Good afternoon parents! It’s hard to believe that October is already almost over. We have been working so hard in second grade at our math fluency, and have taken a pause in our addition strategies to focus on types of graphs. The students are doing a great job at both the classwork and the games that we have been playing in class. I think they will be ready for our test sometime next week already! Keep up all the extra practice at home.
We took our final unit test over the water cycle, but not before we did some hands-on practice at on our last Flex day. The students got to take a closer look at all the places that water can travel, including to glaciers, lakes, or plants before going through the process of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation again. The students made bracelets to show where they traveled and did an AMAZING job at this activity! I was so impressed with them! Our next science unit starts tomorrow-habitats and (the students favorite) extinct animals/fossils. This tends to be a favorite unit for second grade.
Don’t forget, we have a field trip to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue this Friday. This mini-pilgrimage is so heartwarming for the students every year. Please remember your student may dress down in SJS spirit wear and remember that most of this Shrine is outside, so check on the weather conditions to dress appropriately.