It has a been a busy week back from break. We have started many new learning endeavors! We finally received our handwriting notebooks! So, this week we had our first session of handwriting. The handwriting is called Zaner-Bloser and it covers both print and cursive in the same book. We will practice handwriting at least 2 times per week.
In math, we have been looking at place value for numbers up to 1,000. To gain understanding of place value, we have practiced skip counting by 10's and 100's within 1,000, playing games such as "10 more, 10 less" and starting to explore binary for some dessert math. If you would like to support your student at home, you can practice skip counting up and down within 1,000 by 10's and then 100's. Ask students what patterns they notice, and how many different ways can they say one number (ie. 650 - 6 hundreds and 5 tens or 65 tens).
Seattle Tilth and Mercer Slough
On Wednesday, we had a special visit from Seattle Tilth. Look forward to your student's kidblog on the thing that they most enjoyed about the presentation (hint: worm in sunglasses could be one of them).
Today, we went to Mercer Slough with Ms. Shaw's class. The weather gods were on our side! The sun was shining and the bugs were out. Students went on a guided nature walk where they got to touch soils (dry and sopping), ferns, and painted on mud warrior face paint. In the lab, students learned about different soil creators and observed them under microscopes and bug TV! Enjoy some photos of one group's nature walk and bug exploration.
Thanks to parents who were able to take time from their day to help out, both Wednesday and Friday. It's great to have you enjoy these opportunities!
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||