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Spencer Pointe
Elementary School
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Mrs. McClain
2nd Grade - Spencer Pointe
jmcclain@nlsd122.org

READING - 

   During the year in reading, students will work on fluency as well as comprehension skills.  Some  comprehension skills we will address are predicting, visualizing, sequencing, setting, author's purpose, character, cause and effect, fact and opinion, theme, reality vs. fantasy, compare and contrast, graphic sources, summarizing, context clues, drawing conclusions,  and plot structure.

PHONICS-SPELLING

   In phonics, the students will learn about short and long vowels, consonants, blends, digraphs, dipthongs, contractions, suffixes, prefixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.

    Our spelling program is through Storytown.  This follows along the Storytown reading series that we use.  The spelling incorporates the phonics skills that the students learn each week.  

LANGUAGE ARTS

   We will be studying a variety of grammar topics during the year.  Some of the skills we will work on are writing complete sentences, subjects and predicates, ending punctuation marks, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and commas.  In addition, we will cover three kinds of writing; narrative, expository, and persuasive.

MATH

    Our math program is called Everyday Math.  Throughout the year, students will be working on whole number operations, patterns and rules, probability, place value, time, money, measurement, geometry, fractions, and problem solving.

SCIENCE

We cover the following topics in Science: 

            *Plants and Animals

            *Properties of Matter

            *Energy

            *Forces and Motion

            *Sound

SOCIAL STUDIES

*    We cover the following topics in Social Studies:

             *Maps and Geography

             * 50 States

             * Landforms
             
             * Pilgrims

             * Natural Resources

    ...And many more fun things!