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!
Homework: Parents are asked to check all homework and initial each paper. Learning in second grade is a partnership!
Reading: We work hard on our comprehensive reading series, "Journeys". Reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling are the focus for language arts in second grade.
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 for each unit and story. Spelling tests will be every Friday or every other Friday. Check newsletters for weekly information about test dates. Check out my spelling page for a link to the SpellingCity website.
Spelling homework: Spelling tests will take place every week or every other week. 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 papers should all be returned, signed by a parent, at the end of the week (usually Friday).
Math: The school year will begin with number concepts, odd-even, numbers to 1000, place value of ones, tens, and hundreds, and basic addition.
Fact memorization is very important! "Travel folders" are clear plastic paper sheaths that will be sent home with facts to memorize. A daily grade will be given for each set of facts.
Science and Social Studies: Life science, including plants and animals, will be a large focus of our learning, as will daily geography and map skills.
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.