It has been a soggy May so far but we’re not discouraged, we know that rain is important to help things grow! In Teacher Nate’s Second Grade Class we’ve been working in the classroom and in the raised garden beds to learn about the world around us!
Science This month we’re exploring first-hand how plants grow and develop from the seeds and sprouts we planted on Earth Day into vegetables we humans eat to survive. We are also learning about how our bodies take in those foods and use the nutrients as fuel to grow and develop our bodies into healthy strong individuals.
WritingIn writing workshop we will continue working on creating creative short stories and narrative pieces with basic plot elements. As we develop our drafts we will focus on taking them through the writing process showing brainstorming, drafting, and editing strategies.
Reading Second Graders will continue working on reading in small groups and reading folktales and fables with expression and reading within the text to find the author’s message. We are working on identifying plot, character traits, conflicts, and the main idea inside the reading. We’ll also be taking opportunities to read some graphic novels, comics, audiobooks, and e-readers.
Second graders are working on their skills through Readers Theater and read aloud sessions to practice expression and accuracy when reading aloud. We’re also putting those strategies to work as we develop our skills for our read-aloud sessions with our preschool buddies! Grammar We will continue with our study of multisyllabic words, identifying open and closed syllables, vowel-consonant-e syllables, and r-controlled syllables. We are also working with articles, homophones, and/or conjunctions
Math In May, second grade will be focusing our number senses on double digit addition and subtraction with regrouping and writing word problems and number sentences. We’ll be practicing our strategies for mental operations and estimation. We’ll continue working with graphs, charts, and manipulatives. Practicing adding and estimation facts at home, at the grocery store, or out at a restaurant are all great ways to help practice mental facts and see real-world applications!
Important Dates 5/6 – Gallery Art Walk @ M&T Bank 5-9pm 5/8 – Mother’s Day 5/9-10 –Celebration of Friends 5/10 – Clothesline Art Festival 2:30-5:30pm 5/14 – Open House and Fun Fair 10am-12pm 5/19 – Spring Music Concert 7pm 5/30 – Memorial Day (Closed)
Fifth grade graduates are effective communicators and creative problem solvers and approach transitions with self-assurance. They are not only prepared for a middle school setting; they are "ready" in every sense.