Happy New Year
Students have been very busy since we started our new year! Read below to hear all about it!
In Reading, students are learning about non-fiction, and the differences from fiction. Examples are headings, captions, diagrams, types of print, and illustrations. Another portion of Reading for our 2nd grade common core is to read fluently. On Fridays, different students do a Reader’s Theater for fluency practice. Please keep these in their folder. If you find one in your child’s folder, this is extra homework for that night, and is usually performed the next day. Everyone has a chance to participate! Grammar has been fun to learn about with different ways to use nouns, including singular and plural possessive nouns and collective nouns. Their posters for their collective noun will be on display for our Open House, and their artistic talent definitely shows.
Author Study Steve Jenkins: This author writes non-fiction facts and creates beautiful collage pictures of animals. We’ll have over 20 of his books in class to read. This video show how Steve Jenkins creates is amazing books.
Science and Writing:
Northwest Animal Report: For Common core standard, students are to do a research and writing project in 2nd Grade (W2.7), also part of learning about non-fiction. Starting the week of January 20th , the students will be doing their own research and finding pictures at home for their animal project. Then, the final writing will be completed in class. This will be divided into sections with homework every night being a part of the research, and then the next day will be writing the final in class. Please help your child do the research. The final reports will be presented to the class once the project is complete.
The final reports will on display at the Open House for Catholic School’s Week, January 27th from 12-1:30. I hope you can come!
Mr. Scott Davies, Docent from Pike Place Market, visited out our classes on Tuesday. We learned the history of the market and heard about what we’ll see when we visit. Teachers were provided a bag of books and lessons to teach about the market. And, we can’t forget that Mr. Davies brought honey sticks for all the students! Pike Place Market Field Trip is February 11th, 9-1pm. Permission slips will go home soon..
Martin Luther King:
Students remembered the life of Martin Luther King with books, videos, and writings about what they would do if they could fulfill their dream for the world. The tears brought to my eyes when reading some of their words showed me, “they got it”. Again, please take the time to read them when you visit the Open House. We finalized with the art project of a sunset, and the words from a student’s Flat Stanley book, “We all live under the same night sky.”
Cursive: Letter i, t, u, w, and e.
Math: 2-digit addition with 2-digit subtraction soon.
Thank you for allowing me to teach your wonderful children,
Mrs. Pat Hendrickson