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. We have 27 students in our class.
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.
Here are a couple great websites to practice reading and math skills at home! You will be directed to an appropriate level based on your child's MAP score. Click on your RIT range that you need to work on. Always round up if needed.
These allow users to go to the reading and math MAP levels for their students. The Test Tutor has question and answer quizzes to practice recognition of figures of speech, literacy elements, vocabulary building and prefixes and suffixes. Once the path has been set for the desired skill, students can easily work through at their own reading level for practice.
Math is similar with computation, number sense, place value, estimation, and probability - all the items that are covered on the MAP tests organized according to the student's score.
During the week we focused on reading and discussing different versions of Hansel and Gretel. We read a version from Germany, Russia, Italy, and the Philippines. We compared and contrasted the stories and discussed how they changed because of the culture that influenced the story. We will continue reading different fairy tales from different cultures and discuss the similarities and differences. We also used Google Earth to see where these countries are located.
This week in Math we continue working on Module 4. This module has a big focus on introducing students to different addition and subtraction strategies to help them solve their problems. We will continue working on on different strategies this coming week.
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. You can remind them that it is the same code for their chromebook. If your child doesn't remember it shoot me an email and I will send it your way.
In Writing, we worked on finishing or first informational writing piece. Our first piece worked on researching animals and writing about what we learned. We will move onto our next topic which will focus on writing about a specific location. Ask your student which place they are researching. We will continue working on this topic for two weeks.
This week we started talking about our social studies essential question: How does where we life affect how we live? We will focus on this question throughout our whole social studies unit. We started first with the introduction of maps and how they are important to help us understand the different communities. The students will even create a map of their bedroom.