Second graders have been reading nonfiction topics across multiple books. Working in groups, they learned all they could about a topic, such as sharks, plants, dinosaurs, bats, or space. Groups then created posters to teach others what they learned. The groups presented their informational posters to the third graders recently. The second graders are eager to tackle this type of project again. Upon reflection of the poster and presentation, almost every student said they would practice more to be confident and comfortable with what they will say. Growth mindset at its best!
Second graders are exploring three digit numbers in many ways. We created these animals using hundreds, tens, and ones. Then we determined the total number by adding the parts. Students know how to represent three digit numbers in standard form, expanded form, word form, in a drawing, and on a number line. Next, we are learning to compare three digit numbers by using the symbols: <, =, and >.
Ms. Leahey is a 2nd grade teacher at the fabulous James Morris School!