This was an exciting week. We earned our first unity party, celebrated Hour of Code and created some focused non-fiction writing.
As a class, we earned 50 unity points since the beginning of the year. We gained unity points by working together to accomplish a task, completing a routine as self-directed learners (without prompting of a teacher or adult), or receiving a compliment from a teacher for exceptional behavior.
In honor of the hard work together, we will have a PJ, Stuffy, Cardboard Box Fortress Movie Event on Wednesday, December 16. That means students will be able to wear pajamas, bring a stuffy that fits in a backpack, and we will have a craft hour to make a cardboard box creation. If you have a cardboard box that your student can sit in, bring it in! I have a storage spot in the room. Anything we don't use will go to the recycling. We will watch Inside Out.
We have started our non-fiction writing units and already students have started their informational texts. This week we have looked at features of a non-fiction text, how to dissect a tricky word and the importance of keywords to talk the talk of experts. As we move through this unit of writing, students will work on structure, explaining ideas and using multiple resources to teach readers.
Hour of Code
On Tuesday. students worked on either Star Wars or Minecraft programs through Hour of Code that taught the importance of sequence and the basics of programming using characters and items that were familiar to students. Students and families can download the app for use at home. Enjoy some photos!
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||