Another full week in second grade. The children prepared for the spring concert with rehearsals and did a wonderful job on Thursday. They made me proud.
In Language Arts:
*Spelling unit 26 focused on singular and plural possessives as well as reviewing previous concepts
*Inquiry Learning - children continued the process for researching a global topic
*Publishing - carrying out the writing process in order to publish a story
*Language Arts Menu
*Children filled out reflections about their learning in regards to reading and writing. They explained which areas they feel they showed the most growth. For example, in reading, children chose between decoding, comprehension, fluency, and stamina.
*We are working hard towards capitalizing proper nouns in our writing and our reflections about books, countries, organizations, and presenters has provided much practice with this.
This week we were grateful to have Ms. Randenberg speak to us about Africa and the Heifer Project. Please ask your child to share something that they learned. Perhaps they can explain how goats and cows are loaned to families and how they repay that loan.
Read the book One Hen - How One Small Loan Made Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway
One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm.
*Children completed reflections about each of these global learning opportunities
In math we began working with fractions:
Vocabulary included: equal, unequal, whole, fraction, one-half, one-third, one-forth, unit fraction, (same, less than, and greater than applied to fractions)
*identify whether a shape is divided into equal fractions
*read, write, and identify unit fractions for halves, thirds, and forths
*show fractions and a whole using model drawings.
*compare two or more unit fractions using models using the greater than and less than signs
*order two or more fractions with or without models
Children can read: 1/2 > 1/3 as one half is greater than one third