Next week in the Wonders program, we will lean about ways we can study nature. This is a perfect tie to our exploration of erosion. The students will study erosion over the next month, gaining a deeper understanding of how erosion changes landscapes, and experimenting with ideas on how to stop erosion. Throughout our reading next week, we will focus on the strategy of visualizing. This is an important tool reader’s use to story key details from the text. We will continue to practice bossy r spellings next week, with a new set of spelling words.
In Math we will continue our work with place value and adding. Students are becoming more comfortable adding larger numbers, and we are working to clear up what it means to carry (or exchange ones when the value is more than ten). This is a big concept in second grade! As well, we will explore problems where there are more than two addends (7+12+3) and work on strategies to add them effectively.
We have begun narrative fiction writing and the students are hard at work creating characters for their stories. Next week we will develop a problem for our characters to solve and map out our story.
Just a reminder: if we do get snow tomorrow, please send your child in with snow gear!