Notes from MissYoung & the Restless
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For the week of March 9- Update for specials, etc.
The Scholastic Book orders are coming home today. Please look through the fliers to see if there are books you'd like to order.
Book Orders are due Friday, March 20. Don't forget to use the coupon that came with your child's valentine.
To order books online go to scholastic.com/readingclub and use the activation code: GZB9D.
Here's What We are Learning
We are continuing to work on reading different types of non-fiction books. In small groups we will be talking about the skill of identifying cause and effect.
Ways to help at home: Talk about causes and effects in everyday life. As you read or watch tv with your child talk about the causes and effects you might see.
We have been working on opinion writing. Last week we began working with Mrs. Patrick to write a book review. This week we will be filming our reviews. Watch for links to the reviews.
Ways to help at home: I will be sending the book reviews home to practice on Monday. Please help your child read over them. They don't have to be memorized, but it will help if students have an idea of what they want to say.,
In math we are moving on to counting money. Second graders are expected to be able to count collections of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. We will also work on using a variety of coins to make a specific amount as well as making change.
Ways to help at home: Give your child different amounts of coins to count. Use magazines or catalogues to create a wish list of items they would like to purchase. Once they have their list provide a price. Have students see how many of the items they can purchase with a set amount of money.
This week we will be working with words containing -er. See the list below. There will also be a paper copy of the list that will be in their mailbox to bring home on Monday. I will be reminding them to get the list out at the end of the day.
Ideas for Daily Homework
Math Doodle- money activity
Cash Cow Lite
On line games
Learning Coins- http://www.abcya.com/counting_money.htm- 3 Levels
Sheppard Learning- http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm Although these are all sites for children, I have not looked at all of these games to check on ads. Please make sure to work with your child the first time they play the game. This site has the following games and more:
- Enough Money
- Compare Money Amounts
- Matching Money
- Fruit Splat Coins
- Fruit Splat Coins 2
- Coin Madness
- Bus Driver Math
Epic- IPad app
email address: email@example.com
This is an app that is free for educators and contains hundreds of ebooks. Log in through our class account to access.
RazKids- App or web login on a computer
Hundreds of leveled books. Teacher's name- missyoungsclass
List 13 words are uploaded to the website. Games and activities are available.
Front Row-App or web login on a computer
A great website to practice math skills. Students enter first and last name and the code- hebtca
XtraMath-App or web login on computer
Math Fact Practice Apps-
- Fetch Lunch Rush
- Hungry Fish- Free
- Rocket Math- Free
- Top It!-
- There are tons of telling time apps out there. As always, I would recommend trying out the free versions before you pay for one. This helps make sure the app will meet the needs of your child.
- Telling Time Free- app
- Telling Time Lite-app
- Telling Time Quiz-app
- Clockworks- won't work on iPad due to Adobe Flash http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml
- Stop the Clock- 5 minutes-won't work on iPad due to Adobe Flash http://resources.oswego.org/games/StopTheClock/sthec3.html
- Stop the Clock- 1 minute - won't work on iPad due to Adobe Flash http://resources.oswego.org/games/StopTheClock/sthec4.html
Class Symbaloo- Website (We've saved it as a link from our home screen, so the kids may think it's an app, but it is not.) Lots of activities to explore Solid, Liquid, and Gas; links to discover information about winter. The REAL link... http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/missyoungsclasslinks