In Reading this week, 2.1 continued the chapter book, George’s Marvelous Medicine. To show their comprehension, students drew the medicine, showing all the silly ingredients. They also began to look at non-fiction texts and began to identify different features in these books (photographs, bold font, table of contents, etc.). They read a non-fiction book with their Year 6 buddy and did a scavenger hunt for different text features. We also read the October poem from Maurice Sendak’s book, Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months.
In Writing, 2.1 began to focus on a new style of writing: procedural. They began with the challenge of writing instructions on how to wash your hands. They had to first give directions orally, then write them in as much detail as possible.
In Math, 2.1 began to think about story problems, and how we interpret words and figure out what equation to solve. We also reviewed the months of the year and made October calendars, thinking about the special events coming up in this new month.
2.1 began tuning into our 2nd Unit of Inquiry, How the World Works. They sorted objects into “science” and “not science”. They defined science and drew pictures of scientists. We watched the video, The Fairy Scientist, and 2.1 explained why they thought she was doing science or not.
2.1 shared their knowledge that scientists look really, really closely using tools like microscopes and magnifying glasses. They practiced the skill of observation, observing shells from the beach.
And finally, 2.1 did a science challenge with Dr. Nazneen. They found creative ways to move a box without touching the box. Some teams found ways to push the box, others found ways to pull the box.
Have a wonderful weekend – hope to see you at International Day!