Queens Explorers Magnet School For Global Conservation and Service Learning
90-07 101st Ave
Ozone Park, Ny 11416
Telephone    718-558-7088
Fax Number 718-558-7091

 Class 201 

Teacher: Ms. Maffeo


 Class 202 

 Class 203 

Teacher: Ms. Pipitone


Teacher: Ms. Bisgop



 Ms. ArcuriChamblis


Teacher: Ms. Zambrana


Second Grade Happenings

ELA: Beginning New Year, second grade will be finishing our travels through Ancient Greece and complete a Performance Task of an opinion writing piece. We will then begin our Immigration unit later on in January. With the new Immigration unit, students will learn the reasons why people immigrated to America and the experiences they had as they went through the immigration process in Ellis Island and Angel Island. We will also go back, review and focus on the Narrative writing skills the students will be using throughout the unit.


Math: For the New Year, we will be continuing our Addition and Subtraction strategies used so far within 200. We will continue using the Arrow Way, AAA, SSS, Vertical way, as well as using opposite operation to check our work. We will also be incorporating word problems to strengthen the students math skills. 


Wilson: During the month of January we will begin working on Unit 6.  In this unit, the students will continue to work with their trick words but will focus on vowel- e words.  


Reading: Our new guided reading groups began in November and we will be continuing to work on nonfiction reading skills throughout the month of January. During this month, as our guided reading groups are working, we will begin testing to see if our independent levels have changed. Remember students should be reading 20-25 minutes each night and their goal is to be reading at level K/L. 

Writing: We will be finishing up our Opinion writing with our Ancient Greece unit. With our next ELA unit, Immigration, we will be revisiting our Narrative writing skills. We will focus on the different components that are seen in narrative writing such as; Dialogue, the use of “I”, Show NOT Tell, Ellipses… etc.

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