Monday, November 25, 2013

Getting Ready for our Feast!!

Second grade's been busy! With everything from math games, to learning about American History and the story of the first thanksgiving, to preparing for our very own feast! It all started with math, and Royal lead his very first math meeting, thanks to Kelsey who got it all ready first thing this morning! Great team work! Next, we used our math facts to solve problems with three addends... all while trying to get as close to 20 as possible! Not as easy as you think, and great practice with our math facts! Working in teams, partners helped each other keep track of cards, scores, and 3 numbers adding up to 20! Then we had to subtract the difference between the sum of our cards... and 20! Great work and excellent practice! Everyone agreed, sometimes you get good cards, and sometimes you don't... so every one wins when we use strategies! And that's exactly what we did! We also talked and learned more about Massachusetts number one crop, the cranberry! We learned how it's grown and how it's harvested. Then we took some fresh cranberries and made some cranberry sauce to get ready for our feast tomorrow! We especially loved joining our 2B neighbors... in true holiday style! Working together, learning together... and tomorrow... feasting together! We can't wait!!

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