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Week 4 Welcome Fall

September 22, 2018 by Anne Bloomfield

September 24, 2018

Dear Parents,

Here we are in the 4th week of school, going on our 12th day as a class of 2nd graders, and we have moved from the season of summer to fall! Miss Garcia and myself really feel like our classes are in a great groove!!

Picture Day for 2nd graders will be on Tuesday, September 25th. Information about purchasing pictures went home last Tuesday.  Students wear their uniforms for picture day.

Here’s a little about what 2nd graders are learning!!

This week in Math we worked on a very difficult but important skill–renaming tens and ones. I must say, Miss Garcia and myself are very proud of how hard students worked to understand this concept. We used manipulatives to help us work on this skill. Here’s an example…
If the number is 32, it can be renamed the following ways.

Tens Ones
3 2
2 12
1 22
0 32

We will continue to review this skill as it will be very important for mental math. Other skills we worked on were reading and writing 2-digit numbers in standard form (63), word form (sixty-three), and expanded form (60 + 3).
During language the focus was on nouns. This week week we worked on common nouns and proper nouns. A common noun names a person, place, or thing and a proper noun names a special person, place, or thing. Proper nouns need to be capitalized.

Common Noun Proper Noun
principal Mrs. Tisdale
school Oasis Academy
day Monday

We also reviewed singular and plural nouns focusing on nouns that are made plural by adding an “s”, “es”, or changing the “y” to an “i” and adding “es”. This week we will continue with more plural nouns, including irregular plural nouns (tooth and teeth).

Singular Noun Plural Noun
dog dogs
bench benches
city cities
child children

Second graders are working on their first writing that will go through the complete writing process. Students are writing riddles about themselves. So far students have worked on the prewriting, writing a rough draft, revising, and editing. This week students will conference with their teacher and be ready to write their final drafts. This first writing project should be on display in the hall by next week.

We have completed learning about all the Tribes Agreements. Students will be working in partnership to create a poster on a Tribes Agreement. These posters will be posted around the school so that all members of the Oasis Academy community will have reminders of the Tribes Agreements that we all should be striving to follow.

With the arrival of fall the weather has gotten chilly, please remember that students need some kind of sweatshirt or light jacket (especially for the morning recess). Please also remember to send your child with a water bottle. Students need to be hydrated!!

Hoping everyone is enjoying cooler temperatures and some of the fun fall activities.

Mrs. Bloomfield and Miss Garcia