# Second Grade "Beary" Good News

### October 14, 2016

We are working on the final task for our Real World Experience for Unit 1 in Math. This week we went into the LRC to work on SeeSaw using the iPads. Mrs. Sayre assisted us in explaining the process we used to build our birdhouses. We did this instead of writing out our explanations thinking this was a more engaging activity for the students. They enjoy using the iPads and having new experiences with them. We expect this task to be completed after one more session with the iPads in the LRC.

## Literacy

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.

## Math

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

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.

## Star Student

Ryan M. was our star student this week. Ryan loves reading Scaredy Squirrel books and his favorite sport is gymnastics. Ryan stated he's awesome at video games. When he grows up he wants to be a scientist. He shows others he cares by playing with them. Ryan shared photos of his trip to Niagara Falls where he visited Ripley's Believe It or Not and Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio where he got to ride lots of cool rides. Great presentation Ryan!

Our next Star Student is... Ethan.

## Miscellaneous Items

• Teacher Institute - No School Monday, Oct. 31st

Have a 'BEARY' good weekend!

## Our Mission

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 will provide a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.