This week is a short week (No school this Friday!) But nonetheless, we are still off to another great week of learning. This week we are learning all about Money and how it shapes the world we live in today. We will be learning how to identify problem and solution within and text and how to use context clues to help us better understand tricky vocabulary.
We are currently learning all about the continents on the globe! They have been having a blast traveling around the world and discovering the different cultures and historic tourist attractions!
(Ask your kiddo to sing you the continent song!)
In Math we are working on triple digit addition and subtraction. We are working so hard to master multiple strategies! Keep practicing ST Math and Fact Fluency at home. :)
Thank you for all you do in our classroom! I'm so grateful for such amazing students and parents to work with everyday.
A few reminders: No School this Friday May 4th
Thursday Night (5/3) is Skate night at Skate City 5 - 8! A family fun event for Arrowhead school!
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK:
Monday kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so excited!
Monday: WAKE UP Wear your favorite slippers!
Tuesday: BATTER UP Wear your Favorite Sports Team
Wednesday: SURFS UP Wear Tropical Shirts
Thursday: GIDDY UP Western Wear. Big Guy BBQ Food truck will be at Arrowhead school for lunch-- Join us for lunch in the lunch room!
Friday PUMP UP Arrowhead Spirit Day!
Happy Monday! This week we are reading expository text and learning all about energy. The kiddos have been loving it so far. We are reading this week to answer the question, "How do we use energy"
Essential Question: How do we use energy.
Genre: Expository Text
Comprehension Skill: "I can identify Author's Purpose"
Comprehension Strategy: "I can re-read to better understand text."
In writing this week we are focusing on building better sentences. We are learning how to use both simple and compound sentences to create better more thoughtful pieces of writing. The kiddos have really needed a little more practice on organization and using more complex sentences.
In Math we are tackling triple digit addition and subtraction. Since we worked so hard on double digit, triple digit is coming along well. The kiddos are trying to master knowing more than one strategy to solve so that takes a little more time. They are working hard and doing great, but keep practicing at home!
I loved seeing you all at pastries for parents! Thank you for coming!
This Friday, April 20th at 1:35 we are having a Publishing Celebration! Please come + hear your child read their own published work. We worked so hard on our writing and would love to see you there! Let me know if you have any questions!
Thank you for all that you do!
Happy Tuesday. We are off to another week of learning.
Today we started unit 6 and its all about the Earth.
Essential Question: What do myths help us understand?
Genre: Myths , Folktales, Tall Tales
Comprehension Skill: " I can identify the theme in a story!"
Comprehension Strategy: "I can re-read a text to better understand"
Writing: How to write a Tall Tale
Math: Focusing on triple digit addition and subtraction. We are wrapping up time but still need practice on quarter past and quarter till. Continue to practice these with your kiddos at home.
This FRIDAY at 7:15--Pastries with Parents! See you there!
We are in the works of planning a publishing party for our Endangered Species books! I will keep you posted on the date/ time.
Thank you for all you do!:)
Essential Question: How can we protect the Earth?
Weekly Skill: I can identify Problem and Solution in a text
Weekly Strategy: Make predictions
Vocabulary Skill: homophones
Writing: The Wonderful Egg creativity project. A creative writing piece focused on writing about the story of our incredible egg!
Math: We have now started triple digit addition strategies. Please continue to practice fact fluency at home.
Also, I have opened up all ST math for students to work on at home. We are trying to get our progress up before the end of the year! You can help by allowing your student to download the ST math app and practicing at home.
No school Thursday, Friday, or Monday! Enjoy your mini spring break. :)
Essential Question: What do hero's do?
Weekly skill: Sequence
Weekly Strategy: Summarize
Vocabulary Skill: Synonyms
Writing: Writing Complete sentences and complete thoughts using speech and thought bubbles
Writing: How to catch a leperchaun
Math: amounts greater than 1$ and word problems
Next Week is a short week: No School Thursday or Friday!
Essential Question: How do people get along?
Essential Question: How do people get along?
Comprehension skill & strategy:
" I can summarize fiction stories"
"I can identify a characters point of view"
Spelling: " I can spell words with oi and oy vowel teams"
Writing: We are studying endangered animals this week and publishing our very own book! We are very excited to get our professional bound book back.
This week I will send home a letter and an order form for you to purchase the class book if you would like! They are very cute and will include all ur second grade classmates. If you don't want to purchase, no problem! Please just send the envelope back and select "No." Even if you don't purchase one, I am supposed to get all the envelopes returned and sent away in order to get our free published classroom copy. So please send back even if you don't want to purchase a copy!
In Math we are learning how to identify quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies. We are sorting, finding the value, and ordering from greatest to least. Students will be working on finding total values of groups of coins. Skip counting is a big deal for this one! Give your kiddo some coins to play with at home and help them identify them. :)
Have a great week!
Happy Dr. Seuss Week! Be sure to follow along with all the fun days we have planned this week!
Monday, February 26th The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
A sombrero, baseball cap, or even a beret…it’s “Wear any kind of hat” day.
Tuesday, February 27th Fox and Sox
Multi-colored socks, red socks ‘n blue socks, or funky socks will do … it’s “Wear crazy socks” day. Or, wear a brown shoe, red shoe or any crazy combination of shoes, maybe even some comfy slippers.
Wednesday, February 28th If I Ran The Zoo
“That’s the gol-darndest lion I ever have seen!” It’s “Wear any kind of animal print” day.
Thursday, March 1st Oh The Places You’ll Go
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” It’s “Wear a shirt that you got shows you traveled somewhere” day.
Friday, March 2nd Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day
“I’ve always lived in Dinkerville,
We are starting a new unit in Reading all about how to be good citizens.
Skills for the week:
"I can summarize fiction and non-fiction texts"
"I can identify a character's point of view in a story"
words with "Ou" and "ow"
Math: we are moving onto money and closing out identifying shapes and their attributes this week!
We are still practicing double digit addition and subtraction...We are getting there but these strategies take time and lots of practice!
Keep practice math facts at home! :)
Finishing up "Who Would Win" writing and moving on to Penguin speech bubble writing. The goal is for students to write a complete thought and sentence matching the picture of the penguin.
This week we will be learning about all the exciting things in nature. Our essential question is, "What excites us about Nature?" As we are reading we will be using the visualizing strategy to help us better comprehend the text. When your child is reading at home, be sure to encourage them to talk about what they are reading. It's important that they are thinking about their reading and making personal connections to the text.
This week in writing we are reading "Who Would Win" and using the facts we learn to write an informative paragraph about who would win in a battle. The goal is to have students use text evidence to back up their thinking.
In Math we are working on identifying halves, thirds, and fourths of a whole. With this concept, students will need to have a clear understanding of equal parts, rows, and columns. Please continue to practice math facts at home!
**Class picture Day is Tuesday February 20th***
**Please continue participating in the reading Olympics at home! Reading 20 minutes a night makes a difference**