Monday December 9, 2019

Bingo For Books 🙂 This Wednesday 4:45-5:45 Come Join the Fun! (It’ll be in the main cafeteria)

This week for our reading strategy, we will continue finding key details and retelling events in order using new texts this week while continuing the theme of plants and animals and their habitats. The spelling words this week focus on ir, er, ur: bird, hurt, her, nurse, girl, shirt, burn, third, never, winter. I’ve been using a combination of testing with the words in sentences or if time is an issue, just the words on their own.

For our writing strategy, we’ll be organizing our ideas for our informational report.

Math continues with learning and using strategies for addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word and number problems. Most of the work is getting a bit tougher so I’m taking a bit of time and not expecting the front and backs of the homework to be done. I usually have had the students circle the problems needed to be done and the items not circled are optional.

We’ll be talking about transportation in our community for social studies and continuing with bodies of water on the Earth’s surface as well as how land forms are formed and what does water have to do with that process?

Have a great week!

Monday December 2, 2019

Welcome back and I hope you and your families had an enjoyable holiday break.

Picture Retake Day is tomorrow Tuesday Dec. 3. You must return the old picture packet to get another picture taken.

Henry Ford Family Math Night is this Thursday beginning at 5:00 and ending at 6:30. This is always a fun evening playing and learning new math games 🙂

For our math strategies this week, we’ll continue our number patterns of +10,-10, +1, -1 to help us solve word and number problems.

We’re continuing drawing our own map of Dearborn including a map key with symbols for Social Studies.

In science, we’re reading an informational text and reading, writing and drawing Earth’s bodies of water: ocean, river, lake, pond, stream and land forms: mountains, plains, hills, valleys and islands.

Our reading strategies continue also reading text to make inferences, find key details and main idea and compare and contrast 2 texts on the same topic.

For our writing strategy we’re viewing a writing prompt and checklist to begin writing our own report about life in different habitats.

Lots of learning going on again 🙂 Enjoy your week!

Monday November 25, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends.

No school this Wednesday-Friday so that changes our week a bit.

No spelling this week.

We began a new math unit last Friday that continues students fluency with addition and subtraction with 100 using different strategies based on place value.

We’ll begin creating our own map of Dearborn, which includes making a key with symbols.

We’re learning about the different land forms and bodies of water on the Earth’s surface as well as how they are created.

PTA Holiday Shop today.

Enjoy your week 🙂

Monday November 18, 2019

Good morning 🙂 I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and it sure was nice to see the sun shine!

This week we’ll begin a new 3 week reading unit on informational text. The next book we’ll be working in in called Plants and Animals in Their Habitats. We’ll be reading both non fiction and fiction selections to help us understand the new theme. The strategies we’ll be working with include identifying the main topic of a text, using images to help understand and clarify our reading, retelling story events and comparing and contrasting key points of 2 different texts.

The spelling words focus on the long u sound: use, few, cute, huge, cube, music, rescue, menu, fuel, January.

Our math unit continues reading, writing and comparing numbers up to 1,000 using place value disks. We’ll be using the signs =, <, > and working with 1 more/less 10 more/less than numbers. This week should bring us to the end of this unit.

For social studies, e’ll be reading a map of Dearborn this week which will lead us into making our own next week.

Science begins our learning about Earth formations/land forms and bodies of water.

Thursday the second graders will have an assembly put on by some musicians who play the flute. This will be nice to expose our students to this instrument.

Enjoy your week!