We shared our math thinking from the previous week, regarding multiplication and division. Students also worked with partners to look up the words multiply/multiplication and divide/division. We then continued exploring these ideas in order to develop a better understanding of these concept. We looked at arrays and repeated addition this week. Students also played math games using dice to practice doubling and halving. We will continue looking at the relationship between repeated addition and multiplication next week. Some students also realised it didn't matter if we were making an array with 5 rows of 3 or 3 rows of 5. The words 'commutative property' were introduced as well.
"We played some math games. It was fun. We also watched Brain Pop videos." - Odemar
"This week we started looking at arrays. An Array is a group of things that are sorted. We also watched Brain Pop videos and played a game about arrays." - Marin
"Today we learned math. In math, we did math games and we learn what an array is." - Alik
"I like math because math is good and help." - Valencia
"I liked learning about animals habitats." - Advay
We continued working on independence during Daily 5. Some students had difficulty remembering what their job was during each task, so we spent a few days reviewing and practicing what each entailed. Students received a new word list, and will have this same list for next week. One more list will be sent home before the end of the school year. Some students have been working on slide shows and stories using the Chromebooks during 'Work on Writing.' A few students are putting together their own presentations to share with the class, too. We look forward to viewing this in the next few weeks.
During UOI, students finished researching and met with their group to compile and organise their research data. We also watched a few Brain Pop videos about habitats and ecosystems. Next week, groups will create a drawing of their ecosystem and work on a presentation to share this information with the class. We also began talking about the balance in ecosystems and what happens to cause imbalances.
Please remember that swimming is on Tuesday.
Next week, students are encouraged to bring books for the book swap. There will be a box in the classroom where they can be placed. The following Tuesday, 31 June, students will visit the MPR to choose a new book.
As a reminder, all Grade 2 classes will celebrate their year together in the MPR on Wednesday, June 8th at 1pm. Students will participate in some organised large group games, as well as small group board games. Students may also bring additional board games to play (if it's okay with Mum and Dad).
Attached is a link for a sign-up sheet to bring healthy snacks for students. Please write in your name/child's name in the cell beside the chosen contribution. Parents are more than welcome to join in this fun afternoon!
Have a great weekend,
We are 7 and 8 year old students who live in Singapore. Our teacher, Ms. Luttrell, will be helping us write blog posts throughout the year!
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