This weeks learning targets and goals are as follows:
Essential Question: How do the Earth Forces affect us?
Comprehension Skill : "I can identify the authors purpose in a text"
Comprehension Strategy: "I can re-read to better understand a text!"
Genre: Expository Text
This Friday we are completing a Mystery Science activity that involves plastic water bottles. Would you be so kind to send your child with 1 empty plastic water bottle? Just an empty soda, gatorade, or water bottle will be perfect.
Also, we are studying Christmas Around the World in the coming weeks. Let me know if you have any traditions from a specific culture that you would like to come in and share about. I know we have some students that have unique traditions based on their heritage.
The places we are visiting are: Canada, Mexico, Germany, Spain, England, Italy, and Sweden.
If you are familiar/ have knowledge with a different region's traditions that are not listed above, we would still love to have you. Just let me know what you have in mind!
Also, if you know any specific treats based on the regions above, you could always bring in a treat that is from that specific culture.
Thank you so much! Email me with any questions you may have.
Happy Thanksgiving Families,
Just a reminder, no school on November 21, 22, 23! Enjoy time with your friends and family!
I am very thankful for all of you and your wonderful children that I get to spend time with daily! :)
This week out learning is all about animals! Our essential question is : How are offspring like their parents.
Our comprehension skill is main topic and key details
Our comprehension strategy is re-reading.
In Writing we are working on personal narratives! This week is all about "show not tell" we want our readers to be able to paint "word pictures" in their mind from our writing. They are loving writing personal narratives!
In Math we are working on using various strategies to solve addition number sentences as well as graphing data using graphs and charts!
Can you believe it's already the 22nd of October?! We are almost to November!
We are starting a new unit this week and its all about Animals! Our essential question is "How do animals survive?"
Comprehension Skill: "I can identify character, setting, and plot!"
Comprehension Strategy: "I can make and revise predictions!"
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Spelling Words: Long O Short O sounds
In writing we are working on personal narratives. We are learning how to identify small moments and add details to those small moments. We will continue focusing on organization and using strong topic and closing sentences.
In Math we are wrapping up place value and heading into Addition strategies. You can help at home by allowing your child to use extra math or even flash cards.
Students are to know their addition and subtraction facts fluently 1-20.
This week is a short week of learning! We will be learning and investigating spiders this week! We will be looking for main topics, key details, and facts that tell us more about spiders and how they live.
In Math we are continuing our studies in 3 digit place value. We are getting better and better at recognizing that the place of a digit determines its value.
Remember: No School this Thursday (10/18 -- 10/ 19)
Enjoy the long weekend!!
I wanted to share with you our classroom Auction Basket theme for the year. Just a reminder, We are auctioning our baskets at Family Fun Night this year (Friday, October 26 from 5:00-7:00 - Halloween Family Fun)
Our Basket theme for the year is " A Cozy Coffee Basket" A (fall-ish) Basket. So anything that makes you feel cozy, warm, and any and all fall feelings, that will be perfect!
Please consider having your child bring in 1-2 items for our classroom basket. All basket proceeds go directly to Arrowhead School for software learning activities. Thank you so much for your donations.
Ideas for the basket:
various Coffee flavors, coffee mugs, espresso, coffee makers, coffee creamer, coffee gift cards, cozy blankets, baking (coffee cake), good books, candles, tea, family friendly movies and board games for cozy fall evenings.
Really anything Cozy. :)
I will also need one parent that is willing to put the basket together after we have all the items for our basket. They will need to volunteer to find a basket that fits the theme and wrap it all up. Let me know if that is something you would be interested in doing. Thanks again!
Here are a few pictures for inspiration! I feel like I could go to target and get just about anything from their fall hearth and home section and it would work. :)
Thank you so much!
This week we will be learning about how pets are special friends
Essential Question: How can a pet be a special friend
Comprehension Skill: Character, Setting Events,
Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions
2 Letter Blends are our spelling words this week.
Writing: We are finishing up our best part of me writing. We are focusing on making sure each piece of writing has a topic sentence, 3 star ideas, and a closing sentence.
In Math we are continuing our studies in place value and how to know the value of a digit by its location. We are also practicing fact fluency, and skip counting!
In science we are working on the force of water. We are solving mysteries about how water works and how it can change the shape of the earth (erosion).
Lets have a great week!
PICTURE DAY IS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19th! Remember to bring your Smile!
What's happening this week:
Essential Question: How are families around the world the same and different?
Comprehension Skill: Character, Setting, and Events
Comprehension Strategy: Visualize
Short e, o, u sounds.
We are getting the hang of things in our second grade class. :) Our center rotations are off to a great start and we are spending time together in small groups reading daily. We are working on vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension skills.
In writing we are starting, "The Best Part of Me" Writing Piece. We will be going through the entire writing process and learning what good Writers do.
In Math we are working on place value and how to understand the value of a digit. We are understanding that numbers can be written many different ways and we are exploring those ways. (picture form, expanded form, standard form, and tens & ones form) We are doing math centers with place value games, and continuing our studies in ST math.
We are also learning about the power of water on our earth in science! Stay tuned for all our fun learning on Seesaw! If you are not connected to our Seesaw Blog, please be sure to email me and I will get you connected!
Just a reminder that open house is this Thursday, September 6 from 6:00-7:00.
We will be hosting 2 identical sessions (6:00 & 6:30). Please choose one to come to! I look forward to seeing you there. :)
I just wanted to take the time to share with you all that we have had a wonderful first full week of school! I have so enjoyed getting to know each and every one of your children and I know we are going to have a great year. Our classroom community is growing stronger and we are all becoming more comfortable sharing our thoughts and ideas. Thank you for bringing awesome children to school everyday. I am very excited for our school year together!
We are off to a great start on classroom routines / procedures and getting better everyday! We have been learning all about being a good friend, listener, and classroom citizen. Next week we will be focusing on launching reading comprehension strategies & digging a little deeper into our learning.
Thanks for your continued support at home!