This week we started a new unit in math on counting money including pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars. Each day our second graders will be handling money through games and activities.
You can provide extra practice for your child at home by identifying coins, identifying their values, sorting groups of similar coins, and counting the total amounts (less than $2.00). Counting and practicing with actual money at home will help your child make a stronger connection between coins and their values.
Here is a parent letter that describes our study of money.
We had a great time celebrating the season at our Holiday Party. Many thanks for your help and donations. The children had a wonderful time!
I am humbled by the wonderful gifts, cards, notes, and hugs that the kids shared with me. This class is such a sweet, caring bunch and I am so blessed to be their teacher. I hope that you enjoy your time with family and friends this holiday season. Merry Christmas!
Our second grade writers will be continuing to work on their information books by gathering facts, interviewing others and determining which text features best support their chapters.
This week we will take a math test on Friday. It will cover measuring with inches and centimeters, placing measurements on a line plot, solving for the distance around a 2D shape, and shape identification.
We have some exciting news! We started nonfiction books clubs this past week, based on each child’s interest. Children in book clubs are noting facts about their topics in order to teach the class. Later this week we will organize the information and create a google slideshow…. SO FUN!
Our second grade writers will continue to work on their informational pieces by using specific facts in different formats for each chapter (how-to’s, different kinds of, glossary, fun facts, diagram, etc).
We will be learning about measuring using inches and yards through some fun activities. We will even have opportunities to show our data on line plots!
Keep up the great work reading at home! The children have been so responsible with their Reading Counts books and taking quizzes… so proud of their hard work! This week we will be extending our study on non-fiction text by forming small groups to further our study of a topic. Children will then begin to think about how they can teach others what they have learned.
The Fifth Grade CandyCane Sale is officially here!
This special candycane sale has returned. The 5th grade classes will sell candy canes to raise money for their end of the year activities. The sale runs from Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 15. The cost for each candycane is $1.00 and they will be delivered to the classrooms on the same day that they are ordered.Thank you for your support!