February News in 2nd Ggrade
Here’s a look at what the 2nd grade at GFS will be exploring in February with Teacher Ginger!
This month we will continue focusing on place value as we near our 100th day of school! Working with graphs, charts, and manipulatives we’ll continue to look at strategies for adding two digit numbers. We will also continue practicing addition and subtraction with money, time, and measurements.
We’ll also be working on writing number sentences and stories about joining, separating, and comparing numbers. This month we’ will continue working on mental addition of larger values and also have “Fact Friday” with timed tests using both the tablets and a stop watch.
Our Unit on Weather began last week with an interactive power point lesson introducing important vocabulary words. We will make our Snowmen who will travel the world comparing weather in the 3 countries we’re studying: Brazil, Switzerland, and Nepal. We will also study the weather where we live in Pennsylvania. Our snowmen will “dress” according to the weather report with hats and mittens or sunglasses and sun screen! We will conclude our Weather Unit by making bar graphs comparing the weather in the different continents and also creating “slide show” about the weather around the world.
Second Graders will continue working on reading in small groups and reading with expression as well as comprehension. This month we are each assigned a Biography of either a women in History or an African American since its African American History month. Our reading pairs will be reading Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman. We will be working on identifying plot, characters, conflicts, and the main idea inside the reading. We’ll also be taking opportunities to read some articles online and e-readers. We will continue to read for information to collect data and prepare writing our biographies.
Fundations and Grammar
We will continue with our study of multisyllabic words, combining open syllables with closed and vowel-consonant-e syllables, and y as a vowel or vowel suffix –y, -ly, and -ty. We’ll also be familiarizing ourselves with r-controlled syllables, suffix endings, ed,
In our writing we will work on how to write a “friendly letter” using conversation candy hearts to write a Valentine. Next, we will focus on writing a descriptive book report about the Biography we will be reading in class and at home. We will structure the book report following the 4 square method. After we finish our reports, we will dress up as the famous historian and display a “wax museum” for the lower school. A very exciting month in February!!
2/9 - Lower School Parent Visiting Day
2/10 Valentine Dance 5pm-7pm
2/14 – 1st and 2nd grade Class Valentine’s Party 2-2:50pm
2/12-15 - Presidents’ Weekend Holiday –No School