Our Second Grade Classroom
*Spelling Unit 20 Focus : /oo/ sound as in zoo. Spelled: oo, u - consonant -e, and ew
We discussed where we see each of these spellings such as beginning, middle, and end of words. We also practiced the ui for suit.
We continue to practice other rules and skills such as breaking words into syllables in order to spell it correctly as well as looking to the base word for accurate spellings.
Continued with the above lessons and completed the spelling assessment for this unit.
ROUNDING NUMBERS TO ESTIMATE:
rounding numbers to the nearest ten using a number line
rounding 2 digit and 3 digit numbers to the nearest ten
marking numbers on a number line
using rounding to estimate sums and differences
using estimating to check that answers are reasonable
This week, children met with Andrew Forsthoefel, author of the book Walking to Listen
He spoke with children about his walk across America to hear people's stories and make human connections.
His presentation offered ideas such as being a good listener, understanding that everyone has a perspective and story to share, and making connections with others.
Lyn Hoopes, author, poet, and photographer, visited our class this week to talk about poetry.
Children connected poetry to landscape photographs that inspired their weavings in art.
You can see your children's art and poetry at Arts and Poetry Night on Thursday, April 25th at 6:00pm.
*KWL charts: Children learned how to choose a topic they are interested in learning about and fill out a KWL chart to help in researching.
First children chose a topic then began with their chart.
K: What I know about this subject
W: What I want to know
At this point before filling out the L portion of the chart, children were encouraged to use their Library class time to select a nonfiction book on their topic. Some children have begun reading to learn more in order to proceed to the L section on their chart: What I learned.
Children will have the opportunity to write about their topic and explore with more inquiry learning in the future.
*Thank you Letters: Children wrote first and final draft thank you letters to their Community Heroes.
Thank you for the Community Hero Event photos that you shared.
Enjoy those, and snapshots of our days, below.