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Teacher Jennifer Elia - Second Grade  (Send e-mail)

Curriculum Corner week of 4/24/17

Shared Reading:
Night of the New Magicians-We are doing whole and small group. We are working hard at finding our comprehension questions in the text. Please make sure if you are working with your child on this at home, that they put the page number they found the answer on.
It is VERY important that your child brings their book back to school every day. Unfortunately, I don't have any extra copies.

Readers' Workshop, we are working on book clubs. Each child has their own A-Z mystery they are reading. During reader's workshop, we are discussing character traits, and exploring different traits that each character has that helps to tackle the problem. This is a really interesting unit in Reader's Workshop because we have read many A-Z mysteries in class, and we have really developed each character prior to starting this unit. I am so impressed by all the wonderful conversations I am hearing when they get into their groups/partners for the lesson.


Writing Workshop: We have started our unit on Poetry. We read many poems by Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky. We are working on writing our own poems as well as reading and comprehending poems.


We will continue cursive writing this week!! We have learned all the lower case letters and have started the upper case letters. The kids are really impressing me with their cursive!

Math: I am very excited to say that I am teaching math from our new series Eureka for next year. The kids are very excited about their sprints!! The lesson are rigorous, but the children have really done well. The unit is on money, so please continue to practice money at home.

Language: Review of Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives. This is very important, and will tie nicely in with a few of the poems they will be writing.

Science: We started our plant unit!! We planted special plants on Friday.

****Our last field trip to Chelsea permission slip went home Friday. Please be sure to return the form as soon as possible.

We are in need of pencil and dry erase markers.

For our poetry unit and Poetry cafe, we could use some sheet protectors. If you have any at home, or would like to donate a package, I would really appreciate it!!














 
 

This week in class

Monday
I Day
10:45-PE
Library/Technology

Tuesday
G Day
10:45-PE
Music

Wednesday
E Day
10:45-PE


Thursday
R Day
10:45-PE
Art

Friday
T Day
10:45-PE

 
 

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