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Lauren Bankston » Welcome!

Welcome!

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Welcome to an exciting 2017-2018 school year at ShadowGlen Elementary!
We will have a great year of learning in 2nd grade!
 
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Email me with any questions/concerns: lauren.bankston@manorisd.net
 
 
Let's go, Bobcats!
 

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Week of May 21-25

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Review
 
Science
- Review
 
Math
- Review
 
Social Studies
- Review
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
- Wednesday, May 23rd @ 9:30 AM: Poetry Picnic
- Thursday, May 24th @ 10:15 AM: Awards Ceremony
- Thursday, May 24th @ 1:00 PM: Class Party
- Friday, May 25th @ 11:30 AM: Early Release!
- Friday, May 25th: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Week of May 14-19

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: verbs, nouns, prepositions, & transition words
Comprehension: predictions
Writing: poetry - Couplet & Diamante
- Spelling: Compound words - pancake, football, butterfly, cupcake, rainbow, doorbell, cowgirl, snowman, toothbrush, lipstick
Vocabulary Words: lonely (lacking friends); integrity (doing what is right when nobody is looking); area (the measurement over a surface of space); memory (something remembered from the past)
 
Science
- Insect Life Cycles
 
Math
- Area
 
Social Studies
- Influential Hispanic People: Ellen Ochoa & Pablo Picasso

Week of May 7-11

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: possessives
Comprehension: sequencing
Writing: poetry - Couplet & Diamante
- Spelling: Suffixes - sadly, safely, weekly, kindly, careless, selfless, hopeless, thankful, useful, painful
- High Frequency Words: together, got, group, often, run
Vocabulary Words: blast (a sudden, very loud noise); couple (a group of two items); organism (a living thing that can function on its own); sportsmanship (fair behavior to others during a sport activity)
 
Science
- Insect Life Cycles
 
Math
- Division
 
Social Studies
- Influential Hispanic People: Selena & Cesar Chavez

Week of Apr. 30-May 4

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: sensory details
Comprehension: inferences
Writing: poetry: Autobiographical & Cinquain
- Spelling: Prefixes - retell, remake, reread, replay, dislike, disobey, unkind, unpack, unlock, unhappy
- High Frequency Words: life, always, those, both, paper
Vocabulary Words: discard (to throw away); discover (to see, find, or become aware of something for the first time); consumer (an organism that eats other organisms such as plants or animals for food); producer (an organism that makes its own food)
 
Science
- Insect Life Cycles
 
Math
- Multiplication
 
Social Studies
- Influential Hispanic People: Roberto Clemente & Sonia Sotomayor

Week of Apr. 23-27

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: sensory details
Comprehension: summarizing
Writing: poetry: Acrostic & Alliteration
- Spelling: Abbreviations - Dr. (doctor); Mr. (mister); Mrs. (misses); Rd. (road); St. (street); Ave. (avenue); Mon. (Monday); Fri. (Friday); Aug. (August); Sept. (September)
- High Frequency Words: next, hard, open, example, begin
Vocabulary Words: present (a gift received or given); idea (a thought in your mind); influential (to make a difference in the world); food chain (the flow of energy from the Sun through producers to consumers)
 
Science
- Food Chains
 
Math
- Measurement
 
Social Studies
- Influential Women: Helen Keller & Malala

Week of Apr. 16-20

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: verbs & subject-verb agreement
Comprehension: clarifying & monitoring new information
Writing: research
- Spelling: ie, ei - chief, thief, believe, niece, shield, eight, reign, sleigh, vein, weigh
- High Frequency Words: along, might, close, something, seem
Vocabulary Words: luxury (something that you want but is not needed); wise (having good judgment); dependent (relying on someone or something else); vanish (to disappear completely)
 
Science
- Public Service Announcements
- Food Chains
 
Math
- Measurement
 
Social Studies
- Influential Women: Lucille Ball & Amelia Earhart

Week of Apr. 9-13

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: types of sentences
Comprehension: main idea
Writing: research
- Spelling: oo - root, spoon, scoop, noon, bloom, book, stood, crook, hood, took
- High Frequency Words: saw, left, don't, few, while
Vocabulary Words: wade (to walk through something that maks it hard to move); gaze (a long, fixed look); width (how wide something is); vertebrate (an animal with a backbone)
 
