Math - Hundreds Place
The students have been doing an excellent job of adding 3 digit numbers. This week we will begin subtracting 3 digit numbers. They have the addition and subtraction skills to do the homework this week, but maybe not the planning and organizational skills to set up the problems. This may be a family homework activity!
Science Lab Fridays
I hope by now you have been hearing about the fun labs we are doing each Friday. The students are getting some hands on experience with physics and matter. In second grade this week we will be learning more about different types of matter. The big takeaways for the students should include; stuff is made of other stuff, matter can take different forms, matter is constantly rearranging to make new substances.
The students are also doing various physics experiments. In third grade students will learn more about how everything works. Our big second grade goal is to start to understand forces and inertia. Though they may not be able to articulate their understanding, they should internalize the principles.
Homework this week is just one math page and spelling. The math page might be tough. The students have all of the computation skills they will need, but not the setup and planning skills for some problems. This might be a family assignment.
We have two upcoming field trips. On April 22 (Earth Day) we are going to Chico to watch the new Disney Nature Movie - Monkey Kingdom.
I am also working to schedule a field trip to go on a Geology Hike in Upper Bidwell Park through Chico Creek Nature Center. I will let you know as soon as this is scheduled.
Thanks to everyone who came out to PLP's and the Auction last week. This is what makes our school so special. There are lots of people investing in your children and that is awesome.
I am going to Shady Creek with the Sixth Graders as the Principal Monday through Wednesday. Mrs. Wright will be doing her famous volcano unit for geology. We are starting to work with adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers now in math. The students should do great! If you have any questions please contact Jessica. I will be back Thursday.
Homework this week is a packet due Friday. It contains spelling and math homework. 20 minutes of Moby Max can be substituted for any math homework page. Just write Moby Max on the top and sign it and your child will get credit.
In addition to Geology we are doing a science lab series each Friday with 3rd grade. Ask your child about it. They are doing 3 different science labs each Friday. It has been great so far (2 weeks).
We had so much fun during Read Across America Week with our reading teams competition that the students wanted to do it again. This is week two of a two week competition. Any quizzes taken before recess Friday will count in this competition. The prize is one item from the current Book Order which is going home today.