In writing, the second graders celebrated the end of the informative writing unit by reading each other’s how to books. Students picked a topic that they were an expert at. Students’ writing was available at conferences for parents to read. We have just begun their next unit of study which focuses on the genre of persuasive/opinion writing.
We have just ended our unit in Fundations that has taught the students the double vowel combination with two vowels next to each other. It was identified in our lessons as the “D” syllable. We will also learn the vowel combinations oi and oy.
In science, we are preparing for our investigation on the life cycle of mealworms. Our new unit will include growing plants and observing the life cycle of butterflies.
In our Math Expressions program, we are beginning our next unit of study covering Tables and Graphs. Students will explore the language of comparison by using such words as same, more, less and fewer. The students will learn that representing information in graphs will help them to compare data easily. Seeing information in a visual way helps children understand the meaning of questions, such as “How many fewer?” Throughout this unit the students will represent information in the form of pictures, numbers, and bars, as they create their own graphs and tables. The goal is to help the students understand that organizing information into a graph and describing the information are key processes in learning to work with data. As always, thank you for your support at home in helping your child learn how to create, read, and interpret graphs.
It was very nice to see and hear from so many parents at conference time. Please do not hesitate to call or write anytime throughout the school year.
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