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Looking forward to the upcoming year… ENJOY YOUR SUMMER and treasure up some small moments to write about in the fall! We will post a classroom supply list during the first few weeks of July (crazy to think about).
It is with mixed emotion that I ponder the thought of saying good-bye to 25 of the MOST AMAZING second grade children. These children have become “my kiddos” and I love them all so dearly! We have treasured many memories together and grown as learners. Not only have we learned three digit addition, comprehension strategies and other curriculum concepts, but I trust that your child has gained confidence, a sense of self worth, respect for others and a knowledge of just how special they are. Indeed they are INCREDIBLY SPECIAL! Thank you for entrusting me with your precious jewels this year, they have richly blessed my life.
Our second graders will be using various strategies including proof drawings, show all totals and new groups above/below to solve three digit equations. The children will experiment with the strategies and discover which strategy works best for them. Our main focus is on explaining the steps that we take to solve an equation. We are very excited for this adventure :)!
On April 20th at 7pm in the Main Campus Auditorium, the HHS environmental team is sponsoring a free screening of the documentary Chasing Coral for the community.
The movie follows a team of divers and other scientists on their mission to document the devastating effects the human carbon-footprint has on the creatures that live in the ocean – specifically the coral reefs.
The HHS Green Team (environmental studies) has putted many hours into planning the event with the hopes that viewing the movie will have a big impact on people’s lives.
Below are links to the event (flyer and promo video).
Today we learned two strategies for how to solve two digit subtraction equations. This is a crucial skill in second grade and also something that simply takes practice to develop. The children were amazing today and worked so hard! Here is an explanation of the methods that we will be using (you may want to keep handy for upcoming homework :)).
Mrs. Totten, our STEAM specials teacher is asking for our help!!! She is in need of some help for their last lesson in the States of Matter unit. The students need to design a container that will keep an ice pop from melting. The materials below are needed:
Variety of common materials to create a container that may include:
Cloth such as old jeans, shirts, jackets, and socks
Plastic such as bubble wrap, plastic wrap, and sandwich bags
Foam such as packing peanuts or disposable coffee cups
Metal such as aluminum foil
Other items such as pipe cleaners, paper, or cardboard
If you have these in your recyclable’s at home, please send in anytime tomorrow- thru
This week we started a new unit in math that includes counting money using pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars. Each day our second graders will be handling money through games and activities.
It would be great to practice counting money at home by identifying the coins, identifying the values, separating into groups of similar coins and counting the total amounts (less than $2.00). The more practice and handling of actual money will help children make a connection between coins and their values.
Here is a parent letter that describes our study of money: