It was nice to finally have a full week with no changes in our routine. The kids really worked hard this week getting back into the groove. In reading and writing we are working on a final celebration of our work during our nonfiction units by researching an animal, taking notes, and creating a short paragraph to teach others about it. Next week we will be publishing them using Chatterpix on the iPads. In math, we focused on counting coins this week and using a number line to find a mystery number. For example, my number is more than 20, less than 40, 4 away from 35, and greater than 37. It's a fun and quick game you can play at home just change up the clues. Your child draws a number line to solve the mystery. It's 39!
Have a great weekend!
It was another short week filled with learning. In reading we have been discussing the "lingo" or expert words that go with our nonfiction books. We learned that readers need to understand and use the lingo that goes with their topic. We can use the entire page to help unlock the meaning of key words like predator, territory, or habitat by reading the headings, captions, and text boxes. In writing, we learned how to write introductions and conclusions for our information books. Their books are filled with some great information! Math this week focused on skip counting by 5's, 10's, and 100's. We then applied skip counting to counting sets of nickels and dimes. The highlight of the week though was learning about Veterans Day and honoring our veterans at the KES Veterans Day Assembly. Thank you to all who serve and have served in our armed forces!
We have been learning map skills like how to use a compass rose, follow directions, and reading a legend. This week we combined our map skills with our previous learning about rural, suburban, and urban communities to create maps of made up towns and cities. The kids really enjoyed using their map skills in a creative way!
What a beautiful end to a great week. Friday was such a beautiful day and we enjoyed playing outside after two days without recess. We also continued to really enjoy our nonfiction work in both reading and writing. In reading we learned how to preview our book and to look for places where our book surprises us because this is where we our brains are growing with new learning the most! Ask your child what parts we look at to get ready to read nonfiction. In writing, we are working on teaching even more in our books. We've learned how to use twin sentences, comparisons, and color, texture, and size words.
In math, we learned different ways to represent 3-digit numbers. We know how to write numbers in standard form, expanded form, place value model form, and word form. We had a lot of fun practicing identifying all the forms playing write the room!
science this week was was totally awesome! The kids got to design and build their models to help prevent houses from being damaged in a landslide. The kids had so much fun working together and testing their models. Make sure you check out their faces in the pictures!
Have a great weekend! 😊
We reached 36 days of second grade today. Wow!! This week we wrapped up our narrative writing unit by fancying up one star piece and sharing it with a small group of classmates. Then our classmates gave us a "glow" or compliment about our piece.
We also had a Book Cafe in our class to celebrate all the great books we fell in love with during our first reading unit. Kids picked their favorite book, wrote a short summary about it, and then "dished" it up at our restaurant for other students to take a "taste". The kids had a lot of fun.
In both reading and writing we then dived into the exciting world of nonfiction where we are reading to become experts and writing to teach others.
In math we started our next math unit all about place value. This week we practiced building and writing 3-digit numbers, as well as learning new vocabulary words digit and value. Ask your child what the value is of the underlined digit in 427. Phew! It was a busy week.
Have a nice weekend!
It was another great week in our class! In math we wrapped up our first math unit by reviewing all the different types of comparing word problems, making a pictograph of our eye color, and learning a fun new fact fluency game called Scratch 'em Off! Ask your child what set of math facts we practiced in our new game. In writing, we started to wrap up our Small Moment unit by using a checklist to revise and edit our pieces. The kids loved using their blue revision pens! Ask your child what they picked as there star piece. Partner time was our focus this week in reading. We practiced asking questions to try and keep our conversations going back and forth like being on a seesaw. Finally, we wrapped up the Week by having our very first Mystery Reader! Thank you Mrs. Medina for coming in and reading such a fun book Room on the Broom. The kids loved it!
Have a great weekend!