Friday, April 11, 2014

Peek At The Week

We had another fabulous week in second grade! All the students
were working so hard! I feel so proud to be their teacher!

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

In Math:
  • Began Topic 11 for adding and subtracting with 3 digit numbers
  • Learned expanded form for solving addition
  • Used mental math to add hundreds
  • Used place value models to add 3 digit numbers with regrouping
  • Began learning keeping the number whole with subtracting

In Fundations and Reading:

  • Finished Unit 12 for the sounds of oi, oy
  • Took our Unit 12 test
  • Began Unit 13 for the long sounds of o (oa, oe, and ow)
  • Played trick word relay
  • Started reading Rosie's Story and The Gooey Chewy Bubble Gum Contest

In Science:
  • Began learning about interesting insects
  • Watched a short video
  • Read Bugs! Book
  • Made a special insect folder
  • Began an insect journal on the IPads

In Writing/Social Studies:
  • Worked on completing our cool continent reports (They are looking good!)
  • Finished the pictures and captions
  • Created an “About the Author” page

***Special Project Reminder***
Please help your child complete their sports biography project. It is due on Wednesday, April 16th. I'm looking forward to seeing who they chose and hearing their facts!

Enjoy your weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand

Friday, April 4, 2014

Peek At The Week

I’m so glad we had some nice weather this week!
I think this weekend will be nice too! Yeah for spring!

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

In Math:
·         Reviewed place value and greater than/less than
·         Took our Topic 10 test (They did great!)
·         Took our pretest for Unit 11 on adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers
·         Played subtraction memory
·         Learning a regrouping game for adding and subtracting 3 digits with and without regrouping

In Fundations and Reading:
·         Week 1 of Unit 12 for the sounds of oy, oi
·         Read Played TWINGO for trick words
·         Learned 2 new words destroy and spoil
·         Practiced dictation
·         Read about Wild Weather and a story about birthdays

In Science:
·         Learned about rainbows
·         Played weather Jeopardy
·         Took our weather test

In Writing:
·         Had a round robin reading time for our Chew and Swallow creative weather stories.
·         Wrote compliments about each other’s story (Look in the backpack folder)

***Special Project:
I assigned a sports biography project today. I went over all the steps with the students today. Please look for the yellow paper in their folder. It is due on April 16th.

Enjoy your weekend!

-Mrs. Farrand