This week in Superkids Skills:
-Read Pattern Words with /ār/ spelled air, airy, ear, are, erry, and ary
-Use because to connect parts of a sentence that tell cause and effect
-Identify meanings and correct spellings of homonyms
-Identify base words and endings
This week in writing:
-Continue to work on writing and publishing our own magazine.
-Use references and resources
-Plan and draft a Super Short article
-Plan and draft an acrostic poem
This week in guided reading:
-Work on strengthening our non-fiction comprehension strategies by:
-Determining important ideas
-Drawing and support conclusions
-Responding to text
-Giving and support opinions
-Connecting text to self or experience
This week in math:
We will start Unit 7 in math. This unit will focus on:
-investigating even and odd numbers
-setting the foundations for multiplication by visualizing equal groups and describing and representing equal groups.
I hope everyone had a fantastic spring break!
**Our field trip to The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is coming up quick. ---April 16 Field Trip to the DMNS---
We need lots of volunteers. If you can come with us please let me know right away. If you already told me, will you please let me know again so that I can confirm numbers?
**Don’t forget to put the Zoo on your calendars. We love to keep the groups small for this trip and we need lots of extra hands. This is also our family picnic day at the zoo. Please let me know if you are able to make it.
**FIELD DAY T-SHIRTS We need a parent or two to help with tye-dying the shirts. We also need tye-dye supplies. Anyone have experience with this to help?? Your child will be dying a t-shirt to wear on day. If anyone knows of a screen printer, it would be SO, SO, SO COOL to get our Mrs. Brady's Moose put on the shirts. This can be done anytime you are available but I would like to have them all done and ready by May 11 as field day is May 17
**Your child needs to bring in a white t-shirt (labeled with their name). We will use these shirts to dye for field day.
This week in Skills:
Read Pattern Words with long i spelled with -ild, ie, -ind, y, igh, and Super e
Appreciate and use onomatopoeia
Read tricker words and pronounce them to make sense in the context of a sentence
This week in writing, we will focus on research skills and writing a research paper:
-Interpret information from charts and diagrams
-Take notes from sources and compile them into an outline
-Interpret information from charts and diagrams
-Take notes from sources and compile them into a report.
-Describe the role of authors
-Understand that the use of language can influence audience
-Contribute ideas in group writing
-Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences
Ask your child: What project they have chosen to present their information about natural disasters.
This week in math,
We will begin our new math unit. Unit 6 focuses on measurement.
Children are introduced to standard measurement tools. They will use inch rulers to measure objects in inches, centimeters and make an estimated measurement of length. Students will also solve comparative story problems about lengths.
This week in reading:
We will read The Bears On Hemlock Mountain. This week we are making a huge shift to “reading to write”. The children will be expected to write a written response to wat they have been reading. This can include a summary, a written response to a question or an opinion in relation to what they have read.
Skills that we will focus on during guided reading are:
COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES/SKILLS FOR FICTION
-Understand descriptive language
-Use context clues C
-Use pictures and prior knowledge
-Connect text to self
-Determine important ideas
Ask your child to tell you what book they are reading in guided reading. Ask them to summarize the book. Your child should be able to write a written response about what they have read.
Wanted.. (What did the characters want?)
But.. (What was the problem?)
So.. (Events that in the story that helped the character solve the problem)
Then.. (What was the resolution to the problem?)
In Project Based Learning (PBL), we are starting our project about forces of nature. Our driving question is: How can we help communities affected by natural disasters. Throughout this project students will learn about the forces of nature and the impacts they have on people, land animals and communities. Students will then use their knowledge and resources to write an opinion paper and develop a plan of action. If you know of any community resources that can help us with our project or come and speak to us, please let me know.
Ask your child: IS their plan for helping proactive or reactive?
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.