By Adriana Randolph. 2nd Grade Math. Published at Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 - 17:38:55 PM.
For the first few days, really not much transpired at all. The ignored rice was the first to get a little dot of black mold and then each of the others followed soon after. However we continued in our curious quest. All of a sudden, on day four, the ignored rice took a distinctive turn and a gray spider web like mold started to grow all over it and up the sides of the jar. Over the next few days it made rapid progress - we documented with pictures and watched the other two with excited anticipation. After a few more days rice in each of the other two jars started to develop distinctive characteristics. The rice that had been the recipient of the insults became dotted with black and covered with a rather pointed and spiked looking whitish/gray mold, while the loved and cared for rice started to turn pink!! I kid you not - this trend was documented with pictures and remained throughout the science fair display at the school.
Its a concern for many parents. Maybe your child has been called names at school, or he or she suddenly loses interest in reading or learning. Perhaps they suddenly dont want to go to school anymore, or their teacher has pulled you aside one day to discuss their "learning difficulties". Its something that no parent wants their child to go through. Thousands of dollars are spent on 2nd grade help, tutoring and learning materials. But what methods really work for children? Heres what to look for when evaluating 2nd grade help programs. Learning That Adjusts to Your Childs Unique Abilities Not all 2nd grade help programs are created equally. Some act only as games which might work well at testing your childs reflexes, but not really focusing on helping them concentrate or think of the right solution. What you want instead, is a customized program thats tailored to your childs unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Something that tests them based on their current learning level, and then adapts intelligently to reflect how well theyre doing by rewarding them or correcting them as they continue to learn and grow.
Re-Teaching Math Lessons With Different Instruction Techniques Once youve spotted weaknesses, its important to deal with them right away. Stay in contact with your childs teacher and discuss the possibility of using different types of instruction to teach problematic lessons. Many teachers will appreciate the interest and may even be able to find ways to combine at-home and in-classroom lessons for the best possible results. Many children have problems with mathematics in the 2nd grade. Its a difficult age to encounter any academic difficulties and children often deal with frustration due to the complexity of their math lessons. By helping them at home and by using age-appropriate electronic learning tools, youll take a lot of the stress out of the situation, which will lead to better results and a better in-school experience for your child.
A few years ago, when it was time to consider ideas for the annual science project at my daughters elementary school, we found ourselves once again looking for something that would be just a little bit different. I dont know why but there is only so much inspiration one can find in determining which roll of kitchen paper has the greatest absorbency capacity or what happens to a white flower if you place the cut stem in a vase of colored water. At a timely moment I happened to recall some pictures of cooked rice I had seen in the water crystal book by Masaro Emoto - the basic story was that cooked rice will age differently depending on the thoughts one projects toward it. OK - this was novel - something that really sparked our curiosity, so my then 7 year old, Bella, and I decided to see what would really happen if we did this experiment on our own.
Do you plan summer outings to nature centers or parks? Take this opportunity to learn about trees or plants. Otherwise, consider having your child help you plant a garden. Get some basic books from the library to help your child understand the basics and get them a little gardening gear for fun. Have them keep a little journal over the summer about what theyve learned about each activity. Have them draw pictures or make leaf prints. You can even have them store leaf specimens in little baggies that you can staple to the journal pages. Have them journal about vacations too. With just a little planning, it is easy to incorporate learning into nearly any activity.
Why Math Problems Become Apparent Halfway Through The School Year The first question that many parents have when a teacher mentions that a child is struggling with 2nd grade math is why they werent informed sooner. This can be an unfair question, as teachers are rarely aware of weaknesses until theyve had time to work with their students for several months. This is why mid-year math problems are fairly common with 2nd graders. In reality, kids who struggle with math are usually struggling with instruction techniques, which is why differentiated instruction is gaining favor in thousands of United States classrooms. However, it can be hard for both teachers and parents to spot problems and therefore make the appropriate changes. The right tools can make this process easier.
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