No school this Friday! Teachers will be here planning away and getting ready for student lead conferences. These will be held February 22. Please sign up for a time slot to come and meet with your child will lead the conference and show you some of their goals and academics. These will be completely lead by your child. Do not worry, I will have a list of questions that you can ask your child. We will also run conferences in a group format, so several different families can sign up for the same time and sit with your child.
Please sign up for a time here to meet with your child:
We need stability chairs for flexible seating. Here is the link for a great kid size ball. They are $16 on Amazon and we would so greatly appreciate having a few of these in our classroom.
We would also love some scoop chairs. A pack of 6 cost $44
Reminder that our field trip is TUESDAY February 6. We are going to the Arvada Center to see Seussical. Please make sure your child arrives on time this day because we will be leaving right away at 9:15am. Please have your child bring a lunch from home. We ask that all items are disposable so that nothing gets lost or left behind (and it is a bit easier to transport).
Mrs. Vasquez will be here next Monday-Wednesday and will go on the field trip with the kids. She knows our school very well and I am sure you know her face. She is a bit of a celebrity around here :) I will be in Chicago with 4 other Southmoor teachers and the Imaginarium Team visiting schools and engaging in observations. We hope to bring this new knowledge back to Southmoor to develop the school’s vision for the next several years! I will be here Thursday and Friday.
In Superkids we will:
-Read Pattern Words with long e spelled -ey, -ine, -eeze, -ease, and ie
-Understand and use conjunctions and, but, and or
-Identify and use compound words
-Use syllables to read longer words
-Use spelling rules to encode words with ie and ei
Ask your child, to use their spelling words in a sentence. What do they notice about the spelling patters that make the long e sound? We know we must memorize the way these words are spelled. However, we can group words together to make them easier to remember.
In guided reading,
We are reading a realistic fiction book called Tornado. To calm the fears of family member’s sons as they wait out a tornado in a storm cellar, Pete tells some well-worn stories of his childhood dog, Tornado: how he arrived intact in his doghouse during another tornado; how he could do a card trick; how he met the cat Five-Thirty; how he was reunited with his previous owners. Other stories will have to wait for another storm.
Ask your child to write a summary of what they have read. We are working very hard on writing summaries.
wanted… (what did the character want)
but… (what was the problem)
so… (how did the character try to solve the problem)
then.. (what was the resolution)
In writing we will:
We will continue to use the writing process to publish our personal story. Ask your child, what memory they chose to publish? How are they working in the revising stage to add more detail and go deeper? What was their opening sentence? We are working very hard on writing an opening sentence to hook our readers and adding a closing sentence to end our writing.
In math we will:
Finish up our data and graphing unit. We will take our unit post test on Thursday. Monday we will take our Unit 5 pretest and then begin our new unit on Wednesday. Our new unit will cover: addition and subtraction of multi digit numbers, fluency within 100 and place value.
Ask your child: what is the difference between a line plot and a bar graph? What is a picture graph? Ask your child to create a survey question, ask the survey questions to memory of the family and then create a line plot.
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.