I hope you all had a lovely weekend! It was so great to be back in the classroom last week, and it was so fun getting to know the kids.
Math-We are continuing our regrouping unit and have been working hard to not just give our answer but to show our work so we can explain the process that got us to the answer. Regrouping is challenging and the students are doing wonderfully.
Reading-Our character unit ties in perfectly with our writing unit about characters. The Super Learners are reading fiction books and noticing traits about the characters in their books. Last week they were digging into their books and using post it’s to write down their traits and providing evidence to answer the question “what happened in the book that gives you the idea your character is...(kind, positive, athletic, etc). We also circled back to strategies used at the beginning of the year “stop and jot” and “stop, think, and retell” to understand the story.
Writing-We started our realistic fiction unit and the kids had a great time creating a character, giving them outside and inside traits, giving them a name, and brainstorming realistic problems they could go through.
Homework-This weeks Google Classroom assignment is posted. You can access it by clicking on the link at the end of this email (the link takes you to our classroom website). I will be sending home DreamBox login information with your student on Tuesday, if they would like to login at home. DreamBox strategically increases the learning velocity for all students and gives continuous formative assessments to provide the right next lesson for each individual learner. Passwords are the same from last year, and some students remember their login.
I hope you all had a relaxing and joyful holiday break. It was so great meeting the kids before the Winter break. I’m so excited to start 2020 in the classroom with the Super Learners. I will be sending an email at the beginning of each week to keep you in the loop as to what we are up to in the classroom with academics and activities.
Math-The students will continue to work in Module 5 “Addition and subtraction within 1,000 with word problems to 100.” Leading up to the break the students were adding within 1,000 and now we will be subtracting.
Reading-The non-fiction reading unit was concluded and the next unit is a character unit. The students will examine characters from their books and understand their character traits and how they might change throughout the book.
Writing-Our Realistic Fiction unit is my favorite writing unit of the year. The students are so creative and write wonderful realistic stories involving characters they have created, and bring them to life. This unit ties in wonderfully with the reading unit.
Upcoming Super Learners- *Please let me know if you did not receive a Super Learner poster at the beginning of the year.
Hi Super Learners! I'm SO excited to be your 2nd grade teacher this school year. However, we won't be meeting until Halloween. My daughter Quinn was born at the end of last school year, so I will be at home spending time with her and her sister, Brooklyn. Ms. Behm will be your teacher in the meantime and she is SO wonderful. You will have a blast learning with her. I can't wait to see you in a couple of months.
Jan 20th-MLK Holiday (No school)
Week of Jan 27th- CogAT practice
Jan 29th-Minimun Day 11:50 Dismissal
Week of Feb 3rd- CogAT testing
Upcoming Super Learners-
Jan 13th- Enzo
Jan 20th- Tadeu
Jan 27th- Esther
Feb 3rd Olivia
Feb 10th- Michelle