# 2nd grade news

English: In English, we talked about verbs in present, past and future.
For now, as present, we mean only present simple verbs; as past, only regular forms of past tense + dropping the “y” (e.g. spy – spied, try – tried, cry – cried); as future we understand the will+verb form.
Also, the kids put their minds together to create a summary of our Book Week.
New spelling words: bath, math, sloth, breath, mouth, cloth, months, hour, minute, year

Math: Tic toc tic toc, it’s telling time o’clock! Analog clocks, digital clocks, telling time to 5 minutes and differentiating between A.M. and P.M. We worked really hard this week.
Homework from the textbook – pp. 229, 230

Science: The class finished revising last topic and we moves smoothly to the new one – weather. We practiced reading comprehension trying to answer questions about weather and clouds and watchen an episode of Magic School Bus about the weather.

On Thursday, we had some special guests from Irish dances school.

Last week, children could bring their own instruments (the rest got some school instruments to play on) and they gave a little concert in the main hall.

We made a compass in our social studies class.

And here’s a spontaneous photo session of grade 2.

# 4th Grade News

English

This week we had a spelling and vocab test. We read a historical fiction story about settlers in the Western USA. We also read an informational text about Spindletop in Texas. Lastly we learned about adjectives and the order they should go in a sentence.

Science

This week we continued learning about matter and learned about physical and chemical properties of matter.

# 3rd grade news

Math

This week we learnt about comparing numbers and we solved word problems regarding comparison with key words: more or fewer. We also practice multiplying 2-digit numbers.

Language Arts

In Language Arts we began working on poetry. We learned about cinquains and haikus and even wrote our own.

Science

In Science we continued learning about the water cycle and weather, we reviewed the different types of clouds.

# 1st grade news

Math

This week we practiced sorting objects according to a given criteria and comparing groups. Then we solved word problems about comparison: more or fewer.

Science

In science we talked about seasons of the year, how does the nature change in each season, what happens with animals and plants?  What do people do in each season. Then we revised also the weather related topics.

Language Arts

In Language Arts we reviewed past and future tense. We read a biography about Tomas Rivera and a nonfiction text about life in the past and life now. We compared and contrasted the differences.

# 2nd grade news

English: We worked with a folktale, trying to identify characters, the problems they were facing and their reactions. Also, each child had an individual meeting to talk about their journals a little bit.
New spelling words: thing, string, sing, bring, spring, ring, king, sting, cling, sling

Math: We continued working on 2s, 5s and 10s times tables. This week we start a new topic, so the math books will be needed from Tuesday on. Deadline for completing all marked pages is the upcoming Friday.

Science: The topic of last week were natural resources and their products. We watched a video about how t-shirts and glass marbles were made (the second video was students’ choice). We tried to figure out which natural resources are the products around us made of.

The whole school celebrated The Book Week, so grade 2 students also had a chance to present their favorite books, take part in the reading competition (congratulations, Olivia!), and create wonderful bookmarks.

The winners of the Reading Competition!

Gaja presenting her favorite book

Art class

Our bookmarks