Announcement for Monday...
Brayden Bess will be our teacher of the day on Monday. He has declared it "Fancy Dress" day (but free dress will work just fine!). We will be having Root Beer Floats at the end of the day to observe the different properties of matter.
We are down to our last few tubs of sanitizing wipes! We do our best to keep our room as clean as possible. We really could use a few more tubs to get us through the rest of the school year. If you think about it, could you send some in?!? Thanks!
This week in 2nd Grade...
We have a lot of new things going on this week...including a new seating arrangement!
Science: We will start our unit on Properties of Matter this week. We will be learning new vocabulary words and identifying objects that are solid, liquid or gas...or both!?!?
Math: This week we will dive into Geometry! We will start with learning about solid figures (3D) and plane shapes.
Reading/Writing: Another new thing in second grade...Reading Groups! We are switching things up during our morning routine with leveled reading groups. The groups will be switching off with reading and comprehension questions/activities.
Wow! These kiddos are racking up the star points each week! The STAR Homework will be the same as last week. There will be spelling, math, writing and reading. They will earn a star for every 10 minutes they read. Also, I'm going to start sending home unfinished math work from class. The math work can count for a math star when it is complete.
This week in 2nd Grade...
I hope you had a great 3 day weekend! I am happy to be back...I really missed your kiddos. Second graders in Mexico love to bottle flip, dab, jump rope and hula hoop. I felt right at home!
This week will be similar to last week. Here is what our class will be working on...
Math: We are finishing up our unit on triple digit addition and subtraction. We will spend a few days practicing and fine tuning our skills. The students will be bringing home any math work they did not finish in class. The math work they do at home can earn them a STAR for homework. Our test will be either Thursday or Friday.
Reading/Writing: The students are starting to read together in groups at their tables. They are doing a great job tracking and following the reader. We are also writing about what we read. In the next week we will be establishing reading groups and will tackle some chapter books together. Until then, we are learning about being good group members.
Science: The students will make claims based on evidence with another science challenge this week!
Spelling: The spelling list is in the HW folder. I've heard a few of the students have been writing spelling sentences...way to go! Your child can always pick up a Tic Tac Toe spelling practice from me if they want.
Writing: A jounal or diary is a perfect way to practice writing. Remind your student to pay attention to correct uppercase letters and punctuation. A letter is another idea for your student to practice spelling.
Math: I included a math subtraction worksheet to give you an idea of what we are working on in class. Feel free to come up with your own math problems for them to solve. This chapter includes both addition and subtraction.
Reading: The crowned jewel of STAR Homework! A star is earned for every 10 minutes of reading done at home. Their hard work is paying off! Mrs. Matz and I are noticing improvements in their fluency and comprehension when we work with them on ReadLive!