This morning we talked about descriptive writing. We have learned that good descriptive writing has an interesting beginning, juicy words, lots of details, similes, and a good ending. We worked a little bit more on understanding similes and why they strengthen our writing. Next, we read the book "I'm as quick as a cricket" by Audrey Wood. We compared ourselves to different animals and talked about how we could use these comparisons in our writing. It was fun!
After that, we continued with our word work while Mr. Knitter and Mrs. Goodall read with different groups of students.
After recess, we began talking about numbers to 1000. We played a game where Mr. Knitter thought of a number between 0 and 1000 and we had to ask questions to figure out what number Mr. Knitter was thinking of. We could only ask 10 questions and Mr. Knitter could only answer yes or no to our questions. At first we just called out random numbers but then we realized it really wasn't helping us so we started to really think!! One student asked if the number was even! Another student asked if it was a two-digit number. The next student asked if it was a number greater than 600. We were down to one guess and believe it or not, one of our classmates guessed the correct number!
Just before lunch, Mrs. Goodall started reading a new book to us called "Little House on the Prairie'. It is a good introduction to our new unit in Social Studies. We're going to do some traveling back in time.....to 18th and 19th Century Alberta!
After lunch another really exciting thing happened! We became movie stars! Mr. Knitter and Mrs. Goodall are filming us talking about our magnet games so that we can share our ideas with you and keep them as a memory!!!
Finally, we learned about letter U in our ABCs of Acadia! U stands for uniform. We learned about all the traditional Acadian clothing! We couldn't believe how many layers of clothing the women had to wear!!!
Have a great night! Don't forget to read!!!!
The grade twos.