Mrs. Crosby, Ms.
Kota, Mrs. Winters
Let’s “march” right into our 2nd
grade reading challenge, which we call,
“The Reading Games!” This month we kick
off our Reading Olympics Challenge.
Please be on the look out for all of the
information inside your child’s folder.
The students will read several books and
complete graphic organizers. We ask
that you make a great effort to assist
your child with this challenge.
Encourage complete sentences, correct
spelling, and proper punctuation. Each
child is encouraged to read and complete
15 reports before June. We will
celebrate our reading success with an
Olympic day, which includes a kickball
game, distribution of medals, and a
In language arts we will learn about
contractions, silent consonant patterns
such as kn, wr, and gn. Please continue
to review previous spelling word lists
to strengthen spelling skills. We also
learn about author’s purpose and write
with purpose in mind. Another goal this
month is to be able to compare and
contrast. We use Venn diagrams to
organize our ideas and then put those
ideas into writing.
In science and social studies we learn
about various places around the world
and the regions of our state. Encourage
your child to learn the names of our
states and compare our country to other
countries around the world.
In math we begin to add and subtract
with 3-digit numbers. Continue to
practice daily at home with our
strategies and encourage your child to
explain each step using words. This
helps your child organize and become an
independent thinker. Remind your child
that mistakes help the brain grow
because we learn from them. The more we
practice, the better we become.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Your Second Grade Teachers,
Mrs. Crosby, Ms. Kota and Mrs. Winters