Mr. Zielinski reads to 2nd grade-December 17th

Today Mr. Zeilinski read Christmas stories to 2nd grade. The children really enjoyed listening to all the holiday stories.

Polar Express Party

The Polar Express

This afternoon 2nd grade had their Polar Express Party.  We had 3 stations that the children rotated through. I read the children the story on a life size train, we made a reindeer ornament and drank hot chocolate at the final station.

Two Digit Addition

This week was very challenging  in math. I introduced the students to 2-digit addition. First, I showed them the traditional way of adding (the “carrying” method or adding with regrouping), where you carry or regroup a number over into the tens column. Then, I showed them another way of adding called “The Partial Sums Algorithum.” In this method, students work from the left to the right, adding the tens, and then the ones, and then adding them together. Students must be able to do both methods. They will be asked on our unit test to show both methods. Once students are proficient in both methods, they will eventually be able to choose the method that they find easiest. Mrs. Short f found a video that explains “Partial Sums” in a slow, precise manner. It would be great for your child to watch and review this method, but I think that it is also beneficial for parents. Most of us parents are not familiar with this method because we were not taught this way when we were in school. I have also included a video demonstrating the regrouping or “carrying” method. I hope that you find these helpful!!

Thanks to Mrs. Short for finding the video!!