Hello! We have been busy in second grade getting ready for the end of the year, completing all of our required assessments, and learning everything we need to learn before moving onto third grade! This week, we have been working with introductory lessons to multiplication and division, focusing on equal groups. We already know that we use addition to put things together or make bigger numbers, and we use subtraction to take things away or make smaller numbers. This week we are learning that we can also use multiplication to quickly make bigger numbers and division to quickly make smaller numbers. Below are the videos we watched today to help us learn the basics of division — dividing our total number into equal groups. Happy Almost Summer!
Hello! I hope you are feeling well-rested, as am I, after the long holiday weekend.
We are now officially on schedule and doing formal ELA and math lessons each day in school. Today, we did a read-aloud of our story Henry and Mudge and discussed the jobs of an author and an illustrator. Remember: Scholars must be familiar with this story, as we have our 40-question ELA test this Friday, and 10 of those questions are on story comprehension. Our centers activities that we will be doing each day will help us review the story themes, our phonics (short “a” and short i sounds), grammar (subjects–WHO? and predicates–DID WHAT?), and our language skill (alphabetical order) this week.
In math, we had fun reviewing our doubles facts! Scholars are learning that they can use a doubles addition sentence (i.e., 6 + 6 = 12) to solve a near-doubles addition problem (i.e., 5 + 6 = 11). We also began learning about the following vocabulary words in math today: sum, difference, greater than, less than, addends. Feel free to watch the fun doubles-fact video below with your scholar this week! You can also find several doubles worksheets that you can download and print by clicking HERE.
Our “Go Word” for this week is: VERB. Today we learned that a verb can show action (run, jump, hop, skip) or a state of being (am, is, are, was, were).
Good Morning Families,
Happy Tuesday! Below are a few announcements for this week.
- HOMEWORK: Second grade sent home our first homework packet for the 2016-2017 school year! Remember, scholars are expected to complete a few pages of homework each night, Monday through Thursday. Scholars will earn Dojo points for work that is completed each night (and quickly checked in class) and teachers will collect the entire Homework Packet on Friday mornings so that we can enter points in our grade book. Please make sure your child is keeping their weekly homework packet in the front pocket of his/her binder for Miss McWoodson’s class! (I ordered binders for our entire class, but they have not come in yet! Don’t worry if your scholar does not yet have a binder, but if they do have a binder, they may use this as their School/Home Binder, which means they will take this binder home each night and bring it to school each day.)
- PARENT SURVEYS: Please remember to turn in your completed Parent Survey to me, anytime this week! If you have not picked one up from me yet, please remember to grab one near the sign-out binder when you drop off or pick up your scholar from our classroom.
- ART: I stayed late after school yesterday to hang our first abstract art pieces! For last week’s Art Day Wednesday, we created “Abstract Self Portraits” using torn construction paper and warm or cold colors to illustrate our faces! Names are on the back of these pieces, so please ask your scholar which piece is theirs (or see if you can recognize them!).
Have a great week!