PS 230 2nd Grade Team
Not pictured - Ms. Aslam
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2-201 Ms. Prescott, Room 313
2-202 Ms. Murphy, Room 215
2-203 Ms. Pertes, Room 219
2-204 Mr. Scott and Mrs. Dreher, Room 319
2-205 Mrs. Kolenovic and Mrs. Aslam, Room 317
2-205 Ms. Lamonte, Room 315
1/2/3 - 110 Mrs. Huffman, Room 202
What was 2nd Grade Learning Last Month?
What is Second Grade Learning This Month?
The students will participate in Series Book Clubs. They will become experts on the characters and series they are reading by discussing and collecting information about the main characters, setting and story plot.
The students will use their series books and knowledge in order to learn ad pay attention to how characters respond to problems and develop solutions.
The students will notice and recognize how series books have similarities within their characters across a collection of books.
The students will work together to learn and understand how series book characters grow throughout a series. They will identify the characters’ internal and external traits.
The students will make predictions about their characters and use text evidence to support their opinions.
Helpful Tips for Parents:
Please continue to support your child at home and throughout the summer. We are recommending 35 minutes of reading every night. After reading, please ask your child to discuss the characters that are in their series books.
Students will learn to Write About Reading in which they will write detailed letters where they will develop and share opinions on the characters they are reading about .
They will learn to introduce the book, write an opinion and state reasons to support their opinions.
Also, students will be encouraged to write paragraphs. They will revisit writing introductions and conclusions.
Helpful Tips for Parents:
- Encourage your child to reread his/her writing.
- Ask your child if they checked for capitalization at the beginning of their sentences and ended in punctuation.
In math this month, students will continue their classroom routines, such as, “What Time Is It?”, “Today’s Number” and “Fact Fluency”.
Students will be practicing their skill and knowledge of subtraction fluency within 100.
Students will learn how to compare and solve word problems containing subtraction. They will learn subtraction facts for example, numbers that equal 10 (12-2=10), and subtracting from 100 (100-17=83). Students will learn subtraction strategies such as, subtracting in parts and add up or subtract back.
62 - 29 = ?
Subtract in Parts
Add Up or Subtract Back
62-2 = 60
60-20 = 40
40-7 = 33
62-20 = 42
42-2 = 40
40-7 = 33
29+1 = 30
30+30 = 60
60+2 = 62
1+30+2 = 33
29+30 = 59
59+1+1+1 = 62
30+1+1+1 = 33
Kira and Jake are collecting seashell stickers. Kira has 47 seashell stickers. Jake has 20 fewer stickers than Kira. How many seashell stickers does Jake have?
We will be studying the “Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities” of community members. Children will learn about local governments and state governments. We will also learn about rules and laws and why they are important for communities to have. Furthermore, we will learn about the various public services that New York City’s government provides.
Second graders will be starting a new unit on Plants. This Plants module will heighten your child’s awareness of the diversity of life in the plant kingdom.
Students will become familiar with the structures and functions of flowering plants, discover ways that new plants can develop and mature, and communicate their observations through drawing and writing.
Second graders are learning how to do self portraits in tempera paint. They are learning the anatomy and the mathematical placement of features on the face.
Volleyball!! This month we will be enhancing our hand-eye coordination skills while working again as a team player. Keeping in mind the gross motor skills we've been practicing throughout the year within the social arena of a fun and competitive environment.