If you are still wanting to help in the class and couldn't sign up at Back to School Night or if your schedule has changed...please email me! I have some new opportunities available for parent help. Let me know what works best for you and we can figure something out. Also, if you are interested in changing your time slot for something that works better for you, let me know.
This Week in 2nd Grade
Math- We will finish Chapter 2 this week. The students have done a great job with odd and even numbers, arrays and equal groups.
Science- What is the best material for the job? The students should be able to identify different properties of a material and why those properties are important. This led us to discuss inventions and why people invent. Most of the time they are trying to come up with a solution to a problem. Science Friday was a fun activity that allowed the students to think a bit deeper about inventions. Watching their wheels turn was fun to watch!
Reading/Writing- I am so happy with how our new Reading Groups went last week! During our centers students work on their spelling words, silent reading, listening (great for fluency!), "Buddy Reading" (comprehension skills), small group reading, and writing! This week I will be introducing Readers Theater which will focus on reading with expression and fluency. Read Live, iReady and Lexia will pop up in different centers every now and again. I'm loving this new routine and find it more effective for better meeting their individual needs.
Social Studies- We will continue to work on geography as we transition from our study on the past to plants. Interestingly enough, our first plant investigation will tie in perfectly to our geography.
Spelling- Every student passed their spelling test on Friday. I am so proud of these kiddos! Look in the Monday Folders to find your student's new spelling list. Each Monday the students will have a change to work with their spelling words, find spelling patterns and sort them accordingly. I will make sure to have time scheduled in class to practice throughout the week.
WOW! These kids keep meeting their class goal each week. We have bumped the goal to 260 STARS! The homework menu will be the same as last week. (See last week's post for more details)
Up Coming Events
10/21 - Golf Tournament
10/21- Last Day to Order School Pics
10/31- Halloween (classroom snack celebration)
11/1- No School (Staff Development Day)
11/2-3 PLP Conferences (Dismissal at 12:30)
11/10- Veteran's Day (No School)
11/20-24- Thanksgiving Break (No School)
12/20- Classroom Party (Half Day)
12/21-1/5- Christmas Break
1/15- MLK Day (No School)