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Saturday, May 22, 2021

May 22nd

These pictures tell a story of what we've have been up to this past week! We have had a lot of fun while learning!
Camping Theme

Science: Everyone was promoted from campers to camp counselors, and then they had the task to design an obstacle course and a canoe that really could float. 







Reading: Bears visited our campsites! The students enjoyed reading to them, and we also enjoyed several great books including: A Camping Spree with Mr. McGhee and Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping.





Writing: We wrote haiku poems about the great outdoors, and we also wrote an acrostic poem about camping. 



Math: Check out the fun ways we reviewed subtraction and place value.





Donut Theme
Writing: After reading the book The Jelly Donut Difference, we wrote about ways we can sprinkle kindness to others. We also wrote cinquain poems about donuts, too.




Reading: We enjoyed some adorable books about donuts, and we continued to work in our book clubs.


Social Studies: We had a blast working at our donut shops! 





Math: We practiced equal groups (repeated addition or multiplication) while serving donuts to our "customers."






Sunday, May 16, 2021

May 16th

 Writing: Our published nonfiction books are finished, and they turned out great! They are currently displayed in our classroom, but be on the lookout for some of our favorite second grade writings to be going home soon. The students worked really hard, and they are so proud of their books.

Reading: Our book clubs are going great. Everyone is working so well together, and their book discussions are darling to listen to. I love everyone’s participation and their enthusiasm while reading with their book clubs!

Social Studies: We have been learning about economics. On Friday, we did a pretend shopping activity. It was really fun to see the students work within a budget and identify their needs and wants. This week we will continue to learn more about economics while participating in some junior achievement activities.

Math: Solid figures and plane shapes have been the focus of our recent math lessons. This week we will continue to learn more about faces, sides, and vertices.



Friday, May 7, 2021

May 7th

 Reading: This week we read the Pig the Pug series. We reviewed how to read with expression and clarifying vocabulary. The students also started meeting in their book clubs. 

Writing: During writing, we continued to work on poetry. We wrote a sensory poem, an acrostic poem, and a couplet poem. We also spent some time working on a top secret special gift. :)

Math: This week we began our last math chapter which focuses on geometry. We practiced identifying plane shapes by comparing their attributes. So far we have learned about: triangles, circles, squares, rectangles, trapezoids, parallelograms, hexagons, and pentagons. Below you can find some pictures of a few students playing a strategy game called Sliders.

Science: Our animal habitat projects are coming along nicely, and we are planning to finish those projects up next week. Next week we will also begin our final social studies unit which is all about economics.


Friday, April 30, 2021

April 30th

Math: This week we continued to practice counting coins. In addition to counting collections of coins, we worked on solving word problems involving money. We will have a test over money early next week.

Reading: This week we continued to explore different books in a series. While reading The Secrets of Droon, we practiced finding rich language and retelling the key events.


Writing: During writing, we wrote poems using different formats. Each student selected a topic and then they wrote a list poem and a conversation poem. It was fun to hear the students evaluate their work to decide which of their poems they liked the best.


ScienceEach student selected an animal that they would like to research. Everyone will use their knowledge of animal habitats to design a habitat for the animal they selected. This week we also took some time to explore our STEM bins. Each student designed their version of a shelf using STEM materials only. It was a lot of fun!



Thursday, April 22, 2021

April 22nd

Reading: Our class has really enjoyed exploring a few different books that are a part of a series! This week we learned about how when readers love a series they can’t keep it to themselves, and so we explored different ways to share books that we love.


A special thank you to everyone that donated to our class e-wallet! Below you will find a picture of our new classroom books. The students were very excited!

 

Writing: During writing, we learned how to incorporate comparisons into our poems. The comparisons made our poems so much richer and a lot of fun to read. We have also been busy learning how to write in cursive.


Math: This week we learned about pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. We learned about different ways to identify the coins, and we practiced counting combinations of coins. 


Science: We constructed our penguin habitats, and we had a lot of fun testing them out! Ask your child how well their penguin habitat worked. 

 


Teach Children to Save: We enjoyed learning all about the importance of saving money. Our guest "Zoom teacher," Mrs. Bohl, taught us all about banks, saving, spending, and much more. Thank you for a great presentation!