Unit 7 will focus on arrays, equal shares, and adding and subtracing lengths. This is our last unit of the year!
One goal for second graders it to have all addition and subtraction facts memorized by the end of the year. Students will take a daily fact test. There are 25 problems that need to be solved within a minute. If a student has an IEP, the goal of 25 can be modified. After a set of facts is mastered, then a new set of facts will be given. Students start with addition, then move to subtraction. Many will move into multiplication during the year, and some even move to division!
We are currently learning about insects in science class. Students have learned about their body parts, how they protect themselves, and examples of helpful and harmful insects.
This unit will lead into our last unit - animals. We will kick off this study with a visit from some raptors. The Peidmont Wildlife Center will teach us about these birds and we can't wait to learn some fun facts.
Students will become animal experts of their own. They will work in small groups to make a life-size painting of an animal of their choice. Family members will be invited to our 'zoo' to close out the unit.
In the beginning of the year, we will focus on how our centers run in the classroom and I will do small assessments to see where each student needs to be working in reading.
They will be learning about a system of reading strategies. Our CAFE menu will allow students to work in multilevel groups focusing on certain goals to help improve comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and expanding vocabulary.