Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day - No School
Wednesday, June 14 - School-wide PBL night
Thursday, June 15 - Whale watching field trip! - Early start
Tuesday, June 20 - Whale Symposium
Thursday, June 23 - Field day
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Walking to PNB from the bus, the kids were more amped up than I had seen them in a long time. They were running and wiggly and excitedly chatting. I think some were nervous: "Ballet! Ahhh....I'm not gonna like this." Some were excited: "I've been to the Nutcracker so many times before!" However, regardless how students were feeling at the beginning, it was clear in the end it was a huge success. From one of my most reluctant, this was their response at the end, "I liked evry thing because I love dancing."
Great success! We saw so many cool things. "This was the best field trip!" "My favorite part was seeing the octopus." Students dug, scooped, uncovered and poked (gently) many cool animals and plants at our low-tide Discovery Park trip. Check out some of the photos below.
We really got rolling this week in our whale research. Students are now roughly half way through their research. They have been working so hard, reading dense material and sorting through it all to find the important information they need to know all about their whales! We will continue our search next week, working on writing facts in our own words by making a movie in our minds of what we read and figuring out tricky words by making connections and looking at context.
Money problem solving! How many lemons (2 for $1) and limes (4 for $1) could you buy with $2.75? Students worked on money word problems, counting and combining money.
Look in your mailbox soon! Students have vigorously been writing about their favorite books. This week, we started addressing our letters to readers outside of our classroom. This is important because now students have to explain more parts of their books, such as plot and character traits, that their classmates may already have been familiar with.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||