May Updates!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!  I hope you enjoyed this beautiful day with your families and friends.   It looks like the weather for the rest of the week has more rain in the forecast… yuck!     Here are some second grade happenings and updates:

Writing:   Together our class is creating a research report on plants.  We have studied text, objects and videos to gather more information as well as learning how to take notes.  This week we will interview an expert regarding questions we have about plants as well as begin to organize our NEW LEARNINGS into categories or sections.  This has been a super fun way to learn about research writing as we create one large text together before each child ventures into writing their very own.

Reading:  Non-fiction readers use many strategies to help them understand the text including: read a little… talk a lot, jotting down new facts/learnings, sharing and talking with a friend, identifying the main idea of a section and PROVING IT in the text.   It is amazing to see how our readers have grown!   For the next few weeks, we will also be doing our end of year reading assessing.  The time spent with each student gives us an opportunity to celebrate their growth in second grade and talk about their strengths as a reader.

Math:  We will be back in our own classrooms for math for the rest of the year.   Tomorrow we will begin our last unit which covers arrays, repeated addition and fractions.  Please see the parent letter below for more details.

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Science:   We have learned all about the water cycle and are now moving on into a study of another life cycle…. plants.   On Wednesday we will have a guest speaker come in and talk with us about seeds, plant parts and the life cycle of a plant as well as have an opportunity to plant our own seeds… YAY!


* Our Just Write Celebration will be on Thursday May 15 at 10:30.  We would LOVE to have you join us.  Please plan to meet in our classroom at 10:30 before we tour our hallways filled with amazing writing pieces.  

*  Reading Counts will conclude on May 16.  Keep up the great reading everyone!

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