The Fontaine Flier

September 20, 2013

Are These Students Really Second Graders???

Wow! I am so impressed daily...even hourly, by what these kids can do! This week they amazed me by their level of metacognition (ask your child what this word means) while reading! In just a couple of days, they were able to use their schema (again, ask your child about this!) to help make connections while reading. They were able to make connections to self, to other texts, and to the world around them! Very impressive for beginning of second grade! :) I was also amazed by how they handled the new technology, Animoto, we are using to produce our frog and toad videos. They were able to problem solve, collaborate and think critically about their audience and their purpose while creating! You should be very proud!

Thank you so much for supporting our PTO by participating in the Jog-a-Thon!

KSU Field Trip-Monday, September 23rd! Wear comfortable walking shoes!

Coming Up Next Week...

Reading-The Enormous Turnip-sequencing, thinking stems, recording the tracks of our thinking, continue with schema and making connections, fluency- Paper Bag Princess reader's theatre

Spelling- pattern- ack and ock

Writing-Writer's Workshop, ending punctuation, friendly letter writing to our fourth grade buddies

Math-Subtraction Strategies (adding to subtract (we even have a dance that goes with this one), making 10 to subtract, thinking addition to 18 to subtract) No math test this week.

Science-Birds

Social Studies-American Symbols

Spelling List 6- ack and ock

black

pack

crack

snack

horseback

lock

rocket

flock

shock

clock

appreciate

acrobat

other

into

has

grow

last

mouse


Challenge

jacket

pocket

quack

attack

knock

Vocabulary for the Week

Reading

1.grew

2. turnip

3. enormous

4. strong

5. granddaughter

6. planted


Math

equals

sum

difference

minus

less than

Our Second Grade Classroom Symbaloo!

The website below will take you to our classroom Symbaloo. This symbaloo is a collection of resources that could be used by students outside the classroom. Simply click on the button and it will take you directly to the website! I started off with just a few resources, but will continue to add resources as I introduce them to the students.

www.symbaloo.com/mix/secondgraderesources20


Featured buttons this week:

1. Tumblebooks

username-meadowlane

password-books


2. Animoto-Create slide shows with music, videos, pics and text

username-afontaineml@olatheschools.org

password-123456

*basic accounts are free. I have purchased the premium for our classroom.

3. Wonderopolis-Great site for learning new and amazing things!

4. Vocaroo-Easy to use recorder-Great for kids to read into and then listen to their reading.

5. Cool Math-Great math activities and games for kids!

6. Xtramath-Great site for practicing addition and subtraction facts! I set up an account for the entire class and sent home account information a few weeks ago. If you need me to resend it, just let me know.

Specials Schedule

Monday-no specials due to our field trip.

Tuesday-Art

Wednesday-P.E./Music

Thursday-Computer/Spanish

Friday-P.E./Music

Have a wonderful week!

I am off to Des Moines, Iowa for a soccer tournament! The weather is supposed to be beautiful so I am so excited to be back in my home state!