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.
***Look for permission slips the first week of February--we will be attending a play at the State Theatre in Modesto, 1307 J St., 9:30-10:15--we will be back for lunch.  This is an interactive play titled: "Agua es Vida - Water is Life!"  Through juggling, music, magic, storytelling, comedy and audience participation, students and adults are engaged and amazed as they learn the importance of water and how water is the thtread that connects everything on Planet Earth.  In an age-appropriate manner students learn water science and how to protect the water by keeping it clean and not wasting it, all while having fun!

This week we continue Unit 6, 3 digit addition and subtraction with regrouping--finishing Tuesday with a chapter review/quiz.  then on Wednesday--we will begin Unit 7:  Money and time.
This week we continue working on r-controlled vowel words using eer, ere, ear--our words are: deer, cheers, steer, here, jeer, near, ear, dear, clear, spear review words: store, north and high frequency words: again, house, inside.
Reading/Language Arts:
This week we continue Unit 4: How do different environments make the world an interesting place?  The focus for Week4 is: Folktales/drama about nature--How can we understand nature? Our comprehension skill is identifying theme and visualize.  Our grammar, vocabulary and structural analysis focuses on irregular verbs, abbreviations, and letter punctuation. 
We will be following NGSS standards, experimenting and designing solutions to problems following the scientific method. We will focus on Earth science-discussing erosion and Earth surface and states of matter for a special activity which we will use to decorate the office bulletin board--come by and see starting 2/1!
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 North America.

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