Sunday, October 15, 2017

Week 7




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October 16, 2017
Dear Parents,

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.

Math
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?

All Pictures
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Children In Yard Free Stock ...
Children In Yard Free Stock ...
Children In Yard Free Stock ...
Children In Yard Free Stock ...
Children In Yard Free Stock ...
Children In Yard Free Stock ...
Children In Yard Free Stock ...
Sat./ Sun.
Pictures
Sat.
Sat.
Sat.
Sun.
Sun.
Sun.
Sun.
Sun.
Sun.

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)
Language
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.
Writing
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.
Projects
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!
Sincerely,
Anne Bloomfield
and                               
Miss Garcia
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Week 6



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                                                                                                     October 9, 2017
Dear Parents,

With fall temperatures settling in, it’s time to start marking sure that your child has a jacket or a sweatshirt to wear outside.  Please be sure that your child’s outwear is clearly marked with their name, remember that after several washings those names begin to fade.  Our “lost and found” table can be piled high and it is helpful if your child’s belongings are marked.


Math
In Math we spent time comparing and ordering up to 3-digit numbers and working on the concept of counting on and back with numbers within 1,000 by 1's, 10's, and 100's.  Students discovered patterns as the counted on and back. On Thursday 2nd grade students reviewed math concepts playing the game Scoot.
Reviewing with Scoot.
Working together to solve problems.






Homework

Monday
Worksheet pgs. 31 & 32
Tuesday
G.2 Write addition sentences to describe pictures
Wednesday
Worksheet - Problem solving with number bonds and equations.
Thursday
G.3 Add a 2 digit to a one digit number without regrouping

Language
Our work with singular and plural nouns continued this week with irregular.  Some examples of irregular plural nouns are child/children, foot/feet, and man/men.  Students also learned that some nouns are the same in both the singular and plural forms like 1 fish or many fish.

Writing
In writing, we had the pleasure of meeting with students.  Together we reviewed their riddles.  It was great to be able to discuss the editing and revising they had done on their riddles.  All students are working on their final copy.  It is a very big deal to have almost completed our first writing that has gone through the entire "writing process".  It was a lengthy, but very valuable process.  The riddles and the self portraits will be displayed on the bulletin board outside of Room 17 and Room 5 by the end of the week.   I wonder if you will be able to guess your child's riddle by their clues and self portrait.

Projects
Project groups have come up with characters, settings, a problem, and a solution to illustrate their Tribe Agreement.  We are now in the process of writing the scripts with each group.  This is a very time consuming part of the project. Miss Garcia and myself are hoping that all scripts will be written this week and we will be able to share our presentation date shortly.
Sharing project ideas.
Practicing Attentive Listening.







Wishing everyone a great week!!

Sincerely,
Anne Bloomfield and Shannon Garcia

Here’s some reading information from
Mrs. Jackson...
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Hello Second Grade Parents,

This week, our second grade class will begin reading groups.  We will read the books in class and your children will then bring the books home to practice reading that night.  They will also bring home a reading log and occasionally a worksheet to go along with a book.  Please record the reading group books on the reading log when they read them, as well as other books they are reading to reach their 20 minutes for the day.  The books need to be returned along with their reading log the next day.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

~Mrs. Jackson~

djackson@oasisacademyfallon.us

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Week 5



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Dear Second Grade Families,

The weather is getting cooler, soccer, football, and other fall activities are in full swing.  Miss Garcia and I are loving that our second graders are in their school routine.

Math
Last week in math our focus was to continue renaming 3-digit numbers.  This is challenging concept but the 2nd students are beginning to be pros.  It has taken a lot of work with manipulatives and working with partners but I believe we have it!!  Here is an example of a few of the combinations students could come up with.  We will continue to work on this skill daily just to be sure that all students have a firm understanding of it!

375
Hundreds
Tens
Ones
3
7
5
3
6
15
2
17
5
2
16
15

Along with renaming we continued to work with writing numbers in standard form, word form, and expanded form and comparing 3-digit numbers using <, >, and =.

Math Homework

Monday
IXL M.6  Place Value Up to 100
Tuesday
IXL B.1   Comparing Numbers Up to 100
Wednesday
IXL B. 3  Put Numbers in Order Up to 100
Thursday
No Homework--2nd grade will have an assessment.

  Language
We finished our Tree Maps to help us see the different ways to make singular nouns (names one person, place, or thing) into plural nouns (names more than one person, place, or thing).  As we make nouns plural, students are learning about the irregular forms of plural nouns, which include changing the “y” to an “i” and add “es” (cherry = cherries), adding “es” (lunch = lunches), and changing the “f” to a “ves” (scarf = scarves).  This week we will work with irregular nouns such as child-children, tooth-teeth, goose-geese etc.
Writing
Writing - Free pictures on PixabayOur work on our “Who Am I?” is continuing.  Students have created their rough drafts and will work on revising and editing this week.  Miss Garcia and myself are sure learning a lot about our second graders.  
Projects
Second grade students have been working on our first project--Tribes in Action.  During the first 4 weeks of school we worked on learning about the Tribes Agreements--Attentive Listening, Mutual Respect, Appreciations/No Put-Downs, and Right to Pass.  This week students will pick their groups and begin (as a group) writing their Reader’s Theater.
Loving Learning,

Mrs. Bloomfield and Miss Garcia      

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Welcome Fall


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                                                                         September 24, 2017

Dear Parents,

Here we are in the 4th week of school, going on our 12th day as a class of 2nd graders, and we have moved from the season of summer to fall!  Miss Garcia and myself really feel like our classes are in a great groove!!

Here’s a little about last week!!

Math
In math students have been working on number flexibility as we have continued to rename 2-digit numbers.  Miss Garcia and myself are really impressed with how well students are doing on this skill!  We also started work with building models of 3-digit numbers using base ten blocks and place value mats.

Math Homework

Monday, September 25th
C.5 Writing Numbers Up to 1,000 in Words
Tuesday, September 26th
Worksheet - writing numbers standard, expanded and word form up to 1,000
Wednesday, September 27th
Worksheet - renaming hundreds, tens and ones.
Thursday, September 28th
XL C.4 Writing Numbers up to 1,000 in Words

Language
During language the focus was on nouns.  This week week we worked on common nouns and proper nouns.  A common noun names a person, place, or thing and a proper noun names a special person, place, or thing.  Proper nouns need to be capitalized.  

Common Noun
Proper Noun
principal
Mrs. Tisdale
school
Oasis Academy
day
Monday

Writing
Second graders are beginning their first writing that will go through the complete writing process.  Students are writing riddles about themselves.  So far students have worked on the prewriting part.  They have listed words that describe their physical characteristics (hair color, eye color, etc.), things they like, and things they don’t like.  We will continue working on this writing this coming week.

Projects
We are still working through learning about all the Tribes Agreements.  This will be completed this week and then students will be selecting the Tribe Agreement that they will work on with a group to write and perform a Reader’s Theater.

With the arrival of fall the weather has gotten chilly, please remember that students need some kind of sweatshirt or light jacket (especially for the morning recess).   Please also remember to send your child with a water bottle.  Students need to be hydrated!!

Hoping everyone is enjoying cooler temperatures and some of the fun fall activities.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Bloomfield and Miss Garcia
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P Jammin’ for Cancer!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Students at O.A. will be able to wear their pajamas on Thursday, September 28th.  They can donate any amount of money if they wear pajamas to school.  Please wear tennis shoes, no sandals and make sure that their PJ’s cover as much of their body as their uniform does.  Please NO pillows, blankets or stuffed animals.  

Miss Garcia and Mrs. Bloomfield