Working hard and having fun in 2B!
Dear 2B Family,
Welcome back!! :)
Just a quick note, I am collecting bottle caps for some activities in our classroom. I am specifically looking for the ones off of MILK jugs. If you have any you could send in (please rinse them first), that would be much appreciated.
We continue to collect Boxtops to benefit our school library. Please send them in a ziploc labelled with your student's name and '2B'.
As a reminder, anytime you send money for anything to school, please make sure it is in a ziploc bag or envelope labelled with the following information: Student Name / What the money is for / Amount Enclosed / 2B. It is very common for students not to remember what money is for, or to lose it.
This week in Language Arts
This week's Spelling Words!
For example, if the word is 'box', they should write the sentence using 'boxes.' The goal is to have them take the extra step of thinking about the plural before they write a sentence.
box / tool / church / apple / crash / blanket / bus / egg / zero / glass / reach / truck / bench / size / buzz
This week in Math
We've also launched something a little different. It's called a subtraction station, and students are using that in addition to our regular math work. It is a self-paced and self-graded (yes, they grade their own papers!) program. As they advance through, they come and chat with me at various intervals so I can check for understanding, but otherwise they are working independently and at their own pace. I'm very excited at how well the students have embraced the idea. It starts very simply, but moves into more complex concepts quickly. It is a way to both support and enrich, while also hopefully building a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts (can you tell I'm really excited about it?).
This week in Science
Vinegar test to check for the presence of limestone
Check to see if it floats
Check to see if it is attracted to a magnet
Conduct a streak test
Conduct a scratch test
Of course, they recorded their results carefully, just like real scientists!! I was so impressed with how well they did!