Mrs. Raney's Class News

Sept. 25-Oct. 2, 2015

What's up in Second Grade

This week we have been studying lots of new things. We started our science unit on Electricity. We discussed what is electricity and energy. We made posters showing ways to conserve energy. We also worked on thinking what we use everyday that uses electricity to make it move, ,make sound, make light or make heat.

In math we have been working on many different addition strategies as well as subtraction number stories. We have been playing addition fact games and some of us are still working on our number scrolls.

In reading we read, The Strongest One. This is a folktale play. We worked on telling the difference between realism and fantasy as well as giving evidence from the text to support our answer. We practiced consonant digraphs in spelling and reviewed adding inflections.

Spelling hints: Have your child use the computer to practice typing their spelling words.

Looking forward

Next week we will take our first Reading Benchmark test on Monday morning. Students will read two passages and answer questions. There will be a section for grammar, vocabulary and phonics. These are all skills we have been working on for the last 5 weeks.

Wednesday Sept. 30th is PJ/ comfy clothes day