We began our weather unit in science by brainstorming different weather words we knew. Then each student picked a word and created a word for our science word wall. So fun to have something student created!
In literacy we are working on making connections from books to our own lives. Mr. Leiser led us in a lesson to create "Book Snaps". Students used a page from the book Jamaica Tag Along we put on Seesaw and used emojis, highlighters, and voice recordings to explain their connections. Look for a "Book Snap" on Seesaw from your child sometime next week!
This week the second graders worked on building their stamina for independent work around literacy, while I meet with students individually or small groups. This week we practiced: Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Listening to Reading. We will be adding other options in the coming week, but all options will center around growing as readers and writers.
This week we are using Donald Crews as a mentor author on how to get ideas for writing. One of his methods is to do "freewheel" sketches. We went outside to sketch what we saw, and used our sketches to inspire our writing this week.