May 9 - Whale Tales - In-school speaker
May 11 - Field trip - Aquarium
May xx - Poetry celebration! (Date TBA)
May 17 - In-school whale speaker
May 19 - Talent show
May 20 - Field trip - Whale Watching
May 30 - Memorial Day - No School
This week in math we started comparing, adding and subtracting fractions. We first named a fraction as an equal part of a whole. We then labeled fractions in word form and numerical form. Ask your students about the numerator and denominator (Which one is the whole? Which one is the part?). In second grade students should be able to identify, name and compare 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4. In addition, students should be able to take a rectangle and split it up into 2, 3 and 4 equal parts and count the number of parts.
Later, comparing fractions, we discussed how if we had a cookie of the same size, what would be more, 2 equals parts or 23 equal parts? We then started adding and subtracting like fractions, finishing up the week by playing Bump, an adding fractions game. We will finish up fractions next week and start in on time!
Thank you so much to everyone for the wonderful gifts, food, flowers, compliments and coffee! This has been a great week and I have really felt your appreciation. I look forward to sharing the rest of the year with you and your students!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||