Friday, November 2, 2012

Classroom Updates

Writer's Workshop
Yesterday we had our first Author's Celebration.  Each student shared his/her published personal narrative.  Then we enjoyed cider and donuts from Yates Cider Mill.  Next week your child's published piece will come home with his/her first draft stapled behind it.  For the first published piece, I met with each student to help with revisions.  I have taught several lessons on revising, but this can be difficult for second graders.  We will continue to work on making revisions throughout the school year.  In the spring, we will invite family members to be a part of our poetry and nonfiction Author Celebrations.

Math Workshop
We started the first lesson of Unit 3 this week.  Please click on the "Math" tab above to read the Unit 3 Family Letter.  We also completed several first quarter math assessments.  Some students have made great progress from the first basic math tests taken the second week of school.  Keep practicing quick recall of basic facts at home!

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