Second Grade Rock Stars
Our Highlights: What We've Been Rockin' At!
We also took a seed idea and grew it into a draft that we will continue to write and learn how to revise this week. Ask your child what their seed idea was and what two ways we learned to help grow your seed idea in the planning process of writing.
We even did a science experiment with color mixing and jelly crystals (they are a super-absorbing polymer that can soak up water and get bigger- they even take on the color of the colored water.) Ask you child what they think what will happen to the rainbow of colors we created in the bottle- how will it change over the next few weeks?
We also have been working hard at money! They are getting in the money spirit! We also learned some mental math strategies this week and have been using them with our number tiles to show our answer and thinking.
Way to go Rock Stars! You continue to work hard and continue to show great cooperation skills with each other; you should be so proud of yourselves!
Rockin' and Rollin' into Next Week!
Reading: Story Mapping, Fluency
Writing: Drafting and Revising: showing not telling
Conventions: Commas, Apostrophes
Social Studies: Events That Make a Difference
Science: Measurement and Weight, continue color blending
Life Trait: 7 Habits to a Happy Kid:#1 Be Proactive- I'm in Charge of Me
Our basket is below...and it wouldn't let me rotate the picture (sorry for the head tilt)
Next on tour: Upcoming Events
- 10/19- Fall Festival! 2pm-6pm (Del Paso Campus)
- 10/21-10/25- Red Ribbon Week
- 10/24- WCMS Chili Cook-Off (Pebblewood Campus)
- 11/5- Olympic Triathlon
- 11/11- No School - Veteran's Day
- 11/12- Our First Field Trip! To Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley (Students get back to campus around 4pm!)
- 11/12- WAVE Meeting 6:30pm (Del Paso Campus)
- 11/14- WCS Board Meeting 6:30pm (Del Paso Campus)
“It is our choices that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Author J.K. Rowling
Question of the Week
Here's our question this week:
If I bought something for $2.84 and I payed with a $5.00 bill, how much change would I receive back from the store clerk?
Remember to bring in your answer written down on Monday to get a chance at computer time during quiet time after lunch! Answers must be written in complete sentences and don't forget to show your work!