Friday, January 30, 2015

Dance Break

After our 45 minute independent reading time in the mornings, the kids need a few minutes of down time before we transition to the next thing. Since Christmas, we have been addicted to these "Just Dance" videos we found on Youtube. They make for lots of fun after almost an hour of focus and attention on reading. Below is one of our favorites. This weekend, have your kids show you this dance. Maybe ya'll can have your only little weekend dance party. Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What's A Typewriter?

Last week we read the story "Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type". Ms Hill decided the kids needed a history lesson so she brought in this really ancient writing tool. LOL... The kids LOVED it!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

100th Day!

WE MADE IT!!! 100 Days of second grade have come and gone! That means only 80 days til 3rd grade! YIKES... We still have so much to do!!! Here is a snippet of all the fun we had as we celebrated this day.

Using the app Aging Booth, we were able to take pics of what we will look like when we are 100 years old. I hope I look that good! LOL!!!

At recess, we jumped rope, hula hooped, bounced a ball, did jumping jacks, and lots of other fun activities a hundred times each! Hoping on one foot a hundred times in no joke! Give it a try!!

Each student got their own $100 bill. They wrote stories about what the wanted to buy with their hundred dollars. Cars, house, pools, Gamecock season tickets.... if only we could right???

Studying measurement, students used a 100cm string to go on a scavenger hunt searching for things that were longer or shorter than 100cm. They even learned that 100cm is a meter!

What??? Who put that pic in here? :) FYI... I can still hula hoop 100 times!

Several students made their own 100th Day t-shirt. I love them all!!! Great job kiddies!

Even Ms. Hill and I got in on the fun!!!

Closed our day with 100th Day song!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Blog On Blogging

Blogging is a great way to excite students about writing. Students who normally do not enjoy writing in a journal will usually be much more engaged in an online writing assignment. Some of you may be asking... What is a blog? Simply put, it is an online journal where writing is stored, instead of a typical paper journal. 

Today, my students jumped into the blogging experience head first, and the excitement was tangible! Every student started their own blog and wrote their first entry. To view your child's blog, click on the kidblog link below and have them log in. There you will be able to see their writing and their tech skills. Hopefully you will be impressed, and they can teach you a bit about blogging along the way.