Friday, October 30, 2015
Today authors shared their published narrative (small moment) stories with Mrs. Lister's first graders! Students were really excited to share their writing and illustrations! Thank you to Mrs. Lister and her fabulous first graders for being excellent audience members! Our next writing unit will be informational writing! We also celebrated the harvest with special treats. Thank you to all the families that donated supplies! I hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Today we launched into informational (non-fiction) reading. We reviewed informational book text features such as: table of contents, captions, labels, photographs, glossaries, index, maps, and bold words. Students had to find examples of these in informational texts from our classroom! We are very excited to start reading non-fiction and become experts in text features!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Today we tie-dyed our t-shirts in our school colors: purple and gold! It was messy and super fun! We can't wait to see what the final outcome will be later this week! A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Aucter who helped organize and let students tie-dye during art class!
Monday, October 26, 2015
Tie Dye Tomorrow 10-27
For our all school celebration, students are tie-dying t-shirts. This will be taking place during art classes. Our class is tie-dying tomorrow 10-27. Please make sure your child is wearing clothes that can get dirty! Thank you!
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
We were lucky this morning to have a poetry break from two fourth grade students! These two girls memorized a poem titled "How to Torture Your Teacher" and recited it for our second graders! They did a fantastic job! I only hope that it didn't give the students any ideas!
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Today in math our focus was finding the area of rectangles so we could put them in order from biggest to smallest. Students reviewed the definition of a rectangle: it must have four sides and four right angles. Students then worked with partners putting counting how many colored tiles filled in each rectangle. Pairs then put them in order. It was a great discussion and introduction to area!
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
Today we took a break from writing small moments and took part in some creative, free writing! With the help of Mr. Berry, we took 3-D castle towers and wrote a story on them! Our focus was making sure our stories had a beginning, middle and end! We spread ourselves out and got right to work! We finished our stories and illustrations in fifty minutes! Then when we were finished we put our towers together and created a castle complete with a drawbridge! We are looking forward to our next creative free write in a couple of weeks!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Today we finally met our sixth grade buddies! Students exchanged cards that told about some of their interests then buddies drew Mayflowers together! It was a great time, and we are looking forward to getting together with them soon!
Don't forget, tomorrow (Friday, Oct 2nd) second graders in Ms. Darling's class earned EVERYTHING day! Everything day includes: wearing our pajamas, bringing a stuffed animal, crazy hair and a special snack! Please only bring one stuffed animal that can fit inside your child's backpack. Second graders worked hard on following directions to earn this day! I can't wait to celebrate with all of you!