Class Update with Video News!

First stop: Video News (sorry for the wait!)

We have been busily working in math to gain a deeper and more solid understanding of multiplication.  Students are learning different strategies and visuals for figuring out multiplication facts.  They have learned dot models, counting on their fingers, flip facts, and arrays.  Below, is a game called “Niddy Griddy” where students draw multiplication arrays on the grid.  By the end of second grade they will know AT LEAST their 0,1,2,3,5, and 10 facts!

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We have excitedly dived back into science this week with more learning about balance.  Below, students created mobiles that helped them to understand weights and counterweights in relation to the balance point.  Also, one student is demonstrating how he got a pencil to balance on its’ point by choosing the right place to put the weights.2015-01-23 13.37.22 2015-01-23 13.03.03 2015-01-22 13.41.51

As Ruby noted in video news, we have completed our “How-to” books and are in the process of sharing them with the class.  Students are now experts on teaching a skill in a sequential detailed manner.

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Reminder: Save the date for our reader’s theater performance on February 6th at 8:15!