What's Happening in Room 29

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Second graders have been so busy!  In Reading, students are working on Series Book Clubs.  In this reading unit, the students will become experts on characters.  They will pay attention to how characters respond to problems and notice similarities in their characters across book series.  Students will carry this knowledge about characters into their writing.  Students will learn how to write letters to share ideas about characters.  Students will write reasons and use powerful words to convince others to agree with their opinion. 

In math, students are continuing to work on measurement.  In this unit the students are learning how to measure objects in centimeters and meters.  In the next unit, the students will discover how to organize and interpret data. 

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Unit Essential Questions

  • What are the different kinds of land and bodies of water?

  • Is there a pattern?

  • How are landforms related?


Students will know:

  • Maps show where things are located. One can map the shapes and kinds of land and water in any area.

  • Water is found in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Water exists as solid ice and in liquid form.

Students will be able to:

  • Develop a model to represent patterns in the natural world.

  • Obtain information using various texts, text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons), and other media that will be useful in answering a scientific question.

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