Mr. McCallum

Grade 2M

Posted: September 10, 2015

Recess Bliss by P.C. What a beautiful September day!  We started of the day by setting up our work page.  What are the 3 things I look for at the top of every page.  We did our spelling word today which was "dinosaur", we worked on our 3 introduction sentences for "how to make a cake", and we doodled a dog.  In math we worked on making our writing hand stronger and practiced printing our numbers.  We also did an addition sheet for digits 0-9.  We reviewed patterns and talked about pattern rules.  All patterns have a pattern rule that tell you how to make the pattern.  They always follow the same format in grade two, "start with ___ and _____ each time".  Can you make a pattern from the rule "start with 6 and add 2 each time"?  If you can't, dont worry, you will be able to soon!  After recess we had language arts with Mrs. Hill.  She went over compound words.  What is a compound word?  Is cowboy a compound word?  After lunch we read another chapter from our book.  What do you think Jack and Annie saw flying outside the window of the tree house?  Why?  We also talked about bus safety.  How long should you be at the bus stop before the bus comes?  Why?  Next we had PE with Mrs. Hache.  I could hear lots of music and see the bean bags.  What did were you doing?  When we came back to the classroom we worked on our book of gratitude.  What is something that made you smile today?  Then we packed up and went home.  Students did pack a memo today, you should be able to see it on the front page of the website very soon.  Get lots of sleep and I will see you tomorrow for the last day of week one!   

Posted: September 9, 2015

Strike a Pose by Chloe Another great day in grade two!  We started off the day reviewing our 5 class rules and setting up our papers.  We started with our spelling word of the day "taffy".  How many syllable (claps) does it have?  What special kind of letter does each syllabe need?  We practiced our three sentences for an introduction of a story, and we did a quick doodle of a candy taffy.  Then we walked down the hall to Mrs. Hill's class for language arts.  How did you do on your scavenger hunt?  What was the hardest thing to find?  Students played a game of "guess the covered word", and I also saw some great stories that the students wrote abou their most memorable thing they did over the summer!  It was raining outside so we stayed in for recess.  I was really happy with how everyone kept the class nice and clean!  In math we talked about patterns.  We reviewed the word "core"  and had two new words today, attribute and element.  We also did a quick review of our "counting on" strategy for addition numbers 0-9.  After indoor lunch we went to the computer room.  Remember, the computer room is a classroom, and some ,sites/games that are okay for home may not be okay for school.  After computer we went to PE with Mrs. Hache.  Does Mrs. Hache have different rules for the gym?  After PE we came back to the classroom.  We read the first chapter of our book, "The Magic Treehouse - Dinosaur Before Dark".  Do you remember what Annie's brothers name is?  What did she find in the woods?  We finished off the day with some writing.  Who did you write about that was nice to you today?  Get lots of sleep tonight and I will see you tomorrow! 

Posted: September 8, 2015

 First Day of Class For Grade 2 The first day of school flew by!  Students arrived at the school, found their hooks for their book bags, shelves for their lunch cans and their desks.  They all had a picture they colored while they waited for the announcements to start the day.  Everyone was super quiet, but Im not complaining because I feel like that wont be the norm once everyone gets a little more comfortable.  We started out the day by going over the 5 classroom rules.  Do you remember what they are?  Use your hands to help you remember.  We did a math worksheet with addition 0-9  and started our unit on patterns.  We had our first indoor recess and I was very pleased with how well everyone cleaned up after themselves.  After recess we went to Mrs. Hill's room for language arts.  She read a few books, one was called "The First Day Jitters".  Students worked on the smartboard and did some activites seperating words by long and short vowels.  We were lucky enough to get outside for the big recess.  After lunch, Mrs. MacKenzie came in for guidance and reviewed the school I-care rules and talked to us about how to be a good listener.  Then we had PE.  Mrs. Hache will normally do the PE, but I did it today.  We talked about the 3 rules for the gym.  Do your remember what they are? (Be safe, be kind, be gentle).  Then we came up to the classroom. Today the school sent home 4 notes, two of which are to be returned.  One was a student information sheet, please check to make sure all of our contact information is correct.  The other form was a media release form to give permission to publish on the website.  We finished off the day writing in our book of gratitude.  How did you finish the sentence, "One cool thing that happened to me today was.."?  We had a quick dance party to celebrate how well we followed the rules and went home.  Get lots of rest tonight and I will see you bright and early in the morning.  

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