Week of Feb. 26th
Hi everyone! Here's a look at next week:
Reading & Writing: Wrapping up digging deeper into comprehension and persuasive writing.
Math: Continuing to work on telling time, area and measurement. Our test over this will be coming up on March 6th. I'm noticing that when telling time students are pretty good at getting the hour correct but still getting mixed up on the minutes. We will continue to work on this skill in class.
**New Fact check system***
In second grade we have decided to change how we give the fact checks on Friday's. Our goal is for students to learn the facts and not stress them out by the time they have to complete it. Students will take the fact check on MONDAY using the normal two minute time frame. Students that finish and make a 100 are done for the week. Students that do not finish or make a 100 will take the test home and it is theirs to review and practice for the week. Come Friday the students that did not make a 100 on Monday will take the exact same check. They will start using a pencil and after the two minute time frame I will stop them. They will then use a pen to complete the remainder of the test. When grading, students will be graded ONLY on accuracy. The point of them using the pen for the remainder of the test is so the teacher can still get data on how many facts students are able to complete during the time frame but this will NOT influence their grade.
If you have any questions on this please feel free to contact me!
Science: Reviewing stars, moon and the sun and testing on Thursday.
Social Studies: Continuing our Biography unit. Students will be working with a partner of their choice to research an important person.
Friday is Dr. Seuss Day! To celebrate his birthday students can wear any Dr. Seuss shirts/clothing they might have and we will enjoy Dr. Seuss activities and books all day long!