Money, group work, and the Constitution

Good afternoon parents!

What a great time we have been having in second grade! We did a good job on our first math test and have moved on to money! In our math books, the chapter consists of both money and time, but we will just be focusing on the money portion of the chapter for now. Please make sure you are reviewing how to identify coins, coin values, and how to count on for money.IMG_0408

Last Monday, our class celebrated Constitution Day, where we talked about what the Constitution is and why it is important that we have one. Afterwards, the students wrote a few sentences about why each student thinks the Constitution is important.

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Finally, we have been working on how to work in groups in class. I am so proud of how much the students have progressed in group work. We started the year having a hard time staying focused and getting work completed, but now we are having AWESOME discussions together and working very diligently. We also are learning how to be kind when picking partners and politely telling our classmates if we already have a partner. I am so impressed! Keep it up second grade!IMG_0410IMG_0411

An update on Math

Hello parents! Now that the school year is really getting rolling, it’s time to start preparing for our first math test! EEK! But have no fear; It will be all be okay! The best way to help your student prepare for our test (which looks like it will be next week) is to practice basic addition and subtraction facts. The (FREE) app “Xtramath” is a great way to practice on a tablet or computer. The students love working on this program and it really helps with math fluency. The entire test will be on basic addition and subtraction problems and it will help set students up for a successful year in math as well.

As always, if you have any questions, please email me at ehunkersjs@gmail.com.

 

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Beginning of the School Year

Welcome back to school! Although we are all sad that summer is coming to a close, I am so excited to start a new year with your students!

At the school walk-through on Sunday the 20th, I had a video playing in my classroom of some frequently asked questions as well as some very important First Reconciliation/Communion dates. The file is too large to put onto my webpage, but you can access it via google drive by clicking here.

Using this page is the easiest way to see updates from me. You can access each week’s spelling list and other helpful information under the “Resources” tab. As always, the easiest way to contact me is via email at ehunkersjs@gmail.com.

Here’s to an amazing year and God bless!