Writing: Second grade writers have been working on keeping their audience in mind as they write more and more information books. One big skill we’ve worked on is capturing the reader’s attention right from the start and continuing to keep our audience in mind throughout each section of the book. Our final part of our nonfiction writing unit is working on different types of information books. Our choices from types of books include: nonfiction chapter books, how-to books, stories that teach, and question and answer books.
Social Studies: Second graders learned about our state, country, and continent over the last two weeks. We also began learning the location of the seven continents. After the break, I will be sending home study materials for a quiz we will have on locating the seven continents. We began a project on the Chromebooks using the program Google Earth. We are hoping to finish this project before the break!
Fundations: We are studying the v-e syllable. These are words with a vowel, consonant, and an e. The silent e makes the vowel say its name. We also learned how to write with this syllable type in multisyllabic words.
Second Step: In Second Step we continued to work on empathy and showing compassion for others. We learned that when a classmate does something to us that hurts or upsets us, we need to figure out if it was an accident or done on purpose. We also discussed how when we hurt someone by accident (such as accidentally tripping them), we still need to apologize.
Second graders participated in the Hour of Code. Here are some photos of the activities we tried out!
What nonfiction topics have you been reading about?
What type of information book did you write this week? Why did you choose to write that type of book?
What is the name of our town? State? Country? Continent?