Friday, December 13, 2013

Peek at the Week

We had another wonderful week in second grade!

Here are some things we learned this week:

In Math:
  • Continued working on Topic 6
  • Used little ten-frames to help add tens and ones
  • Practiced making combinations of 10
  • Used mental math to add a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number

In Reading:
  • Boys and girls worked on independent work this week while students were being tested using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)
  • In FUNdations students learned how to identify a vowel-consonant-e syllable: the syllable has a vowel, then a consonant, then an e.
  • The first bowel is long and the e is silent, the sneaky e!
  • Students learned S can say /z/ when it is between two vowels

In Science:
  • Read lots of great reptile books!
  • Created a reptile sort for the 4 groups: turtles, lizards, snakes, and crocodiles
  • Students learned about the different turtle types
  • Learned how lizards and salamanders are the same and different
  • Created a Venn diagram to compare the two
  • Reptile Test will be on Thursday, December 19th. Please help your child study the study guide that went home yesterday.
**The students also have flash cards to help them**

In Writing:
  • Continued to work on the procedural letter to the kindergarten teachers: How to teach them to sit on the rug.

Reminder: Students received a note about participating in our “Secret Pal” activity next week. If you do not want your child to participate, please let me know.

Students have a letter in their bag with more detail about this assignment. Here is a peek at what it says:

Each night for homework, beginning Monday, December 16th and continuing through Friday, December 20th, your child is responsible for writing a daily compliment for his/her secret pal AND working at home on a homemade gift to be given on Friday, December 20th.

Please help your child keep their secret pal, secret.

Stay Warm!
Miss SantulloJ