Learning Update!

Here is what we are up to in 2 “O”…

Math…finishing up our measurement unit and will begin addition and subtraction to 100 after spring break.

Reader’s Workshop…determining importance and non-fiction text features through research.  Thinking while we read…tying all of our comprehension strategies together.

Writer’s Workshop…editing our piece of writing that we are the most proud of for that month and creating a good copy.  Adding juicy words and details.  Using proper mechanics and spelling.

Exploring…liquids and solids investigations followed by looking into the history of Dalmeny.

Genious Hour…we pick a topic once a week and spend 2 periods working on our topic. First we explain why we chose that topic. Next we activate our schema and write down what we already know about our topic.  Then we think of at least 3 questions that we want to find out.  After that we read to find those important answers or infer what the answers might be.  Finally, we write our new learning into a complete paragraph.  Our next step will be to present our paragraph in front of our class.  We have been enjoying taking our learning into the library on Thursday afternoons!

Health…is a constant discussion in our class about “filling buckets’, being safe and healthy inside and outside of our classroom.

Thank you for reading:)

2 “O”

April Events

Good Morning!

Here are some important dates to note for April…

12…Rafiki Bracelet order forms and money due. (Note with information and the order form came home yesterday.  Please let me know if you did not receive it).

13…Hat/Easter Bonnet Day

14…Last day of school before spring break

19…Eira’s Birthday

24…First day back to school after spring break

25…Hunter’s Birthday

That’s all for now!

Ms. O

Away today and tomorrow:(

Good morning!

I am already away tomorrow for the last day of my professional development course that I have been taking over this past school year and now I have to be away today too.  My daycare and my grandma backup are both down with the flu.  I am so disappointed because of course this means that I will miss the Spring Fling dress rehearsal this morning too and I am so sad to have to miss seeing our classmates perform.  Please tell the kids that I will miss them, but these things happen and I am counting on them to help out our guest teacher and make them feel welcome and special.

Thank you for your understanding!

Ms. O