Happy New Year!
Today is the start of a new quarter in 2nd grade. I cannot believe that we are already starting 3rd quarter and that this year is officially halfway over. I hope you all enjoyed your holiday break and spent some quality time with family. Here are the updates for the next week and a half.
Math- We are starting to review addition. At the beginning of the year we were adding numbers that had a sum within 100 and now we will start to add numbers that have a sum within 1,000. We will be using all strategies we have learned before (base 10 blocks, expanded form, and number line.
Social Studies- We are starting our economics unit. This is one of my favorite units! Students will be learning basic understandings about our economy. They will be earning “School Bucks” for following our class promises and will be able to spend the “school bucks” at our economics fair at the end of the unit. More info about this will be coming home tomorrow. Please look for a letter in hw folders!
Reading- We are starting our compare/contrast unit while studying fairy tales. Students will be reading different versions of fairy tales/fables and comparing the story elements (characters, setting, events, etc.).
Writing- We are starting our realistic fiction writing unit. Students will be writing a realistic fiction story about pirates. We will be studying the life of Blackbeard as a read aloud to pair with our writing.
Tower of Books- Today students will be sent home with the new tower of books challenge for quarter 3. This challenge will focus on illustrators. The tower of books challenge will be due March 20th. The book tasting will be March 27th. We will also be doing a special writing celebration on that same day. Please plan to attend if you are able to!
Report cards will go home next Friday, 1/11/19. Updated mClass reports will also go home with the report cards.
Have a great week!