Reading homework will begin next week. We have practiced reading for 20 minutes each night and kids have practiced recording the title of the first book they read onto their homework log. Everyone should be all ready to be successful with this at home! Next week we’ll be practicing math homework in school.
Reading: We are up to 16 minutes of uninterrupted reading time. Everyone was able to exchange books from their book bag on their book shopping day. We’ve also been reading a few books in the Clark the Shark series since Bruce Hale, the author, will be visiting Newman next Wednesday!
Writing: Writer’s workshop this week was all about stretching out our sentences and stories by adding detail. I hope you enjoyed reading the stories that came home with your child on Thursday.
Math: We have math binders in second grade. This binder is a place to keep special tools, vocabulary, problem solving, and extension work. We began creating a math word wall and worked to add a few words to our vocabulary section. We also continued to have fun playing games when we finished our math work!
Science: We took a look back at the five trees we observed last week and started to notice parts that all trees have in common. We determined that all trees have leaves, roots, trunks, and branches. We’ll explore the jobs of these parts in upcoming lessons.
Second Step: In our social curriculum, we focused on the difference between big problems and little problems. Little problems are things that are no big deal, that we need to quickly move past and not feel upset about. Big problems are problems that need adult help to solve.
Here are some photos from after today’s community meeting:
Tell me about the Playground Expectations video you saw at the community meeting.
What is your favorite morning meeting activity?
What is an example of a “little problem”?
Dates to Remember:
10/1 Half Day
10/8 Picture Day