Friday, October 24, 2014

Leaf Peeping!

On Tuesday, Ms. P. from the Science Center joined our class for a FUN outdoor lesson. After studying the different parts of coniferous and deciduous trees, we took our knowledge outdoors. We looked at maple, oak, and pine trees. Using our iPads, we took a picture of the tree, the bark, seed, and leaves. Next week, we will create our own identification books using the app Book Creator. We're looking forward to it!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Peak at the Week!

We've had a lot of fun and learned a lot, too!

In math we have started to learn about subtraction strategies.
We can:

  • subtract 0, 1, and 2 from a number
  • use what we know about addition doubles facts to subtract
  • use addition facts to 10 to help us subtract

We published our individual narrative stories.  They came out fantastic and will be shared again at our celebration in June!

Sharing our final narrative stories!

We are learning about trees! This week we focused on the parts of a tree: roots, branches, trunk, bark, leaves, seeds.  We also learned about the difference between coniferous and deciduous trees. We began to identify the seeds and leaves of Oak, Maple, and Pine trees which are all found in Burlington!

We were the lucky recipients of the Shelf Elf award at the school library!

Pajama Day :)

Mrs. Farrand and Ethan were twins!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pajama Day!

We earned our first class prize!

Friday, October 10th will be PAJAMA DAY!

Dress accordingly :) Any questions, let me know!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Introducing...Peanut Butter and Jelly!

We have two new friends in Room 214! Today we welcomed our class gerbils. We learned how to care for them and we are VERY excited to observe them this year. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pumpkin Science with Mr. Musselman

Fall fun!

We had a fun week in 2nd grade!

In math: 
- We learned about addition strategies, or ways to solve addition problems 
- Doubles facts (2+2, 10+10, 5+5)
- Near doubles facts/neighbors, or numbers next to each other on the number line (4+5, 8+9)
- Sums of 10 (7+3, 4+6)
- Children can practice adding by rolling one die and doubling the number or adding two or three dice 

In FUNdations:
- We finished Unit 2! We learned about glued sounds like am, an, ank, ing.

In writing: 
- We began our own personal narratives. Students chose a topic and wrote the beginning, middle, and end. We are working on adding details so the reader truly feels like they are with the writer experiencing the same event! Miss McLaughlin wrote about her fear of flying :) 

In science: 
- We are finishing up learning about weather, clouds, and the water cycle. Our test is scheduled for Tuesday the 7th!

And we had our very first indoor recess!

Taylor received the show and share coupon! Good work! 

We had a VERY fun lunch group! Congrats to all the students who received lunch with the teacher coupons!