This week in the Wonders program we will investigate the question, How do we use energy? Students will continue to study long vowel spellings, specifically ones that use the silent e. As well, we will learn about the author’s purpose for writing a story (persuade, entertain, or inform) and continue to work on pronouns. I know the evenings are busy during the spring, but try to continue to read aloud with your child for 20 minutes each night!
In math this week, we will begin to explore equal shares and the language of fractions. This will continue to lay the foundation for multiplication and division. As we wrap up the school year, this will be the final new topic introduced, and we will review key skills that must be mastered in second grade.
In writing, we are ending the year with a focus on research and poetry. Students are excited to build an online research poster, and are eager each day to work on this project. Each student was able to select an ecosystem to research independently. They will present this work to their classmates in the next few weeks. Additionally, I am introducing students to the several types of poems and we are working to create a poetry book!
Just a reminder that there is no school this Monday, May 29th due to Memorial Day. The Memorial Day assembly will be on Tuesday, May 30th if you are able to attend. As well, community meeting will be next Thursday, June 1st. This is also the day that the field trip permission slip is due. Let me know if you have any questions!