This week the students will use their best persuasive language and write a review about a book, movie, video game, restaurant or popular place. The focus of the review is to support their opinion with many reasons and examples. They are so excited to be reviewers!
We are wrapping up Unit 4 by reviewing strategies for solving 2 step word problems and counting money. We will have an assessment on Wednesday that covers word problems, three digit subtraction and counting money. The homework for this week will have some one and two step word problems to practice.
The classroom is buzzing with poetry! The children enjoy listening to poetry and they are creating some of their own poems. This week we will be learning about how to make poems moody and how to stretch out comparisons.
On Monday, we will share our realistic fiction stories with the kindergarteners (our make up from the snow day). Our next unit will focus on opinion writing through the structure of reviews. We will be studying different types of reviews including app reviews, restaurant reviews, movie reviews and others. Looking forward to creating a class review together.
Our focus this week is word problems and digging into the action of word problems. Children will also learn a new strategy, the adding up method, to solve for an unknown partner with 2 digit numbers.
This week we will venture into poetry. This is a fun unit! We will not only be reading poetry but also writing it.
Look for this week’s spelling words in the Homework Packet. We have been studying long vowel patterns and this week we will continue with long i and short i words. Our word study focus is for children to recognize patterns in order to become better spellers and readers.
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). 🙂