Math: Second graders have been learning all about multiplication! We began by learning that multiplication can be thought of as repeated addition. We used rectangular arrays to represent multiplication. By the end of the week, we created our own multiplication tables. Multiplication is not a second grade standard so your child is not expected to master any multiplication facts- the goal is to understand the connection between rectangular arrays and being able to write a number sentence to match the array.
Social Studies: This has been an incredibly busy week in social studies. We spent a lot of time in the tech center working on our My Little Island brochures. Thanks to Ms. Cantor for helping out with this project! We typed up our brochures and added images. We also began working on our island maps. Second graders are having fun using their creativity to create a representation of the island they imagined. We can’t wait to share this project with you next week!
Second Step: In Second Step we practiced deciding on rules for a game before playing. Second graders determined strategies for deciding on rules such as each person coming up with a rule, voting on rules, using rules of a similar game. We discussed the importance of deciding on rules before playing and how this can lead to less arguing later on in the game and more time to have fun and play.
We learned so much about countries around the world at our World Bazaar. Each second grader visited three countries and participated in a variety of activities at each station. Here is a slideshow of the World Bazaar.
How could you make a rectangular array with 12 counters? Is there another way to make an array with this number? What repeated addition sentence matches this array? What multiplication number sentence?
What was your favorite activity at the World Bazaar? What was the most interesting thing you learned?