2MU News

Weeks of December 14, 2015 & December 23, 2015

Dear Parents,

I truly enjoyed meting and speaking with each of you during Parent Conferences! We make an awesome team and I am so glad I am able to share in your child's learning experience.

The past 2 week's have been very busy for 2MU as I am sure it has been for your. Read on to discover all of our wonderful learning activities.


Reading


  • We read Hansel and Gretel and wrote a Beginning, Middle, and End story summary.
  • To go along with the story, we created our very own Gingerbread houses out of milk cartons and foam stickers. Check out our creations below.
  • We read The Fisherman and His Wife. The moral of the story is to be thankful for what you have. The children wrote a literature response to the question

Golden fish from the sea,

Golden fish, please come to me.

I would like a special wish,

Will you grant it, golden fish?

The children then wrote their one wish. Be sure to check out our classroom bulletin board to see their wishes.

  • We read Cinder-Elly...a funny rhyming version of Cinderella.
  • As a culminating activity for Cinderella, we joined the other 2 second grade classes to watch the Disney Cinderella movie


Writing


  • We used data record keeping charts while collecting data for our Lab Reports. The charts helped us present our results like real scientists and helped us keep our results organized.
  • During Writers' Workshop, the children worked on writing their own personal version of Cinderella. The stories were very creative. Be sure to have your child share their story with you.



Math


  • During Math these past 2 weeks, we began Unit 4 learning about time as well as a.m. and p.m.
  • We read the Jolly Postman and tracked his mail route by calculating the total miles he traveled.



Other Activities

  • The children drew a Cinderella Symbol to depict their one prominent symbol that represents Cinderella to them. For example, a glass slipper, a mouse, a pumpkin, or a magical wand.
  • We earned a Reading Retreat! Way to go 2MU!
  • We attended the Blue Ribbon Ceremony ~ Guest Presenter: Congressman Norcross!
  • We met with our 4L buddies to make cards for Sa'Fyre Terry~ an 8 year old girl was burned in a tragic fire. Her Christmas wish was to receive as many cards as possible from around the world. We were happy to help fulfill her wish! (Please note~ we did not share this story with the children~ just explained we were making cards for a girl who was less fortunate than us.)
  • We watched the Cinderella Movie with our Second Grade Friends from 2G and 2M

Math ~ Making Gingerbread Houses

Sharing Our Expository Writing About Gingerbread Houses.

Reading~ Hansel and Gretel Summarizing Activity

Cinderella Symbols

Writers' Workshop ~ Writing Like Scientist Using Charts to Record & Present Catapult Experiment Data

Reading Retreat ~ Way to Go 2MU

Blue Ribbon Ceremoney

Making Holiday Cards with Our 4L Buddies

Sharing Our Own Version of Cinderella Stories

Second Grade Cinderella Movie Theatre