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.
***Don't forget--field trip Wednesday -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 finish Unit 7:  Money and time--with a test on Tuesday.  Wednesday, we start Unit 8: Measurement--using customary units.
This week our words focus on the diphthong ou, ow.  Our words are: sound, mound, cloud, shout, pound, clown, crown, brown, howl, growl--review words: chair, where, and high frequency words: been, myself, pushed. 
Reading/Language Arts:
This week we start Unit 5: How can people make a difference?  Week 1 focuses on Being A Good Citizen, Our comprehension focus is summarize and point of view.  Our vocabulary, grammar, and mechanics focuses are:  adding ly, ful, less, pronouns, irregular verbs, and quotation marks.
We will be following NGSS standards, experimenting and designing solutions to problems following the scientific method. We will continue to 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.  Our next 2 units will be celebrating America and American culture.

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