Pumpkin Investigation Day #1

What an incredible group of students.  Today we measured, estimated and explored our pumpkins.  I am truly impressed with how everyone shared, took turns and supported each other!

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Pumpkins at Night

In this art lesson we learned all kinds of fun stuff.  We did some observational drawing with our own pumpkins.  We learned more about paint mixing, and we explored pastels and chalk!

True Artists…..enjoy!

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I Can Show a Number….

I love this picture. One of the grade two math outcomes is showing a number pictorially, concretely, and symbolically. We were doing some practice on the whiteboards on Friday 🙂

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Learning about Colour Values

I love this Art exploration. We read Mix it’s Up and talked about mixing paints. Then the students learned about tints and shades and colour value. Finally, they got to dive in and mix their own colours to create this full moon scene. This year, they really took pride in all the different colors they made. I think the results speak for themselves! Great job artists!

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A New Way of Tying Shoe Laces

I found this video over the summer and thought it was fantastic.  We all gave it a try today at school.  If your child is having trouble tying their own shoes laces, you may want to give this a try!

 

Raz Kids and Head Sprout Access

I’m very happy to let you know that our class has access to Raz Kids and Head Sprout at home online.  I’ve been a fan of Raz kids for several years and Head Sprout is an amazing new addition to this program.  Every student has been placed at a level that should be an appropriate start place for them.

Please log on to www.raz-kids.com.  Choose the option for Kids Login, and use the teacher name:  myterrifictwos  You should then find your child’s name and are ready to go.  You have the option to sign up for parent access and get email updates on your child’s progress.  Raz-Kids is also available as an app on ITunes and Google Apps.

At school students will use this program for a minimum of 20 minutes one time per week, but they can choose to log in anytime they are finished their work and have some free time.  I ask that you try to encourage them to log in at least once per week at home as well.  The HeadSprouts episodes/activities and the Raz reading practice can make a dramatic difference in your child’s confidence and reading level.

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If you have any questions, please contact me!