Mr. McCallum

Grade 2M

Posted: January 17, 2017

Posted: January 17, 2017

Posted: January 16, 2017

Hot lunch tomorrow is Pizza ($1.50)

Posted: January 12, 2017

What a warm and wet day today!  The wet part meant it was an indoor recess today!  We started out the day talking about our show and tell.  Remember, dont bring anything that you think could be broken, forgotten, or stolen.  Our using words sentence was for "I CRAVE cookies, but I was MAD because the man at the STORE took the last bag and wouldn't TRADE for them!"  Our spelling word was 6 syllables!  It was "Responsibility".  Did you get it right?  We did a CPTTS story for a dog.  What was your Characters-Problem?  We did a quick edit and doodled a dog.  Next we talked about quotation marks.  When we see them, and what they mean, and what they look like.  After our Read to Self we did a share and almost everybody's book the author used quotation marks.  We started a buddy read, but the bell rang for recess. 

After recess we had math.  We talked about place value and digits.  We had a listening quiz and we went to the computer lab for Mathletics!  I sent home everyones login and password for because some of the students wanted to work on it at home.  You are more than welcome to work on Mathletics if you like, but it is NOT homework. 

After an indoor lunch we had PE with Miss MacFarlene.  I know she worked you hard today because you were leaving "sweat angels" all over the gym floor!  Next we went to the computer lab and worked in Microsoft paint.  Everybody worked on making a cupcake and saving to their H drive.  We finished off the day packing up some memo's and doing our agenda's and our book of gratitude.  I did make the suggestion if you decide to participate in the egg drop challenge to take pictures of your process and you can use it for your STEM Fair project later in the year.

Get lots of sleep, choose something you are comfortable talking about for show and tell, and dress warm tomorrow!  I will see you for the end of the first week of school for 2017!

Posted: January 11, 2017

We slid right back into our regular routine today.   We started off the day checking agenda's and writing that we will be having Show and Tell on Friday.  Then we did "using words".  What words helped with my story " I woke up in the SAND after trying to SLAY a SITH Lord who took my hand with a mighty SLICE?"  Our spelling word was "January".  Our Character, Problem, for our CPTTS was for a bunny.  What problem did your bunny have?  We did a quick paragraph edit, then we doodled a mouse and scored our sheets.  Next we did a read to self, and then we wrote a retell of what we read for the day.  The retell was much harder than we thought it would be to put into words! 

After an indoor recess we had math.  We reviewed our place value chart, the difference between digits and numbers, and had a quick listening quiz.  We had math with a friend before going to the computer lab to login to mathletics for the first time.  We learned how to login and do a basic navigation of the site.  We will try to make it to the lab every Tuesday and Thursday before lunch. 

After lunch we discussed STEM Fair projects for March.  There  are two types of projects and we will be briefly talked about both.  There is the the "Testable Question" and the "STEM Design".  After YYW we went to PE with Miss McFarlene.  We got there a little bit early and we got to dance with the other Grade 2 Class!  I love when that happens!  We finished up the day with some French.  We practiced our greetings and responses, and read a story about "The First Well".   I signed the agenda's and we called it a day just as the bell rang!

Get lots of sleep tonight, dress warm tomorrow, and I will see you bright and early for another fantastic day in Grade 2!

Posted: January 10, 2017

Welcome back!  The first school day of a new year!   We started out our day with a very excited sharing circle.  Everyone had stories and comments about things that happened over the holidays.  After we unloaded some excitement we went straight to work.  We did a written story and share about a small moment on our break.  Then we did our regular morning routine.  Our spelling word was "resolution" and we did a new type of story labelled "CPTTS".  Do you remember what that stands for?  We doodled a mouse and scored our papers.  After we scored ourselves the bell rang for recess.  The morning flew by!

After an indoor recess we had math.  We did a quick review of place value charts, followed by a listening quiz for numbers.  Next we learned a new game called "Dots" and played for math with a friend.  We reviewed adding two digit numbers and did a worksheet on adding two digit numbers (without regrouping or carrying).  We finished just in time for an indoor recess.

After an indoor recess we had PE with Miss McFarlene.  There was lots of blood, sweat, but no tears today.  After PE we went to the computer lab.  We worked in paint to make a maze.  Did you remember how to save files to your H drive?  We came back to the classroom to finish out our day with Mrs. Sturgeon to do guidance.   As the bell rang I asked everyone to sign a smiley face in their agenda's before they went home. 

It was really cold today!  Make sure you dress warm, get lots of sleep, and I will see you in the morning. 

Posted: December 21, 2016

I cant believe how fast the day flew by!  We started off the day with a quick chair change.  Then we went straight to our work! Using words today our story was "I bet the grade 4 student had a fall after a taunt" (all, get, made, want).  Our spelling word was "eligible" and we wrote a letter to the JMH Students who helped with our Christmas dinner.  What did we use the red and blue pens for?  What does it mean if I underline or circle?  We also got in a round of read to self.  We broke early for a little treat thanks to Lana and Isabelle!

After recess we did a Make Something that Does something!  I didnt take a single picture I was so excited.  We worked again on using paper to make a roller coaster that a marble could travel down.  Great team work everyone!

After an outdoor recess and lunch we had a visitor.  Nash came in and showed us his violin from Systema and played a song or two.  His hard work is really showing!  We also worked on maps.  We looked at direction keys and legends for distance before going to gym.

We had a quick dance with the other grade 2 class for our warm up and their cool down!  It was really fun!  After PE we did our book of gratitude, signed our agenda's and called it a day.  Only a day and a half left in 2016!  Dress warm, get lots of sleep and I will see you tomorrow.

Posted: December 15, 2016

Hour of Code

Posted: December 7, 2016


Make sure to bring your smile!

Posted: December 6, 2016

I cant believe how fast the time is flying by! The entire school came together this morning to work out some bugs with our Christmas concert, and we will have a full dress rehearsal tomorrow morning  for the concert on Thursday!  This week is the Christmas Concert!  WOW!

After our practice and recess we did our opening activities for language arts.  One of our using words clues was "When I was SMALL I was ver BRAVE but my brother still gave me a body SLAM into a puddle and I got very WET".  How did the word wall words help me today (all, am, gave, get)?  Our spelling word was "unbelievable" and we worked on a letter to the teachers.  We also did a quick self edit of our letters with pen.  We doodled a Santa Claus and it was time for big recess.

After recess and lunch (hot lunch was grilled cheese) we had PE with Miss Barton.  We did some basketball skills.  What did you use the tubes for when you were playing basketball?  After PE we went to the computer lab.  We worked on block code playing angry birds (check out the link in our weblinks).  It seems very similar to scratch!  We finished off the day with guidance.  Mrs. Sturgeon read us a story and did some role playing on emotions.  The bell rang to go home, and I didnt have time to sign the agenda's.  Smiley faces all around! It was a great day!

Dress warm, get lots of sleep, pick out some fancy Christmas Concert clothes for Thursday, and I will see you bright and early!


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