•  WELCOME TO Ms. Holland's Class Web Page: Updated  August 4, 2016
     
                                                                                                         Welcome Back to School!!! 
          I can't wait to meet you at our Back to School Open House this Friday, August 5th, 2016.  This is going to be a fun and exciting year here in 2nd grade at VES!   My Portaportal site is also loaded with great sites for all subject areas for our class!  Feel free to email me with any questions.
    We will see everyone back here for The Back To School Open House Friday, August 5th, 2016 from 5:30-7pm 
     
     
    First Day of School is Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 
     
    Our First field trip will be on Thursday, September 29th to The Frontier Culture Museum.  This trip allows the students to experience first hand real Pioneer Life!  The cost is $5 per student and $7 for parents.  We can take 4 parents per class so please let me know if you would like to help chaperone this trip.  We would love it!
     
     
                                                                                                         Verona Elementary School  
                                                                                          2nd Grade 
     
                                                  Mrs. Shomo's Class    
     
     Ms. Holland's Class
    Norah
    Brayden
    Orion
    Jacob
    Cade
    Jadin
    Leah
    Lyla
    Charlie
    Justina
    Kayleigh
    Ormanda
    Cooper
    Hudson
    Khloe
    Kendra
    Lily
    Madelyn
    Tye
    Karly 
     
     
     
     
    Daily Schedule
    8:30-9:30 Math
    9:45-10:45 S.S./Science
    10:45-11:15 Writing/L.A.
    11:15-12:00 Specials
    12:00-12:15 Read ALouds/Prepare for Lunch
    12:15-1:15 Lunch/Recess
    1:20-2:50 Reading/Word Study/L.A. 
     
    Specials Rotations
    Day 1 Library
    Day 2 Music
    Day 3 Art
    Day 4 P.E.
    Day 5 Guidance
    Day 6 Music
    Day 7 Art 
     
     
     We are having fun learning about Famous Americans!  (SOL 2.11) A study guide has been sent home for your child to hang up on the frig and review.  Please print this out if your child has lost theirs.  
     
     

                 Famous Americans and Their Contributions       (SOL 2.11)

     

     

    george washington 2George Washington

    ·         1st president of the United States.

    ·         Led the fight for freedom from England and helped to establish a new country

     

     

    lincoln 2

    Abraham Lincoln

    ·         President of the United States who helped free African American slaves

     

     

     

    martin 2Martin Luther King Jr.

    ·         He was an African American minister who worked so that all people would be treated fairly (equal rights for all people). 

    ·         He led peaceful marches and gave speeches. 

    ·         He helped bring about changes in laws through peaceful means. (He fought with his words and not his fists)

    keller

    Helen Keller

    ·         She did not let her blindness and deafness keep her from achieving success and happiness

    ·         She overcame disabilities and worked to help others who were blind and deaf.

     

    Jackie Robinson

    ·         jackie robinsonHe was the first African American player in the major leagues of baseball. 

    ·         His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans.

     

    Susan B. Anthony

    ·         She led the struggle to give women equal rights, including the right to vote. 

     

     

     

    These individuals in the past have worked successfully to improve the lives of other Americans in the United States.             Famous Americans and Their Contributions       (SOL 2.11)

     

     

    george washington 2George Washington

    ·         1st president of the United States.

    ·         Led the fight for freedom from England and helped to establish a new country

     

     

    lincoln 2

    Abraham Lincoln

    ·         President of the United States who helped free African American slaves

     

     

     

    martin 2Martin Luther King Jr.

    ·         He was an African American minister who worked so that all people would be treated fairly (equal rights for all people). 

    ·         He led peaceful marches and gave speeches. 

    ·         He helped bring about changes in laws through peaceful means. (He fought with his words and not his fists)

    keller

    Helen Keller

    ·         She did not let her blindness and deafness keep her from achieving success and happiness

    ·         She overcame disabilities and worked to help others who were blind and deaf.

     

    Jackie Robinson

    ·         jackie robinsonHe was the first African American player in the major leagues of baseball. 

    ·         His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans.

     

    Susan B. Anthony

    ·         She led the struggle to give women equal rights, including the right to vote. 

     

     

     

    These individuals in the past have worked successfully to improve the lives of other Americans in the United States. 

    We are also enjoying Learning about China & Egypt!!
     http://web.henry.k12.va.us/Page/7714
    This is a great website for all 2nd gd SS study guides. 
     

          

     
     
     
     Please feel free to use this web site to stay informed and updated on the latest news here at VES and in our classroom!  Feel free to email me or call me at any time here at VES. 
     
     
    holland.cm@augusta.k12.va.us
     
     
      Many of these games are on IXL math as well as my Portaportal site which are found on the Verona Elem. web page under student resources. 
     
        Please remember there are many SOL review sites on my Portaportal Site. You can  go to our school web page and click on the VA SOL Test Prep Sites.  These are also on my portaportal.
    guest login is cshomo
     
     
     

    Below are several sites that will be helpful to your child as well as SOL's listing the required skills for our units.

     




     http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/practice_items/index.shtml  This is a great site for your child to practice some of the latest SOL tests that have been released. 

     
    We've had a great time learning about the  4 Explorers and reviewing the continents and oceans.  Please review this with your child.  There are several games on my Portaportal to play as a review.
     
     
     

      Explorer's Unit in S.S./ Indian Review

     
     Check out this GREAT Explorers Review song the kids LOVE!!!! 
     
