Our Second Grade Classroom
Community Hero Meet and Greet:
The children did a wonderful job today singing and presenting all of the research and work they did for this project. Thank you all for your help and contributions in helping to make this event special. Throughout the week, children practiced their song on the stage, had a run-through setting up and presenting their projects, adding final touches, and reviewing facts learned.
A special thank you to Mr. Felix, Mr. Bean, and Mrs. Cogliano for their special contributions and help as well as Ms. Lipman, Ms O'Brien, and Ms. Cooper for their help throughout the project.
Students from 7th Grade English class came to our class this week to share some of their own favorite stories. They read each story aloud and then shared some favorite book series while 2nd graders shared their own personal favorites. Thank you, Alden and Tyler, for sharing with us.
*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 to practice mental math techniques and strategies focusing on subtraction
This week we discussed the following strategies-
* STRATEGY EXAMPLE: Subtract tens from a three digit number mentally using the 'subtract 100 then add the extra tens' strategy.
Example: 345 - 80 can be solved by First using 345 - 100 = 245
Next: 245 + 20 = 265
So, 345 -80 = 265
We used number bonds to discover different combinations that equal 100. For example, 100 = 80 + 20.
This allowed children to see the difference of 20 that needs to be added after the 100 is subtracted in the example above.
*STRATEGY EXAMPLE: Subtract hundreds from a 3 - digit number mentally using the 'subtract the hundreds' strategy.
Example: 272 - 100 by separating the (hundreds from the tens and ones) 72 from the 200 to allow you to subtract (200 - 100) = 100
Then adding the (tens and ones) 72 back in 100 and 72 = 172
*Meaning of difference
Sad to Say Good-Bye
We have also learned that Olivia and Raymond will be starting at a new school next Monday.
We are so sad to see them go and took some time this afternoon to give them a proper goodbye along with a booklet created by classmates filled with special memories and compliments. Raymond and Olivia, we wish you the best at your new school.