May 24 - Poetry Reading Celebration - 9:25am
May 30 - Memorial Day - No School
June 1 - Early Release - 1:40pm
June x(2?), 8 - MAP testing
June 16 - PBL Night
June 23 - Field Day
June 24 - Last Day of School
It seems like lately all we have had are exciting weeks, however, this was another truly adventurous week.
Whale PBL: Students have continued to work on scientific drawings of their whales. Students have practiced creating many revisions and giving and receiving critiques for following drafts. Using positive language and not considering a "not perfect" draft a failure has been the big learning goals. In addition, students received a research packet with a page dedicated for whale research topics such as habitat, appearance, diet, young, and action plans to help save whales. Students use note-taking skills and specific keyword searches to acquire the information they need.
Writing: We have been working hard to build up our poetry portfolios. Tuesday, May 24th we will celebrate by having a poetry reading. Students will pick one poem that they feels highlights a certain strategy, or is just plain enjoyable. Be there!
Math: We started our time unit with skip counting by 5's, followed by writing analog time to digital time, playing a time memory game to practice. Later on, we looked at the root of AM and PM (ante meridiem - antes in Spanish = before (thanks Cecilia!)- before noon! Conversely, post meridiem - post test =an after test - after noon!).
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||