Friday, September 27, 2013

Peek At The Week

It was so great to meet many of you last night!
We had another great week of learning in second grade!
Here are some of the things we have been working on:

In Math:
·         Fact Families
·         Topic 1 test
·         Began Topic 2 on addition
·         Added numbers with 0,1, and 2.
·         Played Plus 1 or 2 Bingo

In Reading:
·         Week 2 of Fundations
·         Worked on bonus letters and the glued sound all
·         Continued reading Frog and Toad Are Friends

In Science:
·         Watched a Brain Pop Jr. video on the life cycle of a frog
·         Made a life cycle wheel
·         Learned about the 5 Burlington amphibians and made a booklet

*A study guide went home yesterday for our first science test next week on amphibians. Please help your child study! The test in on Wed. 10/2

In Writing:
·         Made a Who Am I? of our favorite things for Back to School Night
·         Worked on Adjectives
·         Learned about the 5 parts of a friendly letter and made a letter lady
·         Wrote letters to me

Next Week:
·         Mr. Muscleman will teach us about pumpkin science
·         Amphibian Test on Wed. October 2nd
·         Writing about friends

Enjoy your weekend!

-Mrs. Farrand J

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Peek At The Week

We had a great week of learning in second grade!
Here are some of the things we have been working on:

In Math:
·         Subtraction with separating stories
·         Subtraction with comparing stories
·         Fact Families
·         Make Ten- a math game to make combinations of 10

In Reading:
·         Began changing classrooms for Fundations and Reading groups
·         Did some getting to know you activities
·         Discussed friendship
·         Started reading Frog and Toad Are Friends
·         Took our I-Ready test

In Science:
·         Read about frogs and answered questions using TTQA (Turn The Question Around)
·         Watched a short All About Amphibians video
·         Compared frogs and toads using a Venn Diagram
·         Miss Pavlicek came from the Science Center to bring us an American Toad named Milo that we can observe!

In Writing:
·         Sang a verb song
·         Made a list of verbs that describe us
·         Wrote verb poems to display for Open House next week!

Next Week:
·         Picture Day is on Tuesday 9/24
·         Back to School Night is on Thursday 9/26, so I hope you can all come!

Enjoy your weekend!

-Mrs. Farrand J

Friday, September 13, 2013

Peek At The Week

We had our first full week in second grade! The students are learning the routines, rules, and getting to know each other.
Here are some of the things we did:


  • learned about bar diagrams to solve addition and subtraction story problems
  • played games to reinforce our skills
  • learned about nouns through Brain Pop, books and fun puzzle activities with friends
  • wrote our hopes and dreams for this year
  • began Unit 1 in FUNdations
  • made an All About Me flower for our favorite things
  • read about what good citizens do in our community
  • began our amphibians unit
  • talked about misconceptions we may have
  • learned important characteristics
  • made a special folder 
Reading Buddies
  • met our 5th grade buddies today
  • took a survey
  • read books together
It was certainly a full week! I am really proud of them! I know they are trying their best!
Have a great weekend with your child! Check out some fun photos too!
-Mrs. Farrand :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back to School!

Welcome to a brand new school year! I am so excited to be starting my sixth year teaching second grade! We have had a great couple days so far getting to know each other. We have been going over and practicing important routines as well as establishing our classroom rules. We read the book First Day Jitters. Ask your child to tell you about the surprise ending! We wrote about how we felt on our first day. Most of us were very happy and excited, which is terrific!

Also, Backpack Folders went home today with important paperwork. Please fill out all the forms and return them as soon as possible. I know it is a lot, but it is very helpful! I will be sending home a blog permission slip tomorrow so that I can begin posting fun photos and things from the students.

It’s going to be a great year!

-Mrs. Farrand J