In Literacy, students are studying the text features that can be used to learn more about a topic. They are also working to answer 5W and H questions about a nonfiction text. Students are learning to go back into the text to identify evidence to support their answers. In Writing, students are writing a report of information. Students will be researching topics to create a multi-paragraph report. This is a great chance to visit the library or search online for resources. Your child will be choosing a topic to focus on shortly!
In social studies, students will identify how New York City has changed over time. They will learn about who lived in New York City during the 1600s before the Dutch and English arrived.
The students will learn the ways in which New York City and its communities changed throughout the 1600s-1900s.
The students will examine historical change by using evidence such as charts, photographs, articles, biographies, timelines and primary sources.
The students in Grade 2 are very interested in their Plant and Animal Relationships unit. The students are using informational texts in order to identify different habitats and the features of each habitat. The students are focusing on the Bengal Tiger Reserve which is located in India. The students are moving towards answering the question: Why aren’t new Chalta trees growing in the reserve? In order to respond to the question the students are reading maps and plans about the reserve and the animals that live there as well as the growth of plants.