We had SO much fun yesterday at the Baker Olympics! Team Blue took home two gold and a bronze! Thank you to Mr. King for hand making ALL of the medals.
We also started our motion unit. Students have had some fun using force to make things move. Ask a 2C student what two things they need to make something move! We'll be taking more pictures of our motion unit and hanging them on the bulletin board in class. Stay tuned!
We have had a busy few weeks in second grade! Here are some of the highlights! We decorated our hot air balloons and hung them in the classroom. We also made Thanksgiving placemats for our Thanksgiving Feast.
We went to the Thanksgiving Assembly and ate a big Thanksgiving feast!
Second graders started learning about landforms this week. We got into groups and made posters that we will present to our class next week.
Students had a great day switching classrooms and working with the other second grade teachers. Here are some highlights from today:
Halloween Acrostic Poetry in 2L!
Halloween Scavenger Hunt in 2B!
Halloween Bingo in 2N!
Cue-tip Skeletons in 2C with Ms. Sayah!
At the end of the day, we read the book Th Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll.
Today we read the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind a true story about a young boy from Malawi who helped his village access clean drinking water through wind power. This book shows students that sometimes we have big dreams and although people may tell us we'll never succeed, the only thing we can do is try our best. We wrote about what our hopes and dreams are for second grade this year and set goals for ourselves. We will check in with our goals throughout the school year to see how we are progressing.
This activity is a part of the work 2C students are doing to understand perseverance and growth mindset. This week we have read many books that will inspire students to pursue their dreams, try things that are new and sometimes hard or scary. Whenever we try new things, we are helping our brains stretch and grow!
We talked about having a positive attitude (growth brain) vs. a negative attitude (fixed brain) and sorted common phrases we say into those categories. We are going to try and keep a growth mindset brain this year in 2C!
Today we began the process of learning how to write a four part sentence. We use sentence frames to help add the "who/what?" and "did what?" to our sentences. As we master this skill, we will add on the "where?" and the "when?"
Earlier today we made a birthday graph and interpreted the information using our math journals.
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