We began a new unit in math this week. We will be focusing on place value up to 1000. The first two days of the unit were spent working together to bundle and sort Popsicle sticks and unifix cubes. Students worked in small groups and made bundles of 10 and then grouped the tens into groups of 100. We all came together and combined our numbers. It was a great activity to SEE what place value looks like.
Second graders created snow people last week for math. We used the snow people this week to learn about multiplying by three. We created equations to go with each row, discussed patterns, and created a work sample of our knowledge.
Here are a few snapshots of opening valentines and creating digital valentines for some of our celebration!
For Valentine's Day we used candy hearts in our math! Students had to graph, order numbers from least to greatest, create fractions, measure, and solve addition and subtraction equations.
On Monday we celebrated the 100th Day of School. In second grade we have been counting by 10's, so we did a combination of celebrating 100 days and 1000 days of school. Here are a few snapshots of the activities we did! We did 100 tallies, we wrote about what we would do with $1000, we had 100th Day Olympics and did various movement activities for 100 seconds (see below for students using their bodies to create the number 100).
Students finished up with their biography posters last week. This week Mr. Leiser came in and taught the second graders how to use Book Creator. The second graders then created a book on the person they had researched. We then updated the books to Seesaw. Our class was the first to use the app as a large group in our district. The students were so engaged and worked really hard to create these wonderful artifacts!
Here are some snapshots of the week I was able to capture! Students worked with partners to share their questions they had about books they were reading. In math, we are working on multiples of three. Students created snow people to help us with some investigations of three on Monday. On Friday students were able to create Valentine's Day bags.