Second Grade SUPER News
February 5, 2016
Highlights from Second Grade
Mrs. Sayre reviewing what a biography is and how to pick one to read.
The class listening to directions.
Mrs. Sayre helping students select their biographies.
In Superkids we worked on the schwa sound for short a and short e. The schwa sound is the short u sound, but spelled with an 'a' or an 'e'. We also worked on position words which were our spelling words for the week. The Superkids program provides frequent review of phonics skills, this week also included the suffix 'ful', the prefix 'un', and many contractions.
In Writing we continue composing opinion letters about a favorite book that we are reading. We are encouraging students to write longer and stronger opinions about a character or favorite part(s) and use evidence from the text to convince others about their opinions. Students need to use words like I think, for example, and because to further explain their reasoning.
This week's letters in Cursive Handwriting were u,e,l, and h. The students seem eager to be learning cursive, and are so excited when we actually get to write words.
Don't forget that we are encouraging students to read the list of Monarch books which can be found by clicking the link below.
This week we worked on counting up to subtract using an open number line, subtracting by making a 10 or 100, and subtracting by decomposing. Students love learning while playing the games on the Greg Tang website. It's on our classroom webpage, along with other math games we do in class. Have your student show them to you!
In IXL your student should complete the following areas:
Subtraction two digits:
H.1, H.2, H.4, H.6, H.8, H.9
A math group using the Kagan structure Fan-N-Pick to practice Making 10 to Subtract.
Another math group using the Kagan structure Fan-N-Pick to practice Making 10 to Subtract.
In School Visit
3rd grade Ella explaining her interest in baking cookies. She even has a website.
3rd grade Junior designed headphones that will allow him to plug into audio devices.
- Report cards were sent home in your student's Friday folder.
- Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, February 11 from 3 to 8 PM, and Friday, February 12 from 11 AM - 4 PM. There is a half day of school on Thursday, and NO SCHOOL on Friday.
- The 3rd quarter AR Goal update sheet was sent home in the Friday folder today.
- A class list is in the Friday folder for those who want to make Valentines for all their classmates.
- There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 15 in observance of President's Day.
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