Thank you for coming to Back to School Night on Thursday. And for some of you who couldn't make it, thank you for connecting with me. I am thankful to have parent help in the class this year. If you signed up to help, I would love to have you start this week, if it works for you. And, did you know that we have a parent who is a biologist, engineer and and even an archaeologist?!?! Thank you for offering your help. I am so excited to partner with ALL of you this year through your kids and in the classroom.
This Week In 2nd Grade
Math- Our math curriculum is starting us out with basic review. We have reviewed the following concepts: communative property (4+5=5+4), double facts (5+5) and near doubles (5+6). This week we will review more addition strategies using ten frames, hundreds charts, number lines and using addition to help us solve a subtraction problem.
Science- We will have another science challenge on Friday. It has been fun to start the year off with these challenges that get the students thinking outside of the box and understanding that there is more then one way to solve a problem. We have have a class of brilliant minds!
Reading- We are up and running with Read Live. It will take some time for the students to get used to the program. I'm so excited to get them working on their fluency goals!
The kids earned 163 STARS this week! Woo-hoo! Their goal was 100, so they are feeling pretty good about their hard work! We will up the goal this week since the STAR Homework menu will include math. If you are ever unsure of what to do, please don't hesitate to ask! I'd love to help! And remember, the STAR tracking form will be in the student's Monday folder and can be filled out and returned (in the Monday folder) on Friday.
Reading- Try to make this a part of your homework routine...even if it's the only thing you do!
Math- In second grade, students shift from "pounding it out" to recalling a math fact from memory. Find an idea online, use a game you have a home or make one up! Playing cards, dice, and flashcards are all good tools to have on hand! Find what your child enjoys and go with it!
Upcoming Dates and Events
9/4 - No School (Labor Day)
9/16 - ACS Fun Run
9/21-22 - Picture Day
9/29 - No School (Staff Development Day)
Coming Soon to 2nd Grade - Grandparent Unit and Properties of Matter