October 16, 2017
Fall is here, along with the appropriate weather! Miss Garcia and myself have to admit that we are definitely fans of this cool, crisp weather! Please be sure that with cooler weather your student is dressed for comfort with at least a light jacket or sweater for recess time. Also be sure the jacket or sweater is marked with your child’s name, the lost and found table is very full and many articles of clothing do not have names or names that cannot be read.
In math we spent the week on Part-Whole Word Problems. Word problems are always a bit tricky for students. As we work on them we are "dissecting" the problems looking for the important clues, to help us to understand and answer the problems. Students are working on identifying whether a number in the problem is the "whole" or one of the "parts". Our mantra has been...
Part + Part = Whole (If the problem gives you the parts, you would add to find the whole.)
Whole - Part = Part (If the problem gives you the whole and a part, you would subtract to find the other part.)
In our answer we are writing an equation and writing an answer sentence. Below is an example.
Part-Whole Word Problems
Sarah drew 3 pictures on Saturday. She drew a few more pictures on Sunday. She drew 9 pictures altogether. How many pictures did she draw on Sunday?
Number Bond (Whole 9 -- Part 3 = Part 6)
Equation: 9 -- 3 = _6_ or 3 + _6_ = 9
Answer Sentence: Sarah drew 6 pictures on Sunday.
Our work with word problems will be ongoing.
Here's the homework for this week.
Mon. IXL E.12 Addition word problems - one digit
Tues. IXL E.14 Write the addition sentence - one digit
Wed. Worksheet Branch Addition (2-digit + 1 digit numbers)
Thurs. Worksheet Branch Subtraction (2-digit - 1 digit numbers and 2-digit - 2-digit numbers)
In Language, students started learning about verbs. We created a circle map that included many verbs. Students listened to a verb "rap" and joined in by demonstrating the verbs being rapped. We have spent time working on objectives on IXL Language having to do with verbs. Students are enjoying doing IXL on the Star Board.
Second grade writers have completed their first piece of writing that has gone through the complete writing process, a riddle about themselves. The riddles will be hanging up in the hallway with their self-portraits. Hopefully parents will be able to stop by and try to guess which riddle belongs to your child.
Although our Tribes in Action Project is taking longer than anticipated, we started working on writing scripts this week!! This part of the project is very time consuming as each group meets with their teacher and the script is written together based on the group’s prewriting. We are hoping all scripts are completed this week. Miss Garcia and myself are so proud of all groups.
Just a reminder...Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Rowlett have started taking reading groups. That means your child will have a book to read and at times questions to answer for homework every night!! It is very important that they complete their reading nightly so that they are ready to participate in their reading group the next day.
Here's wishing you a great week!