Mrs. Cormack's Newsletter
For the week of January 14th-18th
Happenings in Room C217
- Monday, January 14th: Mrs. Cormack's Birthday!! I will be out this day to see family.
- Thursday, January 17th: Report Cards go home, Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
- Friday, January 18th: Library Day and Class T-Shirt Day! (I have decided to make Fridays the official day to wear our shirt!)
- Monday, January 21st: No School, MLK Jr. Day
What we will be learning about this week.....
Math: The students will be learning fractions this week. In second grade we are responsible for laying the foundations of fractions and the common language; such as, equal parts, halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, etc. Students DO NOT learn numerator and denominator in second grade or use the symbols 1/2, 3/4, etc. Fractions are a very abstract skill, so it is our job to make sure they get the foundations first then they can build on their knowledge. Students will be using models and hands on tools to work with fractions throughout the week. Later in the week students will be completing a guided spiraling sheet and an individual spiraling sheet.
Science: The spotlight in science will be natural versus man-made resources. Students will distinguish between natural and man-made resources and provide examples. Mid-week students will investigate materials around the room and compare them.
Reading: The big idea in reading this week will be a continuation of the culture research project. Students will be completing a "culture gram" on the following cultures: Italian and African.
Writing: Word study continues for the second week. A speed/glue sort will be on Friday the 18th. We will also begin talking about Revising and Editing our writing in our Write Source practice books.
Six Flags Reading Program
Please contact Lindsay Austin (email@example.com) with their child's name and shirt size IF they plan to finish? She is needing to get the shirts ordered ASAP. Thank you for your help.
Happy, Happy January Birthdays!!
Mrs. Cormack Jan. 14th
Melissa Emata Jan. 21st
Ethan Samford AND Karina Vela Jan. 22nd
Hiya Dattani Jan. 24th
Pics from our week!
The Green table reads a cultural folktale of Japan together.
We had plenty of games to choose from during the rainy days of the past week!
Elena looks closely at a cool rock in order to describe its physical properties for a Rock exploration project.