This week we used math to describe ourselves. The students were able to make number sentences, tally marks, and come up with other ways to describe themselves using numbers. It was a fun project to show the students that math is really everywhere!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
We read the book Back-to-School Rules by Laurie Friedman. This is such a great book to introduce and talk about the rules of the classroom and school. After reading this text, the students were given the opportunity to write their own classroom rule and share it with the class. Once every shared their rule, we decided that every rule that they came up with can be put into 4 different rules. Those rules are to be respectful, responsible, listen to the teacher, and to treat others the way that you want to be treated. After these 4 rules were written on chart paper, the students then signed their name to the rules sheet and agreed to follow them.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
This year we had the opportunity to welcome 4 new friends to our school. It was so awesome to see how well they fit in with everyone and how comfortable they seemed by the end of the day. I read a book called The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric. It was about a child who was new to the school and how it was hard for him to fit in. Of course this made the kid sad. It only took one person to be nice to the boy and everyone saw how nice of a person he was and wanted to be his friend. It was a great way to talk about friendship, being nice, and how to treat others. After we read this book, the students went on a "Friend Hunt". By the end of the day, everyone who left our room had 24 friends. How cool is that?! Check out the students making new friends. :)
Yesterday we read the book First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg. The kids loved the story and we all could relate to having the "jitters" for our first day! Once we read the book, I then made the students a drink called "Jitter Juice". It was a hit! I put "magic water" (Sprite) in a clear cup. Next, we added red juice for the love and laughs that we will share throughout the year in our classroom. Last but not least, we added sprinkles for all of the friendships that we will make this school year. While the students were enjoying their juice, they began to write about their first day of second grade.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The students in Room 16 have been working so hard on our research reports and making an iMovie. I walked them through it, but they took the pictures, found pictures on the internet, cropped them, did their own recordings and editing! Check out their hard work below! :)