• 2D Update 11/19/20

    Posted by Mary Dombrowski on 11/19/2020 1:00:00 PM
    Greetings, 2nd Grade Families, πŸ¦ƒ
    I enjoyed meeting with you this week. Thank you for your patience and flexibility with Zoom and phone conferencing. 
    Here is the latest from our classroom:
    • We focused on opinion writing this week. We used the book I Wanna Iguana as a model for how to build a convincing  argument. We will continue our work with persuasive writing in December.
    • We are working on isolating the main idea in a text. Your child will try out this new skill in the Seesaw assignment this week.
    • In December, we will be focusing on asking and answering questions as we read. Have your child practice asking and answering who, what where, when, why, and how questions as she/he reads over Thanksgiving break. Thank you!
    • We wrapped up our study of graphing this week. We will dive into two-step word problems in December. 
    • We explored gratitude this week and made a great list of things we are thankful for: everything from health and pets to mountains and family. I am certainly grateful to be teaching your sweet children this year!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
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  • 2D Update 11-5-20

    Posted by Mary Dombrowski on 11/5/2020 11:00:00 AM
    Greetings, 2D Families, πŸ 
    It has been another fantastic few weeks with your little ones.
    Here's the latest from our classroom:✏
    • Writing: We are working hard on writing paragraphs complete with an introduction statement, supporting details, and a closing sentence. We use the "hamburger" model to help students organize their paragraphs. Your child will practice this skill for home learning. 
    • Math: We wrapped up our unit on subtraction strategies and word problems. This week, we started our unit on graphing. We are working hard on our individualized I-Ready math lessons. Thank you for your wonderful I-Ready learning support at home!
    • Reading: We started reading a book called Money Matters . We are learning about the history of money, and various currencies form all around the world. We are learning to use text features and identify parts of a paragraph. 
    • We focused on contractions this week. Next week, we will study words with "ir," "ur," and "er" patterns.
    • We started our library rotation this week with Mrs. Nygren.
    Reminders and Updates:πŸ–‡
    •  Please send your child to school with an extra pair of slip-on shoes to keep at school for the snowy winter months. Thank you!  
    • Today, you should have received a Sign Up Genius link to our virtual parent teacher conferences. I look forward to meeting with you!
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  • 2D Update 10/22

    Posted by Mary Dombrowski on 10/22/2020 3:00:00 PM
    Greetings, 2nd Grade Families,
    Here is the latest from our classroom:
    • πŸ“˜ELA (English Language Arts): We have been working on comparing and contrasting characters, settings, and genres. We're also learning how to put key events in order and notice cause and effect in the books we read.
    • ✏Writers' Workshop: We continue to write narratives (both fiction and non-fiction). We're learning new writing strategies by reading mentor texts (published literature) and then imitating the strategy in our own writing. We see ourselves as writers and we love to share our writing with one another! 
    • πŸ”’Math: We have been working on different models and strategies for solving one-step word problems. We started I-Ready math (our online math program) in the classroom. Look for the I-Ready math assignment in your child's packet next week.
    • πŸ’»Seesaw: All Seesaw assignments will be due on your child's first day of the school week.  Thank you for all of your Seesaw support at home!  
    • πŸ€PE: We are enjoying PE with Miss Whippinger!
    πŸ—’Reminders and Updates:
    • 😊We are in need of Clorox wipes. If you have a box to spare, we would greatly appreciate it!
    • πŸŽƒHalloween: We will celebrate Halloween with a 2nd grade PJ day! 
      • A-K kids will dress in PJ's on Wednesday, 10/28. 
      • L-Z kids will dress in PJ's on Friday, 10/30.
    Thank you for everything you do for your child. We are enjoying your little ones!
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  • 2D Update

    Posted by Mary Dombrowski on 9/10/2020 4:00:00 PM
    Greetings, 2nd Grade Families!
    It has been a lovely 3 weeks getting to know your 2nd graders! We are still working hard to establish routines and systems in the classroom. We will gradually pick up speed academically as time goes on.
    Here's the latest from our classroom. We have been....✏
    • Practicing addition strategies such as Make a Ten,Doubles Plus one, etc.
    • Learning how to write personal narrativesπŸ“œ 
    • Learning how to pick "Just Right Books" (books that are not too hard and not too easy)πŸ“˜
    • Identifying the characters in the story and comparing the point of view of different characters. πŸ‘«
    • Learning how to create Rex Ray (artist) imitations in Art class.🎨
    • Drawing self portraits
    • Nature journaling in the Pine Grove🌲
    • Next Tuesday, Sept. 15th, we will be sending out our Virtual Open House slideshow. The 2nd graders are excited to show you around their new classroom! We hope you enjoy it! This will not be a live event. You can view the slideshow at your convenience. We hope you enjoy it!
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  • Welcome to 2D!

    Posted by Mary Dombrowski on 8/23/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Welcome to 2D!! I'm so glad you're here. I will post updates here throughout the school year. I'm looking forward to meeting your new 2nd grader!

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