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October Happenings in Second Grade

Important dates:

10/4 – 10/15 Rennaissance Testing – 2A tests are on Wed., 10/15

10/8  Progress reports go home in Friday folder

10/8 Native American project information going home in Friday folder

10/11 Columbus Day . . .no school . . . go out and explore new things

10/19 Individual portraits

10/20 Early dismissal, 12:30 – bring a peanut free snack

10/22 Native American book report is due

10/29 Halloween parade, 1pm

 

The following is curriculum being covered in the month of October:

Language Arts:

Short vowel sounds a, o, and u

Long vowel sounds a, o, and u

Predicates

Continue with subjects

Understand inflectional endings s/es

Combine subjects and predicates using “and”

Abbreviations

Improve punctuation and capitalization skills

Use commas in a series

Nouns . . . common, proper, plural, singular, and irregular

Quotation marks

Making predictions

 

Math:

 Subtract 0, 1, 2

Adding and subtracting doubles

Thinking addition to subtract

Making a ten to subtract

Writing stories and number sentences

Modeling tens and ones

Writing number words to ninety-nine

Greater than, less than, equal to

Counting to 100

10 more 10 less

Place value to a two-digit number

Estimating/rounding

Ordering numbers on a number line

Exploring even and odd numbers

Ordinal to the 31st

Patterns

Pictographs, bar graphs

Surveys

Range, mode, median

Line plots 

Venn diagram

 

Social Studies:

Discussing Native American cultures

Understand climate, location, and physical surroundings affect how people live

Colonies, pilgrims, independence

American Revolution and George Washington

Lewis and Clark

Slavery, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas

Civil war Abraham Lincoln

Good citizenship skills

How English settlers and Native American people traded goods

Settlement patterns due to weather, natural resources, and seasons

Using a map scale

Using maps to obtain information

Understand national celebrations such as Independence Day

Individualism and freedom and how symbols show that

Historical figures - Paul Revere, Sojourner Truth, and how they influenced the nation

Time lines

How science and technology have changed transportation

 

Science: 

Discover what plants and animals need

Producer and consumer

Predators vs prey

How plants and animals get food in a grassland

How plants and animals get food in the ocean

Food chains/Food webs and how they can change

How plants and animals help each other