2G had a very special week celebrating two big accomplishments:
1. On Tuesday, we had extra recess to celebrate filling up our Community Cube Jar
2. On Friday, we made corner bookmarks and had ice cream sundaes to celebrate our incredible reading in the Lincoln
Here is a picture of the bookmarks we created - so fun!
Writing Workshop: This week we focused on using our imagination in our opinion writing. Writers thought about what character they would like to be in their favorite books. We learned to describe why we chose certain people/animals as we wrote letters to friends and family.
Math: 3-D Shapes! Mathematicians can now describe a 3-dimensional shape by telling you about how many vertices, edges, and faces it has. On Friday, we had a ball using marshmallows and toothpicks to build our own models.
Science: Scientists started our soil unit by thinking about all of the things we already know about soil as well as what we would like to know. Some of our questions (we had many) were: "Is soil alive?", "How many creatures live in soil?", "Is soil always brown?", and "Is soil the same as, "dirt"?". On Tuesday, we had the opportunity to explore 5 different types of soil: Peat Moss, Oak Leaf, Sand, Potting Soil, and Wet Soil. 2Gers talked about the characteristics of soil and its living/non-living components. We are excited for our soil experiments next week.
Fundations: Students learned about words that end in, "-tch", and "-ch". We discovered that the words ending in, "-tch" usually have a consonant and short vowel before the ending
(cv-tch). Those that end in, "-ch" have a double vowel or "n", "r", or "l" before the ending (vv-ch, n-ch, l-ch, r-ch). Some of our favorites were: "pitch", "switch", "batch", "catch", "inch", "gulch", "beach", and "perch".
Enjoy your weekend!