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Peace, Love & LP!

Peace, Love & LP!

Suzanne Tom Locker

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Star of the Week!

We will be starting Star of the Week in September.  Your child will be coming home with a poster one week before their date.  Please help them fill out the poster if need be.  They are allowed to bring something to share each day.  No animals however are allowed for sharing.  Their poster will be hung in our room the entire week, and returned home the following Friday.  To make it fare, I have not scheduled anybody on a week where we have a day or two off.

Raz-Kids

Your child has their own Raz-Kids account, which they can use at school and at home. Their username and password cards were sent home on Sept. 26. Parents can also register and see how their child is performing!

To help your child be a stronger reader, please have them listen to the story once, read aloud the second time and then reread the third time. If they have a microphone on their computer, they can also record their reading so I can listen to them (I LOVE that!). Afterwards, they can take their quiz and see how they do. They may need to read the story again to move onto the next book. Happy Reading!

 

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Suzanne Tom

Welcome to Mrs. Tom's 2nd Grade Class!

1/31/17

We loved diving into non-fiction reading and writing but now we're hopping back into the creative world of fiction. We will be learning to developing opinions about the characters we are reading about and backing up our thinking with evidence. We'll be writing letters to peers and creating awards for characters we love. Oh what fun reading and writing will be this month!

In math, learned about making estimates, measuring using centimeters and inches and how to use line plots. Now we will learn strategies to subtract double digit numbers. Of course, with Common Core, there will be multiple ways students can use to come up with the right answer using hands-on manipulatives.

In science, we have rotated to Mrs. Walker's fabulous classroom and are learning about weights and measures. Learning to make estimates, working with partners and using active listening are some of the skills we use to make science time a success.

A gentle reminder to read nightly with your child. Raz-kids is a great tool to use, but nothing beats snuggling up to a good book with each other. 

Thank you so much for your continued support. I look forward to creating "apple" memories with your child every day.

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Classroom Safari Visit - What an AMAZING experience!

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano County Field Trip!

Valentine's Day Gifts to Our Families!

Valentine's Day Gifts to Our Family!

Make-a-Plate Project!

Expert Expo - Showing Off What We Learned in Reading!

Computer Class Secret Code Treasure Hunt

Holiday Gingerbread House Making Party!

LP Halloween Fun!

LP Halloween Fun!

Whole Foods Field Trip

Learning About Rocks with Ms. Gannett!

LP Fun Run!

St. Mary's College Men's Basketball Team Reads to LP!

Reading with Our Big 4th Grade Buddies in Ms. Tang's Class

Common Core Math ROCKS!

Dear Parents,

Many of you may be wondering what the new common core math looks like in second grade. Well, it's a lot different than when we were their age! 

Instead of memorizing fact families, kids are now introduced to multiples way to solve a problem. They not only need to solve the problem, but also be able to explain their thinking using pictures.

Since my "mathematicians" have been rocking math these days, I thought it would be fun to show parents some of the strategies they have learned to solve equations.

I hope you enjoy them!

Using Math Mountains to Create Equations

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Solving Equations Using a "Counting On" Strategy

Solving Equations Using "Make-a-ten Strategy

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Solving Equations Using "Doubles" Strategies

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Creating "Juicy" Word Problems

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Calendar

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3/19/17
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3/20/17
Tuesday
3/21/17
Wednesday
3/22/17
Thursday
3/23/17
Friday
3/24/17
Saturday
3/25/17

Thanks Mr. Massa for teaching Junior Achievement!

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LP Staff Retreat in SF

LP Staff Retreat in SF

I Have a Dream Poems

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we learned about his amazing accomplishments. We also wrote our own "I Have a Dream" speech and then used Chatterpix on our ipads to publish them. Watch our mouths come to life as we read our speeches!

 

You need to either download or open the videos in a separate window to listen to them. Sorry this isn't as easy a "click and watch" process, but I think you'll really enjoy listening to them.

 

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READER'S/WRITER'S WORKSHOP

We loved diving into non-fiction reading and writing but now we're hopping back into the creative world of fiction. We will be learning to developing opinions about the characters we are reading about and backing up our thinking with evidence. We'll be writing letters to peers and creating awards for characters we love. Oh what fun reading and writing will be this month!

Skip Counting By 2's!

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This second grade class is full of mathematicians this year! We have been learning equations by using a math mountain, horizontal equation and vertical equations. On this day, we learned about even and odd numbers. Even numbers come in "pairs" and odd number do not have a partner. They also create word problems to go along with number equations and can show their thinking by using pictures, tally marks, fingers and mental math. 

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