February News February 2, 2018

Math

Second Graders began Unit 6 in Everyday Math this week. The beginning lessons review strategies for solving addition and subtraction number stories using a diagram. There are three different types of diagrams presented that help students organize their information. In this unit, students are expected to enter the known quanity or identify the quanity unknown. They choose the operation needed, solve, and write the number model.

Cooper Village

In the classroom and on the playground, students are bringing Cooper Village to Life. Second Graders teamed up this week to discuss ideas and collabrate with their classmates. Students even used their imagination to role play different scenarios in Cooper Village during recess.

Students also learned about 4 major natural disasters that could affect our village: fires, floods, tornados, and hurricanes.   Our imaginations soared and hands were flying in all directions. The topics definitely inspired a lot of great questions!

Compliment Writing

Just about everyone is familiar with the definition of a compliment. A compliment is an expression of praise or admiration. Although students give and receive bits of praise daily, this week Second Graders discussed giving and receiving meaningful compliments. They expressed the sentimental feeling one gets when receiving a geniune compliment. They also realized compliments weren’t just for the receipents, but for them as well. Students discovered that taking time to admire their classmates best qualities built strong relationships and nurtured friendships.

 

Upcoming Dates

Friday, February 9th              Bake Sale  –        2:15-2:45

Wednesday, February 14th   Valentine’s Concert – 1:30

Friday, February 16th            February Break-No School

Monday, February 19th         February Break-No School

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SCHOOL NEWS

Annual Fund Update

Thank you so much to all of you who have so generously donated to the Annual Fund. This year, to my delight, the Silent Auction raised more money than ever before. I wanted to take a moment to let you know exactly where your Silent Auction donation dollars are going…

 

 

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