Math Update

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.

 

December 2017

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!

See you in 2018 🙂

Learning Update

Writing
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.   
Math
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.   
Reading
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!

Learning Update

Writing
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).
 
Math
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!
 
Reading
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.

Candy Cane Sale

The Fifth Grade Candy Cane Sale is officially here!
This special candy cane 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 15The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered to the classrooms on the same day that they are ordered. 
Thank you for your support!
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