Welcome to Ms. Laurila's 2nd Grade Class!
Ms. Laurila 2nd Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so excited to
your children this year! This is my fourth year here at Frontier
Elementary. Previously, I have taught preschool and first grade. I was
born and rasied here in Colorado Springs in District 20 and I love all
that this city has to offer. I graduated from Liberty High School - Go
Lancers! - and then attended the University of Colorado at
Boulder and received my degree in Psychology as well as my license in
Elementary Education. I am currently completing my Masters at UCCS in
Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in literacy.
believe the early school years establish the foundation for a child's
learning and provide the building blocks of success for the remainder of
their education. I hope that my dedication and passion for learning
will help your 2nd graders love school as much as I do.
look forward to making this a great year!
|A Day||1:10-2:10 Music|
|B Day||2:10-3:10 Art|
|C Day||1:10-2:10 PE|
|D Day||2:10-3:10 Spanish|
We love to use Seesaw to share our work!
A Closer Look
Wonders Unit 4:
- Week 5 - What excites us about nature?
Wonders Unit 5:
- Week 1 - What do good citizens do?
- Week 2 - How do people get along?
- Week 3 - What do heroes do?
|Daily 5 - During the first few weeks of school, we will be learning the ins and outs of Daily 5 and building stamina (being able to stay engaged in the activity).|
- Read to Self - Students read "Just Right" books from our classroom library independently.
- Work on Writing - Students write in their writer's notebooks independently.
- Read to Someone - Students take turns reading a book with a partner and coach one another.
- Word Work - Students work with word parts and words to gain more phonics practice.
- Listen to Reading - Students listen to stories on computers or iPads.
|Math - |
Eureka Math Module 6:
- Lesson 1: Use manipulatives to create equal groups
- Lessons 2-3: Use math drawings to represent equal groups, and relate to repeated addition
- Lesson 4: Represent equal groups with tape diagrams, and relate to repeated addition
- Lesson 5: Compose arrays from rows and columns, and count to find the total using objects
- Lesson 6: Decompose arrays into rows and columns, and relate to repeated addition
- Lesson 7: Represent arrays and distinguish rows and columns using math drawings
- Lesson 8: Create arrays using square tiles with gaps
- Lesson 9: Solve word problems involving addition of equal groups in rows and columns
- Lesson 10-11: Use square tils to compose a rectangle, and relate to the array model
- Lesson 12: Use math drawings to compose a rectangle with square tiles
- Lesson 13: Use square tiles to decompose a rectangle
- Lesson 14: Use scissors to partition a rectangle into same-size squares, and compose arrays with squares
|Daily 3 - During
the first few weeks of school, we will be learning the ins and outs of
Math Daily 3 and building stamina (being able to stay engaged in the
- Math by Myself - Students play may games independently.
- Math with Writing - Sudents work on a math worksheet or a math journal prompt.
- Math with Someone- Students play math games with a partner
|Writing - |
Quarter 3: Persuasive Writing - We will formulate specific reasons for our opinions in order to write persuasive essays
|*We will use the writing process to create persuasive writing pieces in which we introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a conclusion|
*We will organize ideas using Thinking Maps
*We will apply grade-level spelling patterns & spell high-frequency words
*We will correctly apply capitalization and punctuation
|Social Studies - |
Quarter 3: Economics
|*Understand how the scarcity of resources affects the choices of individuals and communities|
*Apply decision-making processes to financial decision making