Welcome to Mrs. Kirkham's Second Grade Classroom


October Learning Objectives

Reading Objectives:

I can build, blend, and write words with weekly sounds = r-controlled vowels.

I can describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

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 take apart tens to add.

I can regroup ones to make a ten.

I can add to a two-digit number.

I can add two-digit numbers.

I can rewrite two-digit addition.

I can add three and four two-digit numbers.

I can use different strategies to add and subtract.

I can solve one step story word problem.


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.


D.I.B.E.L.S. Testing 

Reading Diagnostic Testing

Read Well Reading Groups




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: r-controlled vowels - ear

1.   early
2.   earn
3.   earnest
4.   earth
5.   heard
6.   horseback
7.   learn
8.   pearl
9.   pretty
10. rehearse
11. research
12. rocket
13. search
14. someone
15. yearn