2C Students began our poetry unit by learning about acrostic poems. Students chose a food from our five nutrition food groups and wrote a first and final draft. Then they drew pictures of their food to match their poem using cray-pas, an oil pastel crayon. Look for our amazing work in the second grade hallway!
Next we will focus our study on writing sensory poetry. Stay tuned!
Yesterday, Ms. P came in to share about her mystery garden and the mystery food that is growing inside. 2C is learning how to make scientific claims and write about them in their journals. They are predicting what the mystery food is and why they think so. They are also making claims on how the mystery food ended up in the garden. On Monday, we will compare the mystery food to a pumpkin.
This week we started talking about greater than, less than, and equal to when comparing number sentences. We worked in small groups to discuss strategies when trying to solve number sentence comparisons. We read Alfie the Alligator by Sandy Turley and we practiced a new math game called Snap It.
In science we made a fall leaf observation in our journals. Students collected leaves from outside and recorded their ideas and observations.
It's hard to believe we are already headed into the cooler weather months, although it's a welcome change to the humid weather we had last week. We started our short author study of Tomie dePaola last week and read Pancakes for Breakfast and Strega Nona. We are learning about story elements (beginning, middle and end) and using ven diagrams to compare and contrast stories. For Strega Nona, we wrote about our favorite part and made pasta pots. Tomorrow, we will read Big Anthony: His Story and compare it to Strega Nona.
Today we looked inside of our Rotting Log and examined some of the insects that live inside. Pill bugs, crickets, millipedes and bess beetles to name a few.
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