Welcome to

Mrs. Furtado's Class

Grade 2


What's New in Math and Science?? 


Dear Families,

    It has been a busy  month here in grade 2!! I am so proud of all the learning and hard work taking place in our classroom community. Students have been working diligently on becoming more efficient mathematicians.  They have been using various strategies like getting to a landmark number and keeping their tens together!  I will be hosting a  parent seminar on Feb. 11th that will help parents better understand this model and how to support your child at home.  I hope to see many of you there!!

Yours in education,

Mrs. Furtado   



In math, we are continuing our work in with 2D and 3D shapes.  Our young mathematicians' gears have been turning and learning as we have been learning about the different types of polygons and attributes used to describe them in geometry.  Also during this unit we have worked in small groups to categorize various polygons and non-polygons based on their attributes, participated in a gallery walk, giving fellow mathematicians feedback.  Check out some of their work below!


Gallery Walk


What does the shape say?



We are continuing our learning with matter.  Students have been exploring solids and liquids.  They will be performing a Webquest on 3 states of matter.  Then we will be moving onto our next unitof study, Seeds for Science: Designing Mixtures! 

Do you have free time and are looking for something to do?

Well we'd love to have your help in 2 Blue!!

I am looking for family volunteers, this could be you

So come on in for an hour or two!!

I need some help on all different days,

If it interests you to help in one of these ways:


  • Laminating
  • Photocopying
  • Cutting math materials
  • Organizing Science Kits

Please contact me in the schoolyard, at dismissal, via e-mail or at 675-8206.

**You must have a current CORI check on file, please note they are only good for 1 year.




General Classroom




Our Class Schedule:
8:30 Breakfast/Morning Meeting
8:45 Math 2 Blue
10:00 Science 2 Blue
10:43 Special
11:34 Recess
12:22 Lunch
12:22 Intervention aa
12:52 Math 2 Yellow
2:05 Science 2 Yellow
2:52 Dismissal



Tuesday & Thursday* ~ Physical Education

Wednesday & Friday** ~ Art

*Please be sure your child has proper footwear on these days

**Will change to Music 



Math packets are given to students on Mondays and collected on Fridays. Attached to each packet is a weekly agenda for the assignment students are responsible for each night. The purpose of homework is to reinforce skills and concepts your child has learned in class that day.


Scholastic Book Clubs:

Each month I send home a scholastic book club order. I stamp the due date on the order form. If you choose to purchase books for your child through scholastic be sure to write their name on the order form and place the order in an envelope (also with their name on it) and a check payable to Scholastic. You can also order online at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs Our class activation code is GN43D

**If you would like to surprise your child with an order please send the order in as a "note" for me.  Also, if you placed it online but would like it to be a surprise just send me a note indicating that.



















Lisa Furtado

Grade 2 Teacher

Math and Science

Room 106


"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn"

~Benjamin Franklin



Contact Information:

If you have any questions or concerns and need to contact me just click the link below.
I check my e-mail daily and will get back to you as soon as possible.




Upcoming Events:


Parent Seminars:

Using the Open Number Line

as a Model to Add &

Subtract in Grade 2

Date: TBA




Due Dates:

Book Orders

Next Scholastic order will be sent home in March






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