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December 20, 2012


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In 2nd grade we learn five of the eight parts of speech.  It's difficult to keep them all straight so we learned this song to help us remember what pronouns are.  It is sung to the tune of the Sponge Bob theme song.  If you really need some entertainment, ask your child to sing it for you!

Santa visited our class!

We recently wrapped up our study of the moon and stars.  This is a model we made to show how the appearance of the moon changes depending on where it is located around the earth.

We started a new writing unit about poetry.  We have learned that poets see things in new and different ways and how poets use the writing technique "show, don't tell."  We illustrated this week's poem using collage.

The day before winter break we made a Christmas tree project.  First, we came up with all the ways to make the number 10 (0 and 10, 1 and 9, 2 and 8, 3 and 7, 4 and 6, and 5 and 5).  We measured and cut 10 inch strips of paper to represent the combinations that make 10.

Then we arranged them into a tree shape (discarding the one of the 5s) 

After adding a star, a pot, and a piece of string to hold it all together, this was the finished product!

Here is a new idea we keep in mind when we are writing:

At the end of our how-to writing unit we celebrated with a publishing party!  Everyone got to share their best piece of writing with the whole group and then we toasted to our hard work with apple juice.