Day 10

We can make 10!

Math Tool of the day: 10 frames (Berry Baskets!)

New Math Book: That’s 10

Math as a class:   We made an ordered list to show all the make 10 facts:

Math by yourself:Everyone made their one make 10 page. We’re bringing our work home to show our families tonight. Check our planners!

A new book: I read the first chapter of The Littles Go to School today. Here is a picture of their special apartment:

Look carefully. Can you find all the rooms in the Little apartment?

 

A Science song:

Three Captains:

Captain Bill, Captain K’nya and Captain Braysen!

Planners Are Important

Planners Are Important: Every Team 2 student has their own planner.  It is an important book that they bring to school every day. At the start of the day, I look at planners and check for important notes from home. At the end of the day, students put their reading log in the pocket of the planner to take home for homework. Sometimes, I put extra things in the pocket to take home. Today I put in a permission form:

Planners are also where we record important information about our week.  We do this on Mondays.  First we set a goal for the week:

Then we record a new spelling list:

Words below the line are bonus words!

Math: Today we talked about how to represent numbers and started a project to show numbers that important to us in many ways.  My name isn’t Miss, so we had to have a conversation about Mr, Mrs., Miss, Ms., Dr., middle names, last names, and more.

Captain Hannah told us all about race cars and her special stuffy.

And, as promised, we signed out library books.  Students are welcome to write about library books in their reading log tonight.

We will still have our regular library visit Thursday afternoon.

2 weeks of Grade 2: Check out, Dot day and Our Important Book!

As promised today was a wonderfully dotty day.  Dotty math, a dot book, making dots and singing about dots. We worked together to get perfect on the dot reading comprehension test, and I even made a dotty cover for our first class book:  Team 2 is Important. I published what we wrote in our book earlier today. You can see the illustrations tonight.

Tonight is meet the teacher night at Eastdale from 5:30 – 7:00.  Please come to see our classroom.

Tomorrow is a PA Day. No one can see our classroom then. We won’t be here.

Captain Olivia: Captain Olivia taught us about her family and her Minecraft skills.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Something else to see tonight

 

 

Team 2 is Important!

Our first class book is based on a special text that I shared on the first day of school. I helped with some of the typing, but they did the writing. Enjoy

The Important Thing About Colby

The important thing about me is that I want to be an OPP.
It is true that I bake with nanny.
And I help dad cut grass.
It is also true that I take care of Oakley.
But, the most important thing about me
is that I want to be an OPP.

The Important Thing About Lahkai

The important thing about me is that I pick up garbage.
It is true that I share.
And I love people.
It is also true that I am kind.
But, the most important thing about me is that I pick up garbage.

The Important Thing About Bill
The important thing about me is that I am good at Minecraft
It is true that I have big blue eyes.
And I have 1 sister and 1 brother.
It is also true that I play hockey
But, the most important thing about me is that I am good at Minecraft.

The Important Thing About Emily

The important thing about me is that I like to dance.
It is true that I sing too.
And I ride ponies.
It is also true that I am good at cooking.
But, the most important thing about me is that I like to dance!

The Important Thing About Jaiden

The important thing about me is that I am a big sister.
It is true that I have a baby sister.
And I am good in class.
It is also true that I love school.
But, the most important thing about me is that I am a big sister!

The Important Thing About Hannah

The important thing about me is that I have a step dad.
It is true that my birthday is in March.
And I have a dog.
It is also true that I have a swing set.
But, the most important thing about me
Is that I have a step dad!

The Important Thing About Riley

The important thing about me is that I have a husky.
It is true that I go rock climbing.
And I have a purple belt in Karate.
It is also true that I play gymnastics.
But, the most important thing about me is that I have a husky!

The Important Thing About Teaja

The important thing about me is that I love LOL dolls.
It is true that I love to play.
And I love to watch movies.
It is also true that I love to play with Dad.
But, the most important thing about me is that I love LOL dolls!

