Hope everyone has had a wonderful and restful spring break!! Cannot believe we are in the home stretch of the school year! Summer will be here before we know it.
April 23-April 27th- Teacher Appreciation Week
April 30th- US Cafe Spirit Night
May 1st- Arts Night
May 2nd- Volunteer Appreciation
May 10th- K-2 Field Day
May 11th- 3-5 Field Day
May 18th and 19th- Teasley Musical
May 22nd and 23rd- Early Release
May 23rd- LAST DAY OF SECOND GRADE!!!!!
Here are things we will be learning after we get back from Spring Break:
REVIEW from Q1-3:
…skip counting by 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s within 1000.
…compare two 3-digit numbers using the <,>, or = symbols.
…fluently adding and subtracting mentally numbers within 20 and knows from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
…adding and subtracting within 1000 using concrete models or drawings, strategies based on place value and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
NEW for Q4:
…geometry! Students will identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes by their specific attributes.
…partitioning shapes into equal shares.
…explaining why addition and strategies work using place value and properties of operations.
…by the end of the quarter, students should be reading at a level M or higher! Reading every night for 20 minutes will help tremendously (remind them about Reader’s Lunch as an incentive!).
We are focusing on nonfiction texts. Specifically:
…asking and answering questions about key details in a text.
…identifies the main topic of a multi-paragraph passage, as well as individual paragraphs within.
…explaining what the author was trying to answer, explain, or describe.
…comparing and contrasting the most important points in two or more texts on the same topic.
This quarter we work on writing to texts using all three genres of writing we’ve covered.
…life cycles of 4 common animals (mammal, bird, amphibian, insect)
…model the life cycle of a plant from seed to maturity by recording the changes over a period of time.
… Jimmy Carter. Students will learn how Jimmy Carter adapted to and was influenced by his environment, describe his contributions to Georgia, and how he exhibited positive citizenship traits.
…explaining that because of scarcity, people must make choices that result in opportunity costs.
…explaining the costs and benefits of personal spending and savings choices.