Field Trip Update:
Our field trip for 2nd grade is schedule for Monday, May 18. We will be touring the Holland Water Filtration Plant on Lakeshore Drive and then heading over to Tunnel Park for lunch/games. We will leave the school around 9:15 and return by 2:00. More details to come!
These are the parent chaperones I have so far…
Riding the Bus
Kristen Pfeffer, Larry Matzen, Kate Rinks, Troy Rinks, Kim Greer, Nicole DeHaan, and Allison Parm
Meeting Us There
Shannon VanderPloeg, Karen Mead, Linda Fuzi, Kelly Burri, Heather VanderVeen and Tony Koeman
If I missed anyone, please let me know! If you are interested in helping out on this field trip and aren’t on the list, please call/email me to let me know! We’d love to have you
Here’s a look at what we learned this week…
We are back to Small Moment stories – stories that are true about you! We are focusing on edge of your seat stories. These stories are ones that are usually connected to a strong emotion or feeling, and they get the reader excited to turn the page and keep reading.
We have talked about using show not tell details and leaving heart clues throughout our stories so the reader can tell the lesson we learned or the heart of our story.
Fractions and arrays are the focus this week! We learned that arrays can represent a number using rows (side to side) and columns (up and down). These arrays show how we can use repeated addition to represent a total.
We also have been practicing finding halves, thirds, and fourths of different shapes like squares, rectangles, and circles.
We are continuing our folktale/fairytale unit this week, and our emphasis is on bring our characters to life when we read. We can use our voices, facial expressions, and gestures to show what our characters are like. We can imagine what they are like by thinking about their point of view, how they feeling, and where the story takes place.