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During our science sessions, we designed and built towers in small groups. Our goal was to build a tower that was 42 cm tall which could withstand wind (from a fan). Each design was unique. The children worked hard to compromise and include each other's ideas into the design. Well done!
We had a wonderful field trip today to Habitat in Belmont. Thank you to our chaperones who joined us.
Our class has been practicing reading strategies. They are picturing, wondering and making connections when reading stories. Take a look at some of the stories we used to model the strategies.
We looked at beach items today. Students described their observations to their buddies. We then worked to include important details in our small moment stories.
Mark your calendars for our first field trip of the year! We will be going to Habitat in Belmont on October 10th. All chaperones are welcome!
“Building Cube Things” is the name of one of our Math Workshop activities. I didn’t make up the name, but it’s fun to say! In this partner activity, each student counts around 50 cubes and builds something for their buddy to count. The children are asked to design their “thing” in a way that will be easy for his/her buddy to count. The children’s items were very creative!
We have read the story “Owl Moon”. This is one of our second grade’s “mentor texts”. We will dive in closely to see what craft moves Jane Yolen used and we will try out these moves in our own writing. Examples include; using our senses, alliteration and personification.
Each day during our Morning Meeting, two children will be able to share an item or talk about something important to them. The other children will be able to ask questions and provide compliments to the speaker. This activity is designed to help support the children’s speaking and listening skills. It also helps students practice giving and receiving compliments. Thank you to the current third graders who modeled this with our class.
Thank you to our literacy coach Dr. Magalhaes for joining our class to read “Wilma Jean the Worry Machine” by Julia Cook. We talked about strategies we could try when we are worried at school and home. We discussed what was the author’s purpose/lesson in the story.
Families: Thank you for the coins. Throughout the year we will play games using them. In our first math unit, the children are identifying coins and their values and adding to 100
We have Social Thinking with our school social worker, Mrs. Henry each Thursday morning. We will discuss our feelings, mindfulness, ways to be a good friend and ways to make friends.
I hope everyone enjoyed the first day! We have such kind students in our class! We read my one of my favorite stories, “The Kissing Hans” by Audrey Penn. I can’t wait to see the children tomorrow!
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!