This week in Superkids, we will:
Decode pattern words with long a spelled –ey, -ay, and –ange
Understand new memory words
Use context clues to understand the meaning of an unknown word
Understand and use adjectives and adverbs
Form contractions with will
Recognize and use past, present, and future tenses
Participate in discussions
Ask your child: What does an adjective and adverb do? (adjective describes a noun, an adverb describes a verb) What are the past, present, and future tenses of the word “play”? (played, playing, will play)
Small group focus: Each group is reading a book right now in small group. Have your child give you a verbal SWBST (Someone.. Wanted.. But.. So.. Then) summary of what has happened so far.
This week in writing/PBL, we will:
We are starting our natural disaster project! Students will research the different natural disasters and the impact that they have on the community. Students will then develop a proactive or reactive plan to create a presentation around. Students will also write a persuasive letter to FEMA or Team Rubicon about why their product should be implemented in future efforts. These can be as simple as a proactive plan in a brochure or as creative as developing a pop up cat collar that would keep a cat safe during a flood (such a wonderful idea from last year).
Please let me know if there are any sensitivities that I should know about when moving forward with our project. Severe weather can be scary for some students and it is important to know if any families have been directly impacted by disasters such as the recent fires or the hurricane last year.
This week we will start to explore what the different disasters are. Students will then pick a natural disaster to teach their peers about. This may or may not be their natural disaster of focus for their project. They will chose a focus area to go deeper with after they have learned the general information about each natural disaster.
Ask your child: What are some natural disasters that occur here in the United States? Which one interests you the most?
This week in math, we will:
Continue discussions on measurement
Compare given lengths measured in different units
Understand the relationship between feet and inches
Understand the relationship between centimeters and meters
Explore how the number of units in a measurement is related to the size of units used
Vocab: inch, foot, yard, centimeter, meter, tape measure, ruler, yardstick, meter stick
Ask your child: What measurement tools have inches? What about centimeters? How many inches are in a foot? How many centimeters are in a meter?
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.