Welcome to Mrs. Tom's 2nd Grade Class!
We loved diving into non-fiction reading and writing but now we're hopping back into the creative world of fiction. We will be learning to developing opinions about the characters we are reading about and backing up our thinking with evidence. We'll be writing letters to peers and creating awards for characters we love. Oh what fun reading and writing will be this month!
In math, learned about making estimates, measuring using centimeters and inches and how to use line plots. Now we will learn strategies to subtract double digit numbers. Of course, with Common Core, there will be multiple ways students can use to come up with the right answer using hands-on manipulatives.
In science, we have rotated to Mrs. Walker's fabulous classroom and are learning about weights and measures. Learning to make estimates, working with partners and using active listening are some of the skills we use to make science time a success.
A gentle reminder to read nightly with your child. Raz-kids is a great tool to use, but nothing beats snuggling up to a good book with each other.
Thank you so much for your continued support. I look forward to creating "apple" memories with your child every day.
Classroom Safari Visit - What an AMAZING experience!
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano County Field Trip!
Valentine's Day Gifts to Our Families!
Expert Expo - Showing Off What We Learned in Reading!
Computer Class Secret Code Treasure Hunt
Holiday Gingerbread House Making Party!
LP Halloween Fun!
Whole Foods Field Trip
Learning About Rocks with Ms. Gannett!
LP Fun Run!
St. Mary's College Men's Basketball Team Reads to LP!
Reading with Our Big 4th Grade Buddies in Ms. Tang's Class
Common Core Math ROCKS!
Many of you may be wondering what the new common core math looks like in second grade. Well, it's a lot different than when we were their age!
Instead of memorizing fact families, kids are now introduced to multiples way to solve a problem. They not only need to solve the problem, but also be able to explain their thinking using pictures.
Since my "mathematicians" have been rocking math these days, I thought it would be fun to show parents some of the strategies they have learned to solve equations.
I hope you enjoy them!