Second Grade SUPER News
January 8, 2016
Highlights from Second Grade
Super Magazine article, 'What's Faster?'
Students working with their partner to answer 6 questions on what's faster.
One group finding out what is faster - a horse or a baseball?
The last day of second quarter is Friday, January 22nd. The students need to have their AR goals in by lunchtime that day in order to come to our classroom AR celebration. If your child has not made his/her goal I sent you an email on Wednesday. Please encourage your child to read each night and be ready for an AR quiz each morning. Thank you!
In Writing we have started a third unit - Writing about Reading. This week we started some opinion letters about a favorite book that we are reading. We are encouraging the students to write about a character and why they like that character. We will share our letters in hopes of finding new and interesting books to read.
The students who completed Greg Tang's 2nd Grade New Year's Math Challenge were awarded some extra pennies to spend in the classroom or school store, the Gator Den. It's good practice that we like to encourage. Greg Tang math is a fun site that your child can go to at any time.
We began our next unit in math - Multi-digit Addition and Subtraction. This unit focuses on 2-digit numbers with 1-digit numbers, along with 2-digit numbers with 2-digit numbers. Students who know their math facts are finding these problems easy. Children who haven't memorized their facts are struggling. That's why nightly practice of addition and subtraction facts is important.
Maya was our Star Student this week. Maya went to Disney World over winter break and enjoyed sharing some of her experiences. We also learned that Maya goes to Polish school on Saturdays. She had a class picture to show us! One of the items Maya brought in to show us was some shells she collected while in Florida. She even brought each of us one to take home - thanks Maya!
Our next Star Student is . . . Molly!
Maya's poster was very colorful and she brought in lots of pictures to post for the week.
One of her souvenirs from Disney was Baby Bambi.
Maya brought in shells to show us and one for each of us to keep!
Extending 95-100%, Meeting 80-94%, Developing 65-79%, and Beginning 0-64%.
- The 2nd quarter ends on Friday, January 22, 2016.
- The forms for the after-school program are in the Friday folder. This session is study hall for 1st and 2nd grades. The pink slips are for study hall and should be brought in on the day your child stays. Students can read and take AR quizzes during study hall.
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