May 9 - Whale Tales - In-school speaker
May 11 - Field trip - Aquarium
May xx - Poetry celebration! (Date TBA)
May 20 - Field trip - Whale Watching
May 30 - Memorial Day - No School
Welcome back from spring break! Students warmed up with 3 new units! We started poetry, geometry, and got to look at all of our amazing book clubs! We had an exciting Friday, as it was the final day of Dwankhozi week. Students experienced art, food and play from Zaimbia in the morning. In the afternoon, the entire school got together to celebrate the amazing connection between the two sister schools, honoring Maurice and Ida.
Writing: Students looked at old objects with poet's eyes - describing items in new ways. The also started playing around with line breaks, and how changing line breaks can affect the sound and rhythm of a poem.
Math: Students reviewed 2-D and 3-D, explored the classroom looking for plane shapes and started their very own whale art using only shapes! Our next endeavor will be to break up shapes into equal shares, exploring the foundation of fractions.
Reading: Students did a gallery walk of all the book club books, working on partner reading, retelling and coming up with agreements for how to run a book club. They worked really hard and came up with better agreements than I would have been able to alone!
Pictures to come!
Bonus at home work (not homework):
PBL: Bring in an article about a whale! Be ready to present a brief summary of what you learned.
Math: Find shapes in nature. Take a picture or make a drawing of the shape/s you found. Where did you find this shape? Was it repeated? Was it animal or vegetable or mineral? We will present these during math.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||