Today we learned strategies for solving 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 this handy for upcoming homework). 🙂
- 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
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!
See you in 2018 🙂