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THE 2ND GRADE SUPERSTARS ARE LED BY
Glenn Heuser ("Mr. H")
Ashton Keller ("Mrs. K")
The Week of December 9th
After a well-deserved Thanksgiving break the Superstars returned without missing a beat; we focused on addition and subtraction facts, layers of the atmosphere and letter writing.
The class has written letters to new friends- a 2nd grade class at Miraloma Elementary School and we eagerly await letters in return. Mrs. K’s prototype “hand hiders” makes for a challenging exercise and aids in speed and accuracy (keep bringing in those large cereal boxes)
Math- Understanding and articulating the concepts of subtraction can be a daunting task, however with the use of base ten blocks regrouping is made easier. We will review subtraction strategies and begin telling time- focusing on minutes, hours and comparing analog with digital time.
Science- After blasting through the layers of Earth’s atmosphere we are now following the orbital patterns of the Sun and the Moon. The student’s will study and construct a sun, earth, moon model, demonstrating the relationship and affects of orbital movement.
Literacy- The Superstars paid homage to Ed while learning the suffix “ed”, and from the mouths of babes… “ Because Ed is the oldest in the school and been around the longest he knows everything in the past…” hence our strategy for adding ed as past tense. This week we will focus on the suffix “ing” and words ending with “ing”.
Social Studies- Our immigrants are on the last legs of their journeys; will they pass the doctors inspections at Ellis Island? Will they pass through the Great Hall and be admitted as new citizens? Will they reunite with family? Or will they be struck with rejection and despair… forcibly sent back to their homeland.
Stay connected. Questions to ask your Superstar…
- “ What is your class job this week and what does that entail?”
- “ What is a synonym, can you give me an example”
- “ When I was a student we said carrying when adding, why do you say trading?”
- “ What does Every Tuesday My Sister Trips mean…?”
- “ Describe your journey to Ellis Island.”
Mon- Spelling List
Tues - Read library book for 20 min
Wed- Spelling List Sentences
Thurs- Subtraction double digit regrouping,- show what you know
The Winter Concert is Tuesday at 4:00 in the church gym. We
will dismiss from the classroom afterwards.
a progressive learning environment
an emphasis on science, math and technology
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