This week in 2nd Grade...
I will not be at school this week. I get the amazing opportunity to join a team to work, build and help a community in Mexico. Your kids are in great hands. Sarah Kevwitch will be subbing all week. She is brilliant and has been with this class many times before. I just met with her on Friday and she is all set. There are rumors that she will be handing out tickets...the students are excited about that! Our classroom will run as usual. Here's what you can expect...
Just a reminder: There is no school on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Homework: Wow! The students did a great job earning over 300 stars this past week! Their reading practice at home is really showing in class! Keep it up! The STAR Homework is pretty much the same as last week. I included a math worksheet so you can get an idea of what we are working on in class. Also, there will be spelling even though there is one less night to study...so start early in the week. And, writing those spelling words in complete sentences (or a story) counts for both writing and spelling!
Math: Mrs. K will introduce the class to triple digit subtraction (which is much like the familiar double digit subtraction).
Reading/Writing: We will be focusing on finding evidence, indentifying the problem and solution and other elements of a story. This week they will be reading a few stories about St. Patrick's Day as well as some writing.
Spelling Test will be on Thursday. They will be given a few in-class opportunities to practice their words on Spelling City.
FYI: The students have made huge leaps in their reading! We are starting to be pretty picky about their writing, grammar and spelling. Our goal is to prepare them for 3rd grade in the 3rd trimester...they are doing so well! Thank you for all you are doing at home to help them grow in their academics! If you aren't already, ask your child what they are reading? Who are the characters? What is the setting? What do they think is going to happen next?