SPELLING-This weeks spelling words are: way, may, find, use, water. The skill for the week is long vowel spelling patterns. Test is scheduled for Thursday 11-29 since we do not have school on Friday.
MATH-We started Unit 4 this week. This unit focuses on addition and subtraction skills. We will be learning how to estimate(Ball park estimates), partial sum addition and double digit addition with re-grouping (carrying). This is a difficult skill for second graders to master.
SOCIAL STUDIES-We are finishing up our early americans unit. The test is planned for Thursday. Study guide came home Monday.
Perfect for Thanksgiving, this warm and humourous picture book gently reminds us to give thanks for the little things. The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea. the perfect feast for one mouse. Yes, one green pea, one red cranberry, one plate of mashed potatoes, and one roasted turkey, that should make a very fine feast for Mouse. But can he get it all back to his hidey-hole?
On Friday we read a silly story-When the people of Squawk Valley find themselves without a turkey for their Thanksgiving feast, they plot a way to lure one into town: They’ll advertise for a “model” turkey to pose during an arts-and-crafts fair, and gobble the bird when they’ve finished the artwork. But they don’t plan on meeting up with Pete—a turkey so clever, he outsmarts them all!
The Children took home a turkey outline to disguise their own turkey. Once all the turkeys are in we will share them with a class in Texas. We will be taking a virtual field trip to Texas! We can’t wait!
SPELLING-This weeks words are: its, who, now, people, my. We will be revisiting adding endings onto root words. The rules are very difficult for 2nd grader to remember. Please practice!
READING-We are continuing our theme work on Doing the Right Thing. The children and I have been reading The Giraffe the Pelli and Me. We are focusing on how the characters are doing the right thing. On Friday Mrs. Zombo came into class to co-teach using the IPads using an app called Toontastic. The children worked on making cartoons to retell the story.
MATH-We are half way through Unit 3. Please work on place value, money and telling time with your child.
SCIENCE-We are finishing up our Landform unit this week. Look for a review sheet to come home at the end of the week. Test is planned on Monday.