This has been a beautiful week in 2T. It is funny how much the weather can change in a day. We went from inside recesses to lovely sunny weather in 24 hours!
We have been learning about so many fun things in our classroom.
In Science we are busy learning about Motion. We did a “Motion Hunt” in our classroom and then we experimented with play-doh in a Motion Factory.
In Social Studies we are learning about leaders and came up with examples of leaders in both our school community as well as a different community.
This week we focused on Fact Families in Math. Look for an exit card coming home in the Learning Journey duo-tang to show understanding next week.
In Reading Workshop this week we practiced the strategy of Inferring. We made some inferences when watching a video about a pig. Some of the kids said that the link from a previous post didn’t work, so just search for “Ormie the pig“. We also made some inferences about the things in my school bag. Next week we will begin to infer using books.
We also learned about bacteria and white blood cells in Health. Ask your child if they remember what the white blood cells do to the bacteria when we are sick.
We loved trying out the ringette sticks in Gym this week!
Here is what made us smile: 🙂
Mon. Jan. 15– having free time (Lachlan)
Tues. Jan 16– doing a motion hunt in science (Avery B.)
Wed. Jan. 17– staying in at lunch for writing club (Hennessey)
Thurs. Jan. 18– playing with the parachute in gym (Ellie)
Fri. Jan. 19– watching Auto B Good at the assembly (Grady)
** FYI- we now have a student in our classroom with a nut allergy. Please be extra careful when packing snacks and lunches to make sure that there is nothing that contains nuts!**
This week during our Reading Workshop time we started learning about what it means to Infer. When you infer you are being a “Reading Detective” because you use the clues from the text to make a good guess about what is going to happen. Making inferences uses your schema(what you already know) as well as the evidence you find in the text.
On Monday we looked at pictures and made inferences about what had happened based on the picture clues.
Today we watched a video and stopped it several times to talk about what we inferred and why. The video was so cute that we wanted to share it with our families. Check it out!
On Thursday we are going to infer about the items in my school bag. Why does Mrs. Tebay have so many things in her school bag, and what does she use them all for?
Today was a great day, we were so happy to be able to go back outside to play and our friend Claire is back at school! 🙂
Happy New Year! We have survived our first week of school in 2018 even with 3 straight days of indoor recess. The students managed to find quiet indoor activities to keep them occupied during the cold weather this week. I am crossing my fingers that this cold snap ends soon so we can get back outside!
We began new units in all subject areas this week, so there is a lot going in on in our classroom!
Here is what made us smile this week:
Mon. Jan. 8– being picked for smile jar (Rylie)
Tues. Jan. 9– drawing a number story in math (Avery M.)
Wed. Jan. 10– painting during art (Stella)
Thurs. Jan. 11– finishing our tree projects in art (Ainsley)
Fri. Jan. 12– playing Dr. Dodgeball in gym (Zackary)