This week in Superkids, we will:
read pattern words with /or/, spelled or, oar, ore, our, ar, and oor
understand and use abbreviations
use capitalization rules and correct punctuation
Ask your child: what are the different sounds for /or/? What is an example of cause/effect? Give me an example of an abbreviation.
Small Group: Your child is reading a book in small group. Have your child tell you the characters so far and any "aha's" s/he may have
This week in writing/PBL, we will:
begin studying animal adaptations
learn vocab words: adaptation, camouflage, hibernation, migration,
focus on how birds have adapted over time and why
Ask your child: What is a physical adaptation? What kind of animal uses camouflage?
We will also be taking time to review for iReady testing coming up. This will include cause/effect, compare/contrast, sequence events, author's purpose, context clues, point of view, main idea, text features
This week in math, we will:
analyze a tiling as an array of squares with no gaps or overlaps
determine the number of squares used to tile a rectangle
create a tiling of squares to fit a rectangular shape
build on the concept of an array and composing shapes as they tile a rectangular shape using congruent triangles
Ask your child: In an array, which way to columns go? What about rows? How are arrays like multiplication?
Welcome to Second Grade. Together we will learn, wonder, grow, explore, make mistakes, play, laugh and inspire each other to be the best that we can be.