
May & June: What is Grade 2 studying?
EL Pilot
Module: Fossils Tell of Earth’s Changes
Guiding Questions: What do paleontologists do?
What can we learn from studying fossils?
Unit Summary: In this module, students build their literacy and science skills as they engage in a study of fossils. Students are gradually introduced to close reading strategies as they read a few different nonfiction articles on fossils, such as how fossils can teach us about changes that have happened on Earth.
Unit Goals:
 Answering questions using text evidence.
 Understanding character.
 Retell story events
Eureka Math:
Module 7: Problem Solving with Length, Money, and Data

 Problem solving with data
 Problem solving with coins and bills
 Measuring and estimating length using customary and metric units
 Problem solving with customary and metric units
 Displaying measurement data
Module 8: Time, Shapes, and Fractions as Equal Parts of Shapes

 Attributes of geometric shapes
 Composite shapes and fraction concepts
 Halves, thirds, and fourths of circles and rectangles
 Application of fractions to tell time
Common Core Learning Standards:
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.MD.A.1  Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
2.MD.A.2  Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
2.MD.A.3  Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
2.MD.A.4  Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.
2.MD.B.5  Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
2.MD.B.6  Represent whole numbers as lengths from 0 on a number line diagram with equally spaced points corresponding to the numbers 0, 1, 2, ..., and represent wholenumber sums and differences within 100 on a number line diagram.
2.MD.C.8  Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
2.MD.D.9  Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in wholenumber units.
2.MD.D.10  Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with singleunit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple puttogether, takeapart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
2.MD.C.7  Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
2.G.A.1  Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
2.G.A.3  Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

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.
 Remember, you are there to support your child's learning, but homework needs to be completed by your child.
Remember:
 Read for 20 minutes every day.
 Complete reading response each night.
 Math  pages from Go Math Student Edition will be given daily.
 Homework can vary between all second grade classes.
Helpful Links:

The following links can be used at home to reinforce reading and math skills:
 www.factmonster.com
 http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html
 http://www.coolmath4kids.com
 http://www.funbrain.com
 http://www.primarygames.com
 http://www.aaaknow.com
 http://www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
 http://www.reflexmath.com