2nd Grade - Mrs. Jackson

Welcome to second grade!
I am looking forward to working with your child this year.  I know we will be experiencing an incredible year of learning with many exciting things planned.
We have a classroom Hawaiian theme this year emphasizing "Ohana". Ohana means family--no one left behind or forgotten. Also our Classroom motto is "It is not important to BE the best--what is important is to DO your best.

I will regularly add new information to this web page as we progress through the year, so please check regularly to stay current with our classroom curriculum and activities.
Students have homework every night Monday-Thursday, which they will write in their agenda/planner.  Encourage your child to check it nightly and check off each assignment as it is completed.  Please check the  homework link for my homework policy and procedure.  I am quite consistent with these assignments so once you become accustomed to the procedure, you will know what to expect each week.  Check my calendar for homework assignments.  
***For your convenience,  I have added a link for scholastic book ordering under my useful links--you can order on line and have options for payment.
****check out my useful links--you will find links to obtain copies of math homework sheets and/or spelling words.
***Winter Program:  Wednesday December 18 at 5 p.m.  Please come!
This week we continue Unit 5, double digit subtraction with regrouping..
This week we will be working on words with the long o sound following various patterns.  Our words are: ltold, most, float, coat, toast, grow, mow, show Joe, toe; review words: light, mind, and High Frequency words: only, our, who
Reading/Language Arts:
This week we continue Unit 3: What have you learned about the world around you that surprises you?  Week 3 how people help others. Our comprehension skills are ask and answer questions, author's purpose.  Our grammar, vocabulary and structural analysis focuses on past and future tense verbs, contractions, letter punctuation, and synonyms.
We will be following NGSS standards, experimenting and designing solutions to problems following the scientific method. We will first focus on physical science-discussing properties of matter and an engineering activity.  
Social Studies:
​We have been given a new program called: Studies Weekly, which incorporates weekly pamphlets discussing one aspect of social studies standards--we also have a computer program to allow students to reread for further details and assess for understanding.  This week we will be discussing using maps.

Physcial Education:
We start a new PE program this year--SPARK.  This is a very comprehensive program focusing on specific skills for second graders. Be sure your child wears appropriate shoes.

I hope this will supply you with information you need.  If you have any questions or concerns at any time, feel free to call me or come in--you are always welcome in the classroom!

Mrs. Jackson