We read Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night. In the story Henry and his family go camping with Henry's dog Mudge. The Henry and Mudge series of books are great chapter books for second and third grade readers.
As second graders, students need to figure out the meaning of compound words. We do this by thinking about the meaning of the individual words and what the word means when the words are combined. For example home + work is homework, which means work that you do at home. We played a fun compound word game on the SmartBoard. Students were engaged and learning about compound words while having fun.
Students should be working on their simple machine project for homework. Please see the Simple Machine Project page. You can also visit my Pinterest Board http://www.pinterest.com/rendeez/simple-machine-projects/ to see some sample projects. Please contact me if you need assistance.