Welcome back! Baker School is back at it once again. We had a great first two days of school! We drew self portraits, played an activity called "find a friend" and read a book called Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
After reading the book with Ms. Sayah, 2C students made a magic pebble and wrote what they would wish for.
2C also wrote about what they were terrific at on the first day of school. This is an activity that Ms. Curran's class writes every year. We love keeping traditions
Happy June everyone! We have been learning a lot about animals and a lot about Japan these last couple of weeks. Students have been busy working on their animal research reports. On Wednesday, we went on a field trip to The Franklin Park Zoo! It was an awesome day and we got to hear the lion roar!
We have been practicing telling time on the analog clock and played an activity called "Time Around The Room." Students had an answer sheet and read all different clocks around the room.
We also have been learning more about Japan. Today, we learned about kimonos and designed our own. We made Japanese Flags and read Eliza's Cherry Trees, a story about Eliza Scidmore, who helped get the beautiful cherry blossom trees from Japan planted in Washington D.C.
Franklin Park Zoo
We started learning about Japan in 2C! We looked at books and made posters using facts we learned about this interesting country. Today we learned about Japan's geography and made an interactive map on our bulletin board.
Last week we had Genki Spark come to second grade to play and teach us about taiko drumming. It was amazing!
This week we continued our geometry unit. We looked a little more closely at symmetry. We started the beginning of an art project that will showcase our understanding of symmetry, 2D and 3D shapes.
Stay tuned for the completed city skyline!
Today we looked at 3D shapes and did a 3D scavenger hunt aroud the classroom!
Yesterday we looked at the question: What causes a push or a pull? Students used different materials to show how different objects or environmental factors can cause movement.
Last week, we also started taking a closer look at the rotting log with the help of Ms. P. We observed rotting logs outside of our classroom and came up with questions and theories as to how the tree became a rotting log. Students also took ipads to take pictures of their observations. We will be looking more closely at these photos on Thursday.
In math, we began working on story problems and we practiced some new math strategies for solving double digit addition and subtraction
We also saw kindergarten perform Carnival of the Animals. It was great to see the show and support our fellow students.
Happy St. Patrick 's Day! 🍀 Yesterday we went the Baker 6th, 7th and 8th grade performance of Mulan. Today we are going to start writing opinion pieces on our favorite character from the show.
Today we got into groups and worked on posters about the seven continents. Each group became an expert on a continent. We will present our posters and take two column notes next week!
Between field trips, snow days and everything in between, we have been BUSY! We made adjective people to help us understand that adjectives are describing words.
On Monday, we went to the Museum of Science to look at examples of motion. Students completed scavenger hunts and saw a forces and motion presentation. Below are some pictures of our trip. Some chaperones sent pictures from their day. If you have any good ones, send them to Ms. Curran!
In CCT we practiced our critical thinking skills and following directions. We made finger people using details given to us by Ms. P. Then we talked to members of our group and compared our finger people. After, students added details, color and names. They created a story about a mystery favorite finger person and had others try and guess their answer.
In math we started talk about the relationship between addition and subtraction. We used Cuisinaire Rods as a manipulative to bridge the relationship and write addition and subtraction sentences. Tomorrow we will look at fact families a little more closely.
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