In the News!! January in 2nd grade at Goshen Friends
Winter Greetings from Second Grade!
December was an extremely busy month but wow, it flew by!! January is here and we’re ready to learn and apply our skills by using technology in the classroom!! We’ll begin with a special slide show next Thursday January 12th at our All School Meeting. During our “Binary Buddy” time with Tr. Scott, we learned how to create slide shows on our new Chrome Books. Our slide show will be about Trees and Leaves and also feature a special “Rap” song about trees! We’re excited to perform for everyone!
Last month in Social Studies we learned a lot about each other and where our families come from. We discussed our different cultures and what our heritage is. The cookie exchange was a very fun (and delicious!) way to end our unit about heritage and culture! This month we will learn more about our family’s past, religion and how Quakerism is apart of our daily learning at Goshen Friends School.
In science, we’ve been working our way discussing light and how different countries around the world use light to both connect and as energy. We will continue to discuss light and also begin our Unit on the weather! We will learn about the water cycle and also how weather can effect our daily lives. The students will create traveling “Snowmen” and have the snowmen calculate the daily changing temperatures. Then the students will create a bar graph of the changing weather throughout the tri-state area.
In Language arts our reading groups will begin reading Magic Tree House Twister on Tuesday with Jack and Annie, and another group will be reading Horrible Harry in room 2B. We will discuss Fiction VS Non- Fiction genre of books and compare the differences between the two. In February we will begin reading Non- Fiction texts and stories.
This month in Fundations, 2nd grade will continue to learn glued or welded sounds in words. We will also begin Unit 4 on suffixes: s, es, ed, ing, er, est ending to words. Specifically, we will focus on the different spelling patterns that make up those words and how to speak and sound out both open and closed syllables.
In writing workshop, the 2nd graders continue to learn about sentence structure, organizing paragraphs and how to identify the subject and predicate in a simple sentence. We will write winter poems and also write a winter Narrative about what we do outside when we have a “snow Day.”
In math, we’ve been learning about repeated addition and the different strategies for solving number and word problems. We will also write addition sentences in our math and exchange with partners to solve. We’ll continue to use concrete and visual math strategies to solve equations. We will use blocks and counters to sort into arrays and groups. We will also be expanding our practice of word problems involving money and time.