Monday, December 17, 2018
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
The children in Room 208 have been reading in their Journeys Book and on Britannica (using the Chrome Books) about JELLYFISH. Today they worked in cooperative partnerships to use Britannica and locate FIVE or more facts about Jellyfish. It was a wonderful experience as the kids shared articles, videos and captions about these amazing invertebrates.
|The kids wrote 5+ facts about these creatures on paper and then added their personal touches!|
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The children listened to The First Thanksgiving story together and then watched a short BrainPop Jr Video (thanks to the PTA) to learn about the history of Thanksgiving! Then each child created a T-chart to compare the holiday back then to the holiday now!
Here are some of our ideas...
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Saturday, November 17, 2018
This week, the children in Room 208 were treated with a Number Talk by the Math Specialist, Mrs. Stephanie Rousseau. She presented a math equation to the kids and we used mental math to share strategies in solving it.
Some of the discussed strategies included:
using a ten frame
looking at a tool such as a number grid or number line
making a group of ten
counting up or down
drawing pictures and
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
We have been learning all about syllables in second grade and how to break words into smaller parts for more precise encoding. This past week we were learning about BLENDS and the "H" brothers are a fun way to remember the associated blends.
The children are learning that "a syllable is a word or a part of a word with one, I mean one, talking vowel." They are practicing putting their hand under their chins to feel the syllables as their chin drops. Once they know the number of syllables, they can spell each syllable by breaking it into individual sounds. Ask your child to show you how to count syllables and isolate sounds!
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