First of all, I apologize for the confusion of having blank conference slips sent home the other day. I was out of school Thursday and Friday due to a conference and my sub thought she was being helpful by sending them home :) I will fill those out and send home this week with your assigned conference time. Please confirm and return as soon as possible. If any changes to that time need to be adjusted, let me know right away. This time, conferences will be very special because they will be Student Led! We are going to start preparing our scripts for the conferences this week and there is much work to be done. Therefore, keep in mind that your student will need to be present during conference time. This is one of my favorite times of the year and you will be amazed/proud of how "professional" your Second Grader is :)
Trade First Subtraction
This week, your student will be bringing home some 2 and 3 digit subtraction problems. We have been practicing mostly with Base-10 blocks and Counting Up, but I have also slowly introduced Trade-First Subtraction. If you need assistance with helping your student with these, please refer to our website. You will find a drop-down menu under Parents and click on Math. There are some helpful videos/examples walking you through this process. Trade-first is a great way to prepare students for understanding WHY we borrow from different columns.
Spring Picture Day
Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, March 14th. Only students who turn in order forms will have their individual pictures taken on this day.
Friday is Beach Day in Ireland! (Bring in your towel to sit on at lunch)
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!