Thursday, November 10 - Veterans' Day Assembly
Friday, November 11 - Veterans' Day - No School
Wednesday, November 16 - Early release (12:05pm) and first conference day - 2:30-8:00pm
Monday, November 21 - Second day of conferences and start of Thanksgiving break (No school)
Tuesday, November 22 - Third and final day of conferences (No school)
Reading and Writing
After the celebration on Monday, we started our non-fiction reading and writing units. In the reading unit, students will start shifting from learning how to read and begin reading to learn. Students will build skills in looking at text features, asking and answering questions about main ideas, and finding key details out of multi-paragraph texts.
In the writing unit, students will write how-to texts, using evidence from personal experience and non-fiction texts in order to teach readers and explain thinking clearly. Students will also look at non-fiction texts and try out craft moves from expert authors.
Students have been reviewing basic facts and learning new adding and subtracting strategies to help them as we move into 3-digit addition and subtraction.
We have been talking about communities and what makes a high quality of life in a community, who helps us have a high quality of life, and how do have a high quality of life. Next week we will explore communities by looking at different types of communities and how communities change over time.
We Wonder Wednesday
This week we had our first We Wonder Wednesday. This is a time for students to direct their own learning based on their interests and wonders of the world. Students practice searching with key words in books and on online resources, note taking, and writing non-fiction to share their knowledge. Depending on students' interests, some projects have taken the form of plays and presentations. Students value this time and are highly motivated by the choice. Ask your student what they are wondering!
Conferences start in less than 2 weeks and I have most families signed up. If you have not signed up, please follow this link and sign up for a conference time. It takes about 5 minutes! Thanks and looking forward to meeting.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||