Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hard At Work!

The class is working hard to read as much as they can and take AR tests this nine weeks. Everyone is trying to reach their AR goal!

Library day is Wednesday, so I encourage the kids to read over the weekend and take their AR tests before we turn in our library books on Wednesday.

Popping Out Adjectives!
Last week we were hard at work learning about adjectives and how to use them to make our writing better. We even practiced using adjectives to describe of course we had to sample some popcorn!

This week we are learning all about prefixes and suffixes! The kids are learning how each prefix or suffix changes the meaning of words. If we know the meaning of each prefix or suffix, it will help us determine the meaning of unknown words when we read! Quiz your kids on this at home!!

Here's what we learned:

Have a great weekend and a great Thanksgiving Break!

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Monster Exchange and Making Predictions

This week was full of fun activities!

Monster Exchange

We started the week by creating a class monster and describing it. We sent our written description to another class at Thomas Elementary. Their job was to read our description and then try to create our monster. We met the other class during a video conference on Wednesday. We compared our monsters to see if they looked the same! I think we did a great job on our writing because the monsters were almost identical! This was fun! Ask your child about our Monster Exchange!

On Thursday, we dressed up in our Halloween costumes and did fall rotations. The kids were able to rotate to the other 2nd grade classrooms to do a fun activity! We also played some sight word bingo. This was a big hit!

Don't worry, we did a lot of learning this week! In reading, we practiced making predictions. We read the book Hey Little Ant and made predictions about how the story should end.

It was a busy and fun week!

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