April News in 2nd Grade at Goshen Friends
Here’s a look at what the 2nd grade at GFS will be exploring in April with Teacher Ginger!
We continue to learn about re-grouping and making 100 in Math! We will use the 100 chart to add and subtract and use the base ten blocks to make hundreds, tens and ones. After we learn about regrouping and “trading” ones for tens, we will learn a fun way to remember when we have to regroup. We’ll also be working on writing number sentences and stories using larger numbers and create a math book of these stories.
In Science this month we will learn about The Solar System. We will read many books in guided book groups and start our research on the planets. We will each be assigned a planet to study and then create a “slide show” about our planet and what we learned about it in class. We will conclude our Solar System Unit by having a field trip to the Franklin Institute to see the planetarium.
In guided book groups we will be reading to find information and retelling story events in order. This month we will read stories about the Solar System and also a book called The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System. We will read Non-Fiction books about the Solar System, the moon and stars and our planet Earth. We will compare Non-Fiction Solar System books to Fiction books. We’ll also be taking opportunities to read some articles online and e-readers about the Solar System as we research and find out information about our planet.
Fundations and Grammar
We will continue with our study of multisyllabic words, combining open syllables with closed and vowel-consonant-e syllables. We will begin Unit 8 & 9 which will focus on open syllables at the end of words as well as R controlled vowels and prefixes. We’ll also be familiarizing ourselves with r-controlled syllables. We will learn the game called 4 corners to reinforce grammar skills.
In Writer’s Workshop this month we will work on writing an Informative paragraph about the 3 countries we are studying: Brazil, Switzerland and Nepal. Students will look for information on the internet and find pictures. We will create a slide show for the “World Café” on Thursday April, 27th. We will review sentence structure and how to correctly edit their writing and checking for spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes. We will be introduced to correctly writing directions about dying Easter Eggs. April will be over before we know it and then we have May Flowers from our April showers.
April 5: All school meeting
April 12: Kids Care
April 14: No School- Good Friday
April 21: Earth Day Celebration
April 24-28th International Week. 4/27 “One World Café”