Friday, January 27, 2017

Weekend News 1-30-17

Happy Weekend! 
I hope you're enjoying a Friday off with your second grader! I am busy working on report cards but wanted to show you some of the fun we had in science this week. Pictures below...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Weekend News 1-20-17

Happy Weekend!

I hope you've all had a wonderful week. We have been busy as bees in Room 201. We marched for Dr. King, started our measurement science unit, and took our Chapter 5 math test. Everyone did a great job! Thank you to anyone at home who is helping with homework. I realize some of the strategies are different and can seem confusing and difficult. I appreciate your commitment to be learners and set the example for the kids. 

Next week Thursday we will swim from 2:15-3:15. Parent volunteers- please meet us outside of the locker rooms at 2:00 pm. We appreciate your help! 

This week in second grade:

In reading this week we read about the life of Dr. King and learned about ways he made a difference. We also focused on characters during reading workshop. We learned that a character tells us about him/herself by the words they say and their actions.

In writing this week I had individual conferences with each child and am so impressed with their growth and ability. 

In math this week we learned more subtraction strategies and took the Chapter 5 assessment. Next week we will work on 3 digit addition. 

In science this week we learned about standard and nonstandard measurement. We traced our bodies and measured ourselves in cubes (nonstandard) and centimeters. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekend News 1-13-16

Happy Weekend!
I hope you all enjoyed the ice day yesterday! Such a pleasant surprise. We had the opportunity to welcome three guest readers into our classroom this week. Mrs. Allen came and read aloud What Do You Do With A Problem and led a great conversation about problem solving.

Tripp's babysitter and Logan's grandma surprised us as mystery readers. Thank you to everyone for stopping by room 201!

If you are still interested in submitting a Scholastic Book Order, please use the online ordering with code HB4N7. I will submit on Monday!

Reminder: We will be swimming for the last time on January 26th. There will be no school for students the following day January 27th. 

This week in second grade:

In reading we began a new unit in reading workshop where we will be reading fiction and studying characters. The kids are loving having a new genre of books to choose from! We got a new app for the iPads called EPIC which is filled with engaging books. In less than a week our class has already read over 100 books!

In writing we practiced writing for an audience. We tried to include the details that would be of interest to our audience.

In math we continued to work on 2-digit subtraction with regrouping. We made flip books with all of the steps to solve a problem. We learned how to tell if a problem does or does not require regrouping. Keep up the great work on homework!

In social studies we learned about leaders in a community. We know that leaders get to help make new laws, spend money on services for a community, and decide what to build in a community. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

New Year News...Happy 2017

Welcome Back,
I hope you all had a restful and relaxing break! We had a fun week getting back into our routine. We participated in the Hour of Code. You can try this from home by clicking the "student links" tab. 

I will be sending in the January Scholastic Book Order on Friday January 12th. Please have orders submitted by then. Thank you!

This week in second grade:

In reading we completed our non fiction reading unit. We have become experts on the topics we've read about and learned how to teach others about a topic. 

In writing we worked on editing our non fiction writing. We also added "all about the author" pages to the end of our books.

In math we learned strategies for subtraction with and without regrouping. Our math program exposes the kids to many different strategies for addition and subtraction, I encourage the kids to find the way that works best for their individual math brain and use that! 

In social studies we learned ways that one person made a difference in their own community.

Check out our official author pics...these will go in our published books!