*Each second grader received a cube to decorate and to share with others during a class meeting. Each cube includes important facts about each student, as well a special object to put inside the box representing a part of his or her life.
This share gives second graders the opportunity to practice publicly speaking in front of a small group. Each student is asked to make sure he or she enunciates each word, speaks clearly, and includes details and important information.
As an audience, students practice listening to the speaker and asking thoughtful and connected questions to the speaker’s share.
Most importantly, we are able to learn a little more about each other during these first few weeks of school building our classroom community.
Please enjoy and have children bring them back to class when they are finished. Please be sure the boxes are in by Oct. 20th.
*Count on by 1s, 10s, and 100s for three digit numbers.
For example, children would recognize a pattern in 356, 366, ---?---, 386 --?--, ---?---.
For the example above, children would need to continue the pattern adding to the tens. As you see at one point, there is a need to regroup to the hundreds. We worked this out using the base ten blocks. Then children practiced in their workbooks.
Using base ten blocks and place value chart to read, write, and represent numbers to 1,000.
*Read and write numbers to 1,000 in standard form - 1, 000
expanded form: one thousand
Expanded form: 1,000 is 1000 + 0 + 0
354 is 300 + 50 + 4
Vocabulary - greater than (>) AND less than (<). Children practiced identifying greater than and less than - first comparing the hundreds place, then the tens, and finally the ones place if necessary. 675 is ------than 678. Children also practiced reading: 345 >321 ( 345 is greater than 321).
*Introduced LAM (language arts menu) : This is a variety of Language Arts activities that children can rotate through.
Some choices on LAM include Lexia, Author's Choice, Writing a personal experience in writer's notebook, Read independently, buddy reading
*Children labeled and learned about their WRITING PROCESS FOLDER as well as their READING FOLDER - perhaps ask your child to explain what they use their WRITING PROCESS FOLDER for.
*Graphic Organizer - for sorting and putting ideas and events in a story in sequential order using transition words such as first, next, then, finally
- After a lesson on this, children were given time to plan their own story either fiction or nonfiction.