Monday, September 25, 2017

Week of September 25th

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RELIGION
*Chapter Three: God's Word
*Guided Meditation ~ Who Knows Best?
*Identify the Bible as a holy book
*Name the two parts of the Bible: Old and New Testament
*Bible Scavenger Hunt

MATH
*Unit One Assessment Tuesday
*Begin Unit Two ~ Look for a new family letter
*Solve number stories (word problems)
*Review easy addition facts and strategies

DAILY 5
*Begin rotations in small groups
-Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Irregular Verbs (sat, knew, ran, sang, threw, etc..)

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Each student will make his/her own "Barefoot Island"
*Apply map skills using a state map of Iowa
*Begin Community Unit
*Use PebbleGo on iPads to support student learning

WRITING
*Book: Shortcut by Donald Crews
*Create lists to develop ideas for writing
*Write an "It Happened to Me" story
*Practice how to reread writing to add details

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week of September 18th

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RELIGION
*Chapter Two: God's Promise
*Understand our unique ability as humans to make choices
*Identify our responsibility to obey God
*What do good choices look like?
*What consequences can come from poor choices?

MATH
*Continue "Engage" program to strengthen number sense
*Using a calculator - how to find patterns
*Broken calculator key activity
*Unit One Review
*Unit One Assessment

DAILY 5
*Begin rotations in small groups
-Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Finish bench-marking students one:one

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Maps Unit
*Identify a compass rose and four cardinal directions
*Learn how to use a map/state map with a compass rose
*Discuss map keys and their purpose
*Create a simple map with a key

WRITING
*Book: Big Mama's House
*Using sketches to create writing
*Tour the school to make observations & sketches
*Write a story about family

Monday, September 11, 2017

REMEMBER

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Week of September 11th

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RELIGION
*Chapter One in Call to Faith text
*Focus on God's creation
*What is God's creation? Who is God's creation?
*Identify members of the Holy Family
*Design a square for a class creation quilt

MATH

*Count $1, $10 and $100 bills
*Introduce math boxes routine
*Begin "Engage" number sense program
*Review and practice using a number grid
*Game Day Friday!

DAILY 5

*Practice "stamina"
*Read to Self - what does it look and sound like?
*Read to Someone - what does it look and sound like?
*Listen to Reading - what does it look and sound like?

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Finish Growth Mindset lessons
*Write a growth mindset goal for the year
*Begin Maps Unit
*Identify a compass rose and four cardinal directions

WRITING
*Tribute to 9/11 writing activity
*Begin Unit one in Being a Writer curriculum
*Focus on writing community and routine

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Week of September 5th

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RELIGION
*Introduce students to their "Call to Faith" religion text
*House craft to represent each student's family and uniqueness
*Celebrate Wednesday Mass
*Lesson in the church to model and explain genuflecting/appropriate Mass behaviors

MATH

*Unit One begins
*Number line and sequencing numbers review
*Counting coins to $1.00
*Game Day - introduce one game to the students

DAILY 5

*Teach and practice "stamina"
*Read to Self - what does it look and sound like?
*Beginning of the year assessments

SOCIAL STUDIES

*Growth Mindset lessons
*How can we retrain our brains to support an "I can do it" mentality
*Books: Lily the Unicorn and The Dot
*Identify and create growth mindset phrases and behaviors

WRITING

*Book: Chester's Way
*Finish sentence starters titled "My Way" to learn about our classmates
*Writing prompt, "What makes me smile..." for writing review and practice

Thursday, August 31, 2017

We're Glad You're Here

It was lovely meeting all of you at Back to School Night.  Please click the link below to view the video from our presentation!  It will grab your heart strings.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5-EwrhsMzY

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Welcome Back

We look forward to meeting you next week!  It's going to be a great year in Second Grade.
~Mrs. Waters, Miss Neugent and Mrs. Kock
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