Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Peek At The Week

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

In Math: 

·      Practiced doubles facts
·        Learned doubles rap song     
·        Practiced new games called Double It and Doubles Bump
·        Made a ten to add numbers
·       Completed our Symphony Fall Screener
·       Looked for addition patterns for related facts
·       Used the number line to count on or count back                 

In Fundations and Reading:
·        Began switching classrooms and tiering students
·        Practiced Unit 1 in Fundations on digraphs, blends and closed syllables
·        Practiced routines and did a getting to know you activity
·        Learned the vocabulary words
·        Practiced skill sheets
·        Learned alphabet aerobics
·        Learned about lucky books and created a lucky log! We read Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse for fiction and Frogs! for non fiction.
In Science:
·        Watched a video called All About Amphibians
·        Reviewed important amphibian characteristics and made a frog folder
·        Miss P visited us for an amphibian talk and brought us a cool toad named Milo
·        Observed Milo and fed him crickets

In Writing:
·        Learned about verbs using songs and our morning message
·       Used puzzles and partners to find some in the picture
·       Used an Alphabox to brainstorm words for our first day of school narrative writing
·      Began writing the beginning part of our personal narrative
·       Wrote verb poems about ourselves

I am proud of all their hard work! Thank you for all your support!
Enjoy your weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand :)

Milo our toad

Watching Milo eat

My awesome lunch bunch! :)

Friday, September 16, 2016

We've Been Busy Bees!

It was so great to meet most of you on Wednesday night! Thank you for coming! I am having a great time getting to know my students!

We have been learning about nouns all week and started learning about verbs today. They completed fun activities. We even learned a song about verbs too! 

We have also began talking about what makes a great personal narrative and what good manners look like in school.

We began Topic 1 in Math and worked on turn around facts. We also read the book Two of Everything and wrote magic pot problems. Ask your child to tell you about this awesome Chinese Folktale. We also played fun games called Make Ten Double It. 

This afternoon, we started learning about amphibians. They seem very interested! :)

Have a great weekend! :)

-Mrs. Farrand

Make Ten Fun!

Noun Puzzles with Friends

Show and Share

Friday, September 9, 2016

A Great First Week!

Welcome to a brand new school year! I am so excited to be starting my ninth year teaching second grade! We have had a great first week getting to know each other. We have been going over and practicing important classroom and school routines. We also brainstormed our classroom rules and signed our names to agree to follow them. 
I love reading stories and I am so happy that my students love listening to stories too! Some of the books we read this week were: First Day Jitters, Miss Nelson Is Missing, Brand New Pencils, Brand New Books, Chrysanthemum, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, The Color of Us, I Like Myself, and Odd Velvet. Odd Velvet is one of my favorite books! After reading this story, we had a terrific talk about what it means to treat other people and not judge them before truly getting to know them. We also discussed how we are each valuable, special, and unique. We drew pictures and used different adjectives to describe ourselves. Each child did a great job!
     Thank you for filling out the important paperwork that went home in the folders. If you still have any papers  please try to fill out the forms and return them as soon as possible. I know it is a lot, but it is very helpful!  
  I look forward to meeting all of you at our Open House on Wednesday, September 14th. 
  It’s going to be a great year! 

Here are some pics from the week!

Math game with partners! :)

Our first day together.

A glimpse of the classroom

Getting to know you scavenger hunt!

Our Super Stories! :)

Friday, September 2, 2016

School Again! :)

The classroom is all set up! I am excited to meet my new students next Tuesday! I had a great summer with my husband and my son Asher who will turn 3 in October. We traveled to Maine, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. I look forward to hearing all about your summer vacations too! Enjoy the last weekend before school begins! Also, please remember to bring in your questionnaire and a healthy snack on Tuesday. 

-Mrs. Farrand :)