This has been a very specialmonth – from Bake Sales toValentine’s Day to the 100
Day of School celebration, and lastly – a celebration of learning withour “Mad Scientist” SpecialSharing Investigations. With allthis said and done, we arelooking forward to our new unit,with our noses to the groundand green thumbs ready for ourPlant unit entitled
Reach for the Sun.
Please feel free to send inany packets of seeds that needplanting as well as any pottedplants/flowers – as ourclassrooms will be transforminginto Greenhouses before ourvery eyes!We would like to thank youall for your dedicated effortsin helping us raise anamazing €700 of Bake Salemoney.€100 worth of medicine willbe donated to The Friends of Animals Shelter and another€100 will be donated to the Turtle Rescue Center.Students are reading ingroups, as a class, andindividually. After readingthey are writing about whatthey read. They are beginningto focus more on identifyingmain idea of a story orpassage. They are alsolooking at vocabulary usedby the authors and usingcontext clues to figure outthe meaning of words they don’t know. This isstrengthening their criticalthinking capabilities in orderto make logical referencesand connections to texts.In writing the students arelearning how to write aresearch paper on theirfavorite place in Greece.Students are learning how toinvestigate information onparticular child — friendly search engines such asChoosito, identify importantdetails, interpret text in theirown words and write multipleSecond graders have beenlearning all about
CarettaCaretta Turtles and moreabout specific locations intheir country, Greece!
Students have been focusing ondouble digit addition andsubtraction strategies duringmath studies. They have beenlooking at horizontal equationsand learning strategies to addor subtract them mentally. They have also started verticaladdition with regrouping. Thesecond graders have beenworking on how to explain theirthinking in writing. Instead of just solving a problem they haveto be able to write out how they solved it and the process of their thinking.Our reading unit focuses onworking on buildingcomprehension and readingfluency strategies throughauthor studies; such as ChrisVan Allsburg and Mike Thaler.
paragraphs on the sametopic. As well as theresearch paper, students areexpanding on writing detailsin their narrative stories. Weare working on word choicethrough the use of strongverbs and adjectives andlearning that a writer’s voiceis used to tell a story in anengaging manner. As withall writing assignments,students are always workingon the conventions of writing. They are usingcomplete sentences whenwriting during reading,math, and social studies. Through all this they aresimultaneously working onproper tenses and trying tohave accurate grammaticalstructures throughout theirwriting assignments.Your Second Grade Team
1st Grade News
We are looking forward tomeeting with you duringParent-Teacher conferencespreceding Spring Break…Your Dedicated First Grade Team
2nd Grade News