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Tuesday, February 11th, 2019


It is great to be on our regular schedule again this week. We are back to work in all areas of the curriculum!  


We are introducing and practicing addition of two-digit by two-digit numbers using the algorithm. Word problems will also focus on the algorithm. During our reading of word problems, we look for the language that helps us understand whether to add or subtract.


Each student has a book bag, with a variety of books, for daily reading practice at or around their reading level.  Today, we finished up the books in our first bag.  Students are continuing to read their guided reading books for our fiction group discussions. We are also reading from our Social Studies book and then participating in class discussions.


As writers, students will be working on an opinion piece. We are practicing giving examples that support an opinion. This means we will need to look at some research to help support our work. Finally, students are writing four-square notes from their Social Studies books.   

Social Studies

For the next two weeks, we are studying Who provides services in a community? 

I just wanted to mention that I have pictures from our buying and selling simulation and will be working on sharing them on Bloomz.  

This week, we are short on news as we are continuing with our curriculum work and projects.
I wish you a great week!  If there are questions, feel free to email.




Ms. Cleary and Second Grade Students

ES Specialist Calendar 2018-19 February

At this point, the teacher does not need additional supplies!

Dear Second Grade Families,

My name is Ms. Cleary and I am excited to welcome you to our second grade classroom. Here at Busan Foreign School, we have been busily preparing for our work together this year. There are new books and stories to read and explore. We will continue to build our writing skills as we create stories, write about what we are reading and even write about our work in mathematics. In mathematics throughout the year, we will learn about multiplication, division, fractions and geometry. These are just a few things that we will be learning about and exploring in second grade!

I am looking forward to meeting you! Until then, here are a few things about myself. My hometown is in Seattle, Washington which is located in the Northwest corner of the United States. I have been an elementary school teacher for over thirty years, teaching first through fifth grades. Besides being a teacher, I am also interested in outdoor activities such as running, hiking and skiing.

Besides the work we do with academics, we will spend time getting to know one another and building a supportive classroom culture. Our room will be a place where we work together to build a community which supports each member and provides opportunities for all to grow as learners.

The beginning of the new school year is a wonderful time. I am very excited to meet you and begin our work together. If you have questions, you may email me at


Ms. Cleary

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