     

    3.3          The student will study the exploration of the Americas by

    a)   describing the accomplishments of Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de León, Jacques Cartier, and Christopher Newport;

    b)   identifying the reasons for exploring, the information gained, the results of the travels, and the impact of the travels on American Indians.

     

    2.2          The student will compare the lives and contributions of three American Indian cultures of the past and present, with emphasis on the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest.

     
         
     

    Geography

    3.4          The student will develop map skills by

    a)   locating Greece, Rome, and West Africa;

    b)   describing the physical and human characteristics of Greece, Rome, and West Africa;

    c)   explaining how the people of Greece, Rome, and West Africa adapted to and/or changed their environment to meet their needs.

    3.5          The student will develop map skills by

    a)   positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map;

    b)   using the equator and prime meridian to identify the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres;

    c)   locating the countries of Spain, England, and France;

    d)   locating the regions in the Americas explored by Christopher Columbus (San Salvador in the Bahamas), Juan Ponce de León (near St. Augustine, Florida), Jacques Cartier (near Quebec, Canada), and Christopher Newport (Jamestown, Virginia);

    e)   locating specific places, using a simple letter-number grid system.

    3.6          The student will read and construct maps, tables, graphs, and/or charts.

     
     

    Geography

    2.4          The student will develop map skills by

    a)   locating the United States, China, and Egypt on world maps;

    b)   understanding the relationship between the environment and the culture of ancient China and Egypt;

    c)   locating the regions of the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo Indians on United States maps;

    d)   understanding the relationship between the environment and the culture of the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo Indians.

    2.5          The student will develop map skills by

    a)   locating the equator, the seven continents, and the five oceans on maps and globes;

    b)   locating selected rivers (James River, Mississippi River, Rio Grande, Huang He, and Nile River), mountain ranges (Appalachian Mountains and Rocky Mountains), and lakes (Great Lakes) in the United States and other countries.

    2.6          The student will demonstrate map skills by constructing simple maps, using title, map legend, and compass rose.
     

    Geography

    1.4          The student will develop map skills by

    a)   recognizing basic map symbols, including references to land, water, cities, and roads;

    b)   using cardinal directions on maps;

    c)   identifying the shapes of the United States and Virginia on maps and globes;

    d)   locating Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, and Richmond, the capital of Virginia, on a United States map.

    1.5          The student will construct a simple map of a familiar area, using basic map symbols in the map legend.

    1.6          The student will describe how the location of his/her community, climate, and physical surroundings affect the way people live, including their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation.

     

    Geography

    K.3         The student will describe the relative location of people, places, and things by using positional words, with emphasis on near/far, above/below, left/right, and behind/in front.

    K.4         The student will use simple maps and globes to

    a)   develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth;

    b)   describe places referenced in stories and real-life situations;

    c)   locate land and water features.

    K.5         The student will develop an awareness that maps and globes

    a)   show a view from above;

    b)   show things in smaller size;

    c)   show the position of objects.

     
     
     
     
         In Math we are consistently increasing the rigor and problem solving in our daily math lessons. Du  In word problems, your child will need to use clue words to determine the steps involved to solve the equation as well as rounding their answer if the problem asks for "What is the estimate, or uses the word...About how much..."  Please see the 2nd grade curriculum on our Augusta County web site for specific SOL'srequirements.
     
     
    http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=54310

    Check out this GREAT Multiplication rap to learn the multiplication tables!!! 
     
    Please see the Virginia Dept. of Education update below on the rigor expected on this year's math SOL test.
     

     

     
     
         In Reading we are working on startegies to increase fluency and comprehension.  We will be using test taking strategies througout the year to help increase accuracy.  We are excited about allowing the students to read more self selected material to increase reading skills.
     

    3.5       The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fiction.

    a)      Set a purpose for reading.

    b)      Makeconnections between previous experiences and reading selections.

    c)      Make,confirm, or revise predictions.

    d)      Compareand contrast settings, characters, and events.

    e)      Identifythe author’s purpose.

    f)       Ask and answer questions.

    g)      Draw conclusions about character andplot.

    h)      Organizeinformation and events logically.

    i)       Summarize major points found in fiction materials.

    j)       Understand basic plots of fairy tales, myths,folktales, legends, and fables.

     

    3.6       Thestudent will continue to read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction.

    a)      Identifythe author’s purpose.

    b)      Makeconnections between previous experiences and reading selections.

    c)      Askand answer questions about what is read.

    d)      Drawconclusions.

    e)      Organizeinformation and events logically.

    f)       Summarizemajor points found in nonfiction materials.

    g)      Identifythe characteristics of biographies and autobiographies.

    h)      Compareand contrast the lives of two persons as described in biographies and/orautobiographies.

     
        Please remember there are many SOL review sites on my Portaportal Site. You can  go to our school web page and click on the VA SOL Test Prep Sites.  These are also on my portaportal.
    guest login is cshomo
     
         I challenge you to assist us in maintaining the expectations as established by the Virginia Departmant of Eduation and No Child Left Behind. The need for our youngsters to be prepared for their future is our mission.
        
         Success builds self worth, which builds success.  The payoff will be a bright and promising future for our young people.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
         Thank you for your continued support in the education of your child!
     
         Carolyn Holland
    Holland.cm@augusta.k12.va.us