2nd Grade Class News
Mrs. Gaudette, Miss Holden, Mrs. Karstaedt, Mrs. Mitchell
Celebrating Our Poetry
We are finally ready to celebrate all our hard work in poetry! Students have worked so hard preparing, drafting and rewriting their poetry that they are now ready to present it to their friends and family. We will be having a poetry cafe style celebration next Friday, February 19th at 8:15am. Come ready to hear some good poetry and enjoy light refreshments.
Continuing to Challenge Ourselves as Readers
As well, they will continue to work more with partners and learn strategies for just how to work with partners during reader's workshop. This will include using a bookmark to prompt questions to ask one another about their books. In addition to this students will learn that when reading these longer books that they need to pause at the end of chapters to ask "What is the main event of the chapter I just read?" Essentially students will ask themselves to recall what they have read to check for comprehension.
Array and Writing Addition Sentences
2.OA.4 Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.
In math, students will begin learning about arrays. Arrays will teach students how to use repeated addition to show how many objects are in these arrays. Students will practice creating arrays as well as looking at arrays already created and writing addition sentences for them. In second grade we will not go past a 5 X 5 array.
This will eventually branch into multiplication in third grade. If you feel your child is ready for this perhaps try introducing it at home?
Science & Social Studies
2.H.1.2 Identify contributions of historical figures (community, state, nation
and world) through various genres.
Students will learn about influential people, both living and non, within our world as well as their contributions to society. In particular they will learn about Coretta Scott King and George Washington Carver as we continue to focus on Black History Month.