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Welcome Spring and Week 26

March 17, 2019 by Anne Bloomfield

March 18, 2019

Dear Second Grade Families,

Happy Monday and Welcome Spring (Do you think the weather will match the season?)!! Miss Garcia and Mrs. Bloomfield hope everyone had an enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day!! Here’s the scoop for week 26.

Math

We finished up our official work on adding and subtracting within 100 and 1,000. This skill will be reviewed weekly in our daily math work. Over the course of the 3rd Trimester, we will continue to assess students who have not met the standard.

Our next concept in Math will be telling time to the nearest 5 minutes. We will start by reviewing the 1st grade standard of time to the nearest hour and half hour. Then we will work on quarter past and quarter till. Finally we will work on time to the nearest 5 minutes.

Language
Our work in language will continue with our work on commas. In 2nd grade, students learn about commas in friendly letters. We use a comma after the greeting and closing of letters. Students also reviewed using commas in dates, lists of items, and seperating a city from the state (Fallon, Nevada). Students will assess on commas on Tuesday.

For the remainder of the week, we will start working on the punctuation mark apostrophe as used in contractions (they’ll) and possessive nouns (Mrs. Bloomfield’s grandson or Miss Garcia’s car)

Writing
Last week to go along with our work in language (using commas in the greeting and closing of a letter), student wrote a letter to a leprechaun asking for 3 wishes. Those letters, along with the leprechaun artwork will be up through parent conferences in April.

This week in writing students will continue to work on narratives. Students have completed personal narratives. This time they will work on a fictional narrative that will be related to the 100th Day of School which is this Thursday!!

Projects
Students completed their dough maps of land forms and bodies of water and presented them to 1st graders. We also started learning about erosion and weathering. This week students will spend some time working on an “erosion lab”. They will be simulating erosion and be looking at some ways to prevent erosion.

Wishing everyone a great week!!

Sincerely,
Anne Bloomfield
and
Shannon Garcia

Some information from Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Rowlett…
The new word study for the next 2 weeks will be words with “ow”. The “ow” words are only “ow” that makes a long o sound as in throw, bow, and yellow (not owl or power).