Happy Spring! 2D had an amazing week as we welcomed spring and the incredible, sunny weather. To celebrate the new season, students engaged in a quilling (rolling paper) project to create beautiful, 3 dimensional flowers. Enjoy these highlights of our studies in bloom:
Literacy: Readers began a study of the wonderful adventure book, My Father's Dragon. We have completed chapters 1-4 and we've learned so many new vocabulary words along the way. Before we read each chapter, we preview a list of upcoming words. When we find these words within the text, we discuss what we think they mean in context and ultimately agree upon a definition to record. We can't wait to see what happens next!
Math: Calling all rulers! Mathematicians are exploring measurement. We began our study by using non-standard units to measure objects. Later in the week, we were introduced to using standard units (rulers) to measure with inches. Students are learning to correctly line up rulers with the edge of a given object to ge more precise measurements. Way to go!
Writing Workshop: Poets wrote "Object Poetry" using personification this week. Students worked with a partner to make an everyday classroom object come to life. We are so excited to share these with you.
Science: Scientists investigated particle layering in soil. We now have a greater understanding of soil components and why it is that some particles sink and some float when mixed with water. Next week we'll be exploring the differences and similarities between ground soil and sand.
Social Studies: Students completed their written research about life in Ghana. Specific topics of study included - jobs for men, women, and children, foods, games, and traditions.
Spanish: 2D has been learning how to say the names of animals with Senora Trach. We loved playing "Go Fish" or "Pesca" this week with animal cards!
Enjoy your week.