This week was full of fun! We had our 100th day celebration on Monday, followed by a week of more fun and learning! On Friday we celebrated the friendships in our classroom. As each student added their fruit to the fruit salad, they said something about a friendship they have made or value in the classroom. For example "I'm glad I made friends with Suzie this year, because I have a new friend on the playground". There were a lot of meaningful words shared and we reflected on how important friendships really are; not what are friends can do for us, but how they make us feel and the importance of having them in our lives. I am super happy with how each student shared and meant it. After our fruit salad, students passed out their valentine's and admired each others valentine boxes. I was quite impressed at their creations!
The Kids Heart Challenge was a huge success and they were very tired once we got back to the classroom.
Don't forget that this is Spirit week! Wear your BLUE & GOLD tomorrow to show your BOBCAT support! Please refer to the previous post to see what to wear each day for spirit week!
There will be NO spelling this week, only Reading Log for Homework! We will be reviewing many phonics and grammar skills this week. We will be working on our Opinion Writing. We will continue to work through our Unit 5 in math, along with reviewing many skills we have learned this year in Units 1-4. We will be touching base on Presidents and US History and will finish off the week with some STEM weather projects!
I will post pictures of this week as soon as my computer is cooperating!
SPIRIT Theme Days for NEXT WEEK!
Monday- NBCS Pride Day (Blue & Yellow or NBCS Pawprint gear)
Tuesday- Animal Print Day (Stuffed Animal Day) Yes! My favorite...I love leopard print!!!
Wednesday- Tropical Day (school dress code appropriate)
Thursday- Camp Day (Let’s explore the great out doors/Camping...Clothing only)
Friday- Parade of Nations (wear the colors of our class country-WEAR GREEN/St, Paddy's Day stuff for Ireland!!!
This week in honor of our 100th day of school (this coming Monday), we wrote about what we will be like at 100 years old. Please enjoy the photos of the class bulletin. These will be coming home after February vacation.
Unit 4 Math Assessments have been corrected and placed in your child's cubby. Please review this math test with your child and review the comments made by me and the incorrect problems.
p.s. We have completed our "When I am 100 years old" writing today...I will post pictures from the bulletin board tomorrow!
Happy Groundhog Day! Thank you Punxsutawney Phil!!! Hopefully Spring will be here soon! (With some snow this Thursday I hear!)
Wow! Another month come and gone! We have been very busy!!!
We just completed our Wonders Unit 3, where we ended the last week talking about how we express ourselves through art, music and dance. We read about how to make recycled instruments in our reading groups. What better way to test their skills, than by having them create their very own recycled instruments. They had a blast! We invited the music teacher Mrs. Kjellander into the class and played her a tune with our instruments. I LOVE how they were able to create and have fun while putting what they have learned into action. Friday was a great day!
We have wrapped up Unit 4 in our math as well and took our Unit 4 assessment. This will be coming home soon. Please review these skills at home with your kiddos. Telling time to the nearest 5 minutes is still tricky, so please ask your kiddos to tell you the time at home. This is a skill they need to master this trimester!
We have also wrapped up our States of Matter unit and will be finishing up our Weather Unit this week. Next week and most of February we will be learning about Presidents and American History and Symbols.
In writing we are creating stories about what we will look like and what we will be doing at 100 years old...because our 100th day of School is this FRIDAY, February 7th. We will begin our opinion writing the week after!
On the 7th we will spend the day reading, creating and playing 100th days activities that are aligned with our 2nd grade curriculum.
Coming up on Friday, Feb. 14th is our Kids Heart Challenge for Jump rope and Valentine's Day. Be on the lookout tomorrow for a pink piece of paper with info regarding our Feb. Friendship Day Celebration! It will be a simple celebration in our classroom focusing on FRIENDSHIP and what true friendship means.
The week before Feb. vacation is going to be spirit week. There will be a dress up/theme to each day. As soon as this is unveiled to teachers, I will pass the information along to you! At the end of the week we will be having an Olympic Style Pep Rally. Our class is going to represent IRELAND! I am so excited because I am taking a trip to IRELAND this summer! It is kind of perfect with all of the Irish decor out there with the upcoming St. Paddy's day. I have already purchased a St. Paddy's Day Green necklace for each student to wear to the Pep Rally and take home with them. I would like the students to wear green that Friday and feel free to get as decked out in St. Paddy's day gear as much as possible! Let's see some Irish Spirit! It will be a great way to kick off Winter Vacation!
Once again, thank you parents for all you do! Enjoy the photos of your kiddos making their recycled instruments!
Thank you all for those who came out last week for conferences. I am looking forward to wrapping up the second half of conferences this week.
It is going to be very cold this week, so please make sure kiddos come to school dressed appropriately. We are expecting some indoor recess but there are also areas of the school that are chillier than others.
Theme Baskets are here and all set up in the hallway and they look amazing! Thank you to all parents who donated and PTA members who put them all together. They get better and better each year!
We completed our unit on matter last week and finished up with root beer floats on Friday. This week, we will be learning about Civil Rights and celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
We have finished our Unit 3 in math and Working on Unit for focusing on Time and Measurement.
In reading we are focusing on Long e spelling patterns, past and present tense verbs and text evidence.
Homework - There is NO math homework this week because I would like for students to focus on writing in their own reading logs this week, using complete sentences.
Have a great week!
Happy New Year! I am very excited to kick start 2020 with some really fun activities! On Friday, we spoke about good germs and the not so good germs. With illness and flu season upon us, I thought it would be a great lesson to start off the new year. We learned about germs and how to avoid getting them and passing them along as best we can! We put some "fake" germ lotion on our hands and took a peek under the black light. We then rinsed off our hands and took a peek under the black light again to see if the germs really were washed away...there were some surprised kiddos! See pictures below!
Homework resumes this week!
Friday: Xtra Math Logins were sent home along with work that was corrected over the holiday break!
Tomorrow in your child's binder will be a 1/2 sheet of green paper, reminding you of your conference day and time.
This week we will begin Unit 3 Week 2 in Wonders "What can we see in the sky". We will be working on Long i spelling patterns and present tense verbs in grammar. Students will be reviewing commas in a series as well...this has been a tricky one! We will be reading Starry Night in our Readers/Writers workshop books and collecting text evidence.
In math students will be taking their Unit 3 Math Assessment and Unit 3 Open Response. In science we are learning ALL ABOUT MATTER! We will be completing a mini Matter experiment everyday, while making hypothesis and writing them in our science journals.
This week, students will also be taking the WINTER AIMs Web benchmark; one of the reasons second grade wanted to wait until January for conferences. We feel as though having the report card and another benchmark data point, we will be able to give you more detailed information on your child's growth in the first trimester.
I look forward to conferences beginning January 13th!
Our Classroom "Craft Theme Basket" items are due by the end of this week. We are still in need of items to fill our basket. Thank you to have donated items so far!
Have a great week!
Homework went home today for Unit 3 Week 1. I just wanted to let you know that we spoke as a class today, as we do every week homework is sent home, and I emphasized how important homework and school work are and how important putting forth your best effort heading in to trimester two. Second grade is a big jump from first grade and expectations of students are higher.
I am so proud of what we have accomplished as a class thus far! I cannot wait until conferences to show you what we have been working on!
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