Happy February Vacation!
We kicked the week off with our board game day and soda floats! There were so many fun games for the kids to play. Thank you for sending them in. I now have a few games I've added to my family's wishlist for game night!
When we get back from vacation we will be wrapping up our informational writing project and starting a science unit. We are nearing the end of the second trimester already! This year is just flying by!
Here's to hoping you make lots of memories with your family over the vacation week. I can't wait to hear all about them when they return.
The students completed the Jump Rope for Heart Challenge this week! They rotated in stations and definitely got their hearts pumping for a good cause. Our school was able to raise lots of money, too! We also enjoyed Valentine's Day with lots of stickers, stuffies, bookmarks, and of course candy and cupcakes!
In math, we will continue to focus on coins. We will also be working on more strategies to add or subtract bigger numbers next week. A refresher on adding and subtracting by 10s and 100s will also be on the docket. Writing is another area we've been focusing on. The students started using the program Word to type up their informational pieces. We are working on having paragraphs with one focus and using resources to get factual information. So far they are really enjoying using the technology instead of writing and rewriting their stories!
The class earned a reward and picked Game Afternoon and Ice Cream Floats. We are going to spend about an hour and a half playing board games and sipping on ice cream floats next week. Be on the lookout Monday for more information on how families can help make this a success.
One more week until February vacation! Woo!
A Look Ahead:
Friday - Game day with ice cream floats
Saturday - VaCaTiOn!!!!
It's hard to believe it, but you have had a second grader for over 100 school days! On Thursday we celebrated by building with different materials, each totaling 100. We (attempted) to build with 100 dominoes, but... many of them came down far too fast! They created creatures with 100 pattern blocks, including Santa, landforms, and a monster. With 100 paper cups they were able to create a structure over 3 feet tall. I have lots of building block professionals in the classroom, so that was an easy station for most. They also used Popsicle sticks to create things like a giant 100, a skeleton shooting an arrow and a mansion with its very own train track!
We finished our most recent math unit and will be back into the lesson and homework routine on Monday! I hope they enjoyed their homework break. We've also started a new writing project. The students read about an animal they wanted to learn more about and are writing up some facts. I can't wait to learn about all of their animals!
A Look Ahead:
Thursday - Jump Rope for Heart
Valentine's Day Snack / Valentine's Day Games