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# Week 5 in 2nd Grade

September 30, 2018 by Anne Bloomfield

October 1, 2018

The weather is getting cooler, soccer, football, and other fall activities are in full swing. Miss Garcia and I are loving that our second graders are in their school routine.

Math
Last week in math our focus was to continue renaming 2-digit numbers. This week we will continue renaming numbers, but this time students will be renaming 3-digit numbers. This is a challenging concept. The 2nd students have been very successful with renaming 2-digit numbers, so Miss Garcia and myself are certain that with some work with manipulatives and working with partners; students will find success with the next step of renaming!! Here is an example of a few of the combinations students could come up with when renaming a 3-digit number.

 375 Hundreds Tens Ones 3 7 5 3 6 15 2 17 5 2 16 15

Along with renaming we continued to work with writing numbers in standard form, word form, and expanded form and comparing 3-digit numbers using , and =.

Language
We finished our Tree Maps to help us see the different ways to make singular nouns (names one person, place, or thing) into plural nouns (names more than one person, place, or thing). As we make nouns plural, students are learning about the irregular forms of plural nouns, which include changing the “y” to an “i” and add “es” (cherry = cherries), adding “es” (lunch = lunches), and changing the “f” to a “ves” (scarf = scarves). This week we will work with irregular nouns such as child-children, tooth-teeth, goose-geese etc. We will assess on singular and plural nouns on Wednesday.

Writing
Students are working on their final copies of their Riddles about themselves. Last week students drew a self-portrait to go with this writing piece. Miss Garcia and myself are sure learning a lot about our second graders.

Projects
We are finishing up our Civics Project on Monday. Students have been working on posters to represent the 4 main Tribes Agreements (Attentive Listening, No Put Downs, Appreciations, and Mutual Respect). These posters will be displayed throughout the school for the year as reminders to everybody to follow the Tribes Agreements.
Our next Project will be in the area of Science. Students will be learning about matter and it’s properties.

Loving Learning,
Mrs. Bloomfield and Miss Garcia

Here is some reading information from Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Rowlett