September 11, 2017
This Week in 2nd Grade
Math- Chapter 1 in our math books is now focusing in on basic subtraction strategies. This week we will work on the following: Thinking addition to solve subtraction, make a ten to subtract and more practice with the past learned strategies. This is a long chapter but it is setting the foundation to tackle the big stuff!
Again, I encourage you to work with your student on being fluent in simple addition math facts. Let me know if you need any ideas or resources!
Science- Last week the students were introduced to the different states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. We also identified different properties that make a material useful for certain jobs. Our challenge was to create a hat with limited materials and to find the best material for the job. This week we will continue to talk about matter and will have another challenge on Friday!
Reading- The students are doing such a great job at READ LIVE. It's so fun to see their wheels spinning as they are exposed to new vocabulary and asked to retell the story. Everyone is working at their own level and is being challenged accordingly.
Social Studies- The students made a timeline of their life last week as we talked about the past, present and future. Our project for this unit is to interview a grandparent and write a report that compares and contrasts life in the past. This week your child's homework assignment is to interview a grandparent. This can be face to face, telephone or face time. If you do not have a grandparent available for this project, please email me. We have some "adoptive grandparents" that would love to help! I will need to know ASAP. Grandparent day will be on Friday, October 6.
Grandparent Interview- This will be the only required homework this week! It is super important that we get all the grandparent interviews turned in this week so we can start writing our reports. Please contact me if you are having a hard time making arrangements.
Reading- Students will also receive a star for every 10 minutes they read.
Please turn in STAR tracking sheet and Grandparent Interview on Friday 9/15.
Upcoming Events & Dates
9/16 - ACS Fun Run
9/21-22 - Picture Day
9/29 - No School (Staff Development Day)
10/6 - Grandparents Day in 2nd Grade
11/1- No School (Staff Development Day)
11/2-3 PLP Conferences (Dismissal at 12:30)
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