- Field trip to the ballet on December 4th
- Nana Nature in-school field trip on December 5th
- Hour of Code on December 8th
- Voting on the best gingerbread house created by the staff members
- STEM activity with force and motion (thank you Foundation for providing Mrs. Chatha!!)
- STEM activities with energy with Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Eitenmiller, and Mrs. Dupuis
- School-wide sing-a-long on Monday, December 18th at 1:30 PM
- Holiday party on Wednesday, December 20th at 8:30 AM
Math: We have continued to work on problem solving, with both 1-step and 2-step word problems. We have focused on problems with a start, change, and result. For example: Addison made 13 snowballs. She threw 7 snowballs at her sister, and then she made some more snowballs. When she looked down, she had 18 snowballs ready to throw. How many snowballs did she make in the middle of her snowball fight? We know she started out by making 13 snowballs. The first change was throwing 7 snowballs, so you would subtract 7 from 13 to determine that Addison still had 6 snowballs . We know another change happened when she made more snowballs in the middle of the snowball fight, but we don't know how many she made. We know the result was having a total of 18 snowballs. We would solve 6 + ____ = 18 either by counting on from 6 to 18 or by subtracting 6 from 18.
In addition to solving general 1-step and 2-step word problems, we will be working on solving problems involving units of measurement this week.
Reading: We have focused on asking and answering questions about a text. Students need to be able to find the text evidence to prove their answer.
Writing: We have discovered that our second graders are experts on a WIDE variety of topics! Our latest informational writing project is writing a book about a topic you know a lot about. We have books about various animals, sports, and activities. We are loving learning so much from our friends!
Social Studies: We will be learning about goods and services with a focus on how it is easier to get goods and services with money instead of bartering or trading.
Science: We have done numerous experiments and activities to develop an understanding of force and motion.