Our Second Grade Classroom
The Book Fair begins next week on Tuesday.
Book Fair Information:
FA HELPERS INTERVIEW
*Children have conducted interviews with their FA Helper. They were prepared for interviews with a list of questions. After their interview children toured their FA Helper's workspace. Next week, children will work on turning the information and notes into a complete sentence with the strategy of using part of the question to create the sentence.
Some questions included:
What is the title of your job?
Where is your work space?
Do you work with children or adults or both?
What are your responsibilities?
Perhaps you could find out what questions your child asked.
* In spelling, children worked on the long e sound that y makes at the end of a polysyllabic word - as in happy or empty.
You may want to ask your child what Polysyllabic means...
We also discussed that y usually makes the long i sound at the end of a one syllable word as in my.
*Children have been working on finding "good fit" books for independent reading time as well as responsibly logging the books that they read in class. In shared reading, we've been practicing and discussing good comprehension strategies such as: making connections to the text, visualizing, predicting, and questioning. As a whole group, we practiced "turning to a partner" to share ideas, connections, and questions that we had about a read aloud. This week week we continued to read The World According to Humphrey by Betty Girney. We also read The Incredible Painting of Felix CLousseau by Jon Agee, and McDuff Moves In by Rosemary Wells.
*In math we finished up our chapter and children had an assessment on Subtraction with and without regrouping.
*Chapter 4 - Bar Modeling.
Children are learning about Part + Part = Whole and Whole - Part + Part
using bar modeling to work out word problems. We will continue working on this into next week.
Children also saw the In-School performance of the 5th and 6th grade play "Dear Edwina."
Below are photos of students with their Friends Academy Helper. Enjoy!