Sunday, November 9, 2014

So many new things are happening in Room 162!

Are you a second grade classroom looking to connect? Well, we now have a classroom twitter! Follow is at @NACS2ndGrade162

I cannot believe that tomorrow is already the 50th day of school and I absolutely love this bunch of kiddos! I look forward to the creative things I get to do with them everyday. I am especially looking forward to beginning to do mystery skyping next week as well as KidBlogging! If you have any tips, send them this way.....!

What's been happening in Room 162?

We have been working on Common and Proper nouns since the beginning of the school year. We just took two weeks and created a Common and Proper Noun town!


They didn't want to stop! They wanted to add mailboxes, fire hydrants, flowers, bushes and more! I loved doing this activity....so engaging and it reminded them of important things in our community.
We also played Common and Proper Noun Match-up using our questioning strategies!



On Tuesday, we had a classroom election! So, we voted on our favorite school lunch. They received a ballot and had to check if they liked chicken nuggets, pizza or meatball sub.
Chicken Nuggets was the winner with 12 votes!

We also read "How Chipmunk Got His Stripes" and we really connected with the characters by describing inside and outside traits. So, we used the skill this week to come up with traits about ourselves in a fun way!


On Halloween, we did a Candy Corn experiment! You can download the document at my TpT Store, The candy corn completely dissolved in the water, vinegar and milk. It did not change at all in oil! Try it out! :)




Finally, we have been ipad crazy in Room 162. We have created a homophone book and All About the Author pages for our small moment writing using the Book Creator App.



We have also used Google to research information on an Animal to create a brochure. Check out the setup below during the museum walk! :)



I absolutely love what technology has done for my students and we are just getting started. Keep checking for more activities we complete using the ipads, skype or blogging! 

Do you use a lot of technology in your classroom? 
Please share! 
If not, what questions do you have?



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