Sneak Peek

2T Edison School * December 7, 2015* Mrs. Tallman

2T Community

This week we will focus on caring acts and treating each other with kindness and respect. This will be discussed during our Morning Meeting this week.


Students have been getting into the holiday spirit during our Morning Meeting. Since December 1st we have been counting down the days until Winter Break with our caring chain. We have also been sharing Holiday Fun Facts, Jokes and trivia. We have unwrapped a book for each day in school and shared a holiday story. We also have been singing Holiday songs during our meeting. Students will be learning about Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and Los Pasados. Students will also share holiday and family traditions during our meeting.

Literacy

This week, we will find out more about our big idea: “Nature can teach us many things.” We are going to read a realistic fiction story and an informational text that will help us to answer the question “What helps you make decisions about a character?” In The Ugly Vegetables, a girl learns about her neighbors when she plants a garden. We will also see some HUGE plants from real gardens when we read They Really Are GIANT! an informative text that highlights really large veggies and graphic and text features.

Target Vocabulary: blooming, muscles, nodded, plain, scent, shovels, tough, wrinkled


Phonics Skills: Double consonants and -ck-; double consonants (CVC)


Spelling Words: spell, full, add, neck, stuck, kick, doll, trick, dress, across, will, pocket, cried, pictures, pretty * Cross check


Vocabulary Strategy: Homophones


Comprehension Skill: Conclusions – use details to figure out more about the text


Comprehension Strategy: Analyze/evaluate – tell how you feel about the text and why


Writing Focus:

We will use mentor texts to learn how a review allows a writer to respond to a book in a positive or negative way. We will learn the features of a great response; it should include the title and author, an opinion, and connections to the book that include details from the text. A response should also have an ending with a summary about what the writer thought of the book, and it should include feeling words. The students will learn these features in a sequential manner as they practice each step to a good response!

Social Studies:

Last week, students explored changes in state when they participated in a “melting race". Partners worked together to try to melt an ice cube as fast as they could. They timed the melting. The students observed and identified the change of state from a solid (ice cube) to a liquid (water). The students have set up an observation to watch water over days to see what will happen to the water from their ice cube (evaporation). Some of the water will have a lid over it and some will be in open containers. Students have made hypotheses about what will happen to the water. Now we watch and wait! Second Grade scientists will write about each of these experiments to record the information learned.

Math

Chapter 3 Lesson 4 Day 1

Use base ten blocks to subtract numbers with regrouping.

Subtract 3 digit numbers with regrouping.

Apply inverse operations of addition and subtraction.

Solve real world subtraction problems.


Chapter 3 Lesson 5 Day 1

Use base ten blocks to subtract from numbers with zero with regrouping.

Subtract 3 digit numbers with regrouping.

Apply inverse operations of addition and subtraction.

Solve real world subtraction problems.


Chapter 3 Lesson Put On Your Thinking Cap

Use base ten blocks to subtract numbers with regrouping.

Subtract 3 digit numbers with regrouping.

Apply inverse operations of addition and subtraction.

Solve real world subtraction problems.

Use critical thinking and problem solving skills.


Chapter 3 Chapter Wrap Up and Test review

Use base ten blocks to subtract numbers with regrouping.

Subtract 3 digit numbers with regrouping.

Apply inverse operations of addition and subtraction.

Solve real world subtraction problems.


Chapter 3 Assessment-Friday

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Alex Jacoby! Alex will be 8 on Saturday, December 12th. We will celebrate Alex's Birthday on Friday the 11th. Happy Birthday to Alex!

Mark Your Calendars:

December 8th- PTA 7:00

December 18th- Report Cards go home

December 22nd- Holiday Concert 2:00

December 23rd- Half Day and Holiday Party

December 24-January 4th Winter Break

Reminders:


Send a Note to Let Me Know:

Please send in a note or email to notify me if your child is leaving school early or coming to school late. I can order lunch for students arriving late to class and I will be better able to prepare homework and have students packed and ready to leave early without interrupting the class. Thanks!


• Please have your child put their name and number on all assignments.


*Please label all of your child's belongings!


*It is still warm in our classroom, please help your child to dress appropriately and to bring a water bottle each day!