Monday, January 18, 2010

Another Snowy Day...

Hi All,

I hope that you are enjoying this long weekend with friends or family. I traveled home to NY this past weekend and caught up with some old friends. As much as I love visits to NY, it is becoming more obvious to me that my true "home" is now in Northborough. (Don't tell my friends...they still think I am moving back!) I just wish it would stop snowing and that spring would get a move on!

Anyways, one of my New Year's resolutions was to become better about posting. I can't tell you where the first half of the year went, but we were super-busy and it flew by! The children are making great progress towards meeting the second grade benchmarks. I am looking forward to a productive second half of the year.

Looking ahead, several projects have been assigned.
  1. "Have You Seen Any Good Math Lately" is due this Friday, January 22nd. The children are to look for math in the world around them. They can use digital photos, the newspaper, magazines, or the internet to find their examples. They should try to locate 3-5 different examples and be able to explain the image's connection to math.

  2. This is an example of an eight-sided shape called an octagon.

  3. "What I Love About You" Valentine Hearts are due on Thursday, January 28th. Please contact me if you need any decorating supplies to "jazz" up your hearts. This is a special project and the children really enjoy seeing them on the bulletin board.

  4. Native American Projects have also been assigned. The children are to create model on a topic that they selected for the tribe that they researched. For example, if I researched the Inuit and selected homes as my topic, I would need to make a model of an igloo.

That's all for now. Please contact me with any questions and have a great week!

-Mrs. Gorham