- The end of the trimester is November tenth. Conferences will be held November 16th and 17th.
Please check your child's planner and green homework folder each night both will be found in their green binder.
Please check your child's reading and math teacher's website for updates in their reading and math class.
- Library is on Wednesday. Please help your child to remember to return checked out books by Wednesday.
- Please check your child's homework folder each night and initial that they have read for 20 minutes.
- Please help your child leave their toys at home.
- As the temperatures drop, please make sure your student is prepared to go outside and play. We go out if it is above 20 degrees!
- We are a nut-free classroom
- Please bring a healthy snack and a water bottle each day.
- Book Fair is November 13th-17th in the AVA library.
- No School November 16th and 17th. Thanksgiving breaking is November 16th-26th.
- Conferences November 16th & 17th.
- We are still collecting box tops if you would like to send them in.
- Spirit Days are coming to AVA. On Spirit Days students can wear spirit wear provided by the Foundation along with the rest of the uniform. These items include t-shirts with the official AVA Wolf/logo. For example, on a Spirit Day, a student may wear a T-shirt purchased through the foundation along with an approved pair of shorts, pants, skirt.... Other Spirit Wear includes t-shirts or sweatshirts purchased while playing an AVA sport at or an AVA Field Day shirt. Spirit days at AVA will be on the following dates:
Friday, December 8
Friday, January 12
Friday, February 9
Friday, March 9
Friday, April 13
Friday, May 11
Daily Schedule Room 224
Specials (CAMP): 8:30-9:20
Grammar (Library on Wednesday): 10:20-10:50
Writing: 11:35 – 12:05
Core Knowledge/ Literature: 12:05-12:20
Lunch/Recess: 12:20- 1:00
- Nouns & Verbs
- 5 Parts of the complete sentence
- Article Adjective
- Declarative Senteces
- Explantory: How to
- Personal Narrative
We will be reviewing concepts and skills taught the last few weeks. Reading some good books and doing some Dibels progress monitoring. There will not be any spelling this week.
Please continue reading at home for twenty minutes with your child. Parents can read too. :) Reading practice is so much more fun for children when it is a shared experience. The more interest you model in reading the more they will enjoy it and want to do it! The more they read the better readers they will become!
Chapter 4 Addition and Subtraction Word problems
- Children apply the part whole concept in addition and subtraction problems using bar models.
- Children use strategies such as adding on and taking away sets to solve problems.
- Children compare sets.
- Children apply strategies to solve real world, two step problems.
Homework: No homeowork this week.
Introduction to Immigration. In this unit students will explore and learn:
- What is an immigrant?
- Why do people leave their home countries to make a new home in America?
- What is it like to be a newcomer in America?
- What hardships have immigrants faced?
- What opportunities have they found?
- America perceived as a “land of opportunity”
- The meaning of “e pluribus unum” (a national motto you can see on the back of coins)
- Ellis Island and the significance of the Statue of Liberty •
- Millions of newcomers to America Large populations of immigrants settle in major cities (such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Boston, San Francisco)
- The idea of citizenship.
- What it means to be a citizen of a nation American citizens have certain rights and responsibilities (for example, voting, eligible to hold public office, paying taxes)
- Becoming an American citizen (by birth, naturalization)
The Human Body beginning with Cells:
All living things are made up of cells, too small to be seen without a microscope.
- Cells make up tissues.
- Tissues make up organ
- Organs work in systems.
- No Spelling
- No math homework.
- Enjoy a good book or two each night. :)
AVA 2nd Grade Curriculum Map
This will give you a quick snapshot of what we will be doing for core knowledge through out the year.
|AVA Curriculum Map||Literature||History||Science||Writing||Character|
|Aug/Sept||Talk Iktomi Stories, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Bed in Summer||
War of 1812
Continents and Oceans
|Review conventions of paragraph writing (including spelling, grammar & usage)||Respect|
|October||Tall Tales, Bufflao Dusk, Windy Nights||Westward Expansion Rocky Mountains and Appalachian Mountians||
– How to …
The Emperor's New Clothes,
The Fisherman and His Wife,
Something Told The Wild Geese, Rudolph is Tired of the City
|Cells||Retelling and Summarizing||Empowerment|
|December||A Christmas Carol, T'Was the Night Before Christmas, Lincoln, Harriet Tubman||Civil War||Digestive System/ Excretory System Health Bios||Responding to Literature||Sharing|
|January||How the Camel Got It's Hump Seashell||
|Digestive System/Winter||Persuasive Writing||Patience|
|February||Greek Myths, Smart, Limericks||Ancient Greece||NA/ Heavy History Month||Poetry||Excellence|
|March||Blind Men and the Elephant, Tiger, Brahaman, and Jakal Discovery, Windy Nights||
Central and South America
Magic Pain brush, Charlotte's Web,
Hurt No Living Thing
|Ancient China||Life Cycles/ Spring||Contrast||Spring|
Tongue Cut Sparrow,
El Pajro Cu Bee! I'm Epecting You Caterpillars
|Japan Today||Insects||Information Summary||Respect|