Sunday, March 6, 2016

Math Learning Fun! :)

Math is so much fun!!!!   We had an amazing week! :)   One of the exciting activities we worked hard on was during Math CAFE.    Each child practiced using a budget to 'order' craft items for a paper bag hat. They practiced sorting, counting, adding, and subtracting money in order to prepare for a visit to the DOYLE HAT MAKING STORE.   They counted out money (plastic coins) in order to pay for each item budgeted from the store. They could not go over $1.60.  Students then purchased craft items, aligned to their budgets, to make celebration paper hats. Here are a few pictures of our learning fun. This is just one of the ways we practice math in a 'real world' way.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

January Learning Fun...

Wednesday Problem Solving Groups:
We worked collaboratively to solve math problems, defend our answers, ask questions, and model solutions.

Each group shared their math problem, thinking, strategies for solving, and solution to the problem with the class. They also answered questions about their solutions and strategies used.
Group discussions, problem solving and collaboration helps to deepen the understanding of math concepts.

Science Observation and Experimentation: We are learning about the effects of wind.  We will use this information as we study more about how Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Enjoy Your Long Weekend

We will not have school on Thursday and Friday, December 3rd and 4th. We have professional development for teachers and Records Day for report cards. I wish you the best weekend! :)

Guest Bloggers Share Field Trip Fun

Our Beverly Beach Field Trip:
We had fun at Beverly Beach. We observed many exciting things on the beach. One group saw some purple in the sand and mud by the shore line.  We saw some foam and bubbly stuff in the water. It was interesting when we saw some fossils in the rocks, sea creatures in puddles, and part of a bird. There was a big rock wall that Hope climbed up and slid down. The weather was cold and it hailed on us, but it was so much fun. We were trying to figure out how the lines in the sand were made. We saw seagulls swimming and walking on the beach.  We can't wait to go back and see more! :)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Second Grade Team Bloggers

We give appeciations, no put downs.  In math, we are problem solving with bar models. It helps us think and prove our answer.   We have the best literacy cafe menu. We read our books to the class. In Math Workshop we are doing our best. We do circle maps and have fun with them. We also have amazing team time.We love our morning message. We do amazing math problems like the thousand pennies and crocodile ate the good fish.We have the best writing workshop in all the school because we get to blog to our class. We need to write a beginning middle and end to our stories. We always fill buckets. We give appreciations even when no one is watching.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Good School Times by Guest Bloggers

Hi we are guest bloggers and we are going to write about school.
We  have an amazing  principal. We love her. She let us wear our costumes at school.
We love our teacher. She is the best and lets us do fun things. In reading we are reading Good Fit Books and we understand them.  We love math and we do lots of problems. We had a great Team Time this week.  We finished our Wizard of Oz story. Our favorite characters were Toto, Dorothy, Lion, Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman. We hope you like reading about our blog.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Guest Bloggers from The Doyle Team

We have two amazing 2nd grade guest bloggers today. Please enjoy reading about what we are learning.

This week we went on a nature walk. For Team Time we play math games, paint, and buddy read. We do a lot of singing like, Baby Shark and Math is Fun.  We have recess for 20 minutes. Math Cafe is the best ever!  We have Math Think Tac-Toe that makes us smarter and think more. We have a reading race to 4000 minutes. We have a lot of fun. Our  class has the best teacher ever.  We also have a promise and we don't break Our Promise to each other.