Sunday, October 16, 2016

Good Evening!

Last week we wrapped up yet another great week in second grade!

Looking forward to this week-

In reading we will be reading the fable "The Lion and the Mouse."  We will discuss the features of a fable and will compare them to the the fairy tales we read last week.  The vocabulary words that go with this story are: snoozing, raged, furious, gnaw and repay.  You may want to review the definitions of these words with your child during the week- as this is the first chapter that has what I believe are mostly new and possibly challenging words.  We will also write a response to this story, as we did with fairy tales last week.  We will continue to work on linking verbs and will start to learn about subject and predicate.  Our spelling words will all have the long "e" sound.

In math, we continue in chapter 2 with place value.  We will be hitting a few major topics this week- comparing numbers (greater than, less than, equal to), estimation, rounding to the nearest ten and even and odd numbers.

In religion, we will begin Chapter 4 which focuses completely on the sacrament of Baptism.  It discusses in detail how at baptism we become children of God and members of the church.

This week we are moving on in science to a new unit of study- forces and motion.  We will discuss the what a force is and the differences between push and pull.  We will do hands on exploration in these lessons.

In social studies we are going to start to discuss election.  We will talk this week about who is running for president, which party he or she represents and who will/can vote.

Odds and ends-

Book Fair starts tomorrow

No school Oct 27

Have a great night, see you tomorrow :)