Sunday, September 16, 2018

9/17 - 9/21


Important Dates
  1. Friday, September 28th: Half Day 
A Look in the Classroom
  1. ELA: Leveled fluency passages will begin going home this week. Please have you scholar read their passage out loud for one minute on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Log the total number of words read within the minute. Subtract any words read that were skipped, switched or misread. If they are able to self-correct, you do not need to count this as an error. Return the completed fluency sweep on Thursday. This counts toward the 20 minutes of nightly reading. 
  2. In ELA, we will continue to practice sequencing by working through graphic organizers and writing sequencing sentences. We will continue our study of singular and plural nouns by beginning to look at irregular plural nouns.
  3. Literature: We will be focusing on story sequencing, context clues, and text-to-self connections as we continue exploring our Boxcar Children unit.
  4. History: We will finish our Japan unit by discussing Japan's most important crop, traditional dress, bonsai trees, and origami. We will fill out our study guides in class on Tuesday and have our quiz on Friday.
  5. Science: We will finish our exploration of Simple Machines. Students will understand how a pulley can be used in every day life. We will discuss the differences and similarities of the three types of pulleys: fixed, compound, and movable. Students will understand that friction is a force that works against motion. 
  6. Math: Our unit 2 Assessment will be on Friday.
Objectives:
-Rename tens and hundreds to subtract within 1,000
-Solve word problems using the correct word problem steps each time.
-Rename with zeros
-Review addition and subtraction with and without renaming within 1,000

Assessments
  1. Thursday: Japan Quiz
  2. Friday: Spelling Test and Math Test
Please do reach out with any questions or concerns.
Looking forward to seeing your scholars Monday,
Miss Hadley 

Friday, September 7, 2018

9/10 - 9/14

Dear Parents,

A warm greeting from 2B! Many thanks for the congratulations! (I did get engaged this weekend and could not be happier.)
We had a beautiful week focusing on the virtue honesty. Scholars also reflected on what area they need to persevere in academically and choose a growth mindset in! Your scholars are working hard!



 
Important Dates
  1. September 28th: Half Day
A Look in the Classroom
  1. Spalding: We will continue our review of the 70 phonograms and enter our spelling words into our pink notebooks. We will continue to focus on letter formation, baseline and midpoint, and letter sizing. This week we will have 28 spelling words. Here is a great resource to assist your scholar with phonogram sounds: Phonogram Sounds App.
  2. ELA: In reading we will be focusing on sequence of events. Our grammar focus is plural nouns
  3. History: We will take the assessment for our geography unit on Monday, here is a great resource to help your student study: Oceans and Continents Song. We will dive into our Japan Unit. We will cover an array of wonderful cultural material about Japan's culture starting with where the country is located and finishing with a study of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
  4. Science: We will continue our investigation on Simple Machines. Students will understand that machines help us do work.  Students will explore how screws, wheel and axles, and inclined planes help us in everyday life. Scholars will discover real life examples of all 6 Simple Machines. 
  5. Math: This week's math objectives: We will begin math / reading groups this Wednesday. Math guide/resources for the group will be sent out to volunteers on Monday -Add more than two numbers (multi-digit) -Solve word problems with correct steps (underline what the question is asking and key phrases, draw a number bond/picture, equation, answer sentence) -Subtract ones or tens from a 3-digit number using mental math strategies -Rename tens to subtract within 1,000 -Subtract ones or tens from a 3- digit number using mental math strategies -Rename hundreds to subtract within 1,000
Assessments
  1. Monday: Geography Test
  2. Friday: Spelling Test
Please do reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.
Warmly,
Miss Hadley 

