S'more Fun in Second Grade!
Mrs. Andolina-Coleman's Class
This month we started Second Step, a character education program, with Mrs. Bianchi-Payne! Students have been practicing listening skills and social skills!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me!
At Forum, we also found out that our grade level WON this month's Change for Veterans fundraiser and earned Snowy Recess!! We can't wait for it to snow so we can go outside! Be on the look out for an email regarding our snowy recess!
Aniyah, Ayden, Bailey, Blake, Braeden, Caleb, Clark, Jaidyn, Kaiden, Kaitlyn, Liam, Lilliana, Mia, Miles, Rhiannon, Steven, Tristan, Tyler
Below is a list of Valentine's Day Party Sign Up. If anyone is able to send in strawberries, please let me know :)
Honsberger - Popcorn
Stone - Juice
Paddock - Paper Cups
Cook - Paper Plates
Fitzwater - Napkins
ELA / Reading
This month we have discussed character traits. Students have been reading books while analyzing character traits and providing evidence from the text to support their ideas. We have also discussed character feelings and analyzed how they change throughout the story.
Additionally, students have been introduced to close reading. Close reading is a skill where students read a text multiple times, digging deeper each time they read it. The first time they read the passage and take note of difficult words. They also retell the story or discuss the main idea. The second reading, students look at text features and make inferences. The third reading, students answer questions that require them to use evidence from the text.
See below for different strategies we have learned in the classroom and the poem we follow to help us (also seen in homework folders).