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Mrs. Hastings- Grade 2

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

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                                                    Happy Fall!

Oct. 7th - Oct. 11th

This will be the specials schedule for this year.
Mon. -  Music    Tues. -  Gym       Wed. -  Gym      Thurs. -  Coding/Library       Fri. - Art
                                      Reminders/Updates -

                               **  Early Release on Thursday, Oct. 10th **

                                                         ** No School on Friday, Oct. 11th **
                                **  Read for reading log - Due Thursday, Oct. 10th **

                                ** No spelling test this week  **          
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Mrs. Hastings - Grade 2

Reading -    We are rereading stories and reviewing this week. The students will be doing some of the ELA program in Study Island.   

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

    Reviewing vocabulary     

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.

       Reviewing vocabulary    

      Question of the Week -  None    

Spelling  -  

    The spelling words are being reviewed this week.  


Language -     We are sharing some things about ourselves through writing on posters about ourselves. We are disussing subjects and predicates.  We are writing sentences about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly.  The students are creating Ambassador Butterflies.

Math -  We are working on number sense and reviewing numbers 0-100.  We are working on subtraction and fact families.  We will also be discussing number bonds.  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 are very excited to have an active Monarch nursery in our classroom.  We have tagged and released many Monarch butterflies.  We are discussing the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly, as well as their migration.  We are creating Ambassador butterflies to be sent to Mexico and other states.  We will do some comparing and contrasting with the two types of butterflies. 

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.


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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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