Tuesday, March 1st - 100th Day (Square Day - 10 squared)
Thursday, March 17 - Water PBL celebration (@ night TBD)
Monday, March 22 - World Water Day
Wednesday, May 11 - Aquarium field trip
I hope everyone had a calm and restful long weekend. The valentine's party was a hit and we had a busy short week last week investigating the water cycle, irrigation methods and addition and subtraction word problems.
This week, I had the wonderful opportunity through the SPS STAR Mentor program to go on a site visit to 3 different school in the Seattle Public School district. I was able to see teachers at Rainier View, Broadview and Coe Elementary Schools. I feel so fortunate! It opened my eyes to the many resources we have access to at QAE, and the many things I can start implementing in our classroom. I feel invigorated and have already started sharing some of the teaching tips I learned on my visit with the class.
Quick run down of the week:
World Read Aloud Day: So great! Students were able to manage navigating the buildings, and I only heard positive reactions from ALL students. Thanks to all the volunteers!
Reading: We have been reading about water and the various properties, locations and effects of it that it has on life. Students have been practicing note-taking skills in reading to prepare for our group work in PBL.
Writing: Students have been practicing writing opinion pieces. Today, students wrote proposals about which water topic they want to explore and present!
Math: Students have been using bar models to help illustrate and solve word problems for addition and subtraction.
AT HOME SCIENCE CHALLENGE:
We had a guest visitor, Shaun O'Neil, from King County talking to us about what happens to our poop and pee (yes, he did use those words in front of the kids). He gave us information about how our waste water gets processed on a city- and county-wide level.
Here's the experiment:
-3 clear jars with water
Put toilet paper, paper towel and dirt in jars (do not mix materials). Shake. Rest. See what happens to the materials in side.
You've just created a small version of our wastewater system! Tweet or share your results!
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||