This week in Superkids, we will:
Read Pattern Words that begin with w
Recognize ways an author conveys how a character feels
Understand and use words that convey how a character feels
Read and write words with prefixes mis- and dis-
Read “trickers” with unusual word patterns
Ask your child to tell you what book they are reading in guided reading. Can they identify some character traits about the main character in the story?
In Writing, we will: Use the writing process to draft and publish imagined story. The children have been using graphic organizers to plan their imagined story. Elements that they need to include are: character, setting, problem and solution. Their story must also include 3 events. Ask your child to tell you an imagined story at home. It is important they identify a problem and how their characters will solve that problem throughout their story.
In math, we will continue to work on two and three digit subtraction and addition. Subtraction is a difficult skill when we move into two and three digit numbers. Please practice this skill at home. Ask your child to name their strategy before solving. Hint, we are working on learning the “old school” way of addition and subtraction. This is the way we learned as kids. It is ok to help them solve problems using this strategy if they choose.
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 communities resources that can help us with our project or come and speak to us, please let me know.
February 27- Mrs. Brady will have a sub so that I can meet with the Chicago team to plan our vision for Southmoor
March 9- SPREE Field Trip
March 23rds- Birthday celebrations
March 26-30 Spring Break
April 27th-Birthday celebrations
May 8th- Field Trip Denver Zoo We need LOTS of volunteers.
May 13th-Happy Mother's Day
May 17th-Field Day
May 18th-Rain date for field Day
May 25th-Birthday celebrations
May 28th- No school-Memorial Day
June 1st Half Day- Last day of school. (WHAT?!?! It’s already time to put this on upcoming events?)
Second Grade SPREE Fieldtrip
Ms. Whiz, Mrs. Titus, and Mrs. Brady
Our classes will be visiting Bear Creek Park on Friday, March 9th. The bus will leave school at 9:15 a.m. and will return by 2:15 p.m.
Students need to dress for the weather; dressing in layers is the best idea. We will be outside for the entire day – regardless of the weather. They will also need a disposable sack lunch and plenty of water (to stay hydrated).
Parents are welcome to join us on this fun excursion, please plan on meeting us at the park as space is limited on the bus.
Description: The 2nd grade SPREE excursion takes place at Bear Creek Park. This excursion is an exploration of the living and non living elements of the Bear Creek ecosystem. The morning centers on non-living things with activities including a rock hunt, an individual explorative hike, and a mapping hike. The afternoon centers on the living components with activities including a nature hike, seed identification and getting to know a tree.
Activities: Plant Identification, Seed Identification, Life Box, Rock Scavenger Hunt, Everybody Needs a Rock, Burma Shave Hike, & Mapping
Location: Bear Creek Park is located along Hampden/285 at Raleigh St. **Don’t confuse this park with Bear Creek Lake Park!
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.