WATCH FOR INFORMATION THAT WILL BE GOING HOME ABOUT THE 2nd GRADE GARAGE SALE ON APRIL 16-17!
Math: We will be working on FRACTIONS. Try the IXL fraction games in grade 2. If your child would like a challenge, have them try some of the fraction games in grades 3 and 4. Students can also be practicing their math skills on the Primary Games web site PrimaryGames.com . It is available as a link from the second grade/Mrs. Colonga Lake Harriet Web Site or go directly to the web site.
Science: Our last FOSS unit will be INSECTS. This unit will last about two months. The students will also use OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING to record their obserrvations.
Accelerated Reader-AR--- Three times a week, the students have an opportunity to go to the media center to take an AR test. Students will also be able to take an AR test in the classroom. This is a parent run program and there were many parents that volunteered to assist with this AR/grade 1 & 2 program. AR was introduced by Mrs. Knight in the Media Center during their media class and she is the site administer for this program. Students should be reading “Just Right Books”. Easier books will have a 5 point comprehension test on the book and harder books will have a 10 point comprehension test. Each AR color level contains many levels of reading difficulty. Your child should be aiming to get all of the questions correct, or 1 or 2 wrong. If your child is getting more incorrect, they may need to try reading a book that would be easier for them. They could also read the book twice if they are finding that it hard to remember what happened in the book. Once in a while they may put the wrong book title into the computer and try to continue taking the test. The results are a poor score. I monitor the reports that they receive when they complete an AR test from the media progrm. This is a yearlong program that helps to encourage reading.
Home Projects: Our April project will be making a family garden graph. In May, the students will be making posters to advertise good books to read over the summer.
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PrimaryGames.com has some great math games.