Week of February 24, 2014
In room 34
THIS WEEK IN 2ND GRADE
spoon, few, true
Reading skill and strategy
analyze text structure
Our class is beginning a routine called Rocket Math in order to practice our fluency with our basic addition and subtraction facts. Students will have one minute to answer 40 items. They must answer all 40 items correct in order to pass on to the next level. Each level introduces 6 new facts, which are listed in small print at the top of each test. After the students show that they have mastered addition they will move on to subtraction and possibly multiplication. This is a simple 5minute routine that our class will perform most days of the week. I will be sending home the Rocket Math test in the Friday folders. They will be labeled "Good Try" or stamped when passed. If your child is struggling to pass the tests, please access this website:
Here you will find what they call "spaceship math" worksheets that you can print at home for practice. There are a few versions of each test so mix it up for your student.
If you find that your student seems to be "stuck" on a certain level. Use flashcards to practice the six new facts listed at the top of the test. Then try the test again after those six new facts are mastered.