Gr 2 ELA and MATH news

Here's our weekly update from Pilgrim School

This week in Gr 2 ELA (reading with Mr. Yearick)

This week we did another round of small group read-alouds. Some students finished their chapter books about Pancho the dog, while others read non-fiction books about flowers, games, or origami. On Friday we brought in an artifact that was related in some way to these stories. We described the flowers with some great adjectives like "realistic", "fresh" and "fragrant", as well as "creative" to describe Elias's homemade flower. We learned about Chinese checkers, and Ben even invented his own game! We saw some interesting folded objects, like an airplane and a crane, and heard some fun poems about dogs. As a class, we read Henry and Mudge and made some inferences about some of the things not said explicitly in the text.

Next week, we'll use the iPads to start exploring a vast library of eBooks called Epic! We'll also break into smaller groups for some grammar and phonics work.

FRIDAY is GAME DAY in 2nd grade math

Each Friday we practice the weekly skills in a game format. In unit 2 we have been building our FACT POWER skills and strategies by using doubles, doubles +1, +9 patterns, and more! Each week we rotate through 4 activities to help us use manipulatives in a game format to review and build our understanding.
In parent conferences next week, come prepared with a couple of questions that you as a parent would like answered. We will be presenting several things that your child has accomplished so far, and we will set goals for the upcoming weeks.

FARMER'S MARKET FIELD TRIP IS COMING

For our math PUMPKIN project our 2nd grade MATH class will be shopping at the Lincoln Square Farmer's Market on Tuesday, Oct 20. If you could be a parent helper and accompany us on this trip please let Miss H know. Permission slip will be sent home next Tuesday.