Week of October 12, 2015
In room 31
THIS WEEK IN 2ND GRADE
practice, favorite, wrinkled, settled, cuddle, patient
cultures, deaf, signing, relatives, language, celebrate
ancestors, heritage, reclaim, native, local, traditions
share, thinning, wonderful, company, delighted, enjoyed
groan, whisper, excited, different, careful
short vowels a, i, e, o, u
long vowels with the silent e
Reading Strategy and Skill
Strategy: Summarize, Analyze Story Structure
Skill: Main Idea and Details, Character and Setting, Plot, Make and Confirm Predictions
America, world, country
move, another, year
because, off, picture
Enlgish, language, understand
We have introduced several strategies for adding and subtracting numbers. Some of these include counting on, counting back, drawing tens and ones, and breaking numbers apart to make the nearest ten.
Some of these strategies "fit your child's brain" right now, and some may not. We will continue using and expanding on these strategies for the rest of the year. At this point just let your child explore these strategies with you at home.
They are allowed to use which ever strategy they would like in order to complete their homework assignments. And they may even decide to try a new strategy in order to "exercise their brain muscles"! Don't take the math homework too seriously. The most important thing is that they show what strategy they use. It is better that they do one problem and show how they arrived to the answer than completing 20 problems without explaining their thinking.
We will be giving the Unit 1 Math assessment this week and I look forward to sharing it with you at our conferences next month :)
For math this week please log in to Comopass Learning. There are some special instruction on the homework pg. Please see the link below and follow the directions.
Here is the homework page link http://sbsd.schoolwires.net/Page/1870
Gold Medal Reading has begun!
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