Friday, January 18, 2013

Peek At The Week

Another week completed, but I am missing many of my poor sick students! 
I am hoping to see all my second grade stars next Tuesday!

In Math, we practiced counting using different numbers. We worked with a partner showing towers of twos, fives, and tens and filled in a table. We also looked at tens and ones problems and practiced combination cards with 10. We played Collect 50 cents to review our money trading skills too. We will wrap up this Unit next week and begin Unit 9 on measurement.

In Social Studies, we went to the computer lab to label the special 7 continents and 5 oceans. The students all did a great job! We learned 2 special songs to help us remember all the continents and oceans. We also learned about cardinal directions. We used a mnemonic device called Nothing, Ever, Scares, Wanda (North, East, South, and West). Wanda is a scary witch and we created a paper compass with her on it. They are fun to use to learn directions!

In Writing, we learned about diamante poems. We wrote an antonym one comparing winter to summer. We brainstormed ideas and then they chose what words they liked best. They came out well and you can see them in their backpack folders.

There is no school on Monday 1/21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  I hope to see everyone on Tuesday!

Have a great weekend and stay warm!
-Mrs. Farrand J