Weekly Update December 2, 2018
We’ve had a busy week in second grade and have been working very hard on our next bulletin board writing, how to create the perfect gingerbread house. I was blown away with the creativity of the class, and was so proud of their written work. I’m sure you will be too!
Also, Happy Hanukkah to families celebrating!
– Book Reports are Due Monday, December 10th – Reminder that students need to write 10 true or false facts, five of which are true, and five that are false. With their visual aid they need to be able to speak knowledgably about their topic. Visual aids should provide information about their topic. Please do not print out pictures of their topic and put it on a poster board. They should be drawing, or sketching pictures, OR if they are using photos from the internet, there also needs to be facts about their topic as well.
– Our Winter Party is Wednesday, December 19th from 2:15-3:00
Language Arts: Reading We will begin this week with an informational text called “Schools Around the World.” Our essential question this week is ‘How are some schools different from each other?’
Grammar: We will begin working quotation marks.
Vocabulary Strategies: We will be working on using a dictionary.
Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Main Idea and Details, as well as text and graphic features. We will also work on analyzing and evaluating.
Phonics: Vowel Digraphs ee, and ea
Math: We are finishing up Chapter 4. We will have a check progress on Wednesday, December 5th, and a Chapter 4 Test on Thursday, December 6th.
History: This week we will be talking about the ship “Old Ironsides” and how it got its name. We will also be learning about Andrew Jackson and the role he played in the War of 1812. We will finish the week up with the Battle of New Orleans.
Science: We will be finishing our unit on The Earth’s Surface this week with our last investigation on percolation and runoff. We will explore what happens to the weight of objects when it rains.