Weekly Update

Parents:  Please check in on your child’s homework the first couple of weeks and help them get in to a regular routine.

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Student Blogger:

“I like writer’s workshop because I like writing!!!!!!!!!!!” – Ruby

Student Book Reviewer

“Elmer and the dragon is about a boy and a dragon and they get stuck on an Island and the boy goes down the path to try to find water and food.  They eat lots of tangerines.” – Ivy

From Mrs. Guttin…

We had another fabulous week in second grade learning the routines and being introduced to lots of fun new things.  Students had a lot of time to read independently, with a partner, and with me.  Kids are learning how to choose a book that is “just right” for them, and also how to find a comfy, quiet spot to settle in to with a book.  Also, kids did a great job with their reading homework the first week.  We read a total of 901 minutes in only one week! 

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We also had a taste of our Reader’s Workshop Centers, and got to experience our “Word Work” center, where we play games and do activities that help us better understand specific spelling and phonics patterns.

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We dove into our math curriculum this week.  For those of you who don’t know, we use a Singapore-style math curriculum called Math in Focus.  This curriculum encourages a deep understanding of foundational mathematical concepts.  The goal is that with this deep understanding, students will be able to figure out more complicated math problems later in life.  Some things you can be doing to support math at home with your child are counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s, practicing single digit addition and subtraction facts, and using math in the real world.  

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Please stop by and sign up to be a guest reader in our class!  Our first guest reader was fantastic!  We cannot wait to see who it will be next!