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Second Grade

WELCOME TO SECOND GRADE!

Welcome to the Second Grade website! General information on classroom happenings can be found on this page. Please refer to Schoology for detailed information on assignments and projects, and Seesaw for student work. Classroom announcements will often be sent through Shutterfly as well.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have. We look forward to a fantastic year!

- The Second Grade Team

MATH

Module 2: Addition and Subtraction of Length Units

In this module, students engage in activities designed to deepen their conceptual understanding of measurement and to relate addition and subtraction to length. Their work in Module 2 is exclusively with metric units in order to support place value concepts.

Module 2 Parent Tips
 

Mathematical Practice

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

SCIENCE

Life Science

Our class is beginning a scientific study of insects and plants. We will be caring for and investigating several different insects, and growing a plant from seed, to find out about their lives. Some of the insects that will be visiting our class undergo complete metamorphosis, as in the classic case of the butterfly—egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Other insects reach maturity by growing through a less dramatic sequence of stages in a process known as simple metamorphosis. The plant we will grow will go through its full life cycle—seed to plant to flower to seed—in just one month. Your child may demonstrate a heightened interest in insects and plants over the next several weeks.
 

One goal of our work with insects is to help the children develop a deeper appreciation for the diversity of life and to cultivate a sense of respect for all living things. If your child wants to catch an insect in a jar, please invite your child’s insect friend into your home for a short time, and encourage him or her to return the insect to the wild after a short captivity. If you are interested in seeing what we have going on, as usual you are invited to visit and take part in the excitement. We’re looking forward to lots of fun and lots of learning as we explore a world full of insects! You can get more information on this module by going to www.FOSSweb.com.

Language Arts

In Literacy, we will do Units of Study in Reading and Writing. For more information, please refer to Schoology.


Reader's Workshop

  • Students will be reading literature in partnerships of two or three students from our classroom libraries.
  • Students will be tasked to read and use various reading strategies they are learning.
  • These libraries have been funded through grants and teachers' money.
  • Please remind our students to treat books respectfully.

Writer's Workshop

  • Students will be writing small moment personal narratives.

SOCIAL STUDIES

As part of an integrated science and math unit on the best conditions for growing food, our students will be exploring where our food comes from through the Social Studies unit. The History-Social Science Content Standard we will be covering is: 

Standard 2.4: Students understand basic economic concepts and their individual roles in the economy and demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills.
1. Describe food production and consumption long ago and today, including the roles of farmers, processors, distributors, weather, and land and water resources.
2. Understand the role and interdependence of buyers (consumers) and sellers (producers) of goods and services.
3. Understand how limits on resources affect production and consumption (what to produce and what to consume).

Speeches and Presentations

Our students will be beginning their speeches on current events this October. They have been learning how to search for articles on the Newsela app on their iPads. To access the October schedule for when students will be presenting, please refer to Schoology under Speeches and Presentations. In that folder, there is a video of an example of a presentation and a document with directions and criteria/rubric for the speeches.

Contact Kay Chun  Kay Chun Teacher (2nd Grade)
Contact Kevin Gaffield  Kevin Gaffield Teacher (2nd Grade)
Contact Sachiko Miyaji  Sachiko Miyaji Teacher (2nd Grade)

PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE 2018-19

Second Grade Parents, Guardians, and Families,

Please complete our questionnaire by clicking here

Thank you!

LAUSD PARENT PORTAL

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please refer to this page (LAUSD Parent Portal) on the LAUSD website for information about creating an account through the Parent Portal and for access to Schoology. Students can access Schoology by using their LAUSD email and password.

Please let us know if you need further guidance.

- The Second Grade Team

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MELROSE 2ND GRADE STUDENTS ARE STARRS!
CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Kay Chun  Kay Chun Teacher (2nd Grade)
Contact Kevin Gaffield  Kevin Gaffield Teacher (2nd Grade)
Contact Sachiko Miyaji  Sachiko Miyaji Teacher (2nd Grade)