2P Sunday Snapshots and Newsletter!
March 7 - 18, 2016
- St. Patrick's Day! We had fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day! We wore green mustaches and drew our own leprechauns while listening to some Irish music.
- Cultural Arts Assembly: At a whole school assembly, we listened to excerpts from Vivaldi's Four Seasons and learned how to identify the different parts of the music.
- Chromebooks! We continue to find ways to incorporate the Chromebooks into our work. We have a "Question of the Day" and also give students the choice of using the Chromebooks to do their Word Work during the week. Students who finish their math early also have the choice of practicing their math facts on one of the educational websites.
- Sport Stacking: Thanks to a grant written by Mr. G and others, each classroom at TJS has received two sets of Sport Stacking Cups. These are a great addition to our Indoor recess resources. They reinforce focus and concentration, fine and gross motor skills, right and left brain activation, along with other benefits.
Reading and Writing
We are also continuing with Charlotte's Web as our read-aloud. We are using this to model skills that the students should be using when they read their own books - stopping and pausing, re-reading when confused, making a movie in our minds, etc.
We are also learning how to round to 10 and then estimate an answer. We can then use this estimate to check our work.