As a class we set a goal to get 190 Stars. And the results are in...we earned 234 Stars this week! Way to go, second graders! Since this is a short week, we set our goal at 170 Stars. The homework menu will be the same as last week.
Grandparents Unit is starting this week. This is also known as our Long Ago and Yesterday Unit. The goal is that students can compare and contrast their lives to those who have gone before them. We will compare life for 2nd graders now with the lives of their parents and grandparents. This will also be first time that students start to struggle with the idea of getting historical events on a timeline. Grandparents day will be on Friday, October 7th. The students will be making invites. Just a heads up so you can get it on your parents calendars.
To prepare us for writing our grandparent report we will practice compare and contrast paragraphs. We will work to write different types of topic sentences and conclusion sentences.
I'm looking forward to having helpers start in class this week. Here's what you need to know. If you are helping the Red or Blue side, stay there. Move around and help students who have hands raised. Many times students will need help but not know it. Check papers as you walk around and make sure that students are on the right track. Try not to spend more than 1-2 minutes per student. Get them on the right track and then move away and let them work on it. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask me (right when the questions arise).
Group Management You are in charge of your group. Maintain the volume level of your group. If it's a quiet activity, keep it quiet. If students need bathroom breaks or drinks or whatever, it's up to you.