Thursday, September 22 - Picture Day
Wednesday, September 28 - Early Release - 12:05pm
Friday, September 30 - Jog-A-Thon
What a fabulous first week! I have had such fun getting to know your students and celebrating our teamwork and growth in this first (full) week.
International Dot Day
This week we were inspired to talk about optimism and perseverance by reading The Dot by Peter Reynolds. Students talked about how Vashti pushed herself to try new, challenging tasks by staying positive and believing in herself. Students created their own dots as a way to demonstrate their individuality and as a reminder to push themselves when they come across challenging tasks.
We had our first session of reading buddies! This year, we will partner with Ms. Hunter's fourth grade students. Students were lovely hosts, inviting Ms. Hunter's class into our room, showing the students our library and various reading nooks. We look forward to our partnership this year!
In math this week, students explored 3-digit numbers and the meaning of place value and found patterns within 100 through skip counting by 2's, 5's and 10's. Ask your student to teach you how to play Guess My Number. It's fun practice and brings up interesting conversations about digits vs. value of numbers.
Students continued to build skills for writing personal narratives. Students used story ideas from their tiny notebooks to ignite their story telling. In this unit, students will work on building their skills by making a plan for their stories and adding details to immerse their readers in their stories.
Students made individual reading goals this week to read more and more. Second year is a big year of growth, and students are already putting in hard work.
Students made predictions about what is in soil, recorded their predictions in the science notebooks, and then tested their predictions by examining soil! Next week, we will look at how soil is made with the help of worms.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||