My Name is Gabriela
Phonics and Spelling Skill: The Long e Sound for y/ Changing y to i
Target Skill: Understanding Characters and Author's Choice
Vocabulary Strategy: Suffixes -y and -ful
Grammar: The Verb Be
The Signmaker's Assistant
Phonics and Spelling Skill: Words with -ar
Target Skill: Text and Graphic Features and Point of View
Vocabulary Strategy: Shades of Meaning
Grammar: Commas in Dates and Places
Dex: The Heart of a Hero
Phonics and Spelling Skill: Words with or, ore
Target Skill: Compare and Contrast and Figurative Language
Vocabulary Strategy: Prefix over-
Grammar: Commas in a Series
Phonics and Spelling Skill: Words with er, ir, ur
Target Skill: Main Ideas and Details and Cause and Effect
Vocabulary Strategy: Dictionary Entry
Grammar: What is an Adjective?
Students will learn about world explorers (Christopher Columbus, Ponce de Leon, and Marco Polo) and US explorers (Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea)
North American Indian Nations:
Students will learn that American Indians were the first inhabitants of North America. They will learn about American Culture.
The Pilgrims Come to America:
Students will learn about the Mayflower Compact and the hardships the Pilgrims suffered in America, including disease and scarcity. They will also learn how American Indians helped the Pilgrims survive.
Changes in Communities:
Students will explore ways the daily life of early colonists changed over time and how communities eventually became the cities and towns we live in today.
In Science we just finished up discussing Plants.
We had a fun time learning about what plants need and how they grow.
Next up for us is:
Environments for Living Things
*How do plants and animals need one another?
*How are living things adapted to their environment?
*Can plants survive in different environments?
*How do environments change over time?
Feb. 12-13: Conferences 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Feb. 14: The Feast of St. Valentine! Valentine's Party 2:45
Feb. 15: No School: Inservice
Feb. 18: President's Day- No School
March 17: First Confession-2nd Grade (Note coming soon!)