Weekly Update (3/29-4/1)
We are back into the routine after Spring break and next week we begin the fourth quarter in 2nd grade!
At this point in the year, students are expected to be more independent in their learning and responsibilities in the classroom. Please continue to check your child’s work each week and have students correct assignments that they did not do well on or did not complete with their best effort. Students will also be held to CFES behavior expectations without multiple warnings. Talking during lesson/instruction and during independent work is becoming disruptive to students and their learning. Please check behavior learning targets in the gradebook online. We need to stay focused on our academics and new content being taught- this will be a busy quarter of new learning! Discussing the importance of this quarter with you child is helpful and we will be doing the same at school (and explaining the "why" it is so important). They are all totally capable and we know they will step up!
How to help at home:
- Read at least 20-30 minutes each night. AR tests are available to take at home Monday-Friday.
- Practice writing in complete sentences and writing quality stories (at least a page).
- Practice math facts (addition and subtraction facts up to 20). They can login to XtraMath through Clever.
- Discuss the life principles and how they can be shown in the classroom and in their lives.
Reading - Students will continue writing poetry and take major grade assessment on Thursday, April 1st.
Writing - Students will begin our research unit. Students will practice writing statements versus questions and understand the difference between “thin vs. thick” questions. We will also practice paraphrasing information.
Phonics/Word Work - Students will focus on digraphs and vowel teams.
Grammar: Students will study adverbs.
Math - Students will continue working on place value and locating and placing numbers on an open number line. Students will take a major grade on Thursday, April 1st.
Science - Students will begin studying objects in the sky and why seasons change. Students will also look at how shadows change from day to night.
Social Studies - Students will look at where things come from/the process they go through (“farm to table”).
*Reminder- no school on Friday, April 2nd!
Have a great week!
The 2nd Grade Teachers