Wednesday, January 25 - Book-It Theater - Going Some Place Special
Thursday, January 26 - Author Visit - Javaka Steptoe
Wednesday, February 1 - End of Semester - No school
Monday or Wednesday 6 or 8 - Museum of Flight
Tuesday, February 14 - Valentine's Celebration
Wednesday, February 15 - Airplane Extravaganza - Evening time TBA
Monday, February 20 - Presidents' Day - No School
Tuesday - Friday, February 21-24 - No School
I ended this week thinking about reflection and making time for reflection throughout the day. On Thursday, I went to my STAR mentor training through the Seattle district, and one of the ways students engage in learning is through reflection. Often times we get so busy in our day that we miss this reflection piece. When we rush, we can eliminate examining what we learned and how well we learned it.
However, moving forward with all that is happening in the larger world outside of school (politics, budgets, families, friends), reflecting on why we make certain decisions, making sure we have facts to support our decisions, and how other people respond to these decisions is a major part of becoming a responsible member of the community. In class, as a community, we will continue to emphasize the importance of reflection for its many benefits.
Subtraction! We are practicing our subtraction strategies, drawing connections between subtraction and addition and organizing our work on the page.
Students continue storytelling. We focused on different elements of a story (introduction, problem, climax (solution) and the ending (the "new" normal). We also thought about different ways students could end their stories.
We examined characters' motivations and hidden lessons the author wants to teach within the story. Students keep track of their stories as they read on post-it notes, helping them retell at the end of the story.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||