The second grade team has started to implement the "zones of regulation" into our daily discussion. The Zones of Regulation include 4 colors: the blue zone, the green zone, the yellow zone, and the red zone, which are each associated with different feelings. The green zone is the optimal zone for learning, so as the year progresses, we will continue to discuss the ways in which students can use strategies to bring themselves back into the green zone when they are feeling upset, angry, silly, or tired. Please ask your child about the zones and be on the lookout for papers going home that may include additional information about your child's interactions with the zones.
In mathematics, we are continuing to discuss strategies for addition and subtraction as well as the comparison of numbers based on their place value using greater than, less than, and equal to. We will end this unit with a continued discussion of 1, 10, and 100 more or less than any given number less than 1,000. Please see below for some example problems and the most efficient strategies used to solve them.
In ELA, we are continuing our unit to answer the question "How can we work together?" During this unit we will discuss cause and effect, facts and details, and author's purpose.