Tuesday, June 3: Summer Camp at School Day -- Students will rotate through all the second grade classes and do day camp activities including camp songs, camp skits, crafts, and snack.
Wednesday: Movie Day – Get your ticket and visit the concession stand. Students will use their math skills to purchase movie tickets and snacks using classroom money. Students may bring
G-rated movies for the class to consider watching. The movie that sells the most tickets gets watched! Donations of water bottles, red vines, and already popped popcorn are appreciated.
Thursday: Field Day and End of the Year Celebration -- We will be rotating through a number of games and activities. Students should wear sunscreen, comfortable clothes, and sneakers. After lunch we will have our end of the year party. Donations of snacks for the party are appreciated.
Friday: Last Day of School – 12:50 Dismissal
This is a day of reflection for students and teacher. We like to spend this day together as a class. Report cards go home today.
This week we learned about division. We learned that when we divide we are splitting things into equal groups. Division can be shown as repeated subtraction. We learned about summer safety as well. Our classmates taught us many new things about sports, art, and science. You can read about the different teacher project lessons on the blog tab.
Last week we began exploring multiplication. We learned that multiplication is a short way of showing repeated addition. We modeled multiplication problems using arrays, and learned that we can multiply in any order. We also practiced skip counting which is another way to multiply.
Ask you child what is the product of 5 x 5 ? Make sure your child understands the reason 25 is the product of this multiplication problem. They should be able to explain that 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 is the same as 5 x 5. Or, if you skip count by fives the fifth number is 25.
We also read a story called The School Mural. It is about a group of children who paint a mural to celebrate their school's fiftieth anniversary. In the story the teacher explains that some of the first paintings on walls were cave paintings. Click the link below to learn more about cave paintings.