February was a busy month of learning! We finished our LEAD 21 unit 4 theme about weather and seasons. The main comprehension skills that we worked on was comparing and contrasting, visualizing, and making connections to self and text. We also worked on compound words, phonics skills including reviewing long and short vowels, and antonyms. We have now started unit 5. This theme is about communities now and then. We will be learning about how people and new ideas can change communities over the years. So far, we have worked on summarizing, categorizing, and will be working on prefixes and suffixes this week.
In math, we finished unit 7, which was about patterns and rules in math. We have now started unit 8 on fractions. This is a harder concept for them to understand, but they are doing pretty well with it. We will be testing on unit 8, early next week.
Writing is always fun in 2A! The last few weeks we have been working on how to get ideas and how to organize our writing. This week we will be learning about putting voice into our writing.
We have started a few letters in cursive and they have all realized that it takes a lot of practice. It is not as easy as they thought it was going to be! LOL!
Remember to turn in the Reading Rally envelopes by Tuesday!
I am sending home a book order on Monday. They will be due on TUESDAY, March 10.
Donations needed: craft supplies, new glue and glue sticks, duct tape, masking tape, plastic grocery bag, and SNACKS (we are almost out! )
I am looking forward to a great month of learning!