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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chalk




I was gifted the book: Chalk for my son's 5th birthday this summer and once we read it it became an instant hit and I couldn't wait to sneak it out of the house to share it with the class. I finally got a chance to bring it to school today and we went outside and I read the class the book. It is a wordless book but the illustrations and events in the story  are so vivid you don't even need words to describe them. The kids were in awe! It was silent as I turned the pages and that may be a first for this group 😉 the kids loved the story and were even more excited when I told them that for writing today we were going to illustrate our own chalk drawing and then write about them! They loved it and I can't wait to see all of the great writing that this book has inspired. 

Here are just a couple pictures of us creating our masterpieces. 












Check out the book for yourself here on YouTube:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Up and Running!

We are starting to get in the swing of things! Our morning centers have been going pretty smoothly and we are already making some great new friends! I'm still waiting on a few photo release forms so here are just a couple pictures for now. 





Saturday, June 24, 2017

Last Day Hooray!

Last day of school and I have to be honest in 15 years I have never been sad for this day to come until today Thank you for the pleasure of your enthusiastic, hard working, and KIND children this year. I wish I could stay with this group forever! They will leave a mark on my heart❤️ Happy Summer!!

 
  

  

Monday, May 22, 2017

If you can't beat 'em....

You know how the old saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them!!! 

Today we practiced our math facts using....FIDGET SPINNERS!

The game was to spin you spinner on your table and see how many math facts you could do before it stopped, then tally the amount of spins you would have to do in order to finish the whole sheet! This was great facts practice for them and something easy you can do at home too! They really need automaticity on their facts so that next year when they begin multiplication they are not struggling with it. Here are a few pictures, and though you can't tell they were all spinning when I was taking pictures, we will keep practicing so look for the sheets to come home and you can even erase the answers and use them over again 😉 or I have extra at school if you want some sent home please let me know! 

 
    

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tie-Dye Party!!

Thanks to the help of our Art Teacher Mrs. Greenway who helped me muddle through my very first tie dye day!! So proud of these guys for their hard work and it has been paying off! Glad I got to celebrate with them. 

Here are a few pictures from the big reveal today of some of the shirts. I hope to get a class picture once we all wear them!

 
    
 
    

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Snack and a Story



Today we got to have snack time outside and I got to read to them which was perfect

 



 We had popcicicles from Nicholas and finished another class read aloud chapter book: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. He has a a whole series that follows this school plus a lot of other stories like the book: Holes (one of my favorites) 

 

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!