Thursday, February 25, 2016

February Photo Dump!

Hey friends! Can you believe February is just about over? I feel like it was just Christmas break, and I blinked and now it's almost March!

We've been having fun in 2nd grade! We learned all about penguins and celebrated Valentine's Day and the 100th Day! Take a peek at what we've been up to :)

We started our penguin unit by having our students infer what "regurgitate" means. A few knew what it meant, but most were shocked and disgusted by what it meant :)

Then throughout the week we read lots and lots of books, especially nonfiction text, about PENGUINS! We kept track of some new vocabulary words as we learned their meanings. 

We reviewed facts and opinions and recorded our ideas on these adorable anchor charts. 

We made penguins out of butcher paper, and the kids measured the heights of all 17 species of penguins. This was a huge hit! 

And of course we had to write all we learned about penguins! Sometimes you have limited copy counts, so you can't use cutesy paper :) We did a quick directed drawing to go with our writing instead! They turned out pretty stinking cute!

We also celebrated Valentine's Day! We had our very first Valentine's breakfast, and then we made our giant heart sacks to store our valentines. While kids handed out their valentines, they worked on several pages from my valentine printables. Then in the afternoon, we opened up valentines and did some candy heart fun!

It was also the 100th Day! Students were greeted with a banner, which was just the coolest thing ever!

The class had to come up with 100 ways to make 100. We gave them each a couple of sticky notes and displayed them on this poster made out of butcher paper. 

We had the kids estimate how many times they could write their name, how many smiley faces they could draw, and how many 100s they could write in 100 seconds. This was just a quick little time filler, but was fun! Nothing fancy :)

We did several activities from my 100th Day Fun pack, too!

We also used the Aging Booth App and had our kids write about themselves when they are 100. This is what Mr. Hubby gets to look forward to, HA!

We started our space unit this week and have had lots of fun learning about the sun and moon! Next week will be all about a special Dr. :)


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