Author and Illustrator, Chalise Harper visited on Friday
She shared her book the "Good for Nothing Button" and invited the audience to read parts of the book along with her.
Charlise spoke about her childhood and interest in writing and drawing from a young age.
She shared one of her first books that she wrote as a child as well as her monster drawings that inspired some of her recent illustrations.
Charlise also shared her struggles with her vision as well as her difficulty with spelling, and she was sure to point out that neither struggle has held her back as an author or illustrator.
* Children continued the writing process for their partner interview.
This week, the children turned their complete sentences into a first draft paragraph with an opening and closing sentence.
Next week, children will work on editing and writing final drafts.
* Continued work with LAM ( Language Arts Menu) - children are working independently choosing from a variety of language arts activities. The goals are working independently and practicing a variety of skills while the teacher works with small groups.
Children wrote about what they wondered about our read aloud School Days According to Humphrey
We then went back to reading and wrote about what happened.
Parent - Teacher Conferences
Children have been preparing to lead their P-T conferences. As a reminder, there are no classes on Friday due to conferences.
Addition with regrouping in the ones, tens, and ones and tens together.
Children have worked on setting up 3 digit and 2 digit math addition problems correctly being sure that numbers are in the correct place.
Solving addition word problems with regrouping.
Ms. Conlon's brother, Kevin, is a producer for CNN. Most recently, Kevin has been covering the natural disasters that have occurred over the past few months. During his visit to Friends Academy, second graders had a chance talk with him to learn about his job as a producer, as well as learn how his job has an impact on our greater community. Here are just a few things the students learned when we reflected on his visit: