Ms. Short's Second Grade

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October 14, 2014: Walk Through Fraser

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October 13, 2014: Book Buddies

Last Friday, we went down to Mrs. Arnold’s room and read with our book buddies.

October 13, 2014: Exploring the Effect of Rain on Landforms

Last Friday, we explored what kind of effect the rain has on different landforms. We got into groups of 4-5 and built either a mountain, hill or plateau in our sand trays. Then, we simulated rain with a cup of water and  a smaller cup with holes in it. We gently poured the water into the cup with holes and observed what was happening to our landforms. Take a look at us in action!!!

October 13, 2014: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Since the beginning of the year, we have been doing Xtra math on the ipads. This is a website to increase addition and subtraction fact fluency. Last week, we had our first student master all of the addition facts!! Congratulation to Elijah!!! He has now moved on to the subtraction facts.

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October 13, 2014: Spelling~Unit 6

We are working on Unit 6 in spelling this week. Your child should have brought home their pretest today. Please make sure that your child is studying those 6 words. Also, a lot of students are mixing up there and their. Please make sure that your child understands the meaning of each word. These words will keep showing up on future tests. This week’s skill is working with homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spellings. Please make sure your child cuts out the cards and practices the words. They need to bring back the top of the sheet with a parent signature saying that they practiced the words. Below is a game to practice using homophones. To play the game, just click on the picture.

THIS WEEK’S SPELLING WORDS ARE:  into, has, more, her, two, other

October 12, 2014: Mystery Reader

We had our second Mystery Reader last Friday, it was Kiley’s Mom. She read us a wonderful story called The Napping House. A HUGE thank you to Kiley’s mom for taking time out of her day to come read to us!!

October 11, 2014: Book Treasure Book

Yesterday we read a wonderful book called, Boogie Bones for our Book Treasure book. Boogie Bones, a skeleton who loves to dance, longs to show his stuff beyond the graveyard’s iron gates but is a little intimidated by people. One night he enters a dance contest at the Town Hall, disguising himself with a hat and tuxedo. All goes well until he launches into the lindy hop and wriggles and jiggles right out of his clothes. Onlookers are aghast to see a skeleton in their midst. Only a small girl is unafraid to dance with him, and her courage inspires everyone else to clap along. Your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet, and a rubber skeleton. Please have your child write a written, detailed retelling of the story. Envelopes and retelling sheets are due back by Tuesday. The skeleton should be kept at home in their treasure boxes. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title below.

October 11, 2014: Weekly Reminders

TEAM SIGNS: The orange signs for the Fun Run are due on Monday. I will be laminating them and we will be carrying them out to the Fun Run on Tuesday.

FUN RUN: The Fun Run is on Tuesday. Parents are welcome to join us at 11:15. Please have your child wear orange on this day.

BOOK TREASURE BOOK: The retelling sheet and envelope are due by Tuesday. If your child would like to listen to Boogie Bones again, they can click on the link in the post above.

EARLY RELEASE DAY: Wednesday is an Early Release Day, dismissal will be at 1:30.

BOOK ORDERS: If you would like to order books, I have extended the due date to Monday. Don’t forget, you can also order on line using the link over on the left hand side.

October 8, 2014: Classroom Weebly

We have been working on our first iPad project. We used an app called Popplet to tell about ourselves. When we were done, we emailed it to Ms. Short and she made a slide show of our Popplets. Our iPad projects can be seen at our classroom weebly. Just click on the picture below to get to our weebly. Once your there, click on the top where is says, “Projects 2014-2015″.

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October 8, 2014: Landform Presentations

In Science, we have been learning about landforms. Last Friday, we got into five groups and became “experts” on a landform. We made a poster and then made a sand model of our landform. Yesterday, we presented our posters and models to the class, teaching then about our landform.