Friday, February 17, 2017
We started the week with another snow day, let's hope that is the last one! Though it was a short week, Tuesday got us rolling with Valentine's Day celebrations. The homemade Valentine boxes were very creative.💗 In math we are working on multiplying fractions and on making connections with fractions and decimals. These are new skills for everyone, so we are taking our time to make sure that the concepts are mastered. We continued our travels around the southeast by learning about some unique land forms, the natural resources and some important people of the southeast. We will finish our travels in this region after vacation and will take an open book/open notes test later in the week. The study guide was sent home two weeks ago. The Washington D.C. projects were very informative and several students completed the extra credit by building a model of a monument. They were very creative and made from some very interesting materials. Nicely done! Many students have started to type the final copy of their essays and have almost finished the snowflake poems. In poetry workshop we discussed famous African American poets and learned how to write a rap poem. We will continue this work after vacation. Thursday was World Read Aloud Day and we celebrated with Mrs. Wilmarth's class. Many of us remember participating tin this activity as 2nd graders so it was fun to be the, "big kid," this time. Make sure that you click here to take a look at the slide show that the students created to celebrate their picture book. Tech workshop and Project Based Learning was a hit on Friday.
From conversations at morning meeting and end of the week meeting, it sounds like there are many fun activities planned for vacation like; skiing, bowling, Florida, hotel stays, sports tournaments, baking and READING!!! Have a relaxing break! See you in a week.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
We celebrated World Read Aloud Day with Mrs. Wilmarth's 2nd grade class. We read, painted, used technology and conversed with each other about our books and reading in general. The students created a slide show of their book as part of a Google Classroom assignment. Please click here to view the slideshow. Make sure you click the PRESENT button to view it with the links live. Feel free to leave a comment (you can comment when the presentation is in the edit mode) and let us know what you think. We will be assembling all of the paintings into one book and will be sending the book home with students for you to enjoy. Keep the celebration going by reading a book together tonight!
Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Wilmarth
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Today we learned about famous people of the southeast. BB King was born in Mississippi and died in May of 2015. He was one of the greatest Blues musicians of all time. We listened to his song The Thrill is Gone. Check out the video below!