The Biggest, Best Snowman-Book Treasure

Our book treasure this week was The Biggest, Best Snowman. 

Little Nell’s family thinks she’s too small to really accomplish anything. But one snowy winter day, while Nell is playing with her forest friends Reindeer, Hare, and Bear Cub, her friends encourage her to build a snowman. Though Nell is unsure of herself at first, with the support and help of her friends, she creates a marvelous snowman. Nell’s wondrous creation shows everyone that she IS capable of accomplishing anything she puts her mind to–and that great things often come in “little” packages!

MSU Extension Water Conservation Program

Today we had the MSU extension program come in and teach us about water, its uses and why it is so important to conserve water. The students were eager to participate in the demonstration. 

Shape Project

Today we worked on finding shapes throughout the room! The kids did a great job finding and identifying all the shape they found.

Peek at the Week 1-19

Spelling Words-no spelling for this week due to the shortened week. We will focus on grammar skills-adjectives, compound words and contractions.

Reading: we are continuing metacognition and inferring strategies. As we read books we are going to talk and write about what we know or learned from the book and how we know it. Being able to explain how we know something is an important skill for 2nd graders.

Math: unit 5 continues this week. This unit focuses on 2D and 3D shapes, line segments, parallel/non-parallel lines and symmetry. We are starting subtraction mad minute this week. We will alternate subtraction and addition mad minute weekly.

Science: we are finishing up earths land and water unit focusing on the water section. We will study bodies of water, ground water and how we get drinking water to our homes and water conservation.

Technology homework: every week a tracking sheet will come home. Students are expected to log into Raz-kids and Dreambox/reflex math twice a week for 30 minutes.

MLK Day

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There is no school Monday, January 19th in celebration on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We spent some time last week discussing his life and work. We wrote about it in our class blog, read books, listened to songs and wrote about how we as 2nd graders can change the world. 

I made a padlet to share ideas and thoughts. Take a minute and tell us how you can change the world!

 

Peek at the week 1-12-15

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Spelling Words-no spelling for the week: get, through, back, much, go. Skill for the week is words ending in -k, -ck, -tch, -ch. this week spelling tests will start having 14 words-5 new words and 9 old words.

Reading: metacognition and inferring strategies. As we read books we are going to talk and write about what we know or learned from the book and how we know it. Being able to explain how we know something is an important skill for 2nd graders.

Math: unit 5 starts this week. This unit focuses on 2D and 3D shapes, line segments, parallel/non-parallel lines and symmetry.

Science:we are finishing up earths land and water unit focusing on the water section. We will study bodies of water, ground water and how we get drinking water to our homes and water conservation.

Field trip tomorrow to Troy Museum-please make sure you send a brown bag lunch with all disposable items.

Early release day Wednesday Jan 14th.

We are planning a new field trip to Red Robin on February 4th. This field trip is to go along with our next writing unit-writing an opinion/review. Eating lunch at Red Robin will help us with the research phase of writing a review.