October 8, 2018
With fall temperatures settling in, it’s time to start marking sure that your child has a jacket or a sweatshirt to wear outside. Please be sure that your child’s outwear is clearly marked with their name, remember that after several washings those names begin to fade. Our “lost and found” table can be piled high and it is helpful if your child’s belongings are marked.
Students have continued work on renaming 3-digit numbers. This has been a challenging skill that we will continue to work on during our review problems. This past week in Math we spent time comparing and ordering up to 3-digit numbers and working on the concept of counting on and back with numbers within 1,000 by 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s. Students will review and assess this coming week.
Up until now, your child’s homework has consisted of fact worksheets. This will continue through this week. Next week, we will send home worksheets on Monday and Wednesday. On Tuesday and Thursday, students will be completing IXL objectives. The homework objectives will be posted on the blog next week.
Our work with singular and plural nouns continued this week with irregular. Some examples of irregular plural nouns are child/children, foot/feet, and man/men. Students also learned that some nouns are the same in both the singular and plural forms like 1 fish or many fish. Students will complete a short assessment on nouns.
This week we will start our work on verbs.
Students have completed their first writing that has gone through the complete writing process. Student riddles and self portraits are now hanging in the hall. Please see if you can guess which one is your child.
Our new writing is working on an opinion piece. Students have been practicing the parts of an opinion piece using the acronym O (state your Opinion), R (give Reasons for your opinion), E (Explain your reasons), O (restate your Opinion). Students are currently writing their opinion on the best candy.
Our new project is focused on the subject of Science. Students will spend the next few weeks exploring the topic of matter. This past week students learned about the properties of matter that include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. On Thursday, students observed 8 different substances focusing on their properties. We will continue exploring the three types of matter this week.
Wishing everyone a great week!!
Anne Bloomfield and Shannon Garcia
Here is some information from Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Rowlett…
Week 6- 2nd grade reading blog
The second grade reading groups are going smoothly. We are practicing how to answer comprehension questions using format matters and habits of discussion. We encourage students to backup and reread if they are forgetting key details in the text.
This week in second grade, we are working on how to write a 5 star sentence using CUPS (C- capital letters, U- using correct grammar, P- punctuation, and S- spelling & spaces). We are also reviewing the secret stories to help us use the correct letter combinations in our spelling.
Don’t forget homework includes reading the book or chapters assigned during reading group and studying sight words, if your child has them. Please be sure to add in other books of your child’s choice to reach the 20 minutes of reading homework requirement. As always, please be sure to sign and date your child’s reading/math log each day. Study hall is now a requirement if those logs are not filled out and in your child’s binder every day.