Literacy: In reading workshop, students spent some more time reading about and researching Arctic animals. The children also read their own version of Balto, too. On Thursday, the entire second grade spent our reading time at HMS with sixth grade friends. The sixth grade teams planned a fun winter reading celebration that included shared reading, partner reading, bookmark making, and origami. Finally, a session of TFK rounded out the week. In writing workshop, authors continued to draft, edit, revise, and publish expert books using the Book Creator app.
Handwriting: Writers worked on proper spacing and paragraph writing.
Math: Mathematicians continued to work on problem solving strategies this week. They learned how to make ballpark estimates and did a series of activities around the number 100 on our 100th day of school, too.
Theme: The class went on a virtual field trip to the Arctic. Our Google Expedition allowed the children to get in the center of 360-degree photos and 3D scenes of the Arctic.
Miscellaneous: The children had a wonderful time exchanging valentines on Valentine’s Day. It was quite a surprise for all of us when a barbershop quartet joined our class and serenaded us.
February 17th - 25th: February Vacation
March 15th: Arctic Museum