At the moment we are exploring using directional language. We will be continuing this work and also look at bird’s eye view maps. We will then be moving onto SUBTRACTION. You might like to get ahead start on this maths unit…
Year Two students are expected to be able to recall basic subtraction facts (5 -3, 10 -4, 6-2, etc). They also need to be able to see the connection between addition facts and subtraction facts. This can sometimes be referred to as fact families:
Stamina is necessary for all areas of learning: reading, writing, sitting, listening, meditating, etc. We have to grow the ability to do all tasks while staying focused and without getting tired. We can build super readers, writers, listeners, etc. one minute at a time!
As part of our reading block, we incorporate Daily Five activities. Two of the daily five tasks are READ to SELF and READ to SOMEONE. These both require reading stamina:
You can work on tracking your stamina when doing your nightly reading at home: Stamina Meters. This week we will be using “Whisper Phones” during our READ to SELF session. These will also help us focus on improving our fluency. The Whisper phone allows the reader to hear themselves and no one else…
We are continuing to explore how authors use language to describe. This week we have explored the use of similes as we prepare to record our own descriptive text innovation. Hopefully we will include adjectives, adverbs and perhaps even some similes in our own writing.
You might like to have ago at doing some simile writing at home: