We had an exciting week in 2G! In addition to all of our wonderful studies, we have been talking about the election and how the process works. Our Scholastic News this week focused on new vocabulary such as, "ballot", "campaign", and "candidate". Please enjoy these highlights of our week:
Literacy: 2G readers have been working on developing our skills in guided reading groups and centers. This week, we introduced 2 new centers: "Library Center" and "Reader's Theatre". Center time is definitely a favorite and I am so proud of the progress students have made. A big focus for us is understanding new vocabulary in context.
Fundations: "ing", "ung", "and", and "ong" were our glued sounds this week. We did an amazing job learning words that contain these sounds. We also studied compound words and completed a compound word hunt in the book, The Big Balloon Race. We found compound words everywhere.
Math: Ones, Tens, Hundreds, oh, my! Mathematicians have been learning about place value and number composition. We are working on identifying ones, tens, and hundreds in given numbers. Next week, we'll be using this knowledge to help us solve 2 and 3-digit addition problems.
Writer's Workshop: Wow! We can't wait for publishing day where we can fancy up our favorite stories. Writer's have been using their best handwriting as they take time to add detail into their personal narratives. We often play music from different countries during this time to help create a calm environment. This helps our ideas flow!
Social Studies: Where do I live in the world? Geographers created "Global Addresses" this week that helped us understand where we are in relation to our state, country, continent, etc. Ask your child to tell you about a strategy we learned to help us remember the order of our address's components according to size. (hint: there are more letters in the word, "continent" than "country" - thus a continent is the bigger piece of land - Australia is an exception).