Writing: Second graders have been busy writing information books! Thank you for helping your child to brainstorm expert topics. Our goal so far in this unit has been to use our writing stamina to produce a significant amount of writing during each writing block. We have a special bin in our classroom library for completed information books. Second graders have worked on using a table of contents and headings to organize their writing. Everyone was excited to find out their new writing partner and share their work each day!
Fundations: We have continued to study multisyllabic words and have also learned several new suffixes such as ish, ness, less, en, able.
Second Step: We are continuing our unit on Empathy. We learned how we can have different preferences than others. Second graders continue to work on understanding their own feelings, while also understanding the perspectives of others.
What new word did you figure out the meaning of in reading this week?
What does it mean to have a different preference from someone else?
How did you organize your nonfiction writing this week? How did you decide what sections to write?
Dates to Remember
Tuesday 12/5 at 1:45: Book Fair
Wednesday 12/6: Delayed Opening