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Friday, April 21, 2017

Geometry

This week we began our geometry unit. It can be pretty tricky for 2nd graders because of the new vocabulary. 

I brought my son's Magformers in the classroom this week to use for centers and they were a hit! 

 

They are magnetic blocks that begin as flat shapes but can be connected to become 3-D shapes. These were so much fun but also great for them to have a hands-on way to understand geometry. 

 
    

 
 

Cursive

We finished our lowercase letters! Before we begin capital letters I thought we needed a bit more practice with Shaving Cream!!! What a fun surprise. 

 
  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weaving

This week we are reading the Narrative NonFiction story: The Goat In The Rug. It's the story of how a Navajo woman used her goat's wool to weave a rug. The fun part is that it is told from the point of view of the Goat. The kids really enjoyed the story and we took a few minutes to learn how to weave our own "rugs." It was a great first day back! 

 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Adoption Day

Today we adopted new pets...PEEPS!!

First we choose our new pet
 


Next we sang a few songs and created their birth certificate 

 


 
 
 

We took care of them through the day and even got Mrs. Giglio to babysit when we went to the Gym. Each table had to "pay"  her for her time! 

 

Happy Families!

 
  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Back Up and Running!

Woohoo! I purchased a new app that hopefully allows me to quickly add content to our classroom blog quickly and without it crashing like the old app was doing! Hopefully this means more blog updates for you!! Stay tuned and check back often. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dont Judge a Book

This month we celebrated Dr. Seuss. We read his biography, and many of his books. One of the more famous books that most students had schema about was Green Eggs and Ham. One of the lessons I have been teaching in Reading Workshop has been to discover and determine why the author wrote a book or what was the lesson of the story. So we did a little project after the story. I gave each child 2 cups, each had a drink in them one looked like blue kool-aid juice and the other like muddy water. Everone assumed that the blue drink would tast delicious while the muddy drink would be disgusting....look how it turned out..


lets try the blue first.... (salt water)







Now the brown (orange juice and food color)




The lesson is...you can't judge a book by its cover!







Pasta Punctuation and More

We have been working hard on using quotation marks when writing dialog and it has been tricky! So we tried a few alternative activities...




Pasta punctuation, we used elbow macaroni to make our quotation marks.

we worded with a partner to find all of the quotes in one of our books








Even ninja's use punctuation!