Thursday, October 6 - Curriculum night
Friday, October 14 - No school - Teacher prep day
Wednesday, October 26 - 2-hour early dismissal - 12:05pm
Monday, October 31 - Halloween celebration
The Jog-a-thon went really great! This annual event is a great time in the beginning of the year to discuss the importance of and reasons why we set goals, and how our goals are unique to who we are and what we are working on. On Thursday, students set personal goals for the Jog-a-thon. Goals ranged from drinking more water, running 23 to 25 laps to being able to walk without stopping. We enjoyed the time to get to know each other and bond as a class. On Monday, we will look at our goals and talk about what went well at the Jog-a-thon and how setting a goal helped us improve and grow.
Here is a quick run down of the last two weeks:
Writing: Writers have come to a pivotal turning point in our narrative writing unit! We are starting to look at mentor authors and using their craft moves in our own writing. We have looked at Jane Yolen's Owl Moon, Kevin Henkes' Julius: The Baby of the World, and I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child to see how they start and end their stories. Students will continue to build these craft moves into our stories as they grow as writers this year.
Reading: This week we worked on strategies for what to do when we come across a tricky word. The most used strategy in our class this week was sounding out words part by part, followed by using the context to help us figure out the meaning of the word. Next week, we will kick off our word work (phonics and phonemic awareness), reviewing the phonetic skills students built last year using the Reading Horizons curriculum.
Math: We have been working on our counting by 10 and 100 to 1,000 and developing our understanding of place value by building, breaking apart and comparing 3-digit numbers. We will wrap up our place value unit next week by continuing to compare and order numbers up to 1,000.
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|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||