Friday, September 29, 2017

Pets are Friends

This week our essential question in reading was How Can a Pet Be an Important Friend?  We read a story about a boy that got a new dog named Cal.  We also read a story about a boy who got a pet fish and at first he did not like him as a pet.  But, by the end of the story, Norman, the fish, turned out to be a good friend to him.

In science, we continued learning about landforms.  Check out my Instagram page to see our Yakits we made.  We will be having a quiz next week about landforms.  Remember to study.

We wrote about being a scarecrow last week and made scarecrows that we hung in the hallway.

This week we started planning for our first narrative story.  We will start drafting and revising next week and hopefully have our first narrative writing piece done soon.

We took our first math assessment today.  Next week we will be starting a new topic about even and odd numbers and using arrays.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Team Building

Today was our second annual team building day.  The students participated in a variety of activities that required teamwork.  Some of the activities included tug of war, stuffed animal relay, bean bag toss and our favorite, the parachute.

  The students even got to enjoy some time playing on our playground.

This week we started on our first week of Wonders.  Our essential question was "How do friends depend on each other?"  We read a story about a baby bird that was afraid to fly out of the nest and his friends offered to help him out.   We practiced visualizing while reading and drew some pictures.

We are off to a good start on our math program as well.  This week we focused on different strategies when doing math facts.  Remember that the student's homework will be assigned by me.  They should just do the problems that are assigned. 

Overall, it was a WONDERFUL first full week.  It was so great to see so many of you at back to school night last night.  I know what a busy time of the year it is for everyone and I appreciate that you took the time to come.  I look forward to working with you as well as your children.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome students and parents to 2-Wells.  We had a great first week and I have enjoyed beginning to know the students.  I am looking forward to seeing you at Back to School night on Thursday, September 14.  Please keep in mind that there will be a new format this year.  You should have received a letter from Mrs. Gansert outlining the schedule for the night. 

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