Sunday, September 16, 2012

Graffiti Nouns

Students were separated into 3 groups. Each group focused on a definition of a noun.
Group 1 - Person. Group 2 - Place. Group 3 - Thing.
Each group was given a large sheet of butcher paper.
They were instructed to write and illustrate a person, place, or thing.
They did amazing! :)

Musical Place Value...SO Much Fun!

There was a 3 digit number placed at the desk of each student. When the music started, the students walked in a circle around their desk. When the music stoppped, the students stopped at that number. They wrote the number. They wrote how many hundreds, tens, and ones. They also wrote the number in expanded form. They loved it! They didn't want Math to end. :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11: Students Honor. Students Thank. Students Remember.

How were firefighters important in 9/11?

What does 9/11 teach us America?

How did people help each other during 9/11?

Students wrote letters to the local firefighters and thanked them for their service. Also, they drew them pictures. I delivered the letters and drawings this afternoon.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Where Can I Find Matter?!?

Students cut out solids and liquids they find in the local grocery circular. They paste them down in the correct category.

Molecules Do Matter!

Students distinguish how molecules change in each state of matter by using hole reinforcers.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Social Studies "Then & Now" Project

We are learning about change in Social Studies. We are comparing and contrasting how we were as a baby and how we are now as 2nd graders.

Melting Matter Experiment

Start with a solid

Change a solid to a liquid.

Change a liquid to a solid (Freezer)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Skip Counting Fun

Each student practiced skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's
Cut and Paste Activity

Each student practiced skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's.
Fingerpainting on 100 Chart

Edible Place Value

Each student was given preztels and cheerios. The preztels represented tens and the cheerios represented ones.  Each student represent their 2-digit number using preztels and cheerios. After which, they wrote the number in expanded form.

Contraction Caterpillar

Each student constructed contraction caterpillars.

Place Value Math Centers

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Liquids Have NO Shape!!

States of Matter: Liquid Experiment

Students learned that liquids have no shape. If you pour a liquid into a container, they take that shape. We did a little experiment to make sure. Each student was given a "Huggies" drink.  They illustrated the drink. After the illustrations were drawn, they drank half of it...just for fun. After drinking half, they poured the rest of it into a 5 oz cup. They illustrated the juice in the 5 oz cup. Then they poured it into a party cup and illustrated it. After the experiment, the students could see that liquids have no shape.

Place Value Dash!!

Students were split into 2 teams: White Team and Green Team.  I would shout out a 2 digit number. Two people from each group would dash to the correct place value house on the floor. What Fun!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

"Place Value Waitress" Put Us To Work...

What's the Value? Place Value Fun!!

Place Value Lesson: What's the Value of your Popsicle??

"The Place Value Waitress" visits 2nd Graders!!!

Ms. Penny "The Place Value Waitress" visited our classroom. She was passing out popsicles. Mmmmm... However, each student had to figure out the value of their popsicle before they could eat it at lunch.  Ms. Penny gave each child a ticket with the value of their popsicle on it. Each student had to represent the value of the popsicle using place value: number words, base ten blocks,  and expanded form.

Math Journals

We do math journals daily in class.

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