Hello Second Grade Families!
I am posting recent pics of more measurement fun. We've practiced measuring with various units, discussed why it's important to measure accurately, and even compared various measurements. As your child which unit they prefer to measure with and what is one important thing they need to remember when measuring. Very fun!
In literacy, we have engaged in rich conversation working on character development, plot, and even some climax and resolution. We've completed some very cool projects in class sharing what we know and have learned from the books we are reading. We've come back around to writing summaries and identifying the main idea in fiction as well as nonfiction. Pics to be posted later.
It has been awesome to read your child's opinion writing. We have looked at strong opinion writing, identified what made them strong, and applied our own skills to state our own opinion. These are strong! Watch out mom and dad! Once you read these, you might change your mind about a few things. They will be coming home in their writer's portfolio very soon.
Upcoming: writing with a point of view
We'll be taking a look at various author's point of view, comparing, and practicing to write our own stories with a distinct point of view.Science/social studies:
We will be wrapping up our year together with studies around neighborhood and touching community some. We will review goods and services and wants versus needs. We have had many guest come into our classroom throughout the year to engage us but haven't been able to get out much. We currently have two trips lined up that we are hoping will be approved. Stay tuned.
I could not decide whether or not to include this last message in a separate post or within. I am sure many or most of you have heard by now that I am out with a pretty bad back injury at the moment. It became severe enough that I needed to be seen quickly and the Dr. has put me on a moderate bed rest for a couple of weeks in hopes that it will heal itself. My response was tears instantly. When the Dr. asked me if this would be a problem I said no...I just love them. And I do. I share this with you all because we are fortunate enough to have Miss Ernst step in for these next couple of weeks. She works in our classroom already and we communicate daily. She knows exactly what I expect and these awesome kiddos know her too. Content, rigor, fun, challenges, special moments-all of that will not stop and I will be working from my couch to continue the very best I know how. I am so sorry this has happened and am hopeful that I'll be fine very soon. Thank you for your support and thank you for understanding. I'll be back very soon. In the meantime, do not hesitate to reach out via email for anything.