Thursday, August 28, 2014

Word Work, Properties of Matter, and Proper Nouns

What a busy week!

In the Science Lab we had some great matter stations. The students explored the properties of solids, liquids,and gases. Back in class we took a closer look at liquids. We had a variety of liquids for them to observe and touch. Including hand sanitizer,glue,oil,and maple syrup.The students choose one of the liquids to describe.

Second graders are responsible for capitalizing holidays,geographical locations, and products. This week we focused on products. They named specific cereals, sodas ,candy, and crackers. The groups worked together to come up with specific products for each category and reminded each other to capitalize.

In class students have the opportunity to practice their spelling words. We call these centers Word Work.They are part of our Daily 3.

Friday, August 22, 2014

RAZ Kids and Our Mission Statement

I have taped your child's RAZ kids login and password on the cover of their agenda. This is an online reading program you can access at home and your child will be using at school. The books your child can access are on their reading level. They can choose to listen to the stories, read to themselves, and take a quiz. If they miss any questions on their quiz they can go back and correct their answers to earn more points.
 For students whose class numbers are  1-13
For students whose class numbers are 14-19

Our class has finalized our mission statement. Please read it over with your child and help them to memorize it.

Picture Day September 9th!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

What I am

Today I sent the words to the song What I am home for reading and practice. We are hoping to sing it for our music teacher soon and guidance counselor soon.

Here is the link to the song . Enjoy!

What I am Video

Friday, August 15, 2014

Open House

Thank you so much for attending Open House on Thursday. I know we shared a lot of information with you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me or write a note in your child's agenda. If you did not get a chance to sign up for remind 101 here is the info: (Text )

enter this number: (865)622-7787
with this as the message: @43d5ed

This week we visited the Science Lab and the Media Center. In the Science Lab Mrs. Knobbe reviewed the rules and the students practiced using some tools.In the media center students were able to check out 2 books to read and enjoy.

Remember each Friday is Spirit Wear. Please help your child remember to wear green,leader in me shirts,or an Addison shirt. Look for some new and fun ways for your child to show school spirit coming up!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Our First Week of Second Grade

We made it through our first week! Boy did it fly by. We were so busy getting to know each other and developing our rules and routines.

In our class we only have 1 rule. It's the GOLDEN RULE. Students shared what it means to treat others the way you want to be treated. Our list is displayed in the classroom. We have also started to develop our class mission statement. More to come on that.

Learning how to work as a team is super important in second grade. We practiced by creating things out of foil and pipe cleaners and also by seeing how high our groups could raise a hula hoop with just 1 finger from each teammate. Please ask your child how their group worked together.

our class learned a new math game call My Turn, Your Turn. After practicing for a few days, we taught Mrs. Gerber's class how to play. Maybe your child can teach you how to play at home?

Your child's first letter home journal entry came home today. Please take time to write them back and send it in on Monday. If you haven't already, please send in any county forms as well.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday for Open House!