*Spelling Unit 16 with a focus on long a spellings ay - usually at the end of words and ai - usually in the middle of words
adding suffixes ly and ful to words
* Children did a fantastic job speaking and presenting at all-school meeting on Wednesday.
They also delivered their thank you letters to their FA helpers.
*Read Aloud - "Trouble According to Humphrey" - children completed a prediction page on what would happen next
*Reflect and organize portfolios - children looked through their portfolios to see growth and choose work to share at parent-teacher conferences
Students and I will be conferencing to revisit goals, look through work, and assess growth and set new goals
*LAM - children continue to choose a language arts activity during reading group and conferencing time.
We have spent a good amount of time on the writing process and publishing stories.
*Reading TIME magazine
*Reading Journal - children write a summary about what they have read independently
*Children were invited to bring in a jar to estimate. Anything the size of a loaf of bread or smaller.
We've had a nice variety of estimation containers. Our second graders are fantastic at estimating and they love this activity. Thank you to those that have contributed.
*Practice and games with multiplication by 10s, 5s, and 2s.
*Measurement - measuring with a meter
*comparing measurements: building A is 65 meters; building B is 32 meters. Which building is taller? How much taller?
Vocabulary: meter, width, meter, length, unit, height, more, less, taller, tallest, shorter, shortest, longer, longest, centimeter
Community Hero Project:
*Children have been busy conducting interviews and taking notes with their community Heroes.
Our class has enjoyed meeting all the visitors we've had so far. After completing the interview, children bring their hero into the classroom to introduce them. So far, we've met a veterinarian, judge, teacher/assistant principal, an educational coordinator, representative from United Way, a representative from Gifts to Give, and more to come
* More information about this project moving forward will come home next week.