Happy New Year! Second grade is looking forward to a very busy and productive month. Students are excited about the upcoming field trip to Mardi Gras World on the 11th.
In knowledge, we are starting a new domain: Westward Expansion. Some topics students will learn about include: pioneers, major innovations during this time period, the Pony Express, and the transcontinental railroad. This domain will build an essential foundation for learning about the Civil War later on in the year. We continue to sharpen our phonics, writing, and reading skills. Students should read nightly to strengthen fluency.
We finished Science in the 2nd nine weeks by learning about the changing states of matter. The students really enjoyed the Lego experiment! This month we will switch back to Social Studies and cover topics such as Earth, using maps, and a history of the presidents.
In Math, we will continue to apply subtraction and addition strategies to solve problems. 2nd grade will continue to work hard on multi-step word problems.
Make sure to check out the January calendar for important dates. We wish everyone a year full of happiness and growth!