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