Second Grade Rocks!

posted Jan 14, 2017, 12:34 PM by Alexandra Arcuri
Another great week in Second Grade! This week we completed our study on Martin Luther King Jr. The kids read a passage about him and then highlighted important information. Finally, the kiddos filled in information about what they read. For instance before reading they wrote down what they thought the words boycott, segregation, and protest meant. Then, they looked back to the passage and wrote the meaning. They also wrote their own narrative on Martin Luther King Jr.  Finally, the watched a few informative videos on Dr.King.

In Science this week we are currently learning about matter, solids, liquids, and gases. The kids had fun creating an art project using different types of matter to make their collages. They also got to have fun searching the classroom on a scavenger hunt for solids. They drew them, labeled them, and wrote down three properties that described each solid. 

In Math we continue to reinforce rounding numbers and adding two and three two-digit numbers together. We played games in class and also used the 
Smartboard for interactive games to reinforce the skill. The kiddos needed to round to the nearest tens on the interactive game. If they were correct after 5 problems they got to kick a soccer ball into a net and gather more points.

Our Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Spelling are coming along. The kiddos really seem to be enjoying our centers. The centers have specific instructions with new and reinforced activities at each one. The students are learning how to become more independent as they rotate around them. Spelling journals will be coming home at the end of this month so that you have the opportunity to see what your child does on a daily basis to reinforce their upcoming spelling words. 

I have attached several new photos to our class link that include: Science matter collage, scavenger hunt for solids, and our Martin Luther King Jr. writing. Please take a look at them when you have the opportunity.