The Week That Was
We wrapped up our first module in our second unit in our reading/writing curriculum (ReadyGen). This led us to focus our week on narrative writing and another writing PBA. Second graders had to create a character of their own, have them make a decision with money, and put together a series of events to tell an exciting story. We went through the process and will be scoring on a rubric to give all of you, including your second grader, feedback on the work.
Geometry has continued in our math unit. This week, we went from just shapes and their attributes, into symmetry and fractions. It’s moving along nicely. Thank you to all who came out for our Math Night on Wednesday. It was a huge success – I hope everyone had a wonderful time!
Our science unit in fossils has continued. It’s been a lot of fun this week! Students have completed a number of exciting activities. One day they paired up as “archaeologists” to put together a page of mystery fossils into how they thought it could be when it lived. They also tested their imaginations, and participated in a “fossil dig” simulation with a chocolate chip cookie! The chocolate chips acted as the fossils, and they had to remove them safely with toothpicks!
The Week Ahead
We’ll transition into the next part of our second unit in reading and writing. The anchor text is called Money Matters. It’s an informational book about making responsible decisions with money. It’ll change our style of writing, obviously, and will allow us to transition from science to our economics unit.
Our math unit will continue next week with geometry, but we’ll reach a conclusion by Friday. The focus will continue with fractions, and identifying both plane and solid shapes by their attributes.
Report cards are coming home in Friday Folders today. Please look for them in an envelope. Remember, we have standards-based report cards in second grade. The number is representative of the end of year expectations, not the first quarter. We look forward to discussing any questions you may have, as well as just getting an opportunity to talk about goals and expectations at our scheduled conferences beginning next week.
The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be taking over our library next week. Every class will shop once in school during the classroom library time. In addtion, it’ll be open for shopping on Tuesday evening until 7:30 PM. There will be an information sheet about some of the available titles coming home in Friday Folders.
Friday, October 20 – Report Cards go home
Sunday, October 22 – BES Night @ Chiptole (one by Lowes in Milford) – 50% of bill goes to BES!
Week of October 23 – Fall Book Fair
Tuesday, October 24 – Conference Night (4-8 PM)
Thursday, October 26 – Conference Night (4-8 PM)
Friday, October 27 – 2nd Grade Pumpkin Math (Morning)
Monday, October 30 – Conference Night (4-8 PM)