Writing: Second graders have been challenging themselves to write multi paragraph letters to show more than one opinion about a book. We have worked on continuing to use our graphic organizers to plan and brainstorm three reasons for each opinion. We have started the final portion of this unit in which we are writing book nominations and writing reasons why we think a certain book or character is award worthy.
Math: In math we’ve continued to work with cross number puzzles to subtract two digit numbers. We’ve learned when it is necessary to regroup and how to trade a ten for ten ones in order to subtract. We’ve applied our understanding of larger numbers to problem solving and have begun working to solve multistep problems.
Social Studies: Second graders have continued to explore geography and map skills through a variety of stations. Some map skills include using a compass, map grid, or road map. Second graders have also learned about the continents, using a map of the United States and have studied famous monuments around our country.
Second Step: In Second Step we’ve learned how to use the strategy of counting to calm down. Some kids might count in their head and others might count quietly to themselves as a calming strategy. We’ve also learned the strategy of using finger taps and counting to calm down. Your child can demonstrate this calming strategy to you at home!
Our class participated in the PTC program Understanding Different Abilities and learned all about deafness and hearing loss. Second graders participated in four different stations to learn about sign language, lip reading, adaptive equipment, and played a game called “Elephant”.
What calming strategy would you use if you’re feeling angry? Sad? Silly?
How did you work cooperatively with a classmate this week? What was the activity you were doing? How did you help each other to accomplish that activity?
Dates to Remember:
Thursday, March 29th: Early Release
Friday, March 30th: No School