Happy New Year Tiger Families! And chilly greetings on this fine Friday. Well we made it through our first full week of school in 2019! The students have enjoyed reading stories this week and not only answering questions but also coming up with questions that they may have or questions for others to answer related to the text. Today we also took our first practice test using the new Chrome Books in Power Assessment. This is a county-wide program that allows the children the tools that allow them to look back in the passage to highlight and prove answers, eliminate answers that are incorrect and expose them to technology enhanced question items. We will continue working on these skills as we transition to our summative assessments being computer based.
Upcoming Events and Reminders:
Winter Conferences – Be on the look out to sign up sheet, conferences will be held Feb. 7th
Student Holidays – January 21st and 28th there is no school for students
Reading – We will continue to focus on Questioning using fiction and nonfiction text. Students will use to text to find and prove their answers and use questioning skills to help them with understanding the text they are reading.
Spelling / Writing – Spelling words for the week :us, ate, around, fly, right, bright, sigh, sign, high, blind (focus on long i). We will also begin introducing the mechanics of cursive writing.
Math – Our focus will continue with 2 digit Addition. We will keep reinforcing regrouping and making sure we remember to add in the extra ten when needed. We will also introduce rounding with addition to estimate sums. Adding 2 Digit Numbers 2nd Grade Addition Games IXL 2nd grade math – Focus on Section G
Social Studies: Compare the lives and contributions as well as locate and describe the relationship between the environment and culture of the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo people of the Southwest. A study guide is attached to next week’s hw packet. Click here to read about some interesting Native Americans!
Have a safe, fun weekend and we will see what the weather brings on Sunday! Mr. Weldon