January 23, 2017
Writing: Included in the HW packet is an opinion writing prompt. There is a graphic organizer and a "final copy" page. Each piece counts for a star on the Homework Menu.
Reading: This week I included 2 reading passages that can be used for the reading option to mix things up a bit. I like these because they ask the student to re-read, hi-light and answer comprehension questions. Of course, you can always read any book for 20 minutes.
Math: The students are doing great at ST Math in the class. I just wanted to remind you that this is an excellent option for math homework. I have opened up new levels so if they weren't able to play before, they might be able to now. ST Math can be done on a computer or a tablet with the ST Math App.
This week in 2nd Grade...
Math: We are continuing to work on double-digit subtraction with regrouping. We are blowing up ten sticks! See if your student can explain what that means.
Writing/Social Studies: We will be starting to research our famous people in class. Each student has a "Scribble Note" packet that they will take notes in. Eventually we will be taking those notes and developing informational paragraphs for our final "Scrapbook" project. All the research will be done in class. Check in with your student and ask them if they have learned any interesting facts abou their famous person.
Science: Last Friday we spent half of our day tackling a science challege: Make a boat with the given materials that will float and support the load of 10 marbles. It was so interesting to watch them work together to design, create and test. We will have another challenge this Friday.
Mark your Calendars...
February 9, 2017: Dinosaur show at Laxon. Thank you for turning in your permission slips and money. If you haven't please have permission slips and/or money turned in this week. We are still are looking for drivers. We will be leaving the school at 9:15 and will return around 2:00.
February 21, 2017: History night: 2nd Grade Biographies and video will be on display!
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