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.
March 18th- Late Arrival 9:45 am
March 19th-STEAM Day
March 20th- Hawaiian Day/ Crazy Socks Day (World Down Syndrome Day)
This week in reading we spent time reading short passages and worked on identifying the main idea of the passage. We also worked on finding supporting details that went along with the main idea.
We also worked on 3 big questions while we read nonfiction text. The questions that we ask as a reader are: 1. What surprised me in the text? 2. What did the author think I already knew? and 3. What changed, challenged or confirmed what I already knew?
In Math we continued working on Module 5 which focuses on addition and subtraction within 1,000. This week we focused on adding hundreds and tens using the vertical and place value strategy. We also practiced using our mental math strategies.
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 in Writing we continued writing a variety of different fiction or nonfiction stories. These stories will be used for a special project in the library. Ask your child to tell you what he or she has been writing about!
This week we started our new social studies unit. The essential question for our unit is Do we need laws? We started our unit by doing some research on what the government does and how they help the community. We will continue working on the government and start learning about the mayor next week.