# 2T Times

## Upcoming Events

Friday 4/3: 1/2 Day of School for Snow Make Up (Day 4)

April 6-10: Schools closed for spring break

Monday 4/13: Collecting empty paper towel rolls for Art class and Student Council Used Shoe Drive

Wednesday 4/15: Tatem Open House

Thursday 4/16: BOE Meeting

Thursday 4/23: Techzel Money Due

Thursday 4/30: BOE Meeting

## Ms. Talian Needs Your Help

The second graders are working on a unit on Ancient Egypt. She needs empty paper towel rolls. (The cardboard tubes) If you have any can you please send some in starting Monday April 13?

## Student Work

Just an FYI that tomorrow some Math assessments and reading multiple choice assessments are coming home. I have circled problems that are wrong For my records I noted the skills that need practice and am differentiating instruction to target those skills. In Math you can review and practice any skills that may need attention. As always you can continue to visit xtramath.org to practice facts.

## Lots of Happenings

There were lots of happenings in February and March so I compiled a video of photos to share. You can click here to see the video. It is being shared through safeshare TV. It is a nice preview of our Open House work.

## Classroom News and Events

In Reader's Workshop we have been working on a variety of skills and strategies. We recently studied character traits and finding evidence to support why we are describing a character that way. We practiced looking for text and graphic features and thinking about how they help us when we navigate a non-fiction text. When reading with your child you can ask them questions including:

• Retell what just happened in these few pages.
• How do you think the character might be thinking? Why, what evidence in the text shows this?
• What might happen next? Why do you think this?
• What word describes the character in the story? How has the character changed?

We also recently have been practicing comparing and contrasting stories and the elements in stories. We studied different versions of Cinderella and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We noticed what was the same and what was different. We also thought about how characters' traits or lessons in the texts might be the same or might be different.

## Math

In Math we just wrapped up Unit 6. At open house come and check out our array cities. Can you use our clues to find out which array goes with which building? At home you can continue to practice those skills with your child to build their fluency when solving multi-step word problems. In Unit 7 we have been practicing adding strings of numbers using friends of 10 and doubles. We have also been practicing collecting data and sorting the data into graphs and line plots. When we are back from break we will practice fractions and then move back into measurement.