2G had an incredible last week of November! Please enjoy these highlights of our studies:
Math: Mathematicians completed their study of place value. They showed great determination to solve addition and subtraction problems with 2-digit numbers. We learned a saying that helped us decide whether or not we needed to borrow from the 10's column. When looking in the ones column, we say, "Bigger bottom, better borrow!". Next week we'll begin a unit focusing on probability and graphing.
Literacy: Readers have been improving their fluency skills as we read mystery stories. We love being detectives and finding clues as we read. We are learning lots of new vocabulary words that relate to mysteries such as, "sleuth", "suspect", and "evidence".
Writing Workshop: Students are writing their own mysteries. We'll share these phenomenal stories with you at our upcoming breakfast share. Writers have been learning how to use graphic organizers to plan a creative writing stories. In addition, we've been working on adding details to our mysteries. We'll leave you on pins and needles!
Science: Congratulations, scientists! Students completed their study of motion this week. Our last experiment involved making parachutes to explore air friction. Scientist investigated how objects move on land, in the water, and in the air in this unit. Ask your child to tell you about their favorite experiments.
Computer Lab: 2G started a new math program called, "Xtramath" this week. Information was sent home about how to help students log in to use this program at home. We are practicing our math facts to help with automaticity. I am so proud of the great progress all of my 2Gers have made!
Enjoy your week.