Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21st

 Today in math we practiced skip counting by 5s.  In Writing Workshop we practiced planning out a story using post-it notes.  After lunch and recess we went to get our pictures taken.  For Reading Workshop we continued to focus on Dog Breath and talked about the solution (resolution) in the story.  We ended our day by working on our All About Me Tees. 

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Wednesday, September 20th

Today in math we reviewed the difference between odd and even numbers.  Students built out odd and even numbers using the ten frames.  In writing students learned that they can plan out their stories across their hand.  Students practiced orally rehearsing their stories using their hands (see anchor chart below).  We finished our day by reading Dog Breath, during the mini-lesson we discussed the characters, setting and problem in the story.  Have a great night! 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19th

Today in math we learned about the value of a quarter.  We practiced counted by 25s and continued to play the game Fishing for 10. In Reading Workshop we learned that the setting is the time and the place a story takes place. Below is an anchor chart that we created during our mini-lesson with all of the settings that we have noticed in our reading.  We finished our day celebrating a birthday!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18th

Today in Writing Workshop we talked about how author's add feelings into their writing. We read another mentor text Knuffle Bunny and talked about how the writer showed Trixie's feelings throughout the book. In Math we learned a new game, Fishing for 10. Over the course of this game we practiced our combinations of 10. In Reading Workshop we read Knuffle Bunny again and discussed the different characters in the book. We learned that characters can come in different forms, they can be animals, creatures and/or people.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Today in Writing Workshop we read aloud The Paperboy, one of our mentor texts. After reading we discussed what makes a good story.  Student generated ideas were then collected on our class anchor chart: “What Makes a Good Story?”.  Below is the beginning of our anchor chart, we will continue to add ideas as the unit progresses. In Math we finished our Open Response.  Students posted their ideas on Seesaw.  Be sure to check out your students Seesaw account to view their wonderful thinking.  In Reading Workshop we learned about reading past the tricky word, reading to the end of the sentence and then going back to solve the word.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

We had another excellent day in 2nd grade. We started our first Writing Workshop, we have excellent writers on our hands. During the mini-lesson students learned how mentor texts help us generate stories to write about. As a class we generated a “Collecting Story Ideas” anchor chart. . Students then went out and started collecting their very own story ideas. On Wednesday we will continue collecting story ideas while also focusing on a second anchor chart “What Makes a Good Story?” 

During math we worked together to created a class number grid from 0 - 1,000. In Reading Workshop we learned about using the check the picture / sound it out strategies to help us solve tricky words. We ended our day with Word Study. This week our Word Study skill focuses on consonants and vowels. During Word Study we learned about the different types of vowels (short and long). Students also explored the various activities they can complete this week during Work with Words.

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