Ms. Schwartz's Class

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

It's going to be
a wonderful year!







"The more that you read,
  
the more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

the more places you'll go."

-Dr. Seuss


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What's been happening in our class...

Reading Workshop:  

Good readers of non-fiction books activate prior knowledge before they read! Asking- What do I already know about this topic?


Math:

We are realizing that skip-counting, repeated addition, and multiplication are all really the same thing!


Writer’s Workshop:  

We are diving into non-fiction writing. But before we can pick a topic to become an expert on, we have to organize the books we have in class into categories. This will help us when it comes time to research!



Science:

-What is a habitat?

-What is the difference between an urban, suburban, and rural habitat? -What is the difference between a marsh and a swamp?


Read Alouds:   

The Cricket in Times Square

All Kinds of Habitats

The Remarkable, Adaptable Turtle


Also:

Dear 2nd grade families,

We are requesting that you bring your child to a Jersey City Public Library so they can check-out non-fiction books on ONE special research topic.

The books are due in school on or before May 6th. 
Perhaps there is time to go over the Spring Break..?

Please make sure the books are child-friendly (a "just right" book) and each child should try and find at least two books (or more)  on ONE topic.
There is a main branch at 472 Jersey Ave. 
(201) 547 - 4526
Call ahead of time to get the children's room hours or to find locations closer to your neighborhood.

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*P.E. (gym) is on Thursdays and Fridays.
Students must wear sneakers to participate.