December 11, 2017
Wow, last week was soooo busy! Between the Polar Express evening and Parent/Teacher Conferences it was a fun but busy end to the week. It was so wonderful to have some time at conferences to discuss your child’s academic and social progress. We appreciate you taking to the time to come in to conferences. Both Miss Garcia and I have a few more conferences this week, but we are proud to say we will have met with 100% of our families!!
Last week in math we continued our work with graphing. Students reviewed tally charts, picture graphs, and bar graphs. Second graders also learned about line plots. We collected lots of data including the length of various books in the classroom, the amount of children in our families, and the amount of pets each child has. This made for some interesting line plots.
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Amount of Children in Families
Here's the homework...
Line Plot Worksheet
IXL T.2 Select a 2-Dimensional Shape
IXL T.3 Count Sides and Vertices
IXL T.4 Compare Sides and Vertices
Last week students started working on descriptive writing. We discussed gifts, going from talking about concrete gifts (items you can touch) to abstract (things that you can do for others). Students generated a list of abstract gifts, selected 1 gift and who they would like to recieve that gift. They are writing a descriptive piece that goes along with their abstract gift.
Our work in language this week was all about adverbs. Students learned that an adverb can tell how something happened, when something happened, or where something happened. The work on adverbs will continue this week.
Students are continuing their work with matter. They will be determining how the solid or liquid they selected will change when heated and cooled. They will also be experimenting to see if the changes are reversible or irreversible.
Wishing you a great week filled with peace!!