This week in the Wonders reading program, we will study the question, “How are kids around the world different?” As we read, we will continue to work on creating a movie in our mind. As well, we will identify the plot and sequence of important events. We will continue the spelling focus of bossy r this week with a new list.
In Math, the week will be all about using data to solve problems. Students will use charts, graphs, and number stories to apply our addition and subtraction number stories. Sometimes we will know the two parts we are adding and subtracting, while other times we will only know one part and the answer. In these cases, we are working to find the “change” (how much we are adding or subtracting) in the problem.
I was impressed by the student’s final opinion pieces. They had so much voice in their writing! The growth in their ability to use capitals and periods has greatly improved. As well, they are becoming more confident expressing their voice in writing, which is a big transition in second grade. We will move on this week to writing fictional narratives, in which students create a character to write about.