Friday, December 7, 2012

Big Kid stuff: 2nd grade

Miss K pointed out that we haven't done many posts on her work lately. I tried to point out that she does appear in the Tot school and Truth in the tinsel posts more often than not. I got 'the look'. So here is a what second grade looks like for Miss K -this week.
Every day we do Monkey Math. This is basically a Monkey decorated folder full of fun worksheets that review that skills Miss K has learnt or needs extra practice in. The worksheets are either from teacher file box or abc teach or if I can't find what we need, I make my own. We also use as a way to track comprehension and progress.
Several times a day Miss K wants to take a 'Perry break' and give our fuzzy boy some attention. He is usually asleep nearby.

 This week we finished up the length section of Metric Measuring. Math in Focus is still working for Miss K. Here she is at the start of the section measuring curves with string. By the end of this week she was using what she had learnt to solve real world distance, length and height world problems.
Most of Miss K's reading and language is based around Advent this month. The Amanda Bennet unit study we are using has been great for her as after we go through the day's readings together, Miss K can use the links in the PDF to research the answers to the questions. To this we add lots of books and our spelling and vocab lists.


Rather than printing out the note booking pages included in the unit study we are using a spiral notebook and Miss K is decorating the pages herself.
Yesterday was the feast of St Nicholas. Catholic icing had some great ideas for this celebration. They also directed us to the St Nicholas center which is full of information and has a kids section full of games and crafts. Miss K played a bunch of games and quizzes and then used what she had learnt to write a biography of St Nicholas. While we were waiting for dinner to cook, we all sat done to make our own little St Nicks by giving Chocolate Crispie Kringles a makeover.
We also wrote our letters to Santa....Miss K used an anchor chart I had made a while ago to remind her what a friendly letter looks like.

The highlight of the week for the Miss K was definately putting up the Christmas tree and unpacking the Christmas books we store with our decorations.

What Miss K is reading:

I showed Miss K the post and she wanted me to say that she did a lot of other things this week -I just didn't take pictures of it. She also reminded me that she also made a lapbook for Mini Piwi and that she has been working on planning Mini Piwi's birthday. I stand corrected.
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