Friday, October 12, 2012

Peek At The Week

We had a shorter week, but we were still learning a lot!

In Math, we worked on story problems using TIPS. We learned about how to show our work using different strategies such as pictures, tally marks, the bumpy road, tens and ones, and keeping the number whole. They are doing a nice job.

We also read a story called Two of Everything.   In the story, there is a magic pot that whatever gets put in, doubles. We wrote our own magic pot problems too! We also learned 2 new games to help with our doubles facts called Double It and Double Arrays.

In Fundations, we are learning and practicing closed syllable exceptions. We will continue to work on this next week too.
In Writing, we practiced writing stories. We also wrote a friendly letter to our parents about our week in school. They did a nice job.
*Look for your child's letter in the backpack folder.

In Social Studies, we learned about Christopher Columbus. We read about him, watched a short video, and learned a fun song.

In Science, we have started learning about trees. The two types we are learning about are deciduous and evergreen. I hope you saw the special notice about the family tree project. It is one of my favorite projects in second grade. They are due on October 30th.

*Also, we are participating in a school wide vocabulary parade on October 31st. Your child will be dressing up as a special verb word.

*Please look for the notice in your child’s backpack folder for more information. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Have a nice weekend!

-Mrs. Farrand J