Welcome to Mrs. Boster's second grade!
This page will give general news and updates on activities and what we're learning. Homework information will be on this page if there is a special project that has been assigned. Check the spelling list page for current words and click on the links below for reading and math games. I hope you enjoy this site and check back often for new information!
We loved out field trip to John Deere Commons and the RI Co. Fairgrounds for the AgEXperience! Check out the picture below!
Reading: We're excited to introduce our new reading series, "Journeys". Reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling will again be the focus for language arts in second grade, but we will have great new stories to read, too! Each new reading theme will have a fiction and a non-fiction selection, and we will compare these two genres throughout the year. All of the teachers at Hampton School are working hard to teach the Common CORE Reading Standards for Illinois!
Reading homework is expected each night. This 15 minutes of reading aloud to an adult will be in addition to other homework. A reading calendar will be sent home each month, and book titles should be written on the calendar for homework credit to be given. These calendars should be turned in on the first day of the next month. (School and public library books are used for this, but let me know if you need to borrow books from me.)
Spelling: Second Grade spelling words highlight a phonics pattern each week. Check out my spelling page for weekly lists and a link to the SpellingCity website.
Spelling homework: Spelling tests will take place every two weeks. On the first day of the test week the list of words will be sent home with sentences and a Tic-tac-toe sheet of activities. Three activities should be completed during that week and the paper should be returned signed by a parent at the end of the week (usually Friday).
Math: During December and January we will work on addition and then subtraction with regrouping.
Science and Social Studies: After learning about the Pilgrims and how people met their needs long ago, we will move on to habitats and plants.
We'll have fun and learn a lot this year. Call or write a note in the daily planner any time you have a question!
Second graders need to memorize their addition and subtraction facts to 18. Parents can help with this by buying or making flashcards and planning 10 minutes a day to help practice and memorize. The link below is a site where math flashcards can be printed. Fun math skill games can be found there as well.