We worked hard this week throughout our ongoing units. Second graders have worked very hard throughout our anchor texts on this module, and have learned a lot about the life of early pioneers. In addition, we’ve connected the texts to help us create and write narratives that would be realistic to the time period. It’s amazing to see the writing progress with these second graders. We’re working on setting a scene, using dialogue, including differing points of views, and rising the action to a problem. Every writer and student is unique, but there is progress evident with all!
We’ve also continued on with our geography work in learning states and reading US maps. It’s been a bit scattered in scheduling with our ongoing music practices, but it has been a lot of fun. Our math unit in measuring has continued along this week too. We’ve worked with using standard forms of measurement, and even have taught and introduced our imperial form of measurement in comparison to metric. Big ideas are getting introduced while simple skills are being mastered. Second graders enjoyed COSI on Wheels on Thursday. Thank you PTO!
The Week Ahead
One week until our spring break. We’re already into the fourth quarter. Goodness! Report cards will come home on Friday for the third quarter. Please also look for a form on our field trip. It’s not until the end of April, but we like to make appropriate plans with us losing a week together during the break.
In class, we’ll wrap up our units before we lead to break. Students will be spending a lot of our time together in the classrooms putting together and finishing a narrative piece to wrap up our unit and focus on pioneers. The rest of our time this coming week really focuses on our music program. Students will be practicing and rehearsing a lot. They also will run through some practice performances for audiences leading up to our big show on Thursday night. We’re asking students to try to arrive around 6:30 PM on Thursday. We’ll have students come back to our rooms before the performance while you and guests grab a seat. The performance will begin at 7 PM and should last approximately 45 minutes. We look forward to showing off the hard work put forth by Mrs. Bolender and the second graders.
Friday, March 16 – 3rd Quarter Report Cards go home
Tuesday, March 20 – PTO Meeting (7-8 PM)
Wednesday, March 21 – BESAzon Shopping Day
Thursday, March 22 – Calendar Concert (Evening Performance @ BES!)
Friday, March 23 – Last day of school before Spring Break (Classes resume April 2)