Our school policy, however, does not allow food treats to be brought into the classroom. If your child would still like to bring in a treat, non-food items may be brought in. Examples include pencils, erasers, bookmarks, stickers, etc.
Everyday in second grade we enjoy a snack. Water bottles will be allowed as long as they do not become a distraction. Please encourage your student to bring in a healthy snack each day to enjoy as we work.
This week in reading we spent time comparing and contrasting. Throughout the week we read a different versions of the story called Snow White. As a class we discussed what was the same and different in each story. We also used Google Earth to help us see what each of these countries looks like. We looked at geographical features like mountains and rivers in each country to see how they compared. Next week we will continue working on comparing and contrasting!
This week in Writing we began writing about the famous person we researched. We wrote about their early life, what each person is famous for, and even some fun facts about the person. Ask your child to tell you who he or she wrote about. Next week we will begin researching an animal.
In Math we continued working on module 4 which focuses on adding and subtracting within two hundred and word problems. This week we learned how to use a place value chart to help us add two and three-digit numbers. We also used vertical addition to help us check our work!
Continue to have your child practice his or her math facts at home using the websites listed on the math section of our website!
Are you looking for some extra practice for your child?? Your child can access Zearn at home but visiting zearn.org and clicking "Sign in with Goggle." Students should use their log-in number followed by @elmhurst205.org.
This week we continued our first social studies unit of the year! Right now we are learning about maps. During the week we practiced identifying the continents and oceans. We also reviewed the planet, continent, country, state, and town that we live in. Next week we will practice following directions (North, South, East, and West) to find different places on a map.