Our Second Grade Classroom
Children have been working on their community projects. Whether students are painting, drawing, coloring, writing, building, or sculpting, each project is beginning to take shape. They are doing a great job and enjoying the process! Final reports are almost complete, and children have begun to design the cover for their Hero report using KID PIX. Once again, children carried out the steps of the writing process. This time with a little more confidence as many came up with their own closing sentence.
Spelling: In spelling this week, we spent time working on rhyming with different word families such as "ang", "ing", "ong", and "ung". Children worked on putting words in alphabetical order and focused on some words that pertained to their hero using the Trace, Copy, Cover, Away - study method.
*Meaning of SUM - relate the term to the addition operation when working with word problems
Understanding the sentence....Find the sum of 86 and 37...can be intimidating to the students, but we have spent some time practicing such examples.
*Continued practice with bar modeling and word problems
*Mental addition - add 3 digit numbers mentally with and without regrouping using a variety of strategies
- add the ones strategy: 253 + 6= ? Add the 3 and 6 (ones) separately and then add that sum to the tens and hundreds = 3+6=9, so 250 +9 =259
-add ten then subtract the extra ones strategy: 128 + 4 = ? The idea is that it is easier to add ten.
Know that 4 + 6 = 10
Add 10 to 128 - 128 + 10 = 138, subtract the extra 6 - 138 - 6 = 132
So, 128 + 4 = 132
We will continue to explore additional mental math strategies next week.
Coin flip cup game - using two sided chips for practice with finding the sum of 10 in a variety of different combinations. Pictures are included below.
Great job singing at All School Meeting, Charlotte!
We have more performances by our second graders coming up soon.