Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Synthesis Superheros

We did some GREAT synthesizing during reading today! We were synthesis Superheros!

We learned that when we synthesize, we change our thinking as we read more of the story. We should always be stopping to think when we read.
We had a great time practicing this strategy today!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I'm Not a Turkey!!

Today we had a great time participating in another video conference.  The students watched the short video below about a turkey who doesn't want to be eaten on Thanksgiving.  Check out the video!

Then, the students met with their groups to make a turkey and create a costume for their turkey. (the costume was another animal.) They also wrote clues about what animal their turkey was dressed like.  During the video conference, we read our clues and the other class had to guess what the turkey's costume was.  This was so fun! I think everyone had a great time!  The kids did a great job with their turkey costumes and clues!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Raz Kids

Your child is now signed up to the use the Raz Kids reading site. I sent home their username and password this week. Look for it in their folder!
We will also be using Raz Kids during our station time in class.


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Another Great Week!

This week we were using the Activexpressions to "tweet" in a morning message. We also texted in some synonyms and antonyms.

We are also using the iPads in class to write character traits about ourselves. We used the Skitch app.

Great job Brianna!

Another fun activity was using the Waterford program to learn about synonyms and antonyms.

It was a very BUSY but great week!

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Monday, November 5, 2012

What's New?

Last week we had fun at our picnic lunch on our early release days. (Thank you parents for coming to meet with me! I enjoyed talking to all of you.)

We also started using the Successmaker program during stations to work on reading skills.

We are also using Raz Kids in class. You can use this at home too. More information to come this week!

We are still "tweeting" about our favorite things from the week, but now I am choosing one to tweet out and share FOR REAL. The class is very excited about this! I also tweet other activities that we do throughout the week. You can see some of our tweets on the TV in the school office!

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Monster Exchange

Before Halloween, we had the opportunity to participate in the Monster Exchange Video Conference. We made a monster and wrote our directions to describe how to make it. We then emailed our directions to another second grade class at Thomas Elementary so they could try to make our monster! We had the chance to meet the other class through video conferencing. We shared our monsters and compared them. We had a great time with this!

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