writing in response to The Invisible Boy
• Speaking and listening about schools around the world

Module 2: Fossils Tell of Earth’s Changes

Unit Summary: In this module, students build their literacy and science skills as they engage in a study of fossils. Students will learn what fossils are and what paleontologists do.

• Retelling of The Dog that Dug for Dinosaurs and answering selected response questions
• Students read and answer questions from the article “Digging Up the Past.”
• Students write a narrative from the point of a view of a paleontologist about the moment they discovered a fossil.

Eureka Math:

Module 4:  Addition and Subtraction Within 200 with Word Problems to 100

Students will...…

• add and subtract multiples of 10
• represent subtraction
• solve one- and two-step word problems within 100
• use number bonds to break apart three-digit minuends

Common Core Learning Standards:

2.OA.A.1 - Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

2.NBT.B.5 - Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

2.NBT.B.6 - Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

2.NBT.7 - Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.

2.NBT.B.8 Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.

2.NBT.9 Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.

• Second Grade Homework, What to expect?

Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily.

• Read daily for at least 20 minutes and log - Students have paper logs that need to be initialed by a parent or caregiver and returned to school daily.
• Zearn for 30 minutes - MAKE SURE YOU SIGNOUT USING THE BLUE ZEARN BUTON TO SAVE YOUR PROGRESS!

The following links can be used at home to reinforce reading and math skills: