Literacy: In Reading Workshop, the children worked on making reading the best it can be. Students were taught that being a thinking reader will help them better comprehend a text. Therefore, the kids learned about and practiced having inner conversations and making predictions while reading. The class started working on their “at home” reading homework assignments this week, too. In Writing Workshop, authors wrote their first personal narratives of the year. Students also took a spelling pre-assessment. They wrote garden poetry and learned about nouns. They discovered that there are proper nouns, abstract nouns, common nouns, pronouns, singular nouns, and plural nouns.
Handwriting: Writers took a printing pre-assessment to see what they remember about correct letter formation and placement. They also practiced forming “starting corner” capital letters.
Math: Mathematicians worked together this week to create a 1,000 grid classroom number scroll. They also practiced identifying coins and calculating the value of coin combinations. The class solved number-grid puzzles and worked on explaining their math thinking in writing. They worked with pattern block templates, too. Finally, we measured our smiles and created a hallway bulletin board with them. They really added up!
Theme: Scientists created a “Thinking Like A Scientist” booklet identifying the characteristics of a scientist, the tools scientists use, and their wonders about science. The kids also learned about magnification. We have a classroom microscope and each morning there is an opportunity to look at something on it. The class made their way out to the garden once again this week and brought some flowers back into the classroom with us to observe.
Miscellaneous: It was a sincere pleasure to spend some time with many of you at Open House last evening. If you were unable to attend, please be on the lookout for your child’s Seesaw QR code. Each student already has a few posts for you to view. There is also a yellow iPad form coming home in the Friday Folder for you to review, sign, and return. Additionally, you might want to check out the Second Grade Overview on my blog. It has a lot of the information that was covered last night.
September 18: Volunteer Orientation at Rowe 9-9:30 am and 7-7:30 pm
September25th: School Picture Day