Friday News Roundup

Mrs. Morey's Second Grade Classroom

Week of 9/16/16

Dates & Reminders

  • 9/21 - Complimentary Vision Screening
  • 9/27 - "Alexander the Dragon" 1:00 p.m.
  • 10/4 - OPT Meeting 6:00 p.m.

What did we do this week?

Math: We introduced a number of the day activity and the concept of number talks. We also worked with place value using base 10 blocks.

Literacy: We discussed the difference between a too easy book, a just right book, and a too hard book. Students practiced picking out the three different types of books and talking about them with a partner.

Writing: We discussed when to use capital letters, how to plan for your writing, and created a list of topics to write about. Students began writing personal narratives.

Read Aloud: Frindle by Andrew Clements - We finished!

Word Work: Students took pre-assessments and became acquainted with the dictionary. We also worked on a dictionary scavenger hunt.

Social Studies: We explored maps and discussed their properties. The students enjoyed trying to find their road on the map of Seattle!

STEM: The students independently on building an invention so a pigeon could drive a bus. While this was a building activity, I spent a lot of time encouraging students to take risks and use their imaginations.

What's Ahead?

Math: The students will focus on 3-digit place value and why it's important.

Literacy: I will begin checking students' DRA levels, introduce the reading homework, and students will focus on how to respond to their reading.

Writing: Students will continue to write personal narratives. We will focus on different styles of planning for writing.

Read Aloud: Lunch Money by Andrew Clements

Word Work: The students will practice the word work activities available during the Literacy Block. The first spelling list will go home Friday.

Science: Students will begin their matter unit. We will focus on solids in the beginning.

Social Studies: We will continue our exploration of maps, with a focus on location, latitude and longitude, and directions.