Second Grade "Beary" Good News
October 14, 2016
Highlights from Second Grade
In reading we continue our unit on Fiction literature.This week we focused on characters and thinking about their point of view. We paid attention to what they say, how they say things, and inferring the character’s point of view. We practiced this as a whole class, with a partner, and individually during our independent reading time. As we use mentor texts to present our lessons, we encourage the students to take AR quizzes on the books that we read to them. There are two more weeks left in the quarter to make those AR goals. GO READERS - YOU CAN DO IT!
In writing we continue to write in powerful ways by thinking about word choice and conferring with each other to make our writing longer, stronger, and with feeling.
We had our first end of the unit test on Thursday. Next week we will reteach some of the concepts to students who need a little boost and they will have the opportunity to correct their mistakes.
Our next unit, Extending Place Value, focuses on the order of numbers, using the less than and greater than symbols (the gator eats the bigger number), telling time to the five minutes, and identifying and counting money. We will give you IXL sections and TenMarks assignments as we teach them in class. In the meantime, students can work on completing IXL:
Counting and Number Pattern:
A.1, A.2, A.3, A.4, and A.5
AR (Accelerated Reading)
Here are the latest winners of AR prizes! These students have reached their goal or beyond. The end of the quarter will be here before we know it (October 28th). We hope that your student is reading 20 minutes each night, either independently, with you as a partner, or you reading to them.
Our next Star Student is... Ethan.
Ryan presenting his All About Me Poster.
Ryan demonstrating a gravitron he got from the Museum of Science and Industry.
Here's a marble maze Ryan's great grandfather made.
- Teacher Institute - No School Monday, Oct. 31st
Have a 'BEARY' good weekend!
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