Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day - No School
Friday, June 9 - MAP testing
Monday, June 12 - MAP testing
Wednesday, June 14 - School-wide PBL night
Thursday, June 15 - Whale watching field trip! - Early start 6:45am
Tuesday, June 20 - Whale Symposium
Thursday, June 22 - Field day
Are you fast? Then you have a lot in common with the Dall's porpoise. Students started taking their hard-earned facts and creating whale reports this week! Students focused on research and writing an engaging introduction that includes fun facts and evidence that shows they are an expert on their whale. Students will continue to work on their first drafts, into next week. We as second grade teachers and really asking quite a bit! Stay tuned as the whale saga continues!
On Wednesday, students finished up money. Thursday, we began time, counting by 5's around the clock. The biggest hurdle for students is to understand that the hour numbers actually have two meanings, both hour AND minutes. If you can, quiz your students or cover up your digital clocks at home (if you have analog clocks), see if they can count by 5's around the clock. A second hurdle is telling the hour as the hour is close to expiration (:45-:59). That darn hour hand sure does get close to the NEXT hour. See if you can start up a conversation about time with your student this weekend!
Our opinions keep rolling! Our next goal as writers is to make our letters stronger, longer and more convincing by adding more evidence from our books. Students talk about favorite parts of books, why they like characters and retell the story to introduce the book to their readers to add to their letters.
We started our fiction book clubs this week. This is a fun unit where students gather often to talk about what they like in their books (or don't like them) and to think about why an author chose certain craft moves.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||