Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Good Evening

We had a wonderful day today.  In reading we worked on the comprehension skill of sequencing.  We had another Kevin Henkes book and then sequenced the events.  Then we wrote about what we want to be when we grow up ( as the main character in the book did.)  In grammar we continued to learn about exclaiming and asking sentences.  In math we added three and four numbers in a column.  Today I introduced the students to a website I use in the classroom and as part of homework- spelling city.  Students can use it to practice their spelling words.  I will provide details tomorrow night at back to school night.  If you want to go on the page and look at it tonight it is -  Every child's user name is their first name and last initial plus 2018- for example: SophiaP2018  The password is potter


Spelling - sentences 7-12
Reading - read for 10 minutes

Book orders are due tomorrow- but if you have questions I can wait until Friday to place the order

Back to School Night tomorrow 7 pm

Spelling City

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a very busy day today!  In reading we read a new decodable book, answered questioned, did a shred reading and read a poem! We also read a Kevin Henkes book - "Owen." In grammar we worked on asking and exclaiming sentences.  In math we started to add three digits.  This can take time to get used to, so extra practice at home is a good idea.  You will see it as homework soon. We read a Kevin Henkes book - "Owen."  We also did a Scholastic News magazine.


Spelling- write sentences for the first 6 words
Math p 6
Reading "The Contest"

Book Orders due Thursday
Back to School Night Thursday 7 pm

Monday, September 17, 2018

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today.  In reading we read a new decodable book and answered compression questions in complete sentences.  We also read the book "Down the Hill" and discussed vocabulary words.  In math we continue to work on double facts.  Students should begin to memorize these - 2+2=4, 3+3=6 etc.  In religion we discussed the miracles of Jesus. 

Students brought home book orders today  - please see information posted below.


Spelling- Write words 3 times each ( no test this week)
Math- p 5
Reading - "Mitts and Hits"

                                                                                                            September 2018

Dear Parents,
Attached you will find a Scholastic book order.  If you wish to order books, please complete the form and return it to me by Thursday, September 20, 2018.  If you wish to pay with a check, please have it written out to Scholastic Reading Club.  You can also choose to place your order online by going to and then using our class code.  The code is:  PBGW3
If you do place the order online, please jot me a note so that I can check to make sure that it has been placed with our class.

Thank You,

Mrs. Potter

Friday, September 14, 2018

 Good Afternoon!!


We did every subject today - using apples!! We read about apples in reading.  In science we tasted apples, learned about the parts of the apple and labeled them and we learned how the apple changed from a solid to sauce while making applesauce.  In math, we tallied and graphed out favorite apples. In social studies, we learned all about Johnny Appleseed.  After we learned about him, we wrote about him and did a craft.  In writing we wrote the steps for "How to Make Applesauce."  And finally, in religion we read the story of Adam and Eve.
It was an extremely busy and fun day!
We did so much work and we hope to get it up on display before you come to Back to School Night next Thursday.

I hope to see you all at the carnival this weekend :)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a fabulous day today!  In reading we read the story "Down the Hill," which was quite funny.  We also discussed both fiction and realistic fiction books.  While "Down the Hill," id a Frog and Toad book it is just fiction.  We read "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day" as an example of realistic fiction and then we compared the two.  In grammar we talked about commanding sentences.
In math we added "doubles" facts and we made flashcards to go use for practice with doubles facts.
In science, we talked about more apples.


Spelling - write words 2x each
Math - p 4
Reading - read for ten minutes - please read the book from yesterday that we left in our mailboxes by accident

Please bring three apples to school tomorrow- one yellow, one red, one green

Thanks you!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Good Evening!

We had a great day in second grade!

In reading we read our first decodable book - which I sent home today.  Students should read it as part of their homework then keep it at home.  We also started our comprehension notebooks where we answer comprehension questions about books we have read.  We continue to review the habits of good readers. In grammar we learned about "telling sentences." In math we worked on adding to 20  and using "make ten" as a strategy for adding.  We continue to work on the apple unit in science.  Today we wrote about the life cycle of an apple.

In regards to the cancelled trip.  I am sorry that I had to cancel it- I know many were disappointed.  I told the students today that instead we will have a super fun celebration of apples in the classroom.  We will make applesauce, taste test apples, learn about Johnny appleseed, do tally charts and graphs and tons of fun hands on learning.  In an effort to help me with this can you please -

1- let me know if your child cannot -for ANY reason - eat apples.  If there is an allergy I am unaware of please let me know.

2- please send in three apples each ( one red, one yellow, one green)

3- if you could send an extra apple or two that would also be very helpful but not necessary.


Spelling- sentences 7-12
Math -p 3
Reading - "Sand, Tan Hats and a Mat." ( Please read the book at home and keep it ay home.)

Thank You!!!