The Important Thing About Dakota

The important thing about me is that I am a child of God.
It is true that I am the oldest kid in my family.
And I like to sing and dance.
It is also true that I take piano lessons.
But, the most important thing about me is that I am a child of God.

The Important Thing About Owen
The important thing about me is that I want to be a monster truck driver when I grow up.
It is true that I was born with a mohawk.
And I can blow bubbles with my gum.
It is also true that I care about animals.

But, the most important thing about me is that I want to drive monster trucks when I grow up!

The Important Thing About Marcus

The important thing about me is that I love Oakley.
It is true that I love hockey.
And I love biking.
It is also true that I love my family.
But, the most important thing about me is that I love Oakley.

The Important Thing About Ava Grace

The important thing about me is that I have a dog named Lexi.
It is true that I care about my friends.
And I have a trailer.
It is also true that I have 2 big sisters.
But, the most important thing about me is that I have a dog named Lexi.

The Important Thing About Braysen

The important thing about me is that I like my teacher!
It is true that I go to school.
And I have a good principal.
It is also true that I help cook.
But, the most important thing about me is that I have a good teacher!

The Important Thing About Korbin

The important thing about me is I love LEGO.
It is true that I love gym.
And I love kittens.
It is also true that I love blue.
But, the most important thing about me is that I love LEGO!

The Important Thing About Tanner
The important thing about me is that I am a younger brother.
It is true that my dad buys me everything.
And I like to help others.
It is also true that I have a wonderland pass.
But, the most important thing about me is that I am a younger brother.

The Important Thing About Olivia
The important thing about me is that I have good gaming skills on my iPad.
It is true that I’m important to my family.
And my iPad is important to me and my family.
It is also true that I’m good at riding my bike.
But, the most important thing about me is that I have good gaming skills on my iPad.

The Important Thing About Ella
The important thing about me is that I like to read.
It is true that I have a cat.
And my middle name is my Grandma’s first name.
It is also true that I am the youngest in my family.
But, the most important thing about me is that I like to read!

The Important Thing About K’nya

The important thing about me is that I love my family.
It is true that I think about others before myself.
And I’m helpful to my family.
It is also true that I take care of my mom when she is sick and everyone else in my family.
But, the most important thing about me is that I love my family!

The Important Thing About Dallas

The important thing about me is that I have two husky dogs named Crusher and Mack.
It is true that I like to build with LEGO.
And we owned a diner.
It is also true that have my own 4 wheeler.
But, the most important thing about me is that I have two husky dogs named Crusher and Mack.

Tomorrow is Team 2 Dot Day!

Tomorrow is Team 2 Dot Day: My title is a reminder that tomorrow we are going to do wonderful dotty things!  If you have clothes with dots on them, you can wear them to school tomorrow.

News about today:

Math:

My 2 attribute pattern

We learned about 2-attribute patterns.  We all finished, our shape pattern and we all wrote about our shape pattern. Tomorrow we will add a colour pattern that is not the same as our shape pattern.

Science:

How many solids did you think of?

We wrote a science note! It is about solids.  We made lists of solids too.

Captain Owen:

Captain Owen

Captain Owen brought many things, but he only needed one. We learned that he likes huskies, pokeman and Nascar.

Printing Practice

Perfect Printing Practice

I gave the class a new job today and I told them I would take a picture of one to show you.  It was hard to pick.  They were all fantastic.

A Special Letter:

A friendly letter from our new librarian

We found a letter on my desk after recess.  Ask a Team 2 student to tell you what happened while we were in the library today!

I Am Responsible

I Am Responsible: Team 2 students have a number of personal responsibilities. This includes taking care of their personal belongings, keeping their desk organized, and always doing their best work.  Some students are excellent at all of these and have asked for even more responsibility!  I made a list of some jobs I need help with in our classroom. I told the students to think about whether or not they wanted to do any of these, and that if they did, to write a note to let me know! At the end of the week, I will read the notes, conference with students who were not able to write, and then assign tasks.  I’m looking forward to the help!

