I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are staying warm! The Patriots just gathered another win and Miss F couldn't be more excited! This past week endured lots of patience and quiet independent work time since assessments occurred. Thus far, students completed their writing and both math mid year assessments. During this upcoming week, your son/daughter will be working on a reading assessment called DRA's. Please make sure he/she is well rested, hydrated and fueled with healthy food :)
Although most of our day is consumed by administering assessments, we have been able to move forward with our literacy unit. Students practiced applying OA, both OW sounds and OE. Your child's Word Study list has been appropriately differentiated. Although I do not administer spelling tests in the classroom, these words could be practiced at home for reinforcement.
Students also practiced the 3 sounds of /ed/. They are becoming familiar with identifying a root word and testing out the 3 sounds of /ed/ in order to read an unfamiliar word.
The 3 sounds of /ed/ are--> /t/, /d/, /id/
After mid year assessments wrap up, our class will be diving into strengthening our narrative writing!
More to come soon!!
Currently, we are working on strategies to help with solving subtraction problems in the classroom. From counting backwards, using doubles facts and "finding ten", all of these strategies the students will be exposed to this upcoming week. Our end of unit "check-in" is tentatively 1/23/19.
Students have also been logging into their XtraMath accounts to complete a round of math. Please try to have your son/daughter log on once a night at home as well. Automatic fact fluency is very important in 2nd grade.
Towards mid-week, our class will be investigating historical figures. Similar to our previous weather research project, students will begin to pick an historical figure that they find interesting and research about him/her. **MORE TO COME**
This week, Dr. Froleiks took time to "fly" overseas and administer an experiment with the kiddos. The children worked on creating hypothesis', listing the steps of the experiment and drawing out the reaction in class. The experiment was conducted on Friday (instead of the typical Thursday due to scheduling conflicts). The experiment was called DANCING CORN and the students certainly saw some dancing (or bobbing as some children described it) in this experiment.
** Pictures below**
***Please also be on a look out for a Sign-Up Genius to help Dr. Froleiks gather materials for the next few experiments in the classroom. Dr. Froleiks always appreciates your helping hands!! ***
Here it is! CLICK HERE
Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor recess! Per hour school handbook, students go outside for recess as long as the "feel" is 20 degrees or higher. On Thursday is was very cold, however it was 21 degrees. Some students unfortunately did not have warm footwear or winter accessories such as a hat or gloves to keep them toasty. I strongly advice that you send in snow gear in a reusable bag so that it stays all together.
Below are the items that are REQUIRED in order to play inside the fenced in area with snow on the ground:
-Winter boots (dressy "knee high" boots for girls DO NOT count as boots to play in the snow with)
Optional--> scarf, neck-warmer etc.
Student must ALSO have a change of indoor shoes with them as well!!