Friday, August 31, 2018

9/4 - 9/7


Hello Parents!
It has been another beautiful week of learning here and 2B. We have reaching the middle of quarter 1 already if you will believe that!
Wish List
  1. Tissues
Announcements
  1. Grandparent's Day has been cancelled for this year. I apologize for the premature announcement, we do hope to begin this tradition at Lincoln in future years.
Important Dates
  1. September 3rd: No School
  2. September 4th: Spalding and Singapore Night 6:00 - 7:30
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A Look in the Classroom
  1. Spalding: We will continue our review of the 70 phonograms and enter our spelling words into our pink notebooks. We will continue to focus on letter formation, baseline and midpoint, and letter sizing. This week we will only have 20 spelling words due to the Labor Day Holiday.
  2. ELA: In grammar we will be diving deeper into our study of nouns by looking at regular common and proper nouns. This week we will conclude our study of the 4 types of sentences by generating our own sentences and sharing with the class. See if your scholar can find each of the 4 types in a book they are reading. We will finish reading How the Camel Got It's Hump and discussing the story elements. We will be continuing to visualize while we read. Ask your scholar what pictures they see in their minds.
  3. History: We will finish our Map Skills and Geography of the Americas Unit, with a discussion of the Southern Cone. Students will fill out a study guide in class and bring it home to prepare for the test on Friday.
  4. Science: We will continue our investigation on Simple Machines. Students will understand that machines help us do work. Scholars will discuss and find find examples of simple machines in everyday life.
  5. Math:
    -Subtracting a 3-digit number from a number within 1,000 without renaming using the standard algorithm.

    -Word problems

    When your scholar is solving word problems please have them follow the steps in the front cover of their agenda/taped to the pocket of their orange folder

    -Addition WITH renaming

    -Add ones or tens to a 3-digit number using mental math strategies

    -Rename ones to add within 1,000

    -Rename tens to add within 1,000

    -Solve word problems WITH renaming
          Parent Resource Video: While the concepts in this video are above grade level 2, it accurately  explains renaming.
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Wishing you and your scholars a relaxing long weekend!

Warmly,
Miss Hadley and Mr. Edmondson

Friday, August 24, 2018

8/27 - 8/31

 Hello Parents!

Week 3 has been a great success; Mr. Edmondson and I see your scholars getting used to being back in the classroom and accustomed to procedures. The learning is starting to flow so beautifully!



Graded work/Black folders went home today (Friday 8/24)
Please sign the paper in the protective sheet and send the empty folder back on Monday. 



As you look through your child's assignments/work within the black folder please speak with your scholar. Encourage them to see mistakes as an opportunity for learning. "It is okay to make mistakes, that is the way we learn"
A large focus this week for our classroom culture was how we think about challenges and the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
Please encourage your child never to say "I don't know" - but instead to say "I don't know yet."
If something does not come naturally for your child, please encourage them to say, "This just needs more time and effort." We are wanting to instill in our scholars a growth mindset. 





Students chose from the following phrases and reflected/applied them to their own lives, copying the phrase and drawing a picture:
"I can learn how they do it."
"I can't do it yet."
"What other strategies can I try?"
"I can always give my best effort and improve."
"I can learn how to do this."
"I'm on the right track."
"This just needs more time and effort."
"What can I learn from my mistake?"


Important Dates

1.     August 30th: Volunteer Training Night 6-7:30 pm
2.     September 4th: Singapore and Spalding Night 5:30-6:30 pm (K-2)
3.     September 7th: Grandparents Day




A glance at the coming week...

1. Spalding: We will continue our review of the 70 phonograms and enter our spelling words into our pink notebooks. We will continue to focus on letter formation, baseline and midpoint, and letter sizing.

2. Language Arts: We will be building on the skills we have been acquiring this year. We will take our knowledge of grammar and begin parsing subject noun/ verb sentences. We will complete our study of the 4 types of sentences by examining interrogative and exclamatory sentences. Our study of story elements will be solidified by reading How the Camel Got It's Hump and by learning to visualize what we read.

3. Science: We will begin our Simple Machines unit. Scholars will observe, experiment, and discuss how machines help us do work. Scholars will understand that work is when force is applied to an object and it moves in the direction of the force.

4. History: Our Geography unit continues with a trip through central and South America. The students will be creating postcards from Puerto Rico, telling their loved ones about the wonders they saw on our imaginary field trip.

5. Math: This week's objectives are as follows:

-Word problems

Key terms:
Compare
Difference
Less Than
More Than

-Add a 2-digit number to a number within 1,000 without renaming, using the standard algorithm.

-Add a 3-digit number to a number within 1,000 without renaming, using the standard algorithm.

-Add numbers within 1,000, no renaming

-Solve word problems

-Subtract a 2-digit number from a number within 1,000 without renaming, using the standard algorithm

*Please be sure to have your child practice their Rocket Math (the perimeter of the box once orally) nightly

Students practicing rocket math with their partners orally then with written form


Assessments

1. Friday: Spelling Test











Please do reach out if there is anything I can help with.

