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Measuring Time!

Measuring Time!

Estimating and measuring time is an important skill to have!  The 3Js practiced that today using pendulum timers they made.  As a class we came up with several different tasks to complete.  They estimated how many pendulum swings each would take, then actually measured them and ranked them from fastest to slowest.  Finally student groups … Continue reading

Constructing & Testing Bridge Design!

Constructing & Testing Bridge Design!

Over the past couple of days, the 3Js have been busy building bridges, testing the strength of each design, and discussing what they learned.  Student teams each built a beam bridge and a truss bridge, then created a screen cast explaining what each looks like, how they made it, and which one they think will be … Continue reading

Digital Stories!

Digital Stories!

Well, the 3Js have proven to be over-achievers! Students independently wrote “super short, funny stories” using the memory writing strategy we learned about a little while ago.  Our focus was to add more details as well as adjectives and adverbs into their writing. The final product, however, was to be in the form of a digital … Continue reading

Our 3J Digital Superheroes!

In class today, we began reviewing our 7 Habits of Digital Citizenship.  Habit #1 is Be Proactive.  After watching a video titled “Super Digital Citizen” (Common Sense Education), students discussed examples and non-examples the characters showed of being proactive online.  Then we created our own superheroes to illustrate our understanding of what makes a good digital … Continue reading

3J’s First Day!!!

3J’s First Day!!!

Our 3J’s had a fanTAStic first day!  They were all ready to start the year off right by learning our new routines (Morning Math, etc.), reviewing old ones (Daily 5, Read To Self, etc.) and we even had time to do some art projects and log in to our Chromebooks. Students each brought home First … Continue reading

We Miss Carter!

One of our students in 2J, Carter, has gone to Belize for several weeks.  To keep in touch with what we are doing back here in the classroom and to share his trip with us we have been keeping in touch using our Google Apps for Education.  We’ve sent him a class magnet presentation and a … Continue reading

Our Student Blogs Are Up!

Yay! We have 15 student blogs up! Mrs. Sahlin came into our computer class today to help us as well, so thank you very much! To take a look at our student blogs, just click on the tab above that reads “Student Blogs“, then click on the name of the student who’s blog you’d like … Continue reading

A Busy Day Yesterday!

Early in the day on Tuesday the 2Js went to the gym to play Soccer Dodge Ball while putting the soccer skills they’ve been learning into practice.  The students could only use their feet; no hands were allowed at all.  During math the students continued to practice their fact families.  These are a fantastic mental … Continue reading

… A Little Help From Our Friends

Tuesdays is our Computer class and our friends from the Grade 4Wo class came in to give us a hand. Now that we are in Grade 2 even though we’ve kept our same usernames from Grade 1, we each have our own new passwords. They are pretty tricky as they include symbols as well as … Continue reading

Word Work

In Balanced Literacy today students were able to bring their own devices from home (iPods, iPads or laptops) to practice their word work on various apps or educational websites. The students are practicing using their phonetic knowledge to build words they already know, as well as discovering new words and their meanings. Below is a slideshow … Continue reading