PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Gr2 Blog Week of 11/2

Dear Families,

As we begin a new month we are also beginning a new unit, Nonfiction Writing! Your student will be bringing home a slip of paper with his or her topic listed on it. Please take some time this weekend to visit your local library and check out some kid-friendly books on the topic with your child. The kids need to bring in at least 2 books on their topic by Monday, November 5th. It is imperative that the students have books to work with or they will not be able to research properly.

We are continuing our math investigation on story problems. We will be moving into reading and understanding two-step problems next week. Look out for a homework assignment which will include an example. We are also focusing on communicating our ideas to others. This week children made posters with a partner in order to show how they thought about a problem. Many children have wonderful strategies, but have difficulty relaying them to others. This is a work in progress and is something we will return to many times this year.

This past week both 201 and 202 have meet with their Buddy Class. It was a great success. The students bonded and worked well together and we are looking forward to our next meeting. Please see the exciting pictures below:



  • Scholastic Book Magazines will be going home this week.
  • The orders will be submitted on the last day of the month.
  • There is NO school on Tuesday, November 6th.


Have a great week!


Ms. Mathis and Ms. Anne