Happy Halloween from Grade 2!!!
Language Arts: In Language Arts we worked on verbs in the past, present, and future tense and began to discuss compound sentences. We worked on identifying morals in fiction stories that we read and main idea and details in nonfiction stories that we read.
Math: In math we worked on word problems. Students wrote their own stories to a given problem. They also worked on problems with too much information where they had to eliminate the unimportant information and the opposite problems with not enough information where they had to add necessary info to make it possible to solve.
Science: In science we moved on from grouping animals began our unit on fossils and dinosaurs.
English: We have been practicing words with alternative spelling.
Math: We continued with facts family and tried to do some mental additions.
Science: It has been a really intense week in science! We talked about the needs of different living creatures, this time focusing mainly on plants. Later on, we moved to animals groups, starting off with mammals. The girls went for a walk to check if their body temperature will change if it’s cold outside. Turned out it didn’t. Now they know what it means that mammals are warm blooded.
Science – scavanger hunt for living and non living things.
Math – mental addition and subtractoin. Girls are looking for the cup with a correct result for their equation.
Identifying and telling the difference between verb tenses ( past, present, future). We played a game to practice the different tenses. We also worked on finding various causes and effects in the stories that we read.
In math we practiced the breaking down strategy in multiplication. We worked on understanding the word problems and choosing whether they should be solved with addition or multiplication.
In science we started the chapter about plants and animals. We talked about life cycles of plants, birds and insects and about the variety of features between siblings.
Language Arts: In Language Arts we worked on verbs in the present tense. We also began to discuss past and future tense. We learned about what the moral of a story is and identified morals in a few stories we read.
Math: In Math we worked on solving addition and subtraction word problems and illustrating them. We continued adding three numbers. Also we worked on finding many possibilities of splitting a number into addends. (7=3+4, 7=1+6… etc.)
Science: In science we continued our unit on animals but this time we grouped them by what they eat. We learned all about herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores and the differences between them.
This week we had our spelling pretest on Monday and test on Friday. Next week we will have our spelling test on Thursday because we will be celebrating Halloween on Friday. We also read an excerpt from the novel, Black Beauty, which students completed comprehension questions for.
This week we continued learning about plant reproduction. However, we spent most of our science lessons this week completing an experiment. Students are practicing using the scientific method during our experiment. They are keeping records of their hypothesis, the procedure of the experiment and their observations of what has been occurring and changing throughout the week. We will see the results of our experiment next week.