Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Twice as Tall

We have been working with various forms of standard and nonstandard measurement lately. In a recent activity, students were asked to measure one another in yards, feet, and inches. Then we doubled the length of each person and recorded the new data. We had to regroup the feet to yards and inches to feet. This was a fun way for the kids to practice their measuring skills, work with one another, and solve problems.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Nonsense in Fundations

This week in class, 2H students learned about a new syllable type- the open syllable. We discussed how we can combine open syllables with other syllables types to make multi-syllabic words. We then created some "nonsense words" to apply our word attacking skills. If the concept of dissecting syllables is truly understood, the words we apply these skills can be nonsense words. This was a fun and silly way to get kiddos engaged in phonics.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Field Trip to the Montshire Museum

2H and 2C took a wonderful field trip to the Montshire Museum on Tuesday, January 3rd. We got to solve mysteries, discover mammal skulls, learn about music, observe bee and ant colonies, and much more! My hope is that the kids will always remember this field trip and the fun that we had!