As we wrap up another week in Grade 2 it is hard to believe that our first Unit of Inquiry is almost finished! Next week will be our final week learning about how our students identify themselves in their communities and what they can do to contribute to their communities in a positive way. We will be asking for help from parents to showcase examples of our students contributing to their communities in different ways (either with a photo, a video, or anything else that can be uploaded to their Seesaw account) so that they will be able to use these examples to write personal narratives about what it is that they have done.
Next week we will also be giving a math assessment to check and see how we are progressing towards meeting our Numbers in Base Ten standards. Students will be given a chance to show what they know about identifying hundreds, tens, and ones, skip counting, and showing number in different ways. They will also show what they have learned so far with addition and subtraction.
We continue to work on building reading stamina, and reading fluency through figuring out tricky words. Students are using what they know about vowel teams, words within words, and finding just right books for independent reading time.
As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher. Have a great weekend!
Happy Monday everyone! This will be a short week with the holiday this Friday, but it will be busy nonetheless!
We have been working hard to complete our first round of MAP tests in the last 2 weeks. We have a couple of classes with one test left this week and then we will be all finished until the next test in January. The kids have been doing great, especially since it is their first time taking this test.
This week we will be continuing to focus on our Unit of Inquiry, specifically our first and third lines of inquiry: Roles and Responsibilities in the Community, and Different communities. Students will be learning about the leadership at SIS, what their roles are and what responsibilities they have in our school. They will also look at different communities around the world and inquire into how these groups are similar in the ways that they contribute to their communities.
We will incorporate some writing lessons on nouns and verbs to continue to improve our writing by giving more details on who people are, where they are, and what they are doing. We are continuing to work on writing personal narratives and improving our stories by stretching out small moments with lots of details.
In math we continue to review place value into the hundreds place and will reinforce this by thinking about how each student is an individual in a larger community. We will use what we are learning to analyze the student population at SIS.
This Thursday we will have a special presentation from Inspire Citizens who will be talking to students about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Next week on Wednesday, September 18th we will hold our first parent/teacher conferences. A link to sign up for conferences will be coming later this week. That same day our annual Book Sale will be taking place. Students will have a chance to look at the books the day before and make a wish list that can be purchased on Wednesday (while supplies last).
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. Have a great week!