Second Grade Room 214

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Archive for January, 2018

Week of January 16th

Please find a message from administration about arrival and dismissal procedures.

Dear Ray Families:
The purpose of this new plan to reduce heavy hallway traffic as students enter and exit the building. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Start Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Arrival
· Pre-K students will enter through the glass annex door.
· Kindergarten will line up outside the auditorium doors.
· First, Second and Fifth Grades will continue to follow the same procedure.
· Third & Fourth Grades will enter through the Main Entrance Door.

Dismissal
· Pre-K students will exit through the glass annex door.
· Kindergarten will be dismissed outside auditorium doors.
· First, Second and Fifth Grades will continue to follow the same procedure.
· Third Grade will exit through the main entrance door and walk to their numbers on the North playground.
· Fourth Grade will be dismissed from the main entrance door.

Thank you Ray Families!

 

What is happening this week in Room 214

Reading Workshop:  Last week we read multiple books on one topic.  We looked at how we can add on to a topic and also how we could find things that related in texts, even if it was not glaringly obvious.  How can you relate a  section of how lions mark their territories to how they hunt for food.  We will continue this work- building on our partners post-its and also practicing retelling nonfiction text.

 

Writing Workshop:  We are continuing to publish our expository books.  We are writing through an editing lens and making sure we are remembering our grammar, punctuation and spelling.  Students will receive new spelling words on Monday as well. We will return to scientific writing once we finish with our expository books.

Math:  This week we will cover lessons 5.3-5.6.  We will be working with money and practicing making exact change and also giving change.  Extra practice giving and receiving money at home is very helpful.

Science:  Last week we started our states of matter science unit.  We did an investigation of solid objects and discussed properties. This week we will investigate liquids and gases.

 

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Week of January 8th!

Welcome back!  I hope all of you had a wonderful break- I sure did.  This week we will spend a lot of time on setting goals, reviewing expectations and talking about what makes a good community member.  We will begin by reading the book The Curious Garden and will reflect on how we have grown in 2nd grade and discuss how we can continue to work and grow together as a class, friend, teammate, student.

We will also…

Math- review center expectations and telling time, measuring, base tens, addition and subtraction facts.  We will review and correct our mid year, Unit 4 assessment and begin Unit 5 mid week.

Writing Workshop- on Monday we will write about our goals for the new year.  For the rest of the week we will continue publishing our informational books.  Students will receive new spelling words on Monday as well.

Reading Workshop- we will review independent reading expectations and dive back into our books.  We will also start tying up our informational reading unit these next couple of weeks.

Social Studies- we are focusing on social emotional skills this week and will work on a super hero art project too. Kids will ask themselves- what make me a super friend, student, classmate, kid?

Science- we will begin our unit on Solids and Liquids!  More to come!

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