Weekly Update December 9, 2019

Hello Everyone,

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 and telling a humorous fictional story about how they became stuck in a snow globe. 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!

Important Notes:

– Our Chrome Concert is is Thursday, December 12th at 6:30. We have many performers in our class!

– Book Reports are Due Monday, December 16th – 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 Thursday, December 19th from 2:15-3:00. All are welcome to attend!

This Week:

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 Tuesday December 10th, and a Chapter 4 Test on Wednesday, December 18th.

History: This week we will be finishing our Japan unit. The class worked very hard on their haikus and will be coming home with a study guide for a test on Wednesday, December 11th.