Science
- Public Service Announcements
 
Math
- Measurement
 
Social Studies
- Influential Women: Rosie Riveter & Anne Frank

Week of Apr. 2-6

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: review (adjectives, adverbs, prepositions)
Comprehension: story structure
Writing: research
- Spelling: ow, ou - brown, clown, shower, towel, crown, sound, count, couch, loud, mouth
- High Frequency Words: light, thought, head, under, story
Vocabulary Words: dawn (the first light of day); teamwork (the actions of a group to achieve a goal); length (how long something is from end to end); landform (a natural feature on earth's surface)
 
Science
- Birds
- Classifying Animals test
 
Math
- Measurement
 
Social Studies
- Landforms

Week of Mar. 26-30

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: transition words
Comprehension: plot/theme
Writing: research
- Spelling: oi, oy: coin, soil, spoil, joint, choice, destroy, royal, enjoy, loyal, annoy
- High Frequency Words: never, start, city, earth, eye
Vocabulary Words: boast (to brag about an accomplishment); excess (having more than needed); continent (a large mass of land); research (to look up information about something)
 
Science
- Reptiles & Amphibians
 
Math
- Telling Time
 
Social Studies
- Continents & Oceans

Week of Mar. 19-23

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: ending punctuation
Comprehension: cause & effect, visualize
Writing: research
- Spelling: au, aw: launch, haul, cause, pause, fault, draw, awful, saw, yawn, clas
- High Frequency Words: last, school, father, keep, tree
Vocabulary Words: wonder (excited by something new & different); rumor (something said passed around); rural (the countryside with farms); suburban (a neighborhood outside of a big city)
 
Science
- Animal adaptations
 
Math
- Telling Time
 
Social Studies
- Geography: urban, suburban, & rural communities

Week of Mar. 5-9

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: review
Comprehension: finding important ideas
Writing: procedural writing
- Spelling: Contractions: don't, can't, didn't, wasn't, I'm, we'll, it's, you're, I've, you've
- High Frequency Words: between, own, below, country, plant
Vocabulary Words: exaggerate (to stretch the truth); career (a job that you go to school for); procedural (step by step instructions); bar graph (representing data using bars)
 
Science
- Plant life cycle
- Plant test
 
Math
- Data & Graphing
- Data test
 
Social Studies
- Black History Month: Thurgood Marshall & Ruby Bridges

Week of Feb. 26-Mar. 2

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: letters
Comprehension: plot
Writing: procedural writing
- Spelling: Hard/soft g - gobble, good, dragon, goal, foggy, giant, cage, danger, orange, gym
- High Frequency Words: high, every, near, add, food
Vocabulary Words: gentle (to be careful with your actions); encourage (to inspire with confidence); data (information that is collected about people, events, or objects); pictograph (representing data using a picture or symbol)
 
Science
- Basic needs of animals
- Parts of a plant & its function
 
Math
- Data & Graphing
 
Social Studies
- Black History Month: George Washington Carver & Madam CJ Walker

Week of Feb. 19-23

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: letters
Comprehension: theme
Writing: informational writing
- Spelling: Hard/soft c - carrot, candle, cold, cast, camel, price, celery, cent, pencil, juice
- High Frequency Words: still, learn, should, America, world
Vocabulary Words: journey (the act of traveling from one place to another); furious (showing extreme anger); theme (the main subject in a piece of writing); basic needs (what an organism needs for survival)
 
Science
- Observing the Sky: Phases of the Moon
- Basic needs of animals
 
Math
- Addition & Subtraction with Regrouping
 
Social Studies
- Black History Month: Sojourner Truth & Jackie Robinson

Week of Feb. 12-16

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: contractions
Comprehension: questioning
Writing: informational writing
- Spelling: Long u - glue, blue, argue, value, issue, crew, grew, stew, flew, few
- High Frequency Words: letter, mother, answer, found, study
Vocabulary Words: flee (to run away quickly); steady (securely in position); full moon (when seen from Earth, the moon is fully lit); new moon (when seen from Earth, none of the moon appears to be lit)
 
Science
- Observing the Sky: Phases of the Moon
 
Math
- Addition & Subtraction with Regrouping
 
Social Studies
- Black History Month: Wilma Rudolph & Jesse Owens

Week of Feb. 5-9

Here's what we are learning about this week:
 
Language Arts
- Grammar: contractions
Comprehension: sequencing
Writing: writing about a topic of interest
- Spelling: Long O - soap, coach, float, goat, own, flow, throw, know, most, both
- High Frequency Words: away, animal, house, point, page
Vocabulary Words: float (sinking to the bottom of a liquid); visible (easily seen); precipitation (liquid rain falling to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or hail); evaporation (the sun turns liquid water into water vapor)
 
Science
- Water Cycle
- Observing the Sky
 
Math
- Addition with Regrouping
 
Social Studies
- Presidents