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Mrs. Hastings- Grade 2

                 Mrs. Hastings' Class
                   ** 2nd Grade **

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                                                    Happy Fall!

Oct. 14th to Oct. 18th

This will be the specials schedule for this year.
Mon. -  Music    Tues. -  Gym       Wed. -  Gym      Thurs. -  Coding/Library       Fri. - Art
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Mrs. Hastings - Grade 2

Reading -    We are reading the story, The Strongest One. The students will be doing some of the ELA program in Study Island soon.   

Story Words :  (Need to be able to read these)  

    break  listen  family  once  heard  pull     

Amazing Words- Students don't need to spell or read all of these words.  They just need to know what they mean when they hear them.  These words are in some of our readings this week.

       courageous  hazard  rescue  avalanche  instinct  skittish  blustery  fast-paced   

      Question of the Week -  How can we help each other in dangerous situations?    

Spelling  -  

    The spelling words are using r-controlled vowels such as in park, port, store.  


Language -     We are discussing different types of sentences such as interrogative, declarative, imperative, and exclamatory.   We are discussing when to use the types of punctuation marks (., ?, and !).  We are also discussing synomyms and nouns.

Math -  We are discussing fact families.  The students are working on number sense and place value. The students have also begun writing responses in their math journals. In connection with our science work with Monarch and Swallowtail butterflies we will do some Venn diagram work and graphing.

        ** Math Games** 

Science -    We have tagged and released all of the Monarchs from our nursery in our classroom.  They are now migrating to Mexico and warmer climates!  We will track their progress.  We have created Ambassador butterflies that were sent to Mexico and other states.   

Social Studies and Global Awareness -   During our Monarch discussions and observations we will discuss our impact on their environment.  We will also be communicating with students in Mexico as we track the Monarch migration south this fall.  We will also be communicating with students in other states.


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 Phonics / Spelling 

When trying to spell a word you don't know, try 'tapping out' the sounds.  Now 
match the letters to the number of sounds.  Practices recognizing spelling patterns which may include blends, digraphs, r-controlled vowels, or dipthongs.  This also works on separating each sound that should be heard separately so you don't jump over a letter when writing it down.

For example:    sip  -  3 sounds (_ _ _) &  3 letters - s-i-p  
However......        ship  -  also 3 sounds (_ _ _)   But... 4 letters sh-i-p
car  -  2 sounds (_ _)  But 3 letters  c-ar

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