Friday, January 27, 2017

Peek At The Week

January is almost over! How did that happen? Field trip is due on Monday 1/30. I'll pick chaperones after I get all the slips. Your children have been working hard!

Here are some things we did this week!

In Math:
  • Solved 1 and 2 step problems
  • Wrote our own story problems
  • Reviewed what we learned
  • Took our Topic 7 test
In Fundations:
  • Practiced words with ir, er, and ur
  • Discussed verb and squirm
  • Practiced trick words using the gel boards
  • Played a new game called "Twingo"
In Social Studies:
  • Began learning about maps and globes
  • Did a coin activity to compare them
  • Read Me on the Map and There's a Map on my Lap
  • Made a Where I Live booklet
  • Learned 2 new songs about the continents and oceans
  • Learned the 7 continents and 5 oceans by making and labeling them on a world map
In Writing:
  • Wrote a diamante antonym poem about summer and winter
Have a great weekend! :)
-Mrs. Farrand 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pics from the last 2 weeks

Reading our final individual biographies

Miss P came to talk about reptiles.

Meeting our new snapping turtle friend Squirt

Eating popcorn and watching the Lorax!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Peek At The Week

Brrrr! It's so cold, but winter is officially coming next week! We have been working hard on many tasks!

Here are some things we did this week!

In Math:
  • Solved 1 and 2 step problems
  • Completed Daily Math Review work
  • Explained whether we agreed or disagreed with someone's math solving skills
  • Did our review/reteaching/game page with a perky partner


In Fundations:

  • Began Unit 7 on open syllables and reviewed all the syllable types
  • Learned the word shy
  • Practiced words using white boards
  • Played Desk Pop to practice spelling and syllable marking
My reading class in finishing DRAs and my group read Wonderful Winter. We worked on comparing the main character to ourselves, took a quiz, and wrote a summary together.

In Science:
  • Started learning about reptiles and the 4 main groups are turtles, crocodilians, lizards and snakes
  • Made a folder and did a sorting acitivity
In Writing and Social Studies:
  • Finalizing our individual biography reports after doing research with books and websites on the iPads.
We met with our 5th grade buddies today and learned a new game.
It is fun and the second grade won! :)
Stay warm!
One more week until winter vacation!

-Mrs. Farrand :)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Peek At The Week

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It's December! How did that happen? It was so nice speaking with all of the parents about how their children are doing. My students are so kind and such hard workers. It makes me love coming to work each day!

Here are some things we have been working on:

In Math:
  • Began Unit 5 using subtraction strategies
  • Used the hundred chart to solve problems
  • Used the open number line to subtract tens
  • Used the open number line to subtract tens and ones
  • Practiced ST Math
In Fundations and Reading:
  • Practiced our unit 6 trick words using gel boards
  • Learned about -ive suffix and exception to the rule
  • Practiced a check up in our composition book
  • Played Desk Pop to practice spelling words
  • Worked on summarizing stories in our own words
In Writing:
  • Worked on the final product for our class book on Abraham Lincoln. They did an amazing job!

*The students will begin individual projects next week.

In Social Studies:
  • Read about The Pilgrims and watched a short video
  • Read with our 5th grade buddies 
Have a nice weekend! 
-Mrs. Farrand :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy the long weekend with your family! Report cards go home on Monday and it'll tell you the conference time for Dec. 1st. :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

So Thankful!

What a sweet surprise to receive this from my students yesterday. They got everyone to sign it secretly!
I am so thankful for my students! :) I'm glad that they show that they care and appreciate my hard work too!