Monday, November 22, 2010
Peter's Morning Meeting and Look Who's Cooking!!
Greetings and Feastings!! That's right, 2W prepared for our annual feast today, and let me tell you... we've got a lot of culinary enthusiasts in our class! First we started with Peter's morning meeting and it was a good one! Pinky handshake greeting, She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain, and the "acting out" game! FUN!! Thanks Peter, you made some great meeting choices! After meeting, we reviewed our spelling rule from last week, since we only have 2 days to work with spelling, so we added some real challenging words to our spelling cards! We put our word study principle into the middle and ends of words, and did multi-syllable words too! We even added "eigh" as another way to make the long a vowel sound! Well done "neighbors", well done!
After snacking, we washed our hands and launched into feast preparations! Everyone had their hands in the action... making apple pie with Mrs. Cialek, and making vegetable soup with Ms. Worthley! We learned how to cut safely, how to peel our fruits and veggies, and talked a little about what our thanksgiving celebration might be like! We invited our Sunderland Elementary "family" to join us tomorrow, and talked about how this is going to be the "best feast EVER"! Let me just say, if you haven't asked your student to join you in the kitchen.... YOU SHOULD!! We have some very enthusiastic cooks in our midst, talking about chopping, and smells, and tastes, and how to balance our food and flavors... I was very impressed! We should save some time for cooking in our future, because we LOVED IT!!!
We can't wait to prepare our room for our guests tomorrow, and partake in our meal together! Nicely done second graders! I'm sure we will have a very memorable feast, perhaps not a 3 day long feast with venison, wrestling matches, and Massasoit, but a delicious and memorable one indeed!
Today was also Olivia D's first math meeting, and she handled her first day like a pro! Well done Olivia! We watched a brief but very entertaining movie called William Bradford from the American Hero series of Discovery films, and reinforced our learning about the pilgrims and their struggle to settle in this new land. We saw how Massasoit and William Bradford created a treaty together, and how successful this relationship was in the very beginning! We ended the day in computers writing thank you notes to PTO for the beautiful new picnic tables they generously donated to our school! WOW! Thanks PTO! How lucky are we?! Much to be thankful for, indeed!