Today our class had a nonfiction writing celebration with Mrs. Forse’s first grade class. The children did an amazing job showing off their fabulous books.
Ask your child about the amazing things we saw at the Museum of Science today. Some highlights for me include the butterfly garden and the train exhibit. Ask your child how many different types of butterflies she/he saw. Many thanks to our wonderful chaperones!
The children met in nonfiction “Rug Clubs” to share their knowledge of informational books. Students took turns providing information and asking questions and/or giving compliments.
Our Fall progress reports will be send home on Friday.
I have attached a link for the rubrics.
I look forward to seeing you at our conferences. Please contact me if you need to change your conference day/time.
Just a quick reminder about the optional Holiday Help Program; If you would like to support the program with monetary donations, please send them in on Thursday.
We appreciate your support.
On Sunday, we are meeting at the Target in Burlington at 12:00. If you are able to join us and you have not send in the permission slip, please send this in to us on Thursday as well.
The children created fall leaves today. Each child wrote what he/she is thankful for. It’s sweet to see hear that the children appreciate so many things they have in their lives.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The Barth Cafe was open today for a nonfiction book tasting. Ask your child which books she/he “tasted”.
Today the children were provided a “soup mix” of different sized particles. They found ways to separate the mix of solid materials.
Second graders at Stratton have read the hilarious story “Those Darn Squirrels” by Adam Rubin. The visitor at the Barth’s house reminded me of this awesome book!
Our second grade is taking part in a Symbolic Migration project through “Journey North” (a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change). We learned about the monarch butterfly and its migration patterns. As part of this project we sent our butterflies to Mexico. In the spring we hope to have monarch butterflies (paper versions) sent to us. This project is teaching us about conservation, migration and cooperation.
Our class had a wonderful time at our field trip to Habitat in Belmont. Thank you to our wonderful chaperones for joining us!
Many thanks to Iris Peterson and Melissa Orkin for joining us to make the fall lanterns. They provided the materials and taught the children to make the beautiful lanterns that went home today! We had so much fun making them!
Photo Credit: Iris Peterson
Please sign-up for a parent/teacher conference. I am happy to schedule a different day/time if needed. Please email me for a time that works best for you.
Today was our first day of our Geometry unit. This is such an exciting and hands-on unit. I can already tell that the children have a great geometry foundation from their first grade teachers. We will continue to extend their learning! Today we talked about the similarities and differences of 2-D and 3-D shapes. We looked at the number of faces on geoblocks. We finished our lesson with the children drawing geoblocks.
Each Thursday we will have Social Thinking sessions. We will talk about feelings and our Growth Mindset and more!
Below is a copy of our Curriculum Night Power Point Presentation. I look forward to seeing you on Thursday night in room 5 at 6:00.
Please let me know if you are not able to attend.
It’s fun to have an active transition during the day. We love using “Go Noodle”. We tried out a new dance video with a song from “Smallfoot”. (I can’t wait to check out the movie!)
I love staying connected between the classroom and the children's homes. I look forward to posting often this year! Feel free to leave comments!