This week has been packed with new routines, writing, reading, math, and classroom meetings! In writing, we have started our unit on personal narratives, stretching out small moments into non-fiction or fictional stories. We've been talking about how master writers get ideas from everywhere, even ordinary things!
You may have noticed that your student brought home a Tiny Notebook, and if they haven't yet, not to worry, it'll be used all year. This notebook is for jotting down inspirational ideas during the day, night or weekend. I encourage students to take their notebook home every night and return it in the morning so that they can have it with them in order to write down their small moments and then have it with them at Writer's Workshop ready to write. If you would like to support them, ask your writer how to jot down notes in their notebook. Do they write the whole story or just a few key words?
This Friday was the first day of Buddy Reading. Every Friday, Mrs. Ward's kindergarten class will meet with our class. Students read to their buddies familiar stories, talking about the characters and helping their buddies practice reading. Enjoy some photos of the buddies!
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||