Thursday, September, 22 - Picture Day
Wednesday, September 28 - Early release - 12:05pm
Friday, September 30 - JOG-A-THON!
Welcome to a new school year and to 2nd grade! I am so excited to have your student in my classroom. Already in this first week we have started creating a strong, supportive learning community. In this first week, we introduced ourselves, started self-portraits, and got the lay of the land. The beginning of the year is all about solidifying routines and creating and applying classroom guidelines and expectations. We have also started implementing the building-wide QAE common behaviors. This includes walking in the hallway quietly so that learners in the hallways and in classrooms can concentrate and focus. So far, we have been doing so well practicing throughout the building that we got a compliment from a third grader!
Below is a brief summary of this week's academic activities:
Writing: Students completed beginning of the year writing assessments for narrative, informational and opinion writing. They did great! Students were focused and applied all their skills from last year.
Reading: We toured our classroom library and students practiced choosing just-right books from a small selection. Next week we will start book shopping and reader's workshop.
Math: This week, students started with an open-ended problem solving question. Students organized the problem in their preferred manner using manipulatives or drawing a picture. Then I partnered students with another student in order to work together to combine solutions to come up with the most complete response together. We will continue building these mathematical problem solving skills throughout the year.
I am going to send out reminders through REMIND. This is an app that allows me to send out reminders to your phone or email. Here is my class code if you would like to get reminders from me through REMIND:
Thanks and have a good weekend!
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||