The grade two and three classes have just finished emailing Santa. The website we used was www.the-north-pole.com . The same website has plenty of fun Christmas activities.
Next week, the grade 2s will be posting some of the things off their Christmas lists.
The grade one, two and three students traveled by bus into Spruce Grove to see a live production of Charlotte’s Web presented by Memorial Composite High School. The high school students did a terrific job of representing this classic novel. The characters were clear and well rehearsed. The grade 2 students in my class are posting their favorite parts from the play on their individual blogs. Please visit their blogs and read what they have to say!
The students in the primary wing, here at Duffield, have been working on a Reader’s Theatre version of Little Red Riding Hood. The grade 3 class has been broken into 3 groups. Each group has their own little twist on the script. We saw the first version this morning. Tomorrow we will see version 2 and then version 3. Next week, the grade 2 class will share their presentations.
I am so excited! On Monday the grade 2 students came in with the most amazing and creative magnet projects. The class has really enjoyed seeing what their friends built. We have started to share our projects. If you want to see how the grade 2 students carried out their task of creating a device that uses magnetism, feel free to visit the student blogs to the right. Many of the students have posted pictures on their blogs.
I am so excited to assign the magnet projects on Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
*Every year, the grade 2 students impress me with their creativity and innovation! Here are some pictures from last year’s grade 2 projects.
Each student will spend the week creating a magnet project at home with some adult support. Students will be bringing home a paper copy of the outline on Tuesday but I have also posted a copy right here on the blog. Along the top of the home screen you will see the titles of a number of pages. Both the Fall Magnet project and the Spring Boat project can be found there. The magnet projects will be due next Monday the 21st of October so that they can presented and then displayed at the Celebration of Learning evenings being held on October 23 and 24 from 4pm to 7:45 pm.
This week was Fire Prevention Week! We had a fire drill and had to all practice evacuating the building. After our drill we came into the gym and got to see some firefighters. They talked to us about being safe at home and how common kitchen fires are. They reminded us to check with our parents to make sure that we have smoke detectors and that our families have a plan in case of a fire at our house.
The firefighters had a race to see who could get their gear on the fastest. The students cheered loudly! Our one and only Mrs. Marchand won the race. (She had a few less pieces to put on )
What an exciting summer it has been!
I am really looking forward to getting started with my new Grade 2 students. We will be spending plenty of time in the lab working on blogging this year. I know that the new grade two students will quickly learn how to make their way around the web and enjoy getting to know our blogging friends. If you have visited our class blog last year, you will notice that we have new students for you to visit with and get to know.
September in Grade 2 will be all about learning the routines. We will be beginning our study of Magnets and Magnetism in Science as well as Patterning in Math. We will be starting a study of Fairy Tales and doing some fun drama activities along with our reading and writing tasks. In Social Studies the class will be learning all about maps, especially the map of Canada. We are going to have so much fun while we learn plenty of new and intriguing ideas.
On the first day we will be discussing what we did over the summer and creating a summer memories poster.
What memories did you make over the summer?
I have begun the shift of students to their classes for next year. If you are one of my former students who are now in grade 3 you will be able to find your blog link on Mrs. Fleming’s blog in the next week or so, unless you remember your own blog address. Your blog address will not change so you are still able to go directly there. If there is a student from our blog that you were following and keeping in contact with, but you don’t know how to find them now, you will soon be able to find them on Mrs. Fleming’s blog. www.psdblogs.ca/sfleming/
I will be adding the new grade 2s over the next few weeks.
What an exciting time!