Monday, August 31, 2015

New Homework Information

Since we made some changes to homework, I wanted to post the class newsletter on here, just in case any of the students came home without theirs.  I told all of them to put them in their backpacks, but sometimes some of them still don't make it home :)

If you have any questions, let me know.  After a week or two, they will all be professionals at our new homework packs.

Below are the links to the information about homework.

Thanks for letting me teach your awesome kids!!!

New Homework Packet Info Letter

1.3 Class Newsletter 

Tic Tac Toe Spelling 

Weekly Reading Response 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Verb is a Word

We learned about verbs today and about how we add -ed to a verb if it describes something that happened in the past. Here is the song we watched in class :) Enjoy!


 Our number of the day was #10. Here is the video we watched in class about 10.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Math Music!

We reviewed addition and subtraction today.  So, NO MATH HOMEWORK TONIGHT! :)

Here are some of the math songs we did in class plus a few extras!

Enjoy, and have FUN learning!!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

FRiDaY! First Week Success!

We had an AMAZING first full week of second grade.  We learned a lot and even celebrated a birthday with cupcakes today.  YUM!

Here's what we did this week in literacy:

  • Spelling Words with Short A and Short I sounds
  • Vocabulary
  • Statements and Questions
  • Writing
  • Characters and Setting
  • Reading
  • AND we also started working in centers :)

Here's what we did this week in math:

  • Different ways to add using number lines, grouping to 10's, 10 frames, and adding 3 numbers.

Here's what we did in science:

  • Met Mr. Bananas
  • Scientific Method
  • Gravity

See!  I told you we learned a lot!!!  Any of the concepts that we learned in class would be a great review at home.  Also, KEEP ON READING!  Better readers are better students.

As promised,  here are the two science songs we watched in class today.  Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Sneeze

Today we learned about character and setting.  We read a story about a boy named David who gets to meet some new people at his school. Ask your child who Slim was and how David felt about Slim at the beginning of the story and at the end :)

In math we continued learning different strategies for addition problems.  Your child should have a math page to do tonight and return tomorrow.  It was put into their black take-home folder. It shouldn't take them more than a couple of minutes to complete.

This afternoon we watched a video called "The Sneeze" about how germs are spread.  The kiddos loved it and wanted me to put it on the class website.  It will be linked up below.

Have a GREAT night!

Click below for some learning fun!!!

Character and Setting Interactive 
Parts of a Story Song

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello, Monday!

We had a busy day in class today.  We learned all kinds of stuff :)  Just in case you want to review what we learned in class today when you are at home, here is a list of things to review:

1.  What is a sentence?
2.  What is a statement?
3.  What is a question?

1.  What is an addend?
2.  What is a sum?
3.  Does changing the order of the addends change the sum?

Also, don't forget to review our vocabulary words (different, carefully, whisper, excited, groan).  You don't need to know how to spell them. . .you just need to understand what they mean.

Spelling test is on Friday!  Your spelling words are listed on the class newsletter that was sent home today.  CLICK HERE to go over to Spelling City to practice your spelling words.

Have FUN learning!!!

PS- Below are some SUPER FUN ways to review what we did in class :)

Statement or Question?
Statement, Question, Command, or Explanation? 
Grammar Practice Park- Sentence Clubhouse

Addends and Sum Song 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Our Classroom is Famous!!!

Here is a clip that Fox 13 did for the news last night.  It shows several clips of our classroom and some of the student's beautiful artwork on their name plates :)

Fox 13 News Clip