We had a very busy week last week. We completed the DRA and all 3 STAR assessments. We even managed to squeezed in the Unit 1 math test and the Unit 1 Fundations test. Phew!
This week in reading, we will concetnrate on Comprehension and Fluency strategies. We will also be dedicating our math block to practicing strategies for learning our math facts. One of our second grade goals is to have all of our facts with sums up to 20 fluent by the end of the year.
We will also be exploring the properties of rocks and learning about the rock cycle, as we continue the science unit Pebble, Sand and Silt. Then we will also starting the social studies unit that introduces Map Skills. Next we will move into exploring North America and The United Stated, highlighting American symbols. These units are lots of fun and very interesting for the kids.
NOTE: Mrs. Johnston, the art teacher, is in need of volunteers to mat and hang artwork. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.