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January News!

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Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful, restful Christmas break with your families. Now onto a new year filled with new learning experiences in 2nd grade!

Here is what we will be focusing on this month!

Math:    In Math we will continue to learn about different types of graphs. We will learn how to collect and analyze data. We will continue to review pictographs, bar graphs, line plots, and surveys. We will also continue to practice range, mode, and median. This month we have moved on to subtraction for our timed math practice! Please make sure to practice this at home! Xtra math and IXL is the best way to practice these skills.

Reading:  This month we will improve our reading comprehension by practicing some new strategies and reviewing previously thought ones.  We will review author’s purpose by looking at different texts and deciding if the author chose to write to entertain, inform, or persuade. The new strategy we will focus on is “drawing Conclusions.” We will look at various stories and make inferences.  We will also continue to work on our phonics skills by learn about the phonics patters ee ea y and o oa ow.

Religion:  This month our focus will be learning about the Bible. We will read stories from the Old and New Testament and talk about what the Bible can teach us. We will begin to discuss the laws God gave us called the Commandments. At the end of the month we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week with a week filled with fun and faith!

Science: We have been having a blast during our science unit on weather. We talked about the different seasons and each type of weather they bring. We spent time doing many hands on activities to learn about the water cycle! This month we will end this science unit by talking about EXTREME WEATHER!

Handwriting:  We will be starting cursive this month! The class is very excited!

Happy New Year!

Love, Mrs. Rankins