Second Grade News

Jennings School * Mrs. Sennhenn * November 2015

Curriculum Update

As you could see from your visit during conference time, Second Grade has been quite busy. We have just finished our third math chapter, our second social studies chapter, our personal narrative unit, and have just begun our seventh Journeys lesson. We also just finished our third real aloud chapter book, The Chocolate Touch. It might have been our favorite so far.


Math: The students spent a lot of time working with regrouping for addition and subtraction. This next chapter focuses on using bar models to help with addition and subtraction problems. The math newsletter will go home Wednesday. Please refer to it for vocabulary and strategies used. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send an email or write a note.



Writing: This unit we work work on creating a non-fiction book highlighting the use of text and graphic features. The book will be about themselves. The students will need a few pictures from home that they can use in their book. If you have any magazines, we could use those as well.



Social Studies: We have been looking at government at the city/town, state, and country level. We discussed how leaders are chosen today as well as how they were chosen in the past. The students discussed symbols of America and the Constitution.



Language Arts: Journeys lesson 7 looks at Drawing Conclusions and Analyzing/Evaluating while reading. The newsletter sent home on Monday has all of the vocabulary and spelling words that we will focus on this week.

Miscellaneous

*It was wonderful to speak with all of you during Parent-Teacher Conferences. If there was anything I forgot to follow up on, please let me know. I appreciate you taking the time to discuss your child's progress so far.

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* Thanksgiving Break starts next Wednesday 11/25 at 12:30. School reopens 11/30. I wish you all a wonderful time with family and friends. I am thankful to work in such a wonderful community.


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