Focus for the Week of October 15-19

This week our second grade students will be working on:

Reading:  Students will learn and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

Math:  Students will understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. They will understand the following as special cases:
count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.

Writing:  Students will write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Science: Students will continue to learn about the roles of water in Earth’s surface processes This also includes Earth materials and systems.

Social Studies:  Students will  use maps to describe the spatial organization of the local community by applying concepts including relative location and using distance, direction, and scale. They will learn to describe land use in the community(e.g.where people live, where services are provided, where products are made.

Field Trip

We are going to the Detroit Zoo on Wednesday, October 31st! I sent home a permission slip that needs to be signed. It’s $6 per child and $7 per chaperone. Please turn in the money and the permission slip by Friday, October 26th.

Focus for the week of October 8-12

 

This week our second grade students will be working on:

Reading:  Students will learn to ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Math:  Students will learn to measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit. They will measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
Also, students will use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. 

Writing:  Students will work on writing narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Science: Students will learn about the roles of water in Earth’s surface processes They will also learn about Earth materials and systems

Social Studies-Students will use maps to describe the spatial organization of the local community by applying concepts including relative location and using distance, direction, and scale.