Second Grade SUPER News
January 15, 2016
Highlights from Second Grade
Let your students show you this site at home and create a tessellation with them. Some examples are below.
Next week is also the last week of second quarter. We will be celebrating our AR achievements on Friday, January 22nd, with a movie about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and our classroom store will be open for the students to spend their pennies.
In Writing we are composing opinion letters about a favorite book that we are reading. We are encouraging the students to write about a character and why they like that character.
Below a group is gathered before the bell rings over a new book brought in by Jason.
In math this week we have been adding 1-digit to 2-digit numbers, and 2-digit to 2-digit numbers. Students were introduced to 5 Addition Strategies:
- open number line strategy
- base ten blocks strategy
- making tens and hundreds
- standard algorithm without regrouping
The reasoning behind teaching multiple strategies is to make sure the students have a good grasp of the base ten system. Give your student a problem (like 40 + 70 or 34 + 55) and have them demonstrate solving them using each of the different strategies.
We also played math games this week that can be found on our 2nd grade web page under Math.
- Greg Tang (Breakapart and Num Tanga)
- Sheppard Software (Fruit Splat Addition)
In IXL the students could be going to: G.1, G.2, G.4, G.6, G.8, G.9, and G.11
Molly was our Star Student this week. Molly likes animals, especially dogs and cats, and she wants to be a vet someday. Her favorite places to travel are the Wisconsin Dells and Indiana Beach State Park. She is Polish and can understand and speak some words in Polish.
Our next Star Student is . . . Emma!
Molly did a very nice job coloring her chart.
This is a stuffed animal Molly got as a souvenir at Circus Extreme.
This is a big stuffed Kiss from the Hershey's Chocolate Store. Molly said she sleeps with her stuffed animals.
- The 2nd quarter ends on Friday, January 22, 2016.
- The form for your preference of conference times is in the Friday folder. It is due back next Friday, January 22.
- After school programs start next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The option for 2nd grade is Study Hall. The pink slips should be brought in on the day that your child is staying.
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