Sunday, August 21, 2016

We had another fun week in 2nd grade! Our Monday started out very busy with our first science lab. We learned how to be safe in science lab and got to use some cool science tools. We explored the garden to see what bloomed over the summer. Thanks to all the parent volunteers that helped out during science lab!

We also had a parent surprise us after lunch on Monday with 2 geckos and a baby gecko! The students enjoyed seeing these animals up close and even saw the baby gecko eat a meal worm. Very exciting!

The rest of the week consisted of sharing our matter museum, practicing all Daily 5 centers to prepare us for reading groups next week, and focusing on all the ways we can make numbers with place value.

Next week, we will finish up matter and place value. We will specifically focus on comparing numbers and skip counting by 5, 10, and 100 from any given number.  We will also begin Unit 1 of our reading program which focuses on main idea and details. For writing, we are focusing on writing narrative stories.

Quick homework reminder: Students have some comprehension questions on the back of their reading fluency passage that need to be answered in addition to the 1 minute timed reading. The reading log for August is on page 5 in the agenda and must have parent initials AND the number of minutes read every weekday in order to receive the monthly reading prize. We are teaming up with Pizza Hut who will be giving pizza coupons to students that have their reading log completed for the month. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

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