Welcome back! Second Grade Rock Starts take no time at all to SPRING back into learning after break! Thank you to Jaden and his family for the fun Spring decoration that hangs in our classroom! We hope for lots of sunshine, smiles and learning in the month of April!
As we gear up for our last few months of second grade, we will focus on the strong writing qualities we have learned this year. In every writing unit we study leads that hook, craft moves, elaboration, and fabulous finishes. We also know how important editing and revising our work is. You can support your young writer at home with this as they write their Monthly News story! Use the Writing Checklist I included in their folder to help you. Let me know if you need another copy! I included a picture of this below! As always, thank you for your suppport! We wrapped up our Personal Expertise Books this week and proudly shared these with friends. We sure do have some experts in this class! I hope you learned a thing or two from your child's expertise! I know I did! Our next writing adventure is...Poetry!
Techno Savy Students wrapped up there Keynote presentations for their Nonfiction Book Cubs! They proved there is no "I" in TEAM as they worked collaboratively to showcase their facts! The students were encouraged to include their most interesting findings. We call these "WOW" facts! All presentations were shared on Seesaw so your second grader can proudly show off his/her work and their classmates!
It's Fact Power Time! Your child brought home another addition and subtraction assessement. At this point in the year, your child should at least have an 85% accuracy when completing these. Subtraction is more difficult and may require your child to practice regularly at home. We practice daily in school and will continue to do so through our Mad Minute Program. Our Unit 5 Math Test on graphing, telling time, and solving story problems is on Monday! The review is due on Monday as well!
Can you hear me know?!? Scientists continue to study sound. This week we learned the importance of silence as we listened to the sounds around Wass! Ask your second child about our Sound Walk! We extended this into a thinking activity, "Hear, Think, Wonder", to challenge our thoughts about what we heard!
What on "Earth" are you doing to protect our planet?!? Second Grade Environmentalists brainstormed ways that they help the Earth! Our social studies unit on this topic falls perfectly with the upcoming holiday and we will continue this learning next week! Please send me any pictures of your child making a difference to help our Earth!