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News From Room 211

Hello Families,

October is here and thankfully the temperatures have felt more like fall than tropical! We are getting into a nice routine and learning more about second grade.
 In reading we are gaining stamina and our Reading Workshop is underway. We have spent time reading fiction and non-fiction texts about apples. We are working on retelling what we read as well as asking and answering questions, and making connections to text. In writing we are learning various ways that authors get ideas for writing. We are also learning to make our work come alive through the use of adjectives.
In Fundations we have begun Unit 2 and will focus on bonus letters. There will be a continuous review of blends and digraphs.
In science we are learning so much about solids! We have learned the properties of solid materials and are using what we have learned to describe solids and use them to construct towers. We will look for solids outside in the world around us.
In math we are focusing on odd and even numbers, fact families and addition and subtraction strategies. Please work with your child on math facts, counting money and on clocks with time to the hour and half hour. This will help support their learning at school. 
It was great to see many of you at Open House. The children were excited to share their classroom and learning with you!

Mrs. Mikaelian