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# Week 23 in Second Grade

February 24, 2019 by Anne Bloomfield

February 25, 2019

Dear Parents,

Winter was certainly in full force last week!!! Thankfully this week promises to be warmer, but please make sure that you child has appropriate outerwear for the weather.

A special request…if your child does not know or needs practice tying their shoes, please spend a little bit of time working on this skill. Second graders should be able to tie their own shoelaces.

Math
After finishing up our work with branching in subtraction, this week we will focus on Partial Sums. The students should be familiar with this strategy and have applied it previously with addition and subtraction. Here are some examples of our work for this week.
Partial Sums with Renaming
Examples:
Renaming in the tens place.

 3 2 6 → 300 + 20 + 6  + 4 5 7 → 400 + 50 + 7 7 0 0    700 + 70 + 13 7 0 + 1 3 7 8 3 1.  Show the first addend in expanded form. 2. Show the second addend in expanded form. 3. Add the hundreds, then the tens, and the ones. 4. Add the partial sums–700 + 70 + 13 =783 3 8 6 → 300 + 80 + 6 + 4 5 3 → 400 + 50 + 3 7 0 0     700 + 130 + 9 1 3 0     + 9 8 3 9 1. Show the first addend in expanded form. 2. Show the second addend in expanded form. 3. Add the hundreds, then the tens, and the ones. 4. Add the partial sums–700 + 130 + 9 =839 3 6 6 → 300 + 60 + 6 + 4 5 7 → 400 + 50 + 7 7 0 0     700 + 110 + 13 1 1 0  +  1 3 8 2 3 1. Show the first addend in expanded form. 2. Show the second addend in expanded form. 3. Add the hundreds, then the tens, and the ones. 4. Add the partial sums–700 + 110 + 13 =823.

Writing
We are continuing to work on narrative writing. Meeting with students individually to edit and revise takes time. It is time well taken. Because we are working hard on editing and revising individually, we have been teaching mini lessons on various elements of narrative writing. These mini lessons have included zooming in, transitions, and strong endings. Students are writing additional narratives and sharing them in “Story Circles”. Final drafts of narratives will hopefully be completed by the end of the week.

Language
For the next two weeks, we will be working on producing, expanding, and rearranging simple and compound sentences.
Expanding Sentences
The dog slept.
The fuzzy dog slept on the back porch.
Rearranging Sentences
John has lacrosse practice tomorrow afternoon.
Tomorrow afternoon, John has lacrosse practice.

Projects
Students have been learning about various land forms. They have taken a virtual field to find land forms that include deserts, mountains, hills, plateaus, canyons, hills, plains, peninsulas, islands, and valleys. Students have also created a flip book that includes bodies of water and land forms. This week students will work with a partner to create a relief map that will include four land forms and four bodies of water.

Wishing everyone a great week!!

Sincerely,
Anne Bloomfield
and
Shannon Garcia