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Week 26 in Second Grade

March 1, 2020 by Anne Bloomfield

March 2, 2020

Dear Second Grade Families,

It’s hard to believe it’s March!! Where did February go?? Last Friday was a great day filled with many fantastic conferences. A big thank you to all the parents that were able to come in. Some conferences are scheduled for next week and Miss Garcia and myself are excited to meet with you. If you have not scheduled your conference please contact us, we want to complete all conferences before Spring Break.

We will finish up our measurement unit this week. On Monday and Tuesday we will be working on word problems that involve measurement. As we work through these problems, students will be solving problems using a bar model, which is much like a number bond. The problem is represented through rectangles (bars) rather than circles like a number bond. Students will review measurement on Wednesday and assess on Thursday.
Our work in language will continue with our work on commas. In 2nd grade, students learn about commas in friendly letters. We use a comma after the greeting and closing of letters. Over the course of our time working with commas, students have written a friendly to a 1st grader and letters to the Middle School Drama Students thanking them for inviting us to their play, Goldilocks On Trial. Students also reviewed using commas in dates, lists of items, and separating a city from the state (Fallon, Nevada). Students will assess on commas on Tuesday. From there we will start work on prefixes. Adding a prefix to a word has been worked on in reading, so Miss Garcia and myself feel that our work on this standard will be quick.
Because of extra writing in Projects (landmarks) and Language (friendly letters), we have taken a little break from our narratives. Students have done some revising and editing and will complete that process this week and start typing their narratives.
It was mentioned in the blog last week that students could potentially be sharing their projects this week. Unfortunately, students will still need some time to work on their projects. The editing and revising process is taking a little longer than expected. We should be able to present the week before Spring Break, stay tuned for a date and time!!

Wishing everyone a great week!!

Anne Bloomfield
Shannon Garcia