Updated: Jan 12, 2022
We have been learning the many uses of capital letters. We are now more aware of the use of capital letters when writing proper nouns, days of the week, months of the year, titles for people, book titles, the word I and holidays. We’ve practiced the use of commas to separate the day of the month from the year and the city and state. Second graders have also added the use of quotation marks in their writing. All of this helps us to be better writers.
First graders have been working on identifying columns and rows, odd and even numbers, counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s and estimating groups of ten. Our second graders have been adding two-digit numbers that require regrouping of both tens and ones.
We have enjoyed taking a closer look at rocks, how weathering takes place, and fossils. You can kick rocks, collect rocks and even skip rocks across a pond. But rocks are much more
than stones you find on the ground. In fact, rocks make up most of the planet Earth. Huge
chunks of rock make up mountains. Tiny pieces of rock makeup sand. Wherever you
walk, rock is somewhere beneath your feet.
We had to postpone our celebration of the 100th Day of School due to several snow days. But when the day finally came we had a great time celebrating the number 100 in a wide variety of fun activities. We thank God for each and every day we have together here in 1st and 2nd Grade as we continue to learn and grow together!
A special thank you to our room mothers Mrs. Cartagena, Mrs. Leeck, and Mrs. Westrum for planning a great Valentine’s Day party for us. The games, crafts, and treats are all very fun! We loved giving and receiving Valentines. We love because God first loved us. 1John 4:19. Our God has shown us what real love is in Jesus Christ, His son. May God use us to share His love with others.