Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Voting For President

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Today we voted for president! It's exciting to enter the polls and make your vote count!

Halloween Stories

Happy Halloween! Our class celebrated by writing some stories filled with ghosts, pumpkins, skeletons and bats. We read by flashlight... Sometimes we laughed and sometimes we got the shivers!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Reading With Expression

The girls loved reading the Piggie and Elephant books by author Mo Willems. His style for using speech bubbles and varied text sizes make them fun books to read with expression. The class enjoyed the voices of their fellow students sharing one of the books.

Wayne Garden Club Visit

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Many thanks to the Wayne Garden Club for all the special treats they brought to Wayne.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Writing With Descriptive Words

How lucky I am to have students who are willing to dress up for me to help with our descriptive writing lesson. How many words can you come up with to describe a pirate? The students enjoyed writing about their Halloween costumes and included lots of descriptive words to help us visualize their costumes.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Time and Money

With the new Common Core standards, the students are being challenged to understand more about time and money early in second grade. Students are very impressive with their abilities to tell time to the five minute intervals already! Often during our day we'll freeze and do a time check. It's fun to work with clocks and money.

Questioning

The students have been asking questions about their reading. Asking questions is a reading strategy that helps you interact with the story and remember important ideas. One student was so excited to see in his Geronimo Stilton book a chapter called Who, What, Where, When, Why. Wow! Questioning done by the author!

Map Creating

We learned a lot of new words in our geography studies and put them into action. We designed maps which included a map key, compass rose, symbols, capital and landforms. We created a fictitious state and capital name.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book Fair

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Every fall we have a Scholastic Book Fair in our library. This year's theme is All Stars! We were excited to see the new Geronimo Stilton, Magic Fairy and Fly Guy books. There were so many books to see.

Writing Together

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The students buddy wrote silly animal stories. After publishing we enjoyed lots of great stories!