Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Greetings Friends! Not only has Ms. W's camera lost it's mojo, now... it's just plain ol' LOST!! Yikes! We had a busy productive day with or without film!! We started word study with our new spelling rule: homophones! Words that sound the same, but look different and have different meanings! Vocabulary and meaning will have a HEAVY HAND in our spelling work this week! We worked on weekend stories, and many friends had some great Easter moments to share in their writing! Nice job writers! Alena shared her writing in our author's share, especially her use of the word wall (for spelling) and rereading skills! You can really tell when a second grade writer is reading their story carefully when they make revisions and correct as they go! Awesome Alena!! We caught up in work board and literacy activities while Ms. W and Ms. C met with readers in groups. In math, we reviewed and practiced triple digit addition, paying close attention to our number writing with 4 digit numbers! Writing numbers to the thousands place requires one carefully placed comma! Wow! Even numbers have punctuation!! Cool! Well done friends!
Our parting shot goes out to Mrs. Cialek today! Our truly wonderful, amazing, supremely caring and illustrious teaching assistant will be out for a couple of weeks. She'll be back soon with a new knee as well as a spring in her step to match that huge (fully functioning) heart and never-ending smile she brings to our class every day! We'll be thinking about her, missing her, and doing great work in her absence. Take care Mrs. Cialek, and take care of that knee! We'll see you soon!
Friday, April 6, 2012
Howdy Friends! Forgive my lack of entries this week, seems my profoundly impaired digital camera has completely lost it's mojo! Working on it, though... so keep tuning in!! In the mean time, we've had a full busy week, half days and all! Without afternoons filled with math thinking and problem solving, we've instilled one of our favorite second grade traditions... POWER MATH!! A short pop of math review and skills practice! This week our focus was on time, money and fractions! Writers have been working on personal narratives this week with weekend stories (complete with think sheets, helping organize our ideas). Sharing friends have impressed as well this week, with their great choices (special books, incredible rubber band balls, porcelain kitties, and more)! Art's Night will be here before you know it... Thursday night to be exact! 5:30 will begin the art viewing, and 6:30 is show time! A soul inspired, slightly Motown feel is inevitable once you hear our young singers (backed up by the SES LIVE house band! One of my favorite nights, bar NONE! If you love adorable children, live music, and the innocence of children's singing mixed with the swagger of some seriously rockin' tunes, then this night is FOR YOU! Bring tissues, it will be a packed house, that's for sure! Can't wait! Thanks to all who have come in for conferences this week! I've loved having the opportunity to share your student's progress with each and every one of you! What a truly special, enthusiastic, caring, thoughtful, hard working group we have! Keep up the good work second grade!
Monday, April 2, 2012
Great Monday Friends! And a busy one too! Lot's of catching up, both in math and literacy! Harry and Joe did some great sharing too! Danny got our week off to a great start with one great math meeting! Well done boys! We'll keep up the great work tomorrow! Get a good night's sleep everyone! SLEEP MAKES YOU SMART!!!