I had my kids try out my activities from my new fraction unit. They had a great time. They are always up for something new and exciting. They especially loved the QR codes!! I thought I took photos of them experimenting with it, but apparently I did not. So I will have to take some and post later. I thought I took some I can't wait to do more with them. My grade level partner tested them out too. She took some photos for me so I could share.
|Here the task cards were taped around the desks. Students worked on proper and improper fractions. A difficult concept for second graders...but they were slowly catching on.|
|Here they are playing Fraction Connect Four|
We have also been working on Opinion Writing. I found a great unit from First Grade Blue Skies. It is for the whole year. I like how Jennifer lays it out. The kids caught on real quick and enjoyed giving their opinions. I had my second graders provide more reasons and use adjectives. (We are working on them as well.)
Here is one we did about pizza.
These cute winter peeps were from Hope King's Ultimate Winter Writing and Craft Bundle. We used the craft with our opinion writing about winter.
I love this one! He made his have ski goggles and a ski mask.
This actually looks like the girl in my class! Don't you love her braids!!!
I have one last photo to share. It actually is a proud moment that we all experience that reinforces why we teach.
I love this kid! I have taught both of his older siblings. When he started with me in the beginning of the year he really struggled with reading...maybe ten words in a minute... tops. We do the Daily 5 in my classroom. When it was time for Read to Self he could barely sit still and he always was going to the bathroom. I knew I had to improve his situation. I met with him and 3 other students that were at his reading level every single day. We set up book bags with a communication log between myself and the parents. This went home Monday through Thursday night. I helped them find books at their level, cheered them on, gave them praise during our one on one conferences, and helped them see they could be readers.
WOOHOO!!! When I took this picture he had been reading the whole 20 plus minutes of Read to Self. He was lost in a Mr. Putter and Tabby book... so focused that he didn't even notice I took his picture. When Read to Self was over I saw him walk over to the book shelf and grab 3 more Mr. Putter books. Every day since then he has been focused and reading!!! The best part is he was Rockstar of the Week and he wrote that his favorite subject was...reading!!!
Happy Thursday to all!!