Second-2-None: Week of 1/8/18

Week of 1-8-18

Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s with your families. We are excited to begin the rest of the school year! Field trip forms went home earlier in the week. Please return those ASAP!

In Religion, we discussed how to problem solve and calm ourselves down in Second Steps. We also learned how to ask for help in a polite, non-disruptive way.

In Math, we wrapped up and reviewed Chapter 5, which was all about two-digit subtraction with regrouping. We took our Chapter 5 test, and will begin Chapter 6 next week. This chapter focuses on three-digit addition and subtraction. Students will be using skills and strategies learned in Chapters 4 and 5 to solve problems involving more digits.

In Science, we began Unit 4. So far, we have learned about plants’ basic needs to survive, irrigation, the parts of a plant, and the parts of a flower. Next week, we will learn about plant life cycles and how a bean plant grows. This week’s newsletter secret is: Plants need water to survive.

In Writing, students worked on a five-sentence paragraph focusing on the topic: “Tell me what you did over Christmas break.” They made sure to introduce their topic in a good topic sentence, and then went on to write at least three detail sentences to tell the reader more about their topic sentence. To wrap it all up, students wrote concluding sentences. In Reading, we began reading “Theodore Roosevelt: The Adventurous President.” This is a biography on Theodore Roosevelt’s life. Students used comprehension strategies to understand the story and looked for text elements in the book. In Shurley English, we introduced a new vocabulary word, harvest. Next week, we will begin learning about prepositions, the object of a preposition, and prepositional phrases. There are two new jingles to help us remember what these parts of speech are!

In Handwriting, we began learning the four basic strokes of cursive – undercurve, overcurve, downcurve, and slant. We will begin learning how to form individual letters next week.

Have a great three-day weekend!

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