Writing: The wonderful writers of room 120 have begun a new unit in persuasive writing. This week we learned all about what it means to persuade someone. We also talked about the difference between a fact and an opinion. We read the books Earrings and I Wanna Iguana- both examples of persuasive writing.
Math: Our current math unit is on working with larger numbers and place value. We worked on making reasonable estimates of large sets of objects. We also worked on using efficient counting strategies such as making groups of ten. The week ended with some work on place value- hundreds, tens, and ones.
Science: Second grade scientists looked at a cross-section of a tree and learned about all the parts inside the tree. We learned some new vocabulary this week like cambium, sapwood, and heartwood, and learned about the jobs that these parts have.
Fundations: We continued to work on the spelling of single syllable words that have double letters at the end- ff, ll, ss. A highlight of the week was playing bonus letter Jeopardy!
Find a page in your book to show me how you can read fluently (read like a river).
Why is the bark so important to a tree?
In the number 349, how many hundreds are there? Tens? Ones?
What is an example of an opinion? What is an example of a fact?
Dates to Remember:
October 13th- No School (Columbus Day)
October 15th- Writing Celebration 9:30 Newman Cafeteria
October 22nd- Town Forest Field Trip and Early Release