Phew… our second graders are been busy in the classroom this week!  Check out what we have been up to:

Writing:   We are revisiting small moment (narrative) stories and focusing on the main event  that happens by adding dialogue, thoughts, feelings, action, and telling it bit by bit (in slow motion) to keep our readers on the edge of their seats!   One way we have worked on adding these details is by acting out our stories and making sure we write down exactly what happened.

Reading:   Our focus has been reading with expression and connecting with our characters.  We are doing this through a study of Fairy Tales.  We have some very dynamic readers in the classroom, really stepping into character!  Keep up the reading at home.  

Math:   This week we concentrated on three digit addition and subtraction.  We have learned that we can check our answers by doing the opposite operation.   Using our strategies for addition and subtraction, we are solving word problems by first looking for the clues in the problem, then drawing a picture and finally solving with an equation.   The emphasis is on s-l-o-w-i-n-g  down and really thinking about what the problem is asking us to do.     We will be wrapping up this unit next week.

Science:  We will be learning all about plants next week….. looking forward to getting our hands dirty :).   Looking ahead, we will have our Field Trip on Friday May 6 to FMG.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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