Our Second Grade Classroom
In the pictures below: Children voted on a special greeting and the "snowball" greeting was the one we did for today!
Division with Unifix cubes
Making bracelets with beads: some children made one for their FA Helper and others
Working on Lexia
*Winter Break Brainstorm List: Children reflected on their break and listed 4 moments or experiences which they could elaborate on in a writing piece. This will serve as an idea reference for upcoming stories.
* Children met in reading groups and continued practicing independent reading with good-fit books.
*Continued hearing the read aloud Friendship According to Humphrey
*Letters Home - As a class we reflected about our week back at school. Children chose a couple of things to highlight in their letter to families.
*Thank you Letters - After reviewing the format of a letter and shared writing of a thank you letter, children wrote a thank you letter to the Friends Academy Helper whom they interviewed. We reviewed the date, greeting, message, closing, and signature. Letters included a thank you and one part of the experience which they enjoyed. Second graders will present these letters to their helpers at the conclusion of our presentation on Wednesday, January 30th. They will also have a copy saved for their portfolio.
*Children have been working on a variety of things during our language arts period: final draft of "thank you" letters, hero pieces, story writing, and the Language Arts Menu. Some children are finishing up their first publication and others are continuing with the writing process by beginning a new story. Children will use their Winter Break Brainstorm list as an optional idea bank for upcoming nonfiction stories.
*Unit 14: This week, our unit focuses on the ir, er, and ur and when to use each one. We are also reviewing such concepts as the doubling rule for a word that ends in a consonant-vowel-consonant; and dropping the e before adding ing or ed to a word that ends in a consonant e.
*Reviewing multiplication and division:
How to multiply equal groups, repeated addition, share equally in division, divide equally using repeated subtraction
*understanding that 30 divided by 6 equal groups = 5 items in each group OR 30 - 5-5-5-5-5-5=0
*understanding that 6 equal groups of 5 items = 30. 5+5+5+5+5+5=30
Deciphering between these two operations can be a challenge.
*Read, understand, and solve real-word multiplication and division problems
Practicing these concepts at home is a great way to help solidify students' understanding and skills.
Also completed. . .
*Chapter Wrap up and Extra Practice
*Assessment on Multiplication and Division on Friday
*Next week we will begin our chapter on multiplication tables of 2s, 5s, and 10s.
*In order to prepare for the presentation of their work with their FA Helper research, children wrote what they will speak at the presentation. They reviewed their research and using a template filled in a couple of specific details which they will share at all-school meeting on January 30th. Children completed a final draft of these and practice reading them out loud. We will continue practice over the next couple of weeks. We hope you can join us on that morning.