Mrs. McGeorge's Super Second Grade
Week of September 28, 2015
What We're Learning
We are continuing to talk about characters this week, especially character voices related to dialogue. In the coming weeks, we will be focusing on fluency (reading like we talk), so this will come in handy. We will also be on the hunt for adjectives and adverbs in stories, looking for good examples that might inspire our own writing.
In writing, we are wrapping up the rough drafts of our narratives. We will begin revising by the end of this week, adding adjectives and adverbs to best describe different parts of our narratives. We will spend the next couple of weeks choosing different ways to revise and edit our narratives.
We are starting a new unit this week on geometry! We will learn the differences between two- and three-dimensional shapes, and we will classify shapes by the number of sides they have. We will continue to practice our addition facts, especially doubles facts! Flashcards for home practice will be in Take Home Folders by the end of the week. Please keep these at home for extra practice.
We are continuing with our community unit this week, thinking specifically about Jefferson City. We will also talk about how we can be good citizens and help our community.
In Other News...
- Our class earned another Compliment Party this past week! The students voted to have a Dum Dum party, and we enjoyed the suckers while listening to books on our Smart Board. We're halfway to our third Compliment Party already!
- Thank you Derek for the Box Tops! Moreau Heights collects Box Tops, Labels for Education, My Coke Rewards, and more. If you have any of these at home, please send them into help support our school! Our First Quarter collection date is Friday, October 23.
- New Scholastic Book Order forms are coming home Monday. Please submit any order forms and payment online or via your child's Take Home folder by Thursday, October 8. Forms say the 9th because I forgot about our PD day--my apologies!
- Please practice spelling words and math facts with your child. We review these daily in class, but children normally need additional support at home to become fluent with these words and skills. There are some great learning resources on our classroom website. I have linked to websites and games at http://www.jcschools.us/Page/12103