Wednesday, October 26 - 2-hour early dismissal - 12:05pm
Thursday, October 27 - Queen Anne Walking Tour
Friday, October 28 - Writing Celebration - 7:55-8:10am
Monday, October 31 - Halloween celebration - Parade and class party
Friday, November 11 - Veteran's Day - No School
Walking Tour Form
To kick off our community social studies unit, we will write and deliver an invitation to our neighbors around the school to our Halloween parade on Monday, October 31st. In order to do this, I need you to fill out the walking field trip form that I sent home today. Make sure you get me the form by Thursday!
In math this week we started our addition and subtraction unit. We began by reviewing our addition fact within 20 through number talks, math games and problem solving.
One of the problems was Magic 10, attached below. Work with your student and see how many ways you can solve the problem!
We are putting the finishing touches on our pieces this week. To help us, we had our fourth grade reading buddies come give us feedback on our writing! Reading buddies looked at punctuation, spelling, and our craft moves. Next week, we will polish our pieces in preparation of the writing celebration on Friday.
We read and saw the performance of Last Stop on Market Street. We discussed some of the themes from the book and connected them to Wednesday's Black Lives Matter demonstration. Some of the themes were equality, empathy and race. If your student has any other questions, please discuss at home some of their feelings and reflections on this topic.
After the play, we processed by writing in our reading journals a star, a wish and a compliment.
This week we finished up our science unit with planting and examining how much water different types of soil hold. Using filters, funnels and measuring cups, students found that different soils do indeed hold different amounts of water! Some photos below.
Additionally, we planted lima beans last week in different soils: sand, clay, humus and Queen Anne soil. The plants have made quite the stir as they start to sprout from our different soils. Students are already noticing the root structures and differences in plant vitality in various soil types (see picture above!).
We will have a Halloween parade at 12:30pm on Monday, October 31 followed by a class party from 1-2pm. Let Jennifer Eveland know if you're interested in helping out!
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||