Our Second Graders are busy! This week we finished Unit 2 in Swun Math. The unit was counting by 5, 10, 100 within 1,000. Students did a great job. We will start Unit 3 next week which is Addition and Subtraction concepts. Our weekly math timed tests are on Tuesday and Thursday. We have Accelerated Math on Monday and Wednesday. Both programs give our students room to advance and strengthen skills.
In Language Arts we are teaching to the Common Core Standards. Our 2nd unit, Magical Mystical Make-Believe will cover story structure; plot, setting, problem/solution and character traits. Our ending project will be to create our own story and 'pitch it' to our fictitious publisher.
In Science we are studying Force, Gravity and Motion....our new science teacher was just hired so we will start doing some great science 'hands-on' experiments. We have also been studying Bats!
In Social Studies we are studying Now and Then with transportation, communication and how life was in general. We will be exploring these concepts with cross-curricular projects through November.
Continue to have your children read at home, be read to and explore all types of print. Read magazines, letters, dictionaries, newspaper and books with your child!