Friday, October 14, 2016

Peek At The Week

It was a fun Friday and some of the second grade teachers dress alike without planning it! :) We had a great week! I hope you all have seen the special family tree project due on October 27th. Also, book orders should be in by the 20th.

Here are some of the things we have been working on:

In Math: 
·   Learned Even/Odd Numbers
·   Learned about rows, columns, and arrays
·        Drew arrays to solve word problems
·        Learned how to use arrays and bar diagrams as models
·       Practiced ST Math              

In Fundations and Reading:
·        Learned about closed syllable exceptions
·        Practiced trick words using gel boards
·        Discussed the words mind and bolt for vocabulary
·        Practiced skill sheets
·        Practiced alphabet aerobics-have your child show you!
·        Took our Unit 3 test and played a game called Desk Pop

·        My reading group finished reading Frog and Toad are Friends

In Science:
·        Read a book called The Busy Tree and did a fact and opinion page
·         Watched a video about trees
·         Read a Dr. Seuss tree book and made a cool pop up tree card comparing deciduous and evergreen trees

In Social Studies:

·        Learned about Christopher Columbus through reading, song, and videos

In Writing:
·        Discussed personal narratives ideas through "The Heart of our Writing"
·       Learned about synonyms (We sing Syno, Sameo, Synonyms are Similar)
We met with our 5th grade buddies and read about 2 special friends in our Scholastic Magazine.

We also started Friendship Circle Friday to share 2 things we liked about our week in school.

Enjoy the weekend!

-Mrs. Farrand :)

Some examples:

Tree Pop Up