Ms. Siderowitz

Welcome to our classroom web page where you can find some basic information about our class. Please feel free to contact me anytime at with any questions or concerns that you may have. There are so many wonderful learning experiences in 2nd and 3rd grade--I look forward to teaching my students every single day!

Our class has been doing a fantastic job

reading and writing our assigned sight words. During the month of February,

students are going to use different activities during reading and writing to practice

their assigned sight words and use

their words correctly in their writing.

For the month of February, our word wall

has been updated and students are going to use our new color coded Word Wall for additional

review and practice with their sight words.

Students will continue to bring

home short stories in their reading bag.

Please have your child read the stories from their reading bag each night for homework.

In addition to the short stories, each child

will begin bringing home sight word books. These sight word stories will help

students practice specific sight words

that we have been working on in class.

Don't hesitate to ask the public librarians

for book recommendations!

The students loved our winter-themed books (below), and the librarians have many other great recommendations to share!

It’s Winter! by Linda Glaser,

Snowmen At Night by Caralyn Buehner,

and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

Reading is very important to

your child’s academic success.

Please encourage your child to read nightly,

and discuss their reading with them.

During the month of February, we are going to continue to work on place value in math. Students are going to work on using base ten blocks to help identify 2 and 3-digit numbers. Some fun ways we are going

to practice place value are through our

100th Day of School Celebration!

During the month of February, students are going to be excited to have reached the 100th day of school. Reaching the 100th day of school calls for a big celebration! Students are going to work on changing our number of the day from a 2-digit number to a 3-digit number. Students are excited to ring in the 100th day of school with many fun, math related activities. Students will explore the number 100 in many different ways, using hand on manipulatives and rotate to different station activities.

Social Studies/ Social Skills

Many lovely holidays and special days will be recognized during the month of February.

Some of our classroom favorites will be Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day. For the month of February, students will explore a new unit in Social Studies. Students will participate in a unit identifying important facts about many of our Presidents. Students will end this unit by having the chance to become

President for a Day! Students will create a speech that will be presented in front of their classmates. Students will explain the important role the President has and some interesting facts about what they would do for our country if they were President for the day.

In writing, students are continuing to work on writing sentences using sentence starters.

Students are working on writing a complete sentence and adding to their assigned sentence starter, while staying on topic.