We are less than 20 days out from the end of the year!?! But, who is counting! It is time to start celebrating our students and all they have learned, shared, and how they have grown! Each day for the rest of the year, we will be highlighting a "Student of the Day." Our class pyramid (as pictured above) will be used to honor one or two students each day. On their special day, the class will have the opportunity to share and write down fun memories and things that they love about the student of the day on a big poster, that they will be able to bring home. The student of the day will also sit a special desk, use a special pencil, and get to be the class helper for the day! Just a fun chance to brag on and love each one of my babies one last time before summer! :)
Please be sure to mark your calendar for the important dates below.
April 30th- US Cafe Spirit Night
May 1st- Arts Night
May 2nd- Volunteer Appreciation
May 10th- K-2 Field Day
May 11th- 3-5 Field Day
May 18th and 19th- Teasley Musical
May 22nd and 23rd- Early Release
May 23rd- LAST DAY OF SECOND GRADE!!!!!
Below you will find an outline of the topics we will be covering in class this week. Please be sure to check and initial the agenda every night and that your child is reading each evening for thirty minutes. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions! :) Be sure to ask them if they have completed their weekly lit circle reading!
- Reading: Summarizing (Review)
- Identifying Point of View
- Identifying the Author's Purpose
- Literature Circles Resume
- Daily 5 Centers
- Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, Work on Writing, Listen to Reading
- Phonics Focus- Dipthongs
- Fluency- Reading like we talk, changing our voice when reading quotes
- Learned Words:
- Writing: Diary Entry: From the point of view of an animal in different stages of their life cycle
- Life Cycles
- Math: (Review)
- Building Arrays- Connecting multiplication to repeated addition
- Addition and subtraction strategies within 1,000
- Until the end of the year we will continue to work on our math strategies withing 1,000. These strategies include: Open Number Line, Place Value, Expanded Form, and Base 10. We also use Partial Sums but this is an addition strategy only.
- Please do not teach your child the standard algorithm (Carrying and borrowing). This is not yet developmentally appropriate or conceptual for their understanding.
- One and Two Step Word Problems within 100
- Please continue to count your pennies, nickles, and dimes, and quarters and practice telling time to the nearest half and quarter hour.