Here is a slide show of some pictures of us working on building our stamina during independent reading time:
Math: In math we have been focusing on building routines around math workshop. Math workshop includes a lesson, independent work time, followed by a math choice such as a game with a partner. As second graders continue to build independence with math workshop, I will soon be able to begin pulling small math groups. During this time, I’ll be able to provide more individualized math instruction to students in order to meet their needs whether that involves reviewing concepts or extending math thinking in a challenging way.
Fundations: We have finished our first grade trick word assessment. These are commonly used words that cannot be sounded out and must be memorized. I will use this list of words as well as the second grade list of words to provide weekly practiced on trick words that is individualized to the words that your child needs to master. Trick words will be practiced during morning work time each day.
Science: We began thinking about our role as scientists this year and how it is important that we make observations with multiple senses. We practiced this by making observations outside and using our senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell.
What is the five finger rule for reading a just right book?
What is 45 + 10? 67 + 10? 28 + 10? What is your strategy for adding 10? Can you add 30 to each of those numbers?
What story are you working on in writer’s workshop? What could you write about next week?
Dates to Remember:
9/13 Curriculum Night 6:30 PM
9/21 No School