Math: After returning from spring break, we continued to work on partitioning circles, squares, and rectangles into halves, thirds, and fourths. We also began to partition rectangles into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of squares. That unit led into an understanding of using repeated addition to find the total number of objects arranged in a rectangular array.
Reading: Our shared reading mini-lessons have dealt with identifying the main idea of a paragraph or passage.
Writing: We are reviewing all writing genres this quarter. We began with a review of narrative writing and are transitioning to informational writing now. The informational writing unit ties in neatly with identifying the main idea of a paragraph in reading.
Science: We jumped right into our unit on life cycles by planting vegetable and flower seeds on our first day back from break. We are observing the changes that occur. We are also observing the life cycle of a butterfly. They arrived in the larva stage so we will be able to witness the transition to the pupa and adult butterfly stages. The students have enjoyed rotating to the different second grade classrooms to learn about the life cycles of different animals and developing an imaginary animal's life cycle as a STEM task. Many thanks for supporting the Foundation which makes it possible to have our STEM teacher, Mrs. Chatha!