This week in the Wonders program students will study the question, How do people get along? We will read stories that highlight the way people can solve problems when they don’t agree. We will also continue to practice summarizing stores as we read, and will practice the oi/oy spellings.
In Math this week, students are learning about collecting and analyzing data. We will measure standing jumps and arm spans before plotting the data as a bar graph and a line plot. Students will answer questions about the data, and create a question that could be answered using the data. Interpreting data is an important skill in grade two, and can be tricky for kiddos at times.
We are wrapping up our realistic fiction stories next week, as we write our final draft. The students have loved the opportunity to create a character, imagine a problem, and find a resolution in their story. The ideas are quite creative, and I can’t wait to put them up on display! We will begin our unit on informational writing next week and I will model how students can collect and organize facts when writing. As well, we will continue to learn more cursive letters.
Have you heard about the islands we are creating? As a cumulative project around our landform learning, students are creating an island that showcases at least three additional landforms. They have planned out the name of the island, special features, and even if it is inhabited by people. The students will build their islands out of salt dough that we make in the classroom. We will tie in additional writing to the project before presenting them to our fifth grade buddies!
Please be aware that there is a change in the school schedule beginning May 1st. School will be extended by 30 minutes (15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon). Look for an update from Mrs. Underwood in the near future.
As well, you should have received an email to schedule a parent/teacher conference. I am happy to meet with all who would like to set up a time. If you don’t see a time that matches your schedule, please let me know and we can try to make a different plan.