Welcome to Mrs. Kirkham's Second Grade Classroom


December Learning Objectives


Reading Objectives:

I can build, blend, and write words with weekly sounds = kn & gn /n/ and wr /r/

I can ask and answer questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. 

I can use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

I can describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

I can use appropriate grammar when writing and speaking.

Math Objectives:

I can subtract without regrouping to get the difference.

I can subtract with regrouping to get the difference.

I can regroup ones to make a ten.

I can add 2 3-digit numbers to get the sum.

I can use different strategies to add and subtract.

I can solve one and two step story word problems.


I can write an opinion piece of writing with an introduction, state opinions and give reasons why, and provide a concluding statement.    

I can use capital letters and correct ending punctuation when I write.

I can write with neat handwriting.

Social Studies:

I can model good character in room 206.

I can practice being a good listener and learning the classroom rules and procedures in room 206.

I can make appropriate choices that help me and my classmates learn.


Read Well Reading Groups

Subtracting 2 3-digit numbers


strategies for subtraction




In order for your child to experience great academic success, I need your help and support at home. Please…..

  1. Check your child’s backpack for the Daily Homework Folder- it is blue and made of plastic. Inside the folder will be homework and important papers.

  2. Homework is Monday thru Thursday each week.

  3. I highly encourage your child read 10 or more minutes out loud. Have them sit near you so that you so that you can monitor progress.

  4. Have your child complete all homework every day. Have them sit near you so that you can monitor progress.

  5. Initial each night.

If you speak English and can help with homework or read with your child, great. If you do not know or speak English you can still help by following the above steps. Your child will not get homework on anything that we have not already learned about or practiced in the classroom.

Spelling Words: kn and gn /n/ ; wr /r/

1.   knock

2.   knew

3.   knight

4.   wrong

5.   write

6.   sign

7.   gnat

8.   wrist

9.   unknown

10. writer

11. scooter

12. cartoon

13. dark

14. front

15. past

Reading Comprehension


Using Place Value