Ms. Miner's Class 

Interactive Reading:  We are focusing on folktales and fables to learn how to identify the moral or lesson taught.  We will also be working on craft and structure to identify the  main idea and details of both fiction and  non-fiction text.
 
Writing: 
The focus for this third term will be informative and opinion writing.
 
Math:
Both 1st and 2nd graders have been making progress on math fact fluency and adding stickers to their data chart.
 
1st Grade: 
The students are working on adding and subtracting to 20, missing addends and subtrahends.
 
2nd Grade:
The students are learning how to had and subtract both 2 digit and 3 digit numbers with regrouping.
  
Both classes are working on grade level standards of geometry, money and telling time.

  

Field trip:  February 12th

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences:  Week of February 11th-February 15th.

 

This is a 1st/2nd grade combination classroom.  Each grade is taught standards for their grade level.

 
What we are learning and doing:
 
Interactive Reading:  We have been focusing on several Keven Henkes books.  We have been studying the characters in his books to learn about a character's personality traits and their thoughts, feeling and actions.  This has led us to learn about cause and effect and the consequences of actions.
 
Math:  We are all learning our math facts and have a data chart to display our growing knowledge.  1st grader are learning to add and subtract to 10 fluently and 2nd grade is working on 2 digit addition without regrouping.
 
Writing:  We are using the 4-square writing model to write personal narratives.  
 
Science:  Our brains has been the focus of science as we have learned 3 important parts: pre-frontal cortex, hippocampus and the amygdala.  
 
Social Studies:  Learning about maps and why they are important has been our focus.  Each child has also created a map of their bedroom.
 
Fieldtrip:  October 11th to the Discover Center
 
Parent Teacher Conferences:  Week of Oct. 15th-18th.
 
Please read with your child for 20 minutes each night.