2nd Grade Scoop

3/25/2016

No School Friday

We wanted to let everyone know that the Friday after Spring Break is Good Friday. That day is March 25th. There is no school that day.

STAAR Testing, No Visitors

Due to state testing on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, we ask that there be no visitors in order to keep the testing environment school wide for our students taking their STAAR test these days.
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Math

We have been working so hard this week with fractions. Students were able to identify one-half, one-fourth, and one-eighth in a length model. They learned that it is very crucial to identify first how many parts there are before coloring the parts. Look at the examples below.

Science

Do you have a fear of spiders? An abnormal fear of spiders is called Arachnophobia. These are some of the fun facts that we have learned this week about spiders (Arachnids). Arachnids are not insects. We have learned that there is a difference between insects and spiders. Spiders have 8 legs, 8 eyes, 2 body parts, and no wings. Insects have 6 legs, 2 eyes, 3 body parts and wings. We have also learned that spiders are extremely important to our world. Spiders help keep the insect population under control. Spiders have been so fun to learn about this week!

Reader's Workshop

This week in Reader's Workshop we worked on identifying nonfiction text structures and using them to learn the information. We looked at the text structures of: compare and contrast, problem and solution, description, cause and effect, and sequence and order. We identified the key words to help us identify the structures in future.
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Writer's Workshop

This week in Writer's Workshop, we worked to end our DBQ about Amelia Earhart as an important historical figure. To conclude our study, we worked on writing an essay using a thesis statement as well as writing in paragraphs. Our essays explained why we think Amelia Earhart is an important historical figure. Ask your child about what they wrote!

Social Studies

This week in Social Studies we started talking about various landforms and bodies of water. The students learned important key vocabulary that will be used as we continue talking about these landforms and bodies of water.