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Mrs. Gracia - 2B


October Happenings in Second Grade

Important dates:

10/6 Early dismissal . . . $2 Donut Day

10/6 Progress reports . . . please sign and return

10/9 Columbus Day . . .no school . . . go out and explore new things

10/10 Renaissance testing begins

10/17 Confirmation . . . early dismissal day

10/18  School closed for Faculty and staff spirituality day

10/20 Native American project information going home in Friday folder

10/24 Picture day!

10/31 Halloween parade, 1pm


10/Picture Day!

10/ Early dismissal

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

10/ Progress reports . . . please sign and return

10/ Native American project information going home in Friday folder

10/ 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


Continue with subjects

Understand inflectional endings s/es

Combine subjects and predicates using “and”


Improve punctuation and capitalization skills

Use commas in a series

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

Quotation marks

Making predictions



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


Ordering numbers on a number line

Exploring even and odd numbers

Ordinal to the 31st


Pictographs, bar graphs


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 such as Paul Revere, Sojourner truth, and how they influenced the nation

Time lines

How science and technology have changed transportation



Changing Matter

Heating and cooling matter

Reversible and not reversible

How to observe change


Making things from different types of matter