This week in our reading program, Wonders, we will explore the question- What can folk tales teach us? While reading, we will again practice the spelling pattern of bossy r. We will keep up our classroom practice with this spelling pattern, although I am quite proud of how well the kiddos are doing with this phonics skill! We will continue to compare and contrast characters and settings this week as we read.
This week in math we will wrap up our fifth unit of mathematics. By now students should be able to use strategies to add numbers within 100. They can use open number lines, base 10 shorthand, part-part-total diagrams, or change diagrams. We will take our unit assessment at the end of this week.
We have studied book reviews this week as we explore persuasive writing. We read aloud the book Jumanji, and looked at how the review included an opinion, reasons and explanations. The students will complete their own Jumanji book review before writing an original persuasive piece.
We have been busy learning about erosion in class. We started by learning that
Wednesday, February 23rd - Character Dress-Up Day
This week in our reading program, Wonders, we will explore the question- How are kids around the world different? While reading, we will continue to practice the spelling pattern of bossy r. We will continue to do quite a bit of practice in class this week with our spelling pattern, as it is a tricky one! We will compare and contrast characters and settings this week as we read.
This week in math we will work on open number lines as we practice change number stories. Students will apply their learning of addition and subtraction techniques while solving number story problems. They will continue to practice adding and subtracting using an open number line, as well as using change diagrams (part/part/total and change to more). I have included a link to information about these diagrams below.
With the snow day this week, we are a bit behind on our persuasive writing. We will continue to work on this writing genre, and get to the activity where we tie an organizational strategy to one of my favorite cookies....oreos! Students will learn to organize their reasoning and provide examples in their writing.
The class list for Valentines will come home in your child's learning wheel folder this week. Please make a Valentines Box for them to bring to school on Wednesday. We will not have a formal party. Instead, I have some fun activities planned!
Wednesday, February 14th- Send in Valentines and Valentine Boxes
This week in our reading program, Wonders, we will explore the question- How does the Earth change? While reading, we will review the spelling pattern of bossy r. We will do quite a bit of practice in class this week with our spelling pattern, as it is a tricky one! We will learn about cause and effect this week as we read.
This week in math we will continue counting money, and review adding 10 and 100 to a number (with a focus on moving this to a mental adding strategy). Again, please continue to count coins with your child at home (especially quarters). Counting and organizing mixed coins is an important second grade skill, and one we continue to work on throughout the year.
We will continue to work on persuasive writing this week, tying an organizational strategy to one of my favorite cookies....oreos! Students will learn to organize their reasoning and provide examples in their writing.
Report Cards came home on Friday. Please keep the report card, but sign and return the envelope. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. As a reminder, I will formally schedule conferences for the Spring (third quarter) but am happy to meet at any time to discuss your child's progress.
As a reminder, please dress children for the cold weather. We will be outside for recess whenever the temperature is above 17 (factoring in wind chill).
Tuesday, February 6th – School Deliberative Session