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Week 7 in Second Grade

September 29, 2019 by Anne Bloomfield

September 30, 2019

Dear Parents,

Fall is here, along with the appropriate weather! Miss Garcia, Mrs. Wiessmer and myself have to admit that we are definitely fans of this cool, crisp weather! Please be sure that with cooler weather your student is dressed for comfort with at least a light jacket or sweater for recess time. Also be sure the jacket or sweater is marked with your child’s name, the lost and found table is very full and many articles of clothing do not have names or names that can be read.

Math
In math we spent the week on Part-Whole Word Problems. Word problems are always a bit tricky for students. As we work on them we are “dissecting” the problems looking for the important clues, to help us to understand and answer the problems. Students are working on identifying whether a number in the problem is the “whole” or one of the “parts”. Our mantra has been…
Part + Part = Whole (If the problem gives you the parts, you would add to find the whole.)
Whole – Part = Part (If the problem gives you the whole and a part, you would subtract to find the other part.)
Our work with word problems will be ongoing.
We also spent time adding and subtracting up to 3-digit without renaming. Work on adding and subtracting without renaming will continue next week.

Language
In Language, students started learning about verbs. We created a circle map that included many verbs. Students listened to a verb “rap” and joined in by demonstrating the verbs being rapped. We have spent time working on objectives on IXL Language having to do with verbs. Students are enjoying doing IXL on the Vizio Board.

Writing
Second grade writers worked on opinion piece. This was a learning piece for students to learn the parts of an opinion. We created Flee Maps that consisted of a Topic Sentence that states an opinion, three reason with an example, and a closing sentence that restates an opinion. Much time was spent on discussing and sharing reasons with examples. Work on opinion writing will continue this week.

Projects
Students will be presenting their Tribes Posters to some of the businesses in our community. The ceremony will be on Monday, September 30th at 3:15 pm-3:45 pm in the cafeteria. The ceremony will begin with a short welcome and a description of the Tribes Agreements. Business members then will receive their Tribes Posters from 2nd grade students. Parents are cordially invited to attend.

Here’s wishing you a great week!

Sincerely,
Anne Bloomfield, Shannon Garcia, and Heather Wiessmer