Week of 8/26-8/30

We had a great start to school last week! This week we will continue to get to know each other and work on learning procedures to keep our class running smoothly.
In Language Arts, we will be working on identifying character traits in stories we have read, as well as how to brainstorm ideas and begin writing our own stories. We will also be doing word studies to help with learning new words for science and social studies. Finally, we will be discovering more about the affixes pre- and -ful.
Spelling Words are Prefix, Precaution, Prepare, Predict, Prevent, Careful, Useful, Helpful, Thoughtful, and Beautiful.

In Math, we will be working on place value and how it can help with comparing two numbers. 2nd Grade will work with numbers up to 999, and 3rd Grade will work with numbers up to 100,000.
In Science, we will be learning about the tools we will be using as scientists and how to stay safe when doing laboratory experiments.
In Social Studies, we will be working on map skills. At the end of the week, we will be making our own map with its own labels, key, scale, and compass rose.