We are full steam ahead with learning as we move into land form research and projects.
This week in our reading program, Wonders, we will explore the question- Why are rules important? While reading, we will practice the odd spellings of short e, like the ea in bread. We will revisit the skill of cause and effect as we read.
The students did an impressive job on their Unit 6 Assessment! I am so proud of how hard they worked to master these new concepts. We have now begun our new unit of learning on measurement. Students will explore both US customary measurement, as well as metric measurement. Any additional practice in measuring at home would be wonderful. We will use rulers, tape measures, yard sticks, and meter sticks in the classroom.
Additionally, 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 will turn our writing focus to research in the coming weeks. Students will learn more about informational writing beyond a simple "how-to" story. They will work to present an opening, supply relevant details, and write a closing sentence. This work will accompany our land form islands we will create in the classroom.
April 13th – Report Cards go home
April 18th – School Board Meeting 6:30
April 20th- School spirit day, crazy outfit/hair
April 23-27 – Spring Recess, no school