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PS 230 2nd Grade Team


Front Row (L to R) - Ms. Connuck, Ms. Orefice, Ms. Sauco, Mrs. Randazzo

Back Row (L to R) - Mr. Ceja, Mrs. Kolenovic, Ms. Badu, Ms. Aslam, Ms. Chowdhury, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Markovinovic

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2nd Grade Archives

2nd Grade News - October 2017

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2nd Grade News - January 2018 

Writing Workshop:

     Writers will be continuing to learn how to write realistic fiction this month.  Writers will learn the parts of a realistic fiction story such as the problem, solution, characters, and setting. 

     Students will be inserting feelings and actions through showing what characters are doing, thinking, and saying step by step. 

     Writers will learn add dialogue and dialogue tags to their stories as well.  Writers will study mentor texts such as Jamaica’s Find, Julius: Baby of the World, Peter’s Chair, and Shortcut

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.


Social Studies:

     We will be learning about how New York City has changed over time.  Students will learn how and why communities change over time, what influences the changes, and what New York City looked like in the past.  Students will use historical thinking, vocabulary, and tools such as timelines.




Math Workshop:

     We will continue to focus on a unit about data – the facts or information we collect about people and things in the world.  Students will be posing questions, collecting and sorting information, and making representations of data as a way of sharing their findings with others.  During the unit, students will make their own representations of data, and they will also make and interpret data represented on picture graphs, bar graphs, Venn diagrams, and line plots.

Helpful Tips for Parents:

  •  Have your child count and sort items at home. As their sorting, talk about how many are there of each item, and which is the most and the least. Make it fun!!
  • Find a group of objects and sort them into groups by categories, ask your mathematician to figure out the rule you used to help you sort them.


     Second graders will be continuing their investigation with Balance and Motion.   Students will balance various shapes on their fingertips and on the end of a craft stick.  Students will be able to identify the balance points and use clothespins as counterweights.  They will try to find as many ways as possible to establish stable positions, so that a push on the object will make it wobble but not fall.  Students will also be able to balance a pencil on its point, using a piece of soft wire and counterweights.  

     At home, practice balancing an object on another object that is already balanced.  You can also set up a mobile center using different materials around your house-yarn, bamboo skewers, cardboard, solid object, etc.  The sky is the limit!!