Ms. Wood's Second Grade Scholars
About Ms. Wood
My name is Lauren Wood, or Ms. Wood, and I am a graduate from the University of Houston College of Education. I am certified as an early childhood through sixth grade generalist. This is my first year teaching, but I am already in love with my career. When not at school, I enjoy exploring Houston and surrounding areas. These monthly newsletters allow me to keep all parents informed about the exciting things going on in our classroom! If you have any questions not addressed within the letter, or suggestions for other pieces to include, please use the contact information at the bottom of the page to reach me.
Autumn Harvest Festival
The activities were extremely engaging for everyone involved. This activity combined science with listening skills. The lesson, Nocturnal Animals, was particularly valuable because multiple intelligences were stimulated in the students. They got to feel and hear while learning about nocturnal animals, an interesting topic in itself.
Each month an educational computer game is provided for your child to play at school and home. These games support lessons taught in the classroom. This month’s game is called War Pretzels, and it supplements our unit in single and double digit addition and subtraction. The game can be accessed at http://mrnussbaum.com/warpretzels/. Your child can use his or her math skills to go against Super Pretzel Man or Pretzebella in the first annual all-pretzel arm wrestling extravaganza! In the game, your child chooses a pretzel character to represent him or her and answers math problems to earn strength points as the crowd goes wild. Your child must maintain strength to continue arm wrestling. If the strength runs out, the level is over. If your child earns 200 points, the level is won, and he or she will move on to the next, more difficult level. The students have really been enjoying playing War Pretzels to practice math skills in class. I hope you find time to continue the fun at home.
All the Best,