Dec. 5 -9: Food Drive for Pike Place Market
Dec. 5-9: Raise for Maize
Wednesday, Dec. 7: Hour of Code
Monday, Dec. 12: Penguin Day
Wednesday, Dec. 14: Non-fiction Writing Celebration 7:55 - 8:15am
Friday, Dec. 16: Unity Celebration - Inside Out and Popcorn
Monday, Dec. 19: Start of Winter Break
Monday, Jan. 2: No School
Tuesday, Jan. 3: School Resumes
As we prepare for the holidays and a time of giving and reflection, our school community is doing its part to contribute. Next week, we will hold a food drive for the Pike Place Market and hold a fundraiser for our sister school, Dwankhozi. Students and families are welcome to bring in non-perishable items and toilet paper on Tuesday for the food drive and the total of donations for Dwankhozi on Friday, December 9.
In our own class, we discussed some of the pressing issues we've noticed around our community. Here is a list of some of the problems students have noticed around the community:
Students read about their topic, wrote down some of the causes of the problems, and as a group came up with some ideas on how to solve some of these problems. Students showed compassion and thought as they came up with creative ideas. Some included machines in the ocean to pick up trash to writing letters to the president to shut down cigarette factories. Take a look at the photo so see some of the other creative solutions students came up with.
Math - Students are taking their first look at solving different types of word problems. These types fall into four categories: join, separate, part-part-whole and comparing. We will practice these word problems again in the winter.
Writing - Students have been feverishly writing to teach all they know about topics they are experts on. We will have our writing celebration on Wednesday, December 14 first thing in the morning.
Reading - We have been growing our knowledge across multiple non-fiction texts, comparing information between books of the same topic and taking notes on new and imporant key words. Using our wide awake brains, students have used text features such as captions, labels, subtitles and glossaries to help gain and grow their knowledge.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||