We had such a fun first week of school! We spent the week getting to know each other and going over routines and expectations of second grade. We also starting digging into our curriculum.
Thursday is Open House. There will be two sessions. The first from 6 – 6:45 and the second will follow at 7:00. If you are interested in attending the Target Open House, it begins at 5:30 in the Media Center.
-Your child should be writing their daily assignments in their agenda. Every night they will need to read 20 minutes in addition to the assignment. After Open House, there will be a reading log for tracking their reading. I first want to go over it with you all. You should initial your child’s agenda each night showing they discussed their assignments with you and they completed their homework.
-On Thursday they will need to bring an object that signifies a memory they have. It could be a trophy from their sports team, a photograph, a stuffed animal, a shell from a beach trip, etc. Discuss the memory with your child. They will be using this item to write a narrative about an experience they have had.
What are We Learning in 302?
Reading: We are beginning our Reader’s Workshop model, we’ll discuss how to choose Just Right Books, and towards the end of the week we’ll discuss character, setting, and main idea and how identifying these helps us better understand our stories.
Writing: We will begin narrative writing by discussing where writers get ideas. We’ll explore the structure of narrative writing by studying books read aloud. Towards the end of the week, we’ll write a narrative about a memory we have.
Math: Place Value: we’ll build 3-digit numbers with base ten blocks, understand what place value means, and understand that 3-digit numbers are made of hundreds, tens, and ones. We’ll begin to write number names towards the end of the week. Practice spelling the number words written in their agendas.
Thank You for the donations sent in. We are really enjoying the playground ball and Band-aids!