We had a very busy week. Here is what we have been working on:
MATH – We continued to focus on story problems. We worked on comparison problems, mixed story problems, and problems with too much information and not enough information. We took a quick quiz today to assess story problems as well. Quizzes will come home on Monday. Next week we will wrap up Unit 1.
WRITING – This week we finished our first narratiave, small moment. We added an interesting ending and also did some editing. Next week we start our 2nd unit. We will start with getting a new story written and will then focus on making revisions.
READING – This week we focused on comparing and contrasting several different versions of the story The Three Little Pigs.
WEEKLY CLASSROOM GOALS: This week our goal was:
- To work at being better listeners and direction followers in the afternoon.
31st…………Halloween Parade @ 2pm
6th, 8th & 9……Parent/Teacher Conferences
6th-10th…………….Wild West Book Fair
NEXT WEEKS SPECIALS SCHEDULE:
Mon., Oct. 23 – Music
Tues., Oct. 24 – Art
Wed., Oct. 25 – Steam
Thurs., Oct. 26 – PE
Fri., Oct. 27 – Music
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
1.This week we continued working on our October Kindness Challenge. Our kindness cards this week read:
- Say “thank you” everytime someone hands you something.
- Thank the workers who work in the cafeteria.
- Clean up your table in the cafeteria.
- Clean up the playground.
- Don’t give up when something is hard. Be kind to yourself!
2. REMEMBER – math homework comes home every Tuesday & Thursday. It is due back the next day! Please help your 2nd grader complete this homework and return it to school
3. READING COUNTS – The 2nd graders started Reading Counts this week. Reading Counts is a program through Scholastic that helps kids with reading comprehension. How it works: Kids read books in their reading level. Once finished, they log onto Reading Counts (either on the Ipads or in the computer Lab). They take a quiz on the book that will test their comprehension. The kids can read books at home, in the classroom, and from the library. Books from the library that have a letter on the spine have quizzes. If kids read books at home, they can write down the titles and check to see if the books have quizzes once at school. Reading counts quizzes can only be taken at school.
4. MOBY MAX – We also started Moby Max this week. It is a math program that finds holes in the kids learning and provides them lessons to work on to help fill those gaps. This program can be accessed from home. A letter was sent home about how to log in from home. The more lessons the kids complete, the more “game” time they earn. It is a great program to help kids master math standards.
5. Halloween is quickly approaching. Please remember to pick appropriate costumes for 2nd grade. This includes no weapons, scary masks, or scary clown faces. 2nd graders should be able to put their costumes on by themselves. The should plan to bring their costumes to school. We will change into them after lunch. Our party will be from 12:15 – 1:15. The Halloween parade will be at 2:00. Please remember that younger siblings are not allowed to attend the classroom parties.
6. Mini-Math Assessments – On Fridays, you might notice a small half-sheet math packet come home. This is a pre & post assessment we use to help guide our instruction. On Friday, the kids take a short 3 or 4 question pre-assessment. These questions go with the next week’s math lessons. Their answers help us to determine what they already know about next week’s topic and how in depth we need to teach. The 2nd graders then get the same packet back the following Friday after the lessons have been taught. They use their knowledge gained during the week to fix any mistakes that they had on the preassessment! It is a great way for the kids to analyze their mistakes and apply their newly acquired knowledge.
7. Clorox Wipes – we are in need of more clorox wipes for our classroom. As we quickly approach the “sick” season, these wipes help us keep some of the germs away. Thank you in advance for your donations.