Dear 2nd Grade Families,
Second graders are continuing to work hard! We are raising the bar by tracking the amount of time it takes to transition when retrieving and returning materials. Students have been busy showing what they know this week, which will help guide instructional strategies that fit their needs. Second graders wrote a personal narrative, took a STAR math test, and participated in a reading inventory. In addition to this important work, other highlights include investigating addition strategies and analog clocks in math, reading books on www.raz-kids.com, an online reading site with individually leveled books, and learning about rights and responsibilities in social studies.
Your child may have shared with you that we opened the science center in the classroom this week. At this station, students work on developing their observation skills, looking closely at details through a microscope and magnifying lens, and practice how to record those observations. In a combined science/art enrichment lesson, students drew observations of the garden as well. Speaking of the garden, Mrs. Wright helped us harvest edamame for the luncheon that is coming up soon!
After establishing expectations of quality second grade work in school, homework will begin the week of September 22nd. At that point, expectations will be clear to students and sent home for you to support your child. Homework information will also be updated on the website, mrsleonard2ndgrade.weebly.com.
I look forward to seeing you next week on Thursday evening for Open House. In the meantime, feel free to contact me by email, phone, or note!