Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Our Wonderful 2nd Grade Staff

Here is a picture of our Awesome 2nd grade staff at TC!
"Wild About 2nd Grade"

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Please help Mrs. Carter's Classroom

Subject: Help me build a better classroom. You can help by choosing to give through Donor's Choose or by forwarding this message on to people who may be interested in helping my classroom! 

Hi Friends,

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org:

The "STEM" of All Learning

Give to my classroom by May 1, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Just enter the code 100WOMEN on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $500).

If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thanks so much,

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

End of Year Fun! Optional :P

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Subtraction Poem

This is the subtraction poem that we have been referring to when we practice subtraction of double-digit numbers. Feel free to use the same language with your child when practicing.

(photo taken from pinterest)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Animal Research Project

Dear Families, 

This week we will be starting a new project. We are going to study animals. Each child will choose their top three favorite animals and we will do our best to pick their number one choice. Each student in our class will be assigned a different animal. The students' will be doing some research and writing a report. The step-by-step process of organizing and writing a report is more important at this early writing development stage than the amount information gathered. Each child will be setting up a research folder with specific steps to follow. We will then transfer our reports and create a Quadrama. After our quadrama is complete, the students' will create a video and watch their presentations. This is a fun and exciting project and we look forward to see their completed products!

Here is an example of what a Quadrama looks like: 

Learning Goal:
Students read to find information from a variety of reference sources, follow a structured writing process to complete a simple report, and practice basic computer operations as they research an animal and create a presentation.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Egg Decorating Contest

Message from Student Council: 
Students received egg coloring sheets today. These are for the Student Council activity for April. Have students decorate them at home (be as creative as possible) and let them know that they are due on April 11th. Your class will vote on one winner (just like the pumpkin contest). We will then hang the eggs by the cafeteria and have the teachers vote in the lounge on the best egg and the winner will get to pie Mr. P in the face! thanks Mr. P for volunteering!