Saturday, April 8, 2017

I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing Spring break! It is hard to believe the 4th quarter is here and there is only a little bit of time left in 2nd grade! While the end of the year does bring on a lot of review skills, there will still be some more content that needs to be learned, so take a look and see what we have been doing and what we have left to do this year!

Students had a fun St. Patrick's Day where they got to complete different St. Patrick themed math and literacy centers for the day.

We had a yummy science lab treat to wrap up our space unit in the science lab. Oreo moon phases was one of their favorite science lab lessons this year!

We finished up our fairy tale, folktale, and fable unit and then moved on to comparing and contrasting in reading. We will be starting our cause and effect unit when we return from the break.

For writing, we finished up opinion writing, and will now be reviewing narrative and informational writing.

In math, students worked on solving money word problems with coins and bills, and needed to know how to use the dollar and cent sign correctly. We are now working on learning the attributes of 2d shapes (and a cube), and this week we will begin partitioning rectangles and circles into equal shares of halves, thirds, and fourths. After that, we will move into making simple arrays and then reviewing previous math standards and strategies.

This week we are finishing up learning about Jimmy Carter and will be moving onto our goods and services unit. Stay tuned for some information about another special 2nd grade day-Goods and Services Day! After that, our last unit in science will be studying life cycles.

That is pretty much it! I have about 2 more weeks left until my due date, so my last day of work is set for April 21st (unless baby Hanson comes early!). Ms. Pellegrini will be my supply teacher, so you will be hearing from her soon.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about anything!