Second Graders began a new author study this week! They began studying the works of Mem Fox. Students began reading and learning about the craft of writing. Through this study, students will be looking at different writing techniques that are used in stories, such as onomatopoeia, repeated lines, and alliteration. Second graders are captivated by this australian native. Mem’s first book ever published, is now the best selling book in Australia.
Second graders began their new social studies unit by recalling the continents and oceans of the world on a large floor map while singing a song about the seven continents. They continued by identifying the major biomes on each continent by playing a matching game. As the week continued students took a closer look at different types of maps, map symbols, and keys.
The class welcomed Faith Sills back as our Mystery Reader this week. The “Mystery Reader” program offers many incentives to literacy learners. When parents or other family members show up at school as a Mystery Reader, kids are sent several strategic messages; reading is special and entertaining, books are cool, and making time for storytelling matters. Mystery Readers is another way to model good reading habits while encouraging children to become lifelong readers.
Tuesday, December 15th – Second Grade Science Lab Presentations
Friday, December 18th – ½ Day