Monday, Dec. 12: Penguin Day
Wednesday, Dec. 14: Non-fiction Writing Celebration 7:55 - 8:15am (Yes, on Wednesday!)
Wednesday, Dec. 14: Neighborhood Walk - Deliver Postcards
Friday, Dec. 16: Unity Celebration - Inside Out and Popcorn
Monday, Dec. 19: No School - Start of Winter Break
Monday, Jan. 2: No School (New Year's Day Observed)
Tuesday, Jan. 3: School Resumes
This week we have been taking a look at variations of the Gingerbread Man, reading the traditional story followed by reading corresponding "fractured fairy tales." While reading these stories, we have been working on our retelling skills, making sure to include setting, characters and plot. We have discussed how plot lines follow patterns. Plots often have characters finding or creating a problem and then they often solve these problems by the end.
We had an interesting conversation about how there can be several problems in one story. Typically, the biggest problems involve the main characters, and in the endings characters often resolve these problems. These resolutions can sometimes solve other minor characters' problems as well.
Next week, we will compare and contrast stories and write our own gingerbread fractured fairy tales!
Writing: We are finishing up our teaching texts, adding comparison, revising and editing, and making sure our table of contents have the right page numbers. Looking forward to sharing our books with you on Wednesday first thing in the morning.
Math: We are building strategies for 2-digit addition in math. So far we have covered adding by place value, adding part-by-part and adding with friendly numbers (make friendly numbers or break numbers up to find friendly numbers). Next week, we will continue practicing these strategies as we add 3 or more 2-digit addends.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||