Friday, November 22, 2019

November 22nd

Reading: Locating Text Evidence to Support Our Thinking
This week we practiced locating text evidence to support our thinking. We practiced this skill by reading a nonfiction article about snow leopards.  We also applied this strategy while working in our guided reading groups.  Our class has become a wonderful group of readers, and I love that so many of the students have found different book series to explore.  Let's keep reading!

Writing: Opinion Writing
We have been busy writing our opinions about a second book that we have enjoyed.  The students have been working on stating their opinion, and also providing examples from the book to support their opinions.  Everyone is doing a great job!

Math: Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping
This week we reviewed how to add 2-digit numbers with regrouping by playing a very engaging game on Gimkit.  The students played against one another, and they truly had so much fun while they were reviewing some key concepts.  Later in the week we began learning how to subtract 2-digit numbers.  This can be a very challenging chapter for some second graders, so please consider using the homework sheets if you feel like your child would benefit from some extra practice at home. 

Science: Enviroscape
This week we continued our learning about how land changes.  We also learned about how items that are on our land can affect our water.  During our enviroscape lesson, the learned about different things that can become pollutants in our water sheds like: littering, pesticides, fertilizers, salt, oil, and more.  We sprinkled the pretend pollutants on the town, and then we observed what happened when it rained.  Check out Seesaw to learn more about this project from our videos.

Classroom Celebration:  Fort Day
I'm very proud of our class for filling our warm fuzzy jar once again. Our class LOVED having a fort day celebration!  They showed great collaboration and cooperation as they designed and created their forts.  

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