It was so great to see so many of you at the Open House/Parent Information Night on Wednesday. The homework logs are in the folders. You will keep track of reading and math practice next week and the log is due Tuesday, October 10th. Normally it will be due on Mondays, but is Tuesday the first time due to the holiday. In the future I will assign the math practice, this week counting and skip-counting my only suggestion. It is especially helpful to skip count backwards! We spend so much time skip-counting forward and then we wonder why kids have a harder time with subtraction. Second graders are expected to be able to skip count forward and backward by 2s, 5s, 10s, & 100s, and 10s & 100s from any number within 1000.
In Language Arts we did more work on narrative writing and then tried out a list poem about fall. We also read a story called, The Rich Man and the Shoemaker. After our first reading we talked about what surprised us and what words were repeated (worry, happy, singing). After reading the story again we discussed why the Shoemaker would give back the gold that the Rich Man had given him. This is the groundwork for comprehension work and book clubs. Your kids are doing a great job noticing what is going on in a story and thinking about the characters' motivations. It was a fun discussion!
I'm adding some pictures to the blog in science.
few lot of dates:
Monday, October 2nd: Me Collages are due (I will post the information I sent home on the blog.)
Wednesday, October 4th: Walk and Bike to school day
Friday, October 6th: No school, Teacher In-service Day
Monday, October 9th: No school, Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 10th: First Reading/Math Log due date
Friday, October 13th: PTO Dance, 6 pm
Wednesday, October 18th: 2nd Graders to Lebanon Opera House to see "The Money Tree"
Thursday, October 19th: Picture Retake Day
Thursday, October 26th: Student Flu Clinic (permission forms will come home closer to the date)
Tuesday, October 31st: Halloween Parade 1:30 pm Snack in the room to follow, parents are invited (Jacki Smith will be in touch regarding volunteers for the snack.) (Jacki I'll get you the information this weekend.)