Weekly News for November 19th-November 20th:
Reading: This week in reading will discuss how we can work with our reading buddies to read tricky words in informational books. Second graders will keep track of tricky words to discuss with their buddies as well as plan out their time together.
Writing: In writer's workshop we will work to elevate the quality of our topic sentences. As a class we will discuss not only starting with a strong opinion, but writing our topic sentences in such a way that hooks our readers into caring about our opinion.
Math: This week in math we will continue practicing subtracting on a number line. We will practice subtracting in chunks (i.e. taking about 10 or 100 at a time.)
Social Studies: This week in social studies we will tabulate the results of the survey we created and sent out to families. Students will then make a plan for the resources we need to produce our chosen goods.
Rock Study: If your child hasn't brought in rocks please have your child bring in a few rocks (about. 5) from home for Monday. We observe these rocks and ultimately write our own rock book about one of our rocks.
No Spelling Words This Week: Due to the short week we will not send home spelling words. Students will be learning new contractions during these days.
Winter Weather Apparel: Now that the weather is turning towards winter please have your child bring a pair of boots and a pair of shoes to change into at school. Your child is welcome to leave a pair of shoes/snow pants/hat etc at school if that's easier to manage!
Ways to Support Reading At Home: During many conferences I mentioned our work in second grade to increase reading comprehension skills at home. Please see the document at the bottom of this newsletter for ways to discuss and promote reading comprehension at home!
Library Field Trip: On 11/29 our class will travel to the Westgate Public Library. If your child needs a public library card please have them return their library card application to our class or drop it off at the public library. During this field trip our class will listen to storytelling, learn more about the public library, and have time to check out books!
Scholastic Books Orders: If your child would like to order books this month please order online using our class code (P93YR) or send in your child's order to class. I will submit all orders at the end of the month.
Class Wish List: I have created a short amazon wish list of odds and end items that would benefit our classroom. I will be adding to this periodically as our classroom needs develop. Please click the link to the right to see our class list: a.co/8fPKjiV