Tuesday, April 4 - Museum of Flight (finally!)
Thursday, April 6 - Poetry Reading - 8:00am - Looking forward to seeing everyone!
April 10-14 - Spring Break - No School
This week we had a special guest on Tuesday, Danielle Gregoire, StorySLAM producer for the Moth radio podcast (also Fiona's mom). She came in with a lesson on creating a fool-proof imagery poem. It was an engaging exercise that had students thinking about all 6 sense (feelings were a sense too), performing and illustrating their creations.
Using imagery to invite your reader into your world is a skill students will use into their adult lives. It was a powerful exercise that highlighted importance of showing and not just telling your reader. Here are the links to the students performing their poems:
I and C. W.
Q and Wy
M.L. and D
T.C. and R.
A.C. and M. H
M. Y and M. S
M. G and K
S. E and J.L.
F and H. T.
C. O and S. M.
A.P and J. X
Math - We are reviewing the use of bar models in measurement word problems. Students use bar models to help model the problem in order to ascertain which operation to choose and what part of the problem they're looking for.
Reading - Students continue to work with their reading partners, reading the same book. Students are learning to build reading strategies such as making connections, asking questions, visualizing and synthesizing. All of these skills help students think about what they are reading and learn more from what they're reading. We hope to work on these through the rest of the year.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||