Room 113 News November 24
Nonfiction Text Features
We found them in reading; now we will use them in our writing.
A chapter from Mr. Hagen's mentor text.
Strategies to help kids put their thinking together.
These strategies are for nonfiction readers to use when reading across many books within one topic.
In subtraction, students are also adjusting numbers to the closest landmark, but are doing so by adding a number to both numbers in the number sentence. (see below)
If your child cannot count by 10 easily, this is a great home learning opportunity. Start at numbers other than 10 and count up and back by 10s to build confidence.
This skill is imperative for students to master so that they can learn the more advanced strategies that will be taught in the coming weeks.
Starting Tuesday, Mr. Allen(another 2nd grade teacher) and Mr. Hagen will trade a small group of students during math time each day. We will both focus on the same fundamental skills, but our activities and approaches will be slightly different.
Reminders about Homework:
- homework organizers need to be signed Monday- Thursday evening. See the picture below if you are unfamiliar with this. By signing the organizer, you are telling Mr. Hagen that homework was completed.
- part of reading each night is 5 minutes of discussion...if you no longer have the discussion guide, click the link below to download it....also...encourage part of the nightly reading to be done aloud
- contact Mr. Hagen if homework is a burden or causing disruptions at home
Addition and Subtraction Strategies
The big picture
Room 113 Class Community
remind your child to "flip the sound" and "cover and slide" when they encounter words they don't know.
What Parents need to know:
- students will come to school in their PE uniforms and can choose to bring clothes for messy activities to change into.
- this is an early dismissal day and school will end at 1:00pm
- students will eat lunch at school and you DO NOT need to send food
7.30-8.00 Immersion activity
8.45-9.05 Snack / RECESS
9.05-10.30 First Session
10.30-11.15 RECESS / LUNCH - covered area of sidewalk next to soccer fields
11.15-12.30 Second Session
12.30-1.00 Reflection / Closing
Please watch the video we will use to kick off our day:
Looking Ahead and Reminders:
- Friday, November 27 is Back and Gold spirit dress day. Students can show their school spirit by wearing black and gold.
- SeeSaw-did you know you can share your child’s items with family members? When you are looking at an item in your child’s online journal, look at the bottom right corner (under the like and comment box) for the … symbol. Press this, and you can share your item via email, message and many more.
- PE Celebration of Learning is on December 4. Please read the PE blog (linked on the right hand side of this webpage) for more information.
With passion day fast approaching Ms. Barness and Mr. Allen would like to ask a favor of you all. They will be providing an opportunity for children to engage in a ‘small world’ creation activity and need your help to make it happen.
Small worlds give children a really wonderful learning experience, and allow them to set their imaginations loose, be creative, and interact in a shared environment based on THEIR ideas. The activities will be all about active learning, strong communication, and encouraging the exchange of ideas in small and large groups.
In order to give children this opportunity they are asking you to send in some recyclable objects that children can then ‘repurpose’.
· Cardboard boxes (the sort you get your shopping in at villa, and smaller ones like shoe boxes or smaller ones)
· Toilet rolls (just the inside, not the paper – although we could use that as well)
· Old material that might otherwise not be used. Many an ocean has been made from large pieces of blue fabric.
· Egg cartons
· Paper cups
· Any old small people or animal figures that you have wanted to get rid of but keep shoving to the back of a closet.
All of the above can be dropped off at Mr. Allen’s room (215)
Thank you for your support, we are looking forward to immersing ourselves in some wonderful ‘new’ worlds.