September 21, 2015
September 22 - Second Grade Fun Fitness begins
September 24 - Early Release Day (11:40 dismissal)
September 25 - Community Project due
October 1 - Fall Pictures
October 8th - Extended day for Parent Conferences
October 12th - Teacher work day (no school for students) and parent conferences
In reading, we will be using information gained from illustrations and words to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting (where and when the story took place) and plot. We will practice completing story maps with this information.
This week we will begin Chapter 2 in My Math. Chapter 2 works on skip counting, which is a very important skill for second graders to master, because it is the foundation for repeated addition and multiplication. Our goal is to make sure students truly understand repeated addition and that they can clearly represent it with manipulatives and in pictures, as well as be able to make arrays to show it.
This Thursday, we will have our first addition fact test. The first test will test knowledge of the 0 and 1 addition facts. When that test has been passed, your child will move to the addition facts for 2, and so on. Please begin reviewing the 0 and 1 addition facts with your child. If you would like to download flash cards to help your child practice addition facts, please click here.
Please remember that community projects are due this Friday. Each student will present their project to the class, so please help your child practice talking about their project.