As a continuation of our study on communities, we have begun to talk about our local community and reflect on our discussion about heroes. We listed people who are in our surrounding communities and discussed how they are local heroes by positively impacting the community. Above is a list that we generated which includes a variety of jobs such as doctors, teachers, police officers, etc. Children will once again carry out the interview process, this time, with a local hero. Children made a first and second choice of one community hero that they would be interested in learning more about. They wrote one sentence explaining why they are interested in that particular job. We are in the process of contacting people that fill these roles to set up interviews. These are the first few steps in what will end with our Community Heroes Event. Please mark your calendars for March 7th 8:30-9:30 when our second graders will present what they learned throughout this process.
*Division with related multiplication: 12 divided by 2 = ? Use related multiplication facts to help 2 x 6 =12.
There are 6 groups of 2 in 12. So, 12 divided by 2 = 6
* Review of multiplication and division
*Next week we will begin working on Metric Measurement of Length
Other things we have been working on...
*Children continue in the writing process with the goal to publish more books.
*As we read the book Trouble According to Humphrey, we have continued our discussions about communities. Children are working within a group to plan out and create their own structure representing a community that they have created as a team. This week, we picked groups, listed parts of a community, and planned to gather some materials to build with. Feel free to send your child with materials that they can carry alone which they might want to use to create their community. This is a great opportunity for creativity, planning, and working together as a team. The children are excited about it.
The Second Graders experienced a fantastic presentation about gravity, space, and music by Terry Wolkowicz from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Ask your child about this neat lesson.