1.)This week, we made the switch over from all things Halloween to getting ready for turkey day! Our November pick a prompt writing center is all set up and the display table decorated.
2.) We made a few neat fall leaf projects to use to decorate the room. Most of our projects this year have been cut and paste activities. For the first time, we brought out paint and tissue paper which the class really enjoyed. Stop back soon for more on these in greater detail!
3.) Our second graders took a field trip to a local science center. We explored the museum area and visited the bat zone. It was an awesome experience! My favorite part of the trip was seeing the magnificent collection of spectacular gems and minerals from around the globe.
4.) In math, we started working on perimeter with nonstandard units. The students are working on writing equations to match what their cubes showed. It took a few days to see the equation is really a double fact plus a double fact and that you do not need to measure more than the two unequal sides of these rectangles.
We also used the level one Superhero Subtraction Scoot which is a freebie I shared at Primary Powers. The students got some great practice in and it was the perfect ending to a fun fall week!
Next week we step it up to level two!
5.) I had a fun lunch date today with three of my students from last year who completed their entire summer practice packet that was sent home. I treated them to Subway and took them to the office conference room to eat. They thought that was pretty special!
It was great to spend time catching up with them and hearing all about their adventures in third grade!
That's pretty much it in a nutshell with having only three full days this week.
Head on over soon to Doodle Bugs Teaching to see what everyone else is sharing today!
TGIF! I'm going out to eat! YUM!