Writing: Second graders have finished publishing their poetry books. We will be ready to send these home soon! We spent a bit of time connecting our writing with our current reading unit and wrote “fractured” stories. This means that writers thought of a story they had read in reader’s workshop and changed parts of the story- for instance, making Three Little Pigs into the Three Little Monkeys. We kept the basic story lines, but changed the details to make a fractured story.
Math: We are busy learning all about multiplication and division. We connected multiplication to skip counting, repeated addition and arrays. We also used arrays and repeated subtraction to learn about division. We learned how to write multiplication number sentences and even created our own multiplication table!
Science: In science we created our own mini composters. Thank you to the science center staff for leading this activity. We have also planted sunflower seeds and are comparing what happens to the seeds when planted in regular potting soil, soil mixed with sand, and just sand. The only plants to have sprouted so far are actually in a mixture of soil and sand, which was surprising to us!
Second Step: This week we revisited the topic of jealousy. We talked about how jealousy in general is wishing you had something that someone else has, but you don’t. This could be an object (such as a toy), an experience (such as a vacation), or time with a friend. We talked about how feeling jealous about friendships is particularly challenging and the best strategy is to talk with the friend about how you’re feeling and try to make sure everyone is included.
Thank you to our parent volunteers to participated in the World Bazaar this week. I have several pictures from the event, but want to put them in a slideshow with the other second grade teachers's photos so I hope to share that next week.
Here are some photos from field day (I tried to get a picture of everyone, but I know that I missed some kids):
What fractured story did you write this week?
What are the three countries that you visited at the World Bazaar? What did you learn about each country? What was your favorite activity?
Dates to Remember:
Tuesday July 5th: Math Game Day (also an Early Release Day)
Monday, July 18th: Early Release Last Day of School