The children have spent time observing the changes in the chicks as they grow. We all had a good chuckle when one escaped out of the inner circle and ran under Colin's desk!
Newly hatched today--6 so far! We have 3 more pipping of the 12 that went in on May 9th. We should have a crop of peepers by Friday!
The children were SO excited for Emma's presentation on Butterflies! Did you know that the pupa is a chrysalis which is like a changing room for a butterfly? Children have been working on their written and verbal presentation skills.
Today we measured how long we were in centimeters. We used a meter stick which is 100 centimeters. it is not the same a yard stick. Since were longer than a meter stick, we had to do the first measure from our feet, make a small mark, move the meter stick to line up with the mark and then add the two numbers together (which was not hard, because the first number was 100). We know if we measure in centimeters, we mark our unit of measure as cm.
These are all of the kinds of number problems that we encountered in Unit 4. One of the hardest ones is the "String" problem because we want to subtract because someone cut the string! It's easier to remember what is being asked when we draw our part-part whole box. We also have to remember what the label needs to be, and that is tricky in the moving problems. We enjoy writing our own word problems, too!
As we kick off our unit on measurement, we explored how you measure--that you need a distinct start and finish point. The children noticed that each ruler had 12 inches and 30 centimeters. it was interesting to see that when we measured with our feet, it was not the same as when we measured with a standard unit of measure.
I am Annie Atwood. I have been teaching in RSD17 since 2001, and this is my first year in Secoond Grade.