Here's what we've been up to...
* Children completed their poetry for their weavings. The poems will be hung for Arts and Poetry night next Thursday.
*Spelling - Review words and putting words in alphabetical order
*Journal writing - Children wrote about weekend news
*Continuing in the writing process for works in progress - children continued the process for fiction stories or personal experience stories. We will continue on this process throughout next few months. As children complete a story they begin the process again prewriting and planning their next story. Children are using graphic organizers to plan and organize ideas with a goal of keeping their story and ideas connected with a beginning, middle, and end.
In math we have been working with Money. The children have been working with bills and coins. We will finish this chapter next week. Please continue to practice these money skills at home. This week we also played math games focused on money.
*Recognizing $1, $5, $10, $20, and $100 bills
*Writing money amounts using $ and cents ( the symbol)
*Write cents as dollars and dollars as cents. 385 cents is $3.85 and $7.56 is 756 cents ( written with the cents symbol)
*Comparing amounts of money
*Real-world Problems: Money
Again, using these skills at home with money is a great way to practice.
*We continue to look at and learn about different places on the map and invite anyone that has a connection or information to share with a country to come in and share. We read THE WATCHER Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter.
*This week children worked with a partner(s) to learn about a particular country. They completed a KWLH chart - What they already Know, What they Want to Know, What they Learned, and How they learned the information. Children then worked with their partner(s) to choose one fact to put on our second grade bulletin board.
*Next week children will choose another global topic to research independently using the same model.