Friday, October 25, 2013

Peek at the Week

Happy Friday! I am so happy to have every student’s family tree project. The trees will be displayed around the classroom and the students will have a chance to look at everyone’s work and do an activity. I will post pictures of the students and their trees next week J

Here are some of the things we have been working on:

In Math:
  • Students learned addition and subtraction have an inverse relationship
  • Learned a new center game, “Try Together”
  • Used ten-frames to make 10 in order to subtract numbers
  • Answered multi-step word problems and learned sometimes the answer to one problem or question is needed to find the answer to another problem or question

In Reading:
  • Started Unit 4 FUNdations
  • Introduced new trick words
  • Students learned when to add suffixes to a word; est, ed, es, s, ing, er
  • Reading groups finished Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears and Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon
  • Compared the two stories using a Venn diagram
  • Worked on TTQA (turning the question around) to answer questions

In Science:
  • Continued learning about evergreen and deciduous trees
  • Discussed parts of a tree
  • Learned about what’s inside a tree

In Writing:
  • Continued working on our “How to take care of a dog” research project
  • Went to the computer lab and took notes on three different websites about dogs
  • Started to take notes on how we will construct our final writing piece
  • Created monsters using their first names and starting to use descriptive writing to write about their monster

Have a great weekend!
Miss Santullo J

Friday, October 18, 2013

Peek at the week

My second week of second grade has been great! The students have been working really hard and today I was able to SPOT the whole class more than once J

Here are some of the things we have been working on:

In Math:
·         Started Topic 3: Subtraction Strategies
·         Introduced and played Subtract 0, 1, and 2 game
·         Learned concepts such as; 0-less, 1-less-than, and 2-less-than a number in subtraction
·         Students applied their knowledge of addition doubles facts to subtract
·         Played subtraction Bingo

In Reading:
·         Practiced trick words using the gel boards
·         Reviewed close syllable words and closed syllable exception
·         Finished Unit 3 in Fundations
·         Took Unit 3 Test
·         Reading groups switched books. One group is now reading Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears and the other group is now reading Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon

In Science:
·         Students have been studying features of Evergreen and Deciduous trees
·         Finished tree diagram
·         Started to discuss the parts of a tree
·         Read tree books aloud

In Writing:
·         Introduced first writing class project on how to instruct
·         Learned how to write a list on what a dog needs to live
·         Started to use books to research information on dogs and how to take care of them
·         Took notes in their research notebook
·         Went to the computer lab to continue our research on dogs using internet websites

**Mrs. Farrand had her beautiful baby boy on Monday, October 14, 2013. His name is Asher Livingston Farrand. The baby, Mrs. Farrand and Mr. Farrand are all doing very well!

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend, and just a reminder that the Family Tree Project is due Wednesday, October 23rd.

Miss Santullo J

Friday, October 4, 2013

Peek At The Week

Happy Columbus Day! I can’t believe the long weekend is already here….

We had another fantastic week of learning in second grade!
Here are some of the things we have been working on:

In Math:
·         Worked on doubles
·         Worked on adding three numbers
·         Learned about adding in any order
·         Learned how to make 10 to add using ten-frames
·         Took Topic 2 Test

In Reading:
·         Week 1 of Unit 3 Fundations
·         Worked on bonus letters and more glued sounds
·         Learned closed syllables and closed syllable expectation
·         Practiced trick words
·         Started Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears and Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon
·         Started to make text to self connections

In Science:
·         Started to learn about Evergreen and Deciduous trees
·         Read more books about fall
·         Started to create a tree diagram

In Writing:
·         Continued learning about procedural text
·         Wrote directions on how to write a recipe
·         Demonstrated how to draw a cross-section diagram by looking at the inside of an apple and labeling the parts

My first week with the second graders as been a blast! I am so lucky to share the next few months with this group of students.

I hope everyone has a great long weekend—no school on Monday. Please have students start working on their Family Tree projects. If you need anything please let me know. Also, still NO baby news from Mrs. Farrand, we are all hoping VERY soon!

Enjoy your weekend!
-Miss Santullo :)