Growing patterns: Today I introduced a new kind of pattern. Growing patterns are exactly what they sound like.  They grow.  They grow by the same amount every time.  Can you guess what comes next here:

Bill’s growing pattern

Or here?

Braysen’s growing pattern

Captain Marcus: It was Marcus’s turn to use his presentation voice today. He taught the class two things about himself.  He brought his mouth guard to talk about the sports he plays. He also brought a picture of his family.

More Dots: Today the class made dots in art and we added some actions to our special song. On Thursday, we will celebrate dot day!

Monday Notes and Our First Team 2 Captains

Someone made me a surprise!

Monday Notes: We started our day with math class.  We talked a lot about patterns. I made a chart to record what we did:

In Language today, we learned how to spell everyone’s name.  Students wrote their name on the Smartboard for the class and then we copied the list into our planners. This is a list we will learn to read. Future lists will be to learn spelling.

I think the most important thing we did today was demonstrate good listening skills.  This happened many times, but it was especially excellent when our first Captains taught us two things about themselves.

Captain Tanner:

Tanner plays ball hockey and loves pokeman. He brought 6 pokeman cards to show us.

Captain Dakota:

Dakota loves to build things with LEGO. She brought a stuffy to show us exactly what size she was when she was born.

 

 

 

Three Firsts on the First Friday

First 1:  The First Check Out  “Check Out” is how we end a week of learning in our classroom. It is a special time where everyone has a chance to share a memory from the past week and one learning wish for the next week. I take this time very seriously. I pay attention to what kinds of things stand out in student memories, and I try to make every wish come true. Here are this week’s notes:

First 2: Solids and Liquids We started Science!  Our first unit is about something called matter. Matter is everywhere. Anything that takes up space is matter.  K’nya asked me if air is matter. It is, and I proved it by blowing up a balloon.  Air filled up the space inside the balloon in the picture below.Two special kinds of matter are solids and liquids.  Solids always have the same shape.  Liquids take the shape of the container they are in.  Our first experiment was to change the shape of a liquid.  Ask someone from Team 2 to explain this:

The picture IS the right way up. What happened?

I wonder what would happen if I froze that balloon too?!

It was a great lesson and a great week. See you on Monday!

First 3:

We had our first indoor recess this afternoon.

Thursday: The Third Day

Reading Logs: We shared our first reading log homework entries today.  I love reading about what my students are thinking while they read.  I think you will too!

Math: We read the book On Safari again today in math class.  This time the class shared iPads to read the story with me.  At the end we counted all of the eyes on the last page.

How many pairs?
How many eyes?
How did you count?

Music: We  had our first music class today.  We talked about what good singers do and we started to learn The Dot Song.  It is a special song about a special book.

Language: We did two big jobs in language today.  We each chose 5 books and 1 magazine to keep in our desks.  Then we did important writing.  Yesterday we noticed that the important book follows a pattern like this on every page:

The important thing about…

It is true that…

And…

It is also true that…

But, the most important thing about….

We used this pattern to write… something IMPORTANT!  I plan to share it tomorrow.

I found two more great examples after I took the first picture.

The Second Day of Second Grade

The Second Day of Second Grade: Today was a happy day in our classroom.  We listened a lot.  We learned a lot. We helped a lot.  We even laughed a lot!

Language: My favourite part of language class was when we played a guessing game with our important homework from last night.   I learned so much about our class!  We also read the real Important Book again. We learned how to find today’s date in our planners, how to use a reading log, and where to choose books to take home.

This is how to use a reading log. The highlighted notes explain what I did.

Math: We did three activities in math.  First we estimated and counted quantities of about 20 and used 10 frames to count them.

I got 16 in my first handful and 17 the second time. Some students got 20!

Then we read a math book called On Safari. Finally we made a graph to show our birthday months.

What can you learn about our class from this graph?

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