Our Second Grade Classroom
Children's Interviews and Illustrations are Hanging Outside of our Classroom
This week we worked with the doubling rule.
Children learned that when a word ends in a consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) the final consonant is doubled before adding ing or ed.
We also practiced sight words by using the Trace, Copy, Cover, (look) Away technique. You will see this in the children's Friday Files that went home.
We practiced the technique and discussed using it for personal word lists that children are working on.
* We discussed the six traits of writing: ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions. We focused on IDEAs in writing and brainstormed some topics to write about. Ideas included: animals, family, friends, hobbies, school, home, experiences, travel , sports and many more. Children then chose a topic to write about used a web graphic organizer to fill in their main topic and sentence surrounded with several supporting details. They then used this graphic organizer to formulate sentences with the details and finally to write a first draft paragraph. Children then edited their work. Next week, we will continue with conferencing and editing in order to complete the process with a final draft.
Other things we've been up to...practice with editing and writing conventions; read aloud The World According to Humphrey children made predictions and connections to the text.
Parent - Teacher Conferences:
Children have been preparing to lead their P-T conferences.
As a reminder, there are no classes on Thursday due to conferences. Also, there is no class on Friday due to a professional development day.
Math: Subtraction with Regrouping:
This week children completed their assessment on our last chapter adding 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. Assessments went home in Friday Files. Some children are working on counting up from the larger number when adding numbers. Practicing addition facts at home is extremely helpful and beneficial to students. The goal is for them to know their addition and subtraction facts up to 20 comfortably. This will help them to be more successful with new concepts and skills that we are working on.
We began our next chapter in math subtraction with regrouping. We began with regrouping in the 1s and will continue next with with regrouping in the 10s, and 100s. Children are working on carrying out all the steps necessary to solve the math problem accurately such as subtracting from the number on the top, regrouping, and careful computation. A subtraction problem like the one above can be challenging and confusing since you can't take 7 away from 5. Children are working on remembering that you must regroup, taking from the 4 in the tens column and then regroup from the hundreds place when dealing with subtracting in the tens place. Children are also working on careful computation going step by step from the ones to the hundreds place.
We have also spent some time practicing our subtraction and addition facts, counting by 5s, and applying the inverse operations of addition and subtraction to check answers. Ex: 453 - 200 = 253 So, 253 + 200 = 453
On Friday, we learned the snowball greeting. Lots of smiles and friendly greetings.
We also enjoyed the last of our "All About Me" Cube Shares.