Weekly Update September 2, 2019
Thank you so much for a wonderful Parent Orientation Night on Tuesday! Please continue to reach out with any questions as I am always happy to answer them!
Be on the lookout for new spelling homework in take home binders tonight. Instead of the story portion on Thursdays we have changed it to include a “Spelling Menu” of options for students. They can choose one option to complete on a separate sheet of paper and attach to their homework packet.
We also had an opportunity to meet our Book Buddies this week! The class was wonderful with their four year old buddies and were so sweet and attending to their younger buddies. I was very proud of them 🙂 Photos below!
– Monday, September 2nd is Labor Day. We do not have school.
– Constitution Day is Sunday, September 22nd
– Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, September 23rd and Tuesday, September 24th. I am working on creating a Sign Up Genius. I will send out the link as soon as I have it completed.
– Our September Book Reports will be going home Friday. We begin with a Folktale. They are set up to replicate their Footprints from First Grade. In addition they will be presenting their information using props that they will keep in a bag. They should use 4 props to represent the First, Second, Third, and Last thing that happened in their story. For longer books they may need help summarizing- they absolutely may use your help to organize their thoughts. I have attached two copies of their Footprint. This is so they may use one copy as their sloppy copy if needed. Book reports are due Monday, September 30th
Reading: This week we begin our third story in our textbooks entitled Dogs. The genre this week also focuses on informational text, and the essential question the class will be focusing on this week is ‘What do pets need to be happy and healthy?’
Phonics: We will be working on long vowels a and i as well as sounds for c
Grammar: We will be working on types of sentences this week such as statements, questions, and exclamations.
Target Skill: Identifying the author’s purpose, analyzing and evaluating text, as well as continue our study on comparing and contrasting
Writing Skill: Narrative writing that focuses on sentences that describe as well as elaboration
Vocabulary: Multiple-meaning words
Math: We finished up working with three and four digit addends this week. We will review four digit addends when we return on Tuesday, with a Check Progress on Wednesday. We will wrap up the week with subtraction practice.
History: We spoke a lot this week about The Bill of Rights and what it means to have rights. We will be going a bit further into this discussion this week, as well as continuing to work on our Constitution Flipbook. We will also begin breaking down the Preamble piece by piece to begin to understand its meaning and begin preliminary memorization!
Science: As you know, this past week we met with our Beaker Buddies to continue the understanding and importance of a pan balance as well as explore the relationships between weight and balance. This week, we will review and compare both the beam balance and pan balance along with all of the vocabulary words because there will be a short quiz on Thursday. On Tuesday, your student will receive a crossword puzzle and review questions to help them get ready for their first science quiz. Practice shows progress, so any extra review from you would be ideal for your 2nd grade scientist.
As always, thank you for your continued support!