Hi! My name is Phoebe. I am six and a half years old. I like riding my bike. I am very good at it! And super fast! My favorite part of being the Blogger is it's super fun becasue I get to have my own blog at the end and I get to say what the blog will be about. Today was the Jogathon! I ran 25 laps!!!!! Good bye, and have fun!
Guess what? We started something MATH-tastic in our classroom this week. It was awesome, and it's called... Math Workshop! In Math Workshop, some things are different than in regular math. We work in groups instead of all doing math together. We have stations 1, 2, 3, and 4 to go to with our groups. Usually in Math Workshop we have some parent helpers. We play math games, we might go on the computer for math games, we work on the 8 important jobs of a mathematician, and we solve problems! You should stop by sometime when we are doing Math Workshop. It's a-MATH-mazing!
Ahhhh! Look! There's a big, brown preying mantis in our classroom! One day, Grace brought it to school to keep as a classroom pet. Mrs. Freeman put it in a terrarium. Over the weekend, it molted! When we came back to school on Monday, we saw its old exoskeleton in the terrarium. It likes to stay at the top and stick its feet through the holes! We keep catching bugs for it, but it didn't eat anything yet. Well, it did eat one mosquito! Stop by and see it sometime!
Hi, my name is Elliott. I like football and basketball. I am really good at catching the ball. And I'm also good at shooting baskets. My favorite part of second grade is reading, recess, lunch, and snack! Today we had a Smarty Party! We had fun watching silly videos and getting Smarties. Bye!
Hi, my name is Reed and I am seven years old. I love playing soccer! I'm really good at punting, dribbling up the field, and scoring. My team wins a lot of games! Being the Blogger this week was fun and silly! My favorite things in second grade are reading and recess so far. It's time to go home from school, so bye!
Welcome to the Reading Cafe! Can I take your order? Want to know what's on the menu? How about a Book Burger? Or a nice, juicy Story Steak with a side of Character Carrots? Now, we're just being silly. Here's what's really in the Reading Cafe - books and reading strategies! We go there to listen to great stories that Mrs. Freeman reads to us. It is so fun! We also learn about reading strategies and IDR (Independent Daily Reading). We will read every day in second grade. We are already reading for more than twenty minutes each day!!! Now you know all about the Reading Cafe. Do you still want that Story Steak with Character Carrots? Read apetit!
What a surprise! We found letters on our tables from our parents this morning! They were very special letters to us because they told us all about the super powers our parents wish they could have. Some of them were silly, some of them were happy, and all of them were super! Some of us needed help reading our parents' sloppy handwriting! What super power would you choose if you could have one? Have a good day! Bye!
We are the Super Smarties, and we're here to say...
We're going to earn a Super Smarty Party some day!
In our class, we have a bucket. Mrs. Freeman puts Smarties in the bucket any time we are good, show respect, or walk quietly in the hall, and when other teachers give us compliments about our good behavior.It is already three-quarters of the way filled up! Guess what happens when it gets to the top? We get a... SMARTY PARTY!
Hello to whoever might be reading this! We are the Super Smarties from Mrs. Freeman's class at Schroeder Elementary. Today was our first day of second grade. It was awesome! We found out some of the things we will learn about this year, like insects. We stopped by the Reading Cafe for some good stories. We had a recess with all of our friends from first grade. It was a Super Smarty day! We hope you have one, too!
Hello parents! On Curriculum Night, I will be giving a presentation about our classroom expectations, routines, and curriculum. There is A LOT of information to go over! This year, I would like to try something new in order to ensure that my presentation meets your needs. I would like to hear from you ahead of time!
Compass Points is one of our Visible Thinking routines, and the purpose of using it is to exchange ideas and concerns before embarking on a new project or study. How appropriate, then, to use this routine as we embark on a whole new year of learning! The process is simple: we use the points of the compass N (north), S (south), E (east), and W (west) to stand for Needs, Expectations, Suggestions, and Worries. Please take a moment to leave a comment below. Because the main idea behind Visible Thinking is to share and value the thinking of all participants, these comments will be seen by others. This way, we can build on one another's ideas - something your child will hear from me a lot this year! Thank you so much for participating and helping me make sure Curriculum Night is a success!
Here is the format you should follow:
N - What do you NEED to know?
E - What do you EXPECT for your child (or what are you EXCITED about)?
S - What SUGGESTIONS do you have?
W - Do you have any WORRIES about this year?
This blog is maintained as a collaboration between all students and myself. Each week, one student has the classroom job of "Blogger". That student helps decide subjects for our posts, as well as writing one blog post about him/herself.