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Week 30 in Second Grade

April 21, 2019 by Anne Bloomfield

April 22, 2019

Dear Parents,

The school year continues to be flying by, it’s hard to believe that we only have 7 weeks left of school!!

Math

In Math, 2nd graders will be finishing up our unit on measurement. Students have estimated and measured the length of objects in the following units: inches, feet, yards, and centimeters. This week students will estimate and measure to the nearest meter. Students will also work on measuring 2 different objects and determining how much longer one object is than the other and word problems involving measuring.

Language
In language 2nd graders will be finishing up our work with prefixes and starting work on words with multiple meanings. The English language has so many words that have multiple meanings (for example bat or band). Students will be using dictionary definitions to determine which meaning of the word is being used in a sentence or passage.

Writing
Students will be completing their opinion pieces this week. Last week students used a rubric to rate their rough drafts. Students also had a peer review their opinion writing. Students will complete their final copy this week.

Projects
Second grade students have been learning about the parts of a plant and their purpose. This past week students learned how the roots and stems of a plant work by observing stalks of celery in plain water and in colored water. As we worked through the experiment, we spent time discussing the Scientific Method process (Question, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Data, Research, and Conclusion)

In closing, please remember that with the warmer weather water bottles are important. Be sure to send your child with a water bottle labeled with their name. This is especially important on P.E. days (Monday and Wednesday).

Sincerely,
Anne Bloomfield
and
Shannon Garcia