Greenleaf Elementary School
The first grade students at Greenleaf are all settled in and working hard. We are set to begin many exciting units this fall. In the month of September, we start our first Mathematics Unit of Study which includes strategies for problem solving using addition and subtraction. We are setting up guided reading groups and literacy centers and will start writing narratives during Writer’s Workshop soon. Our introductory lessons in science will include the life cycle of plants and the relationship of farms, plants and food. We will be exploring the traditions and responsibilities of families to kick off our social studies curriculum. We are looking forward to a great year!
In Second Grade here at Greenleaf, we have a busy September and October ahead of us! In Reading, we will be learning about finding the main idea, learning about the author’s purpose, and story elements. In Language Arts, we will be learning about sentence types and structure as well as nouns and verbs. In Writing, we will learn how to write a friendly letter and basic paragraph elements. In Math, we learn fact families, addition and subtraction sentences, and we review math facts from 0-9. In Social Studies, we will continue to explore the different types of communities. Lastly, in Science, students will become Paleontologists during our study of fossils. We will also be taking a field trip to America’s Stonehenge!