What a beautiful day at Habitat in Belmont. Many thanks to our awesome chaperones for joining us!
Tomorrow (Monday, October 31st) is our first field trip. We will visiting Habitat in Belmont. We will depart Stratton at 9:00am. We will be back at Stratton by 11:20-ish for our regular recess and snack. Please have your child dress in layers and to wear boots or sneakers.
Chaperones, please arrive at 8:45 in our class.
The girls and boys have worked with their peer buddies to help edit and revise their small moment stories. The children have developed their writing stamina!
This week we spent time "fixing and fancying" our personal narrative stories. We also added additional illustrations. Two students presented short art lessons on drawing figures for the class.
We will have our second PRIDE assembly tomorrow morning. Wear green to show your second grade PRIDE!
While reading in class, the children are on the lookout for great word choice or Juicy, Powerful and Very Fancy words. Remind your child to keep an eye out for great word choice in the texts you are reading at home. (Feel free to jot down the words and bring them in to share!)
Stratton's second grade has created symbolic butterflies and sent them to Mexico for the winter as part of the Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration project through Journey North. We read Gail Gibbons text on Monarch butterflies to assist us with this project.
Each day the children are working on building their reading stamina. We have a wide selection of books to choose from. The children are also welcome to use the RazKids app several times a week during our independent reading time.
Take a look at the lessons the children learned while reading "Those Darn Squirrels" by Adam Rubin. (This book is awesome!)
Judith Jansen-Peijnenburg, an elementary teacher from the Netherlands, came into our class and shared experiences from her school. We were able to have a virtual tour of her class. We also learned a few words in Dutch!
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!