Our Classroom Community:
Assessing the children on their independent and instructional reading levels is an ongoing process. We are also in the process of online I-Ready testing. We are improving our reading skills through independent, buddy, small group and whole group reading experiences.
We are working on grammar and paragraph writing. We have noticed that the children have been lacking proper punctuation and detail so we are focusing on the basic needs of sentences and paragraphs. We will begin informational writing in January.
New word study lists go home on Mondays. We have challenges on Fridays. For the next few weeks we are working on blends and digraphs with long vowel and short vowel sounds.
We are currently in Unit 5, which will be completed at the end of the month. We are also in the process of I-Ready testing. Homelink assignments are a direct reflection of the lesson taught in class that day. There are some great online resources from Everyday Math headed your way soon (journal pages, handouts, games, etc)
Science & Social Studies:
These subject areas are part of our 2nd grade rotation system. In Science we are studying Measurement. We will be exploring the MC3 Social Studies curriculum this year and enhancing it with 'Studies Weekly,' a subscription magazine that was generously given to us by our PTA.