Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's About Time!

Greetings Friends! Lots to catch up on in 2W! We've had a great week of math meetings lead by Marcus! Some equally great morning meetings lead by Abby and Deter, just to name a few! The new "presidential" work board is almost complete and catch up day is upon us! Students have worked independently on literacy jobs while readers meet in reading groups with teachers! Learning about Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Obama while reading poems, working on puzzles and math jobs make good practice during a busy morning of reading groups! In math we've stretched our learning about measuring time to include time to the minute. Using our clocks to move the minute and hour hands on the clock help us recognize how important they both are, and what they represent when reading a clock! We'll continue to practice reading clocks, telling time, and thinking about how hands move on a clock! In writing we've continued our work on revising and editing our writing to make it better! Editing our writing is a very important skill to learn to make our stories ready for readers! We've also learned how to "show" instead of "tell" in our stories. While many stories will "tell" the reader what's happening, a truly wonderful story will "show" the reader what a story feels like, looks like, smells like. In spelling we've learned a lot about base words and have added endings to show plural, past tense and present tense (participle). Learning how words are structured help us see patterns in words and helps us become better spellers in our writing! The weather has been crazy, but we live in New England, so we adapted well like pros! Frigid, below zero temperatures to balmy rainy fog, to sunny skies followed by... snow? And that was just one day! Holy moly! No matter what the weather, the climate in 2W has been busy and full of fun and learning! Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all pictures, enjoyed going through them. Thanks for making teaching fun and enjoyable, Deter's mom.