Monday, February 6 - Museum of Flight
Tuesday, February 14 - Valentine's Celebration - Compliments and Valentines
Wednesday, February 15 - Airplane Extravaganza - 5:30-6:30
Monday, February 20 - Presidents' Day - No School
Tuesday - Friday, February 21-24 - No School
FIELD TRIP ON MONDAY- Museum of Flight - Make sure students bring a sack lunch and walking shoes. If you student is under 80 pounds or under 8 years old, they will also need a booster seat. We are super excited!
Students are in the midst of research and development of their airplane projects, becoming experts on their topics answering the question, "How have airplanes changed our community?" Some of the topics look at various ways airplanes have changed the military, nature, food transportation, and travel. Students use resources such as Epic, KidRex, and books from the library. Students self-selected groups with other students of similar interests, and started reading and taking notes with their group members.
After completing research and answering questions about their topics, students will create a plan to create a project of their choosing to share out the information they have learned. Projects include posters, videos, commercials, newspapers, or building a model.
Valentine's Day Compliments
On Thursday, I sent home note cards for students. For Valentine's Day, students will write a compliment to each student in the class. It needs to be specific, true and well thought out. On Valentine's Day, students will deliver compliments and glue them into a book that they will get to take home. The sheet I sent home with the note cards gives the details of how to complete the compliments.
On the list of students, I did not put Kai Williams on the list. Make sure he gets a compliment (Sorry Williams family :\)! I have attached a revised class list to this week's newsletter if that's helpful.
Please email me if you have any questions about writing the compliments or decorating them.
Writing - Students are crafting fiction and working to revise for tension and stretching moments out using senses to describe details.
Reading - We are examining how characters respond to events by looking at plot and acting out our characters' dialogue.
Math - Subtraction strategies we are learning and using new strategies to subtract! We have three main strategies - Subtract in Parts, Decompose Method and Add to Subtract. We also have the option of drawing and using manipulative. This week we relied heavily on an open number line to subtract. Look at some of the examples for a better idea.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||