Welcome to 2B!
Our class is fortunate to have 1-1 iPads this year. Many of the children in second grade have had classroom iPads since kindergarten. We use them throughout the day for various purposes.
All second graders in our school district use Lexia, an individualized reading program designed to teach fundamental reading skills. The children really enjoy it and use it daily on their iPads. It is fun to do the Lexia activities while learning at the same time. As levels are finished, certificates of completion are issued. Lexia covers phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
Our math program is called Math Expressions and covers all of the common core standards for math.
We use Words Their Way to teach and reinforce phonics and spelling pattern skills. We are also working on learning to correctly spell all of the district "No Excuse" words for spelling.
Reading instruction is individualized and I meet daily with each of my guided reading groups to work on reading skills.
Best of all, our class has a Growth Mindset! We never let problems or words win. We persevere until we solve them ourselves, or with the help of our classmates. Our class word is "YET..." because we never say "I can't do that", we say "I can't do that YET!"