Friday, April 26, 2013

Peek At The Week

We had a great week together after having a nice long break! The students were all ready to get back to work!

In Math, we learned a new game called Spend a $1.00 to help us subtract coins and trade coins to record. The goal is to have no money left at the end. We also worked on skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. We did some partner activities using the 100 chart too. The students all worked hard even if some of the questions were challenging at first.

In Science, we have started our unit on insects. We discussed what we knew first. We made a special folder and watched a short movie called All About Bugs.  We also read a lot about bugs. I assigned a special insect report for each student today that you will find in the backpack folder. The reports are due on Monday, May 6th.

In Writing, we wrote diamante poems for a special retirement book for Mrs. R. We wrote one as a class and the students wrote their own individual poems too. They came up with some sweet things to say about her!

The whole second grade had a special assembly on Thursday afternoon. We learned from 3 “differently abled” adults. The adults told the kids to use this term instead of handicapped. One man Joe had a brain injury which affected the use of his arm, one woman Maura was blind and had a cute guide dog named Jolly and another woman MJ had multiple sclerosis. The students were very good listeners and learned about all the things they could still do, even if they had different abilities.  It was a great learning opportunity for all of them.

I hope you enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand J