Grade 2 News 1/19/18


Last week we began a more in-depth study of words, the way words are put together, spelling, and grammar.  We started with a review of compound words. This week we talked about synonyms.

In reading, we are becoming more adept at reading our nonfiction texts.  Students are asking lots of questions are sharing what they have learned with each other.

In writing, we finished our writing about our break and have begun writing our conclusions to our science writing.


We started our exploration of what the Earth is made of and the forces which shape the Earth by reading “Pebbles, Sand, and Silt” from our FOSS kit of the same name.  


We learned how to round to the nearest ten.  We also increased our understanding of place value by composing and decomposing numbers up the 100s.  For example, 324 could also be written as 300+20+4.

Social Studies

We continued exploring different types of maps with our focus on the political maps of the various home counties of the students.


As part of Nepali studies and Art, Grade 2 will be taking the following field trips.

  1. First Visit: Friday, Feb. 23rd  to visit Bungamati Village. We leave early (8:30). Eat snacks some place at Bungamati. We come back for lunch at school.
  2. Second Visit: Friday, March 2nd to Pottery- Thimi, we leave after snacks. (10:15) Take packed lunch. Comeback before 2:30 pm.


If you would like to join us for one or both of our trips, please let me know so we can have a proper headcount.



  • Please be sure students come to school each day with their “Go-Home-Folders.”
  • It was great to see everyone bring in their warm weather gear.  Keep up the good work while we experience this cold weather.


Special Note:

This year we want to heighten our awareness of students with food allergies and sensitivities in order to ensure everyone’s safety at school and school-sponsored events.  When preparing snacks/lunches and more importantly, classroom birthday celebrations, please be mindful that there may be students who have allergies or sensitivities to various foods, especially nuts. Currently, our class has no identified food allergies.  Should this change, I will let you know.


Finally, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns


Have a great weekend,

Mr. Matt and Ms. Mira