Classroom News

Our Classroom Community:

Reading: 

Assessing the children on their independent and instructional reading levels is an ongoing process. We have completed the online growth monitoring check for this period. We are improving our reading skills through independent, buddy, small group and whole group reading experiences.  We will be doing our final round of testing in May.

Writing: 

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 be writing letters as well, incorporating our paragraph skills.

Word Study:

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.

Math:

We are currently in Unit 7, which will be completed at the end of the month.  Homelink assignments are a direct reflection of the lesson taught in class that day. Have you taken advantage of the online advantages for Everyday Math?

Science & Social Studies:

These subject areas are part of our 2nd grade rotation system. In Science we are studying Plants. 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.