Second Grade SUPER News

December 4, 2015

Highlights from Second Grade

This week we had two visitors come in to watch us do a Superkids lesson. They are teachers who are just starting the Superkids program and wanted a glimpse of it in action. The students were gracious hosts and behaved beautifully!

Literacy

In Superkids we finished up Unit 3. We will have our end of unit test on Monday of next week. The lessons this week focused on the soft sound for c (as in nice) and the soft sound for g (as in giraffe). We have also had lessons on sequencing with time order words and editing in writing. The students still need reminders to start with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark. Please make sure they are doing this at home whenever they do some writing.


In our Book Club this week we read Mercy Watson Fights Crime. There are other books in this series of books that your child might enjoy checking out at your local library. We will be reading another Mercy Watson book for our writing in our persuasive unit which will start after the winter break.


TumbleBooks is a program available through the Woodridge Public Library. They are testing to see if the program is used by our students. It will be available until at least March. Your student can find a link for this on our Goodrich home page under Resources-Students. Read books, play games, have fun!

Math

In math this week we have been working on money. Most of the students could use some extra practice counting money. This can be done by dumping out some change for your child to count - quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies - or by going on IXL to practice. We will practice telling time next week.


Sections to practice in IXL are:

Money - P.1, P.2, P.3, P.4, P.6, P.7, P.10, and P.14

Time - Q.2, Q.3, Q.4, Q.5, Q.6, and Q.8

Star Student

Kate was our Star Student this week. We are having Thursday presentations this month due to several conflicts on Fridays. Many of us already knew that Kate has two brothers at Goodrich, Kyle and Alex. Her favorite subjects in school are Art, Music, "and of course, learning from all of my teachers!"

Our next Star Student is . . . Connor.

AR Winners

Pictured below are the first group of AR winners who reached 100% of their goal before the Thanksgiving break. The second group are the newly crowned winners who have reached 100% or more of their goal, on their way to bigger and better prizes! GO READERS!
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Miscellaneous Items

  • We will be having an all-school assembly on Dec. 9th - Mr. Smarty Pants
  • Don't forget our musical, Bring on the Snow, is coming the last week before break - Thursday, Dec. 17th
  • Our hat and mitten tree is feeling lonely. Please donate gloves, hats, scarves, and/or boots if you can.
  • The PTO is working with us to adopt a future Goodrich family. Please read the flyer in the Friday folder and help if you can.

Our Mission

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 will provide a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.