We had a fun and busy short week back! We started the week off enjoying popsicles, courtesy of Mrs. Battin because she was victorious in naming all of us in The Name Game! We ended the week showing our WCS school spirit by wearing some crazy hair that started melting as our hot day progressed! (click on the highlighted words to check out a glimpse.)
*To all who came in or brought home books to label, AR code, and prep for future work--sure appreciate your help!
Mark your calendars:
*Our first field trip is scheduled for Thursday, October 22nd from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. We will be attending Sierra College's People and Culture Day. Click here to read more. I am able to take 4 WCS fingerprinted chaperones. Please email me if you are interested.
-->so proud of the growth mindset attitude students showed in participating in our class Spelling Bee. They were so professional and did a wonderful job! All got A's for the week with extra credit given to our finalists: Ella, Ahmed, Tiffany, and Roxanne. Congrats! On another note, I did not receive any feedback regarding upgrading our Spelling City account, so let's keep it as it is unless I hear otherwise. Thank you!
-->practiced Daily 5 Rotations (Read to Self, Read to Someone, Spelling/Word Work, Listen to Reading, and Work on Writing
-->2/3 of the class took a STAR reading test to determine AR book levels; hope to complete them next week
-->introduced our Writing center activities and possibilities for Writer's Workshop
-->reviewed addition strategies including: make a 10, sketch, underline clues, doubles and near doubles facts, counting on, and fact family relationships
-->took a checkpoint quiz
-->introduced subtraction strategies and word problems
-->aiming to test students next week on addition and subtraction strategies and word problems
-->launched our Matter Unit (Solids, Liquids, and Gases)
-->discussed and concept mapped "What does a Scientist Do"
-->discussed and concept mapped The Scientific Method
Science Wish List:
Click here to sign up to donate Science Materials for our experiments! Please bring in via your child by Wednesday or Thursday. (Monday or Tuesday would also be great so we can get a head start...)
2nd Grade Quote of the Week:
We are savoring our popsicles al fresco on Tuesday afternoon and someone remarks how great it is that Mrs. Battin wins the Name Game yet we get to enjoy the prize. Ahmed considers this and remarks, "Do you think we can we play the Name Game every week?"