Friday, December 16, 2011

Yuni's Meeting and Harry's VIP!!

What a Friday, friends! Yuni started us off with a great morning meeting! Everyone participated and supported every part of our meeting, the greeting, the song (beautiful), and the game! Very well done Yuni! I agree, it was, indeed, a 5 (on a scale of 1-5, that is). Dialogue journals was the focus of writing workshop after our spelling test. Students wrote in their private journals (stories, thoughts, feelings, events, and even songs), and you could have heard a pin drop during writing workshop. At first, dialogue journals was such an open ended kind of writing, that it was challenging. Now... we are experts (and you know who I'm talkin' about)!! Well done! We enjoyed a new story gifted to our classromm from the wonderful Mrs. Cialek called The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers, and it was hilarious! We've been making lots of text to text connections with our many gingerbread boy stories, and loving every minute of it! In math we reviewed place value and comparing numbers, and showed off all our learning! Brady finished the week with another great math meeting! Finally, Harrison shared his VIP (and yes, that's Very Important Person, or course) to a very attentive audience of new second grade friends! He shared his grandmother, his sailing experiences, cool ribbons, and you could literally hear an audible gasp when he shared his ticket from the Polar express... GASP!!!! Very well done, Harry! How nice it was to learn even more about how special you are! We are truly lucky you have joined our 2W family of 2nd grade friends! Have a great weekend everyone.

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