Second Grade Happenings

December 6, 2015

This week was a week of first! Students were able to take their iPads home for the first time. They produced their first Animoto video project and began their first inquiry research project. Even with the fun and excitement of this and Holiday Hat and Dress Up Day your second graders were able still able to maintain their focus! You should be proud.

Our class will begin bringing their iPads home on a regular basis 2-4 days per week. While I may assign homework in the future, for now they can read or use any of the apps on their tablet. However, taking and saving a lot of pictures or videos on their camera roll should be discouraged since it can use up storage that we may need later. If at any time you have questions or concerns or you would like your child not to bring home their iPad, please contact me.


We are in need of empty paper towel tubes and soup cans for a project. If possible, please send them in this week.

Other News

Writers' Workshop

  • Nonfiction writing

Readers' Workshop

  • Noticing important ideas and writing them in our own words
  • Jotting down questions while reading
Math Workshop
  • Measurement, perimeter and area
  • Unit 3 test
  • Multiplication and word problems
Inquiry Workshop
  • Sharing what we have learned using Animoto
  • Reliable resources on the internet
  • Exploring good resources to use as we research

Books We've Read

  • Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
  • Now and Ben
  • Oceans Alive: Corals
  • Frogs by Gail Gibbons

Dates to Remember

  • Mon., December 7 - P.E.
  • Tue., December 8 - Music
  • Wed., December 9 - Art
  • Thur., December 10 - Mass Media
  • Fri., December 11 - P.E.
  • Fri., December 18 - Quarter Awards @ 9:00, All School Sing Along @9:45, Class Parties @ 3:00.

Next Up

Readers' Workshop - Working hard to answer questions while reading and using multiple resources

Writers' Workshop - Nonfiction writing

Math Workshop - Multiplication and relating multiplication to division

Inquiry Workshop - Research on our inquiry topic