As the year comes to a close, the second grade is still hard at work. In math, we have reviewing skills. We took our last math facts tests of the year. You will be getting the final record sheet to sign on Monday. The students have progressed well throughout the year on their facts. Please help them keep their "fact power" strong by practicing over the summer.
Next week, the students will be taking the final math assessment which will encompass the skills from the entire year. I expect that they will do great on this test!!
We are still moving forward with our Wonders reading program. This week our focus was about how people get along. We read a story about a boy attending camp for the first time and girls on a soccer team that learned to work together. We also read a funny story about a girl and her little brother called "Once Upon a Baby Brother". We also read about a school that tried to stop bullying. During these stories, we practiced summarizing and looking for point of view.
We learned about pronouns and how they are used. Of course, we had to have a fun writing assignment too. The students began by organizing their opinions about why they love summer. Then they wrote a story about why they think summer is great. We made them into...flip-flops!!
In social studies, we learned about how problems in a community can be solved. We talked about our own community and what things we would like to see changed. Our class thought a community swimming pool would be fun. Me too!!
Just a quick reminder.....with the hot weather upon us, the students are inside and outside throughout the day. Of course they must dress for the hot weather but please keep in mind that we run our air conditioner in the classroom. Some students feel chilled and therefore like to have a sweatshirt or jacket kept in the classroom to put on when they get cold.
Enjoy this hot weekend!!