Saturday, May 14, 2011

Week of May 9th, 2011

We may be getting close to the end of the year, but we certainly have not slowed down on our projects. We planted pumpkin seeds donated by Daniel in cups and decided it was time to get them in the garden. So one morning, we loaded up our gardening tools and planted our garden. As you can see, we had lots of good workers getting our pumpkins planted.

We also continue to work hard on our reading skills. Mrs. C has been in our room helping us make good choices for our fluency boxes and listening to us read when we are not in groups. In math, we are doing a good job practicing three digit addition, and this next week, we will be doing three digit subtraction. We are really getting smart for Mrs. Flaherty next year. We have also started our MAP computer testing. So far, we are doing a really good job! We have made a lot of progress this year!

Finally, one of the most fun things we did this week was go to Living History Farms. We loved the animals we saw, and we really enjoyed the tractor ride out to the farms. Most of us decided we would like to live in the log cabin farm. Mrs. Miller thought she might miss electricity and bathrooms, though!

We have less than two weeks of school left, but we have many fun and exciting things to do in those few days, which we will share with you on our last blogs of the year!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Week of April 25th

What an exciting week it was in Second Grade! We have been practicing three digit addition, and we are ready to learn regrouping with three digit addition. We have also been reading and writing poetry in honor of poetry month.

An added treat was having Miss Iowa come to our school and read to us. We all decided she was really tall!

Probably the most exciting thing that happened was our poetry cafe. We practiced poems we picked out and worked on our expression and fluency. Each one of us also picked out a poem that we had written. We then created a cafe in our classroom with black table cloths, candles, and special treats. We all had berets to wear, thanks to Chase Werner's grandmothers' sewing talent, and many of us wore our shades to complete the look. We had a great time, and even a few parents were brave enough to share a little poetry during our open mic time. In true fashion of the coffee shops, we snapped our fingers to show our appreciation instead of clapping. It was a wonderful experience, and we had close to forty adults that came to support their children. Thank you so much for taking the time to come and share that special afternoon with us.

Check out the second grade website under poetry cafe at for many more pictures!