Writing: We have a classroom full of creative poets! We began this week by looking at objects with a poet’s eye, meaning seeing things in new and imaginative ways. We mainly worked on free verse poems and experimented with line breaks to create a rhythm for our poems. On Friday, we learned about a structured type of poem called an acrostic poem in which the topic of the poem is written vertically down the page and each line starts with a letter from that word.
Math: This week was spend solidifying our three digit addition and subtraction skills as well as reviewing money skills. We ended the week with an assessment, which will go home soon.
Fundations: In Fundations we worked on spelling multisyllabic ou/ow words.
Science: In science this week we explored wet soil particles. We tested sand, clay, and humus to see which could roll into a ball and which could leave a streak when put onto paper. Additionally, we did an experiment in which students worked in groups to share results on which of the three materials can hold the most water.
Second Step: We are in our final unit on Anger Management and Impulse Control. This week’s lesson was about how to deal with being left out. These are the steps that we discussed:
- Calm yourself down if you are feeling frustrated or sad.
- Decide if you are being left out on purpose.
- If you are not being left out on purpose, try asking again to join.
- If you think you are being left out on purpose, explain how you are feeling.
Today, we had our second grade workshop through the program Understanding Different Abilities. The focus this year is on deafness. Students participated in four activities:
- Sign Language and Finger Spelling
- A popular game in deaf culture called the Elephant Game
- Lip Reading
- A hearing test which was a simulation of what it sounds like to have hearing loss/Demonstration of adaptive equipment
Here are some photos from the workshop:
Why do poets add line breaks to their poems?
What are some of the differences between a fairytale and a fable?
What were the results of the soil experiment in which you added water droplets to one of the soil particles? Were your results the same or different from other kids who tested the same particle?
Dates to Remember:
May 30th: No School
June 1st: Early Release
June 16th: End of the Year Celebration