Primary News ~ Second Grade
The 2nd Graders are in the middle of an exciting Air and Weather science unit. Spring is a wonderful time to study the weather because it can change every hour. The kids are learning that weather can be very complex and hard to predict. We will wrap up our Air and Weather unit with a field trip to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder. The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. The building was designed by I. M. Pie. He is the architect that also designed the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Not only is it in a beautiful setting, it is an amazing trip for the kids. They will learn about how real-life scientists study and predict the weather.
In math, we continued working on adding and subtracting within 1,000. Next up is a unit on measuring lengths. The kids love measuring everything. Put a ruler or a tape measure in their hands and they will measure everything in your house.
As we move into the last month of the school year, it is very helpful to try to keep the kids on a regular schedule at night. It can be a challenge with warmer weather and summer closing in. It really does help the kids to keep their homework time the same time every night. It is also a good idea to have the kids do a little work over the Summer, so they won’t get too rusty. We will be sending home the 2nd grade math book at the end of the year. There will be a few pages from the “Step Up to Grade 3” section that the kids may finish. And of course, reading. Summer is a wonderful time of year to start a great read-a-loud chapter book with your kids. Ask your child’s teacher, librarian, or look online for read-a-loud suggestions!
The Second Grade Team