Second Grade SUPER News

Mrs. Morris & Mrs. Pippen

Highlights from Second Grade

This week we continued our 'It's Tricky' theme in our Nonfiction SUPER magazine. Mrs. Sayre came into our classroom and taught us a few simple magic tricks. She first had us recite the Magician's Oath to never reveal the secret of magic. She demonstrated several tricks: The Magic Cards, Find the Heaviest Picture, Magic Book, and Magic Paper Clips. Students then tried a few of the tricks on their own. We hope you enjoyed watching them practice their magic on you. Were you fooled?


Officer Hogan presented another D.A.R.E. lesson. He spoke to the class about good and bad drugs/medicine and the importance of taking it only from a trusted adult. He also cautioned students of the dangers from smoking, second hand smoke, and drinking alcohol.

Math

Problem solving using double digit addition and subtraction was the focus this week. A variety of activities were done to practice math facts. We ended the week by taking the Unit 1 Measurement and Data Post Test. Results will be sent home. This will appear on the report card as the Math Summative grade. Our next unit is Extending Place Value Understanding.

Literacy

This week we focused on base words, word endings, and r-controlled vowels in Superkids. The students had fun doing a Quiz-Quiz-Trade with word cards that had s, ed, ing, and er endings. They read their partner's word, told the base word, and then spelled it. We did a Round Table strategy to think of words containing r-controlled vowels, then shared the answers.


Students are continuing to work toward their AR goals for independent reading. On Wednesday of this week the LRC awarded prizes. Some students have already read beyond their 100% goal. GO READERS!!!

Our Mission

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 will provide a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.