We have been busy writers this week working to show, not tell, our feelings and actions. We practiced turning boring sentences like "I was angry" into detailed interesting sentences like "My hands curled into fists. My heart began to beat hard. I felt like a volcano about to explode." Ask your child what we can do as a writer to help us show not tell. In reading we focused on making predictions. Ask your child when they can make a prediction, as well as if predictions are just guesses. We read a fun story, Gilbert the Great, about a shark whose best friend moves away and practiced our predicting power! In math we became a human number line and had great discussions about where to place numbers and why. We learned that it's best to start by placing anchor numbers. Ask your child what are some anchor numbers for a 0 to 10 number line, a 0 to 20 number line, and a 0 to 100 number line. It was another great week of learning and fun. Have a great weekend!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Pommer and welcome to second grade! Check out my blog to find out all the latest happenings in Room 30 this year. It's going to be a great year!