As salaamu alaikum Second Grade Families,
In shaa Allah, you are in the best of health and Iman. Alhamdulillah, we had a great second week of school where students are getting used to our classroom routines and procedures. Second graders have received their math workbooks and begun the first lesson in unit 1. We discussed math mountains which we use throughout the book to find missing numbers by adding or subtracting. We learned that Math Mountains have total on top and two partners on the bottom. In social studies, we will be learning about communities. We talked about families to review from first grade. We also discussed that families have basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and where we get these. For science, we watched a mystery science video about how scientists learn. After the video, students observed their hand to trace and brainstorm some questions about what they want to find out about their hand. We came up with some what, why, and how questions to write in our science notebook. For writing, we used a graphic organizer. We used transitional words such as first, next, then, last to write steps of gardening by looking at picture clues. For reading, we learned some strategies and skills through shared reading. We talked about character traits, vocabulary, summarizing, and making connections. We discussed that we need to read a book more than one time and each time we learn something new about the book.
Please remind your student to read every day for 20 minutes using kids a-z or Epic website. The sign in information was given to you in the orange folder during our meeting before school began. Also, have your student sign on to IXL to practice some math skills for about 10 to 15 minutes every day. Use the teacher recommendations tab and choose second grade skills for practice. In shaa Allah, I will be showing students how to work on seesaw on Friday. Please send and iPad if you can.
Our lunch time is at 12:15 pm for which students get food served to them. But, we do take a snack break at 10:15 am if you want to send a healthy snack from home. Please send a water bottle every day as we do not use our water fountain. Only send water and not juice in the water bottle.
Thank you for your support and cooperation. Please feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns.
Jazakumu l lahu khaiyra