Second Grade Room 214

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April 30th

Hi 214 Families!  Hopefully this week actually starts to feel like spring- especially because we have planted our vegetables in the garden containers on the front playground.  We will also be planting zinnias and chives for our butterflies that we released last week.  We hope that they will come back and visit us in our butterfly garden that we will begin to grow.

Wednesday May 2nd is International Night from 5:30-8:00 in the gym.  Travel around the world, try new foods and have fun!

What else is happening this week…

Reading Workshop:  we are still working in our series/author book clubs. We are focusing on word work and using context clues.  We are also studying story structure and patterns in how our characters behave when facing obstacles.   We are on the 3rd book of My Father’s Dragon series and will be finishing up this week.

Writing Workshop: Last week we studied repetition and patterns in poetry. This week we will continue to do so but will also bring in more literary language and study couplets and stanzas.  Students will receive new words on Monday for word work, but also will take the test from last week.  We ran out of time in the afternoon because we had two (wonderful) presentations for our passport series.

Math:  We will continue to work on fractions this week.  We will work on 9.2-9.5. Please continue to practice adding, subtracting and counting money at home.

Social Studies: We will continue to have great lessons about countries in our passport series.  Thank you to Ms. Gruber, Brendan’s mom, who came and talked to us about Russia!  We will also try to get some chess and map skills practice in too!

Science:  We will begin to study silkworms this week, in addition to watching our mealworms go from the larva to pupa stage!  Insect Research Projects are due at the end of the week!

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