We are continuing work in our literacy and math centers that are a mix of review and assessment. The literacy centers are based on The Mixed-Up Chameleon and math centers are a review of the end of last year and new second grade concepts. The students are working on fiction and non-fiction comprehension, vocabulary, writing and phonics skills in the morning. In the afternoon math centers they are working with money, story problems, addition and subtraction and shapes.
I want to thank you for all the classroom donations. The snack, dry erase markers and Dixon Ticonderoga pencil donations are greatly appreciated by me and the students.
Library time will be on Friday mornings. Please have your child bring their books back back Friday if they wish to check out a new set of books.
Digital Storytelling: Students are utilizing the digital cameras to create stories about the school and gardens. I also encourage them to write about their lives outside of school and to bring in pictures or artifacts to use in class. We’re always looking for those writing opportunities that happen every day.
I am will be uploading your child’s stories and pictures to my blog and YouTube channel weekly. If you do not want your child’s name or work listed please notify me. This also applies to my webpage postings which include photos of the class.
Homework: This week’s home work is due by next Wednesday. The red folder is due this Friday. This week’s homework consists of writing about a rainy day at home or school. The students have created an idea map for this writing. The math homework is a mix of review and current concepts. Reading on RAZ-Kids is also an expectation throughout the week. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the homework.