Partnering with you,

Miss Hadley 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

8/20 - 8/24


Hello Parents!
We've had a wonderful week together here in 2B. Mr. Edmondson and I are seeing the kiddos settle in nicely as we explore our lessons together. Thank you to all that attended Curriculum Night, it was so much fun to see you in the classroom. Here is a look at our week ahead.
Important Dates
1.     August 21st: Student Picture Day
2.     August 30th: Volunteer Training Night
3.     September 4th: Spalding and Singapore Night
A Look in the Classroom
1.     Poem: Our Poem, Seashell by Frederico Garcia Lorca will be recited in class by scholars on Friday.
2.     Grammar: We will be identifying common and proper nouns.
3.     Writing: We will introduce the 4 sentence types, starting with imperative and declarative.
4.     Reading: Our focus on reading skills will center on recognizing the plot and in Literature we will be enjoying El Parjaro Cu to help solidify the ideas of setting, character, and story sequence.
5.     Spalding: We will continue our review of the 70 phonograms and enter our spelling words in our pink books.
6.     History: We will continue in our Geography unit by taking a closer look at North American. Lessons will included taking an imaginary road trip to visit our neighbors to the North and South: Canada and Mexico.
7.     Science: We will discuss how magnets are used in the real world. On Thursday we are reviewing our unit as a class; your scholar will come home with the study guide. The unit assessment will be on Friday.
8.     Math: Unit 2 starts Monday 

Addition and Subtraction within 20:

-Review strategies for adding and subtracting within 20 mentally using base-ten properties 


Part/Whole Word Problems: 

-Review part-whole concepts in word problems 


Review Comparison word problems:

-Relate "More than" and "Less than" to subtraction 

-Review comparison concepts in word problems 


Review Mental Math: 

-Review addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers, no renaming 
 
Tests and Quizzes
1.     Friday: weekly spelling test and Science test
Please do reach out if there is anything I can help with.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Post Curriculum Night


Good evening 2B families,

Thank you for attending curriculum night.
If you were unable to attend: Email me for the presentation and I will send home the resources that were on your child's desk. (we wrote your kiddo a note if you did not attend in response to their note for you. We will be sure to send the note/info. home tomorrow) Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

All families:
Please see the following links for additional curriculum resources to support and challenge your scholar/ parent curriculum info.

The second parent session tonight had time for questions and we were asked about reading levels / your child's reading level etc...
Answer:
Later this first quarter you will be notified of your child's A-Z reading level. We generate this level based off of your child's reading scores and DIBELS results. There will be weekly homework targeted at your child's level for both fluency and reading comprehension (sometimes these are diff levels, depending on the child). There will be directions for the leveled nightly fluency homework we provide each child when we start fluency later this quarter.

Another area we covered tonight I'd like to ensure all parents are well informed of is...Rocket math: NEW HOMEWORK STARTING TOMORROW!
Tomorrow, Friday-August 17th we will send home your child's second grade math fact fluency homework. Our math fact fluency is rocket math. Your child has been leveled and you will see a sheet/addition level in a protective sheet coming home. This is to stay in their orange folder. Please check their orange folder tomorrow for specific instructions regarding this new nightly homework assignment / future action item of what to do when they pass their level to keep the protective sheet updated.

If you feel your child could use enrichment for any subject to further challenge them - please reach out to me. I have many resources and would love to target the areas your child could be pushed to further grow/develop and deepen skills they are demonstrating mastery of. Growth is the primary goal for each and every scholar on an individual level.

My best,


Breanne Hadley

Reminder



Good afternoon 2B Families,


Curriculum night is tomorrow (Thursday 8/17)
Please review the attached agenda or the evening.




The flow of the evening is as follows: 



All Families in the Gym    6:00-6:15  (Headmaster Opening Remarks)

Families with the last name  A-L: in the classroom  6:20-6:50

(M-Z stays in Gym for Specials presentation)

Transition      6:50-7:00
Families with the last name M-Z:  in the classroom 7:00-7:30

(A-L go to Gym for Specials presentation)



*If you have multiple grade levels to visit, choose at your discretion





I am looking forward to a growing second grade year and serving your scholar with their pursuit for truth, goodness, and beauty. Thank you for allowing me the blessing of being your child's teacher.



Partnering with you,



Miss Hadley