Monday, December 12, 2011
Silent e, and Weekend Stories!!
Welcome back from the weekend! Time to get busy! Makayla started us off with a great morning meeting! We sang Mister Sun, greeted friends with he koosh, and played the double clothespin game (quite a challenge today)!! Well done Makayla! Nest, it was off to spelling and word study with our new rule, silent e!! So powerful it can change vowel sounds just by hanging out at the end of words!! We sorted words according to their long vowel sound, while paying close attention to the silent e (and even used word wall words today too)! Cool!
Writing workshop was all about personal narratives... we call them "weekend stories" in second grade! Even though some friends thought they had "nothing to write about" they used effort, fortitude, and determination, to wring a story out of an uneventful weekend. After all, we write every day because research shows that (like with reading), practicing writing, every day, makes you a BETTER WRITER! So... we write! Good job friends!
In math we too what we've learned about place value, and 3 digit numbers, and compared numbers to each other using the greater than (>), less than (<), and equals (=) signs. We reviewed base 10 blocks to begin our thinking, and moved on to short notation of numbers to compare! In read aloud we read a new book donated to our class by Mrs. Cialek called The Snow Must Go ON! We talked about the play on words, and enjoyed this sweet story about the south pole (yes, equally as cold as the north pole, but with out all the "holiday" glory) and their effort to get some ATTENTION! Thank you Mrs. Cialek for giving us such a wonderful book! Great Monday friends! Tomorrow, PE... sneakers please!