English: In English, we talked about verbs in present, past and future.
For now, as present, we mean only present simple verbs; as past, only regular forms of past tense + dropping the “y” (e.g. spy – spied, try – tried, cry – cried); as future we understand the will+verb form.
Also, the kids put their minds together to create a summary of our Book Week. New spelling words: bath, math, sloth, breath, mouth, cloth, months, hour, minute, year
Math: Tic toc tic toc, it’s telling time o’clock! Analog clocks, digital clocks, telling time to 5 minutes and differentiating between A.M. and P.M. We worked really hard this week.
Homework from the textbook – pp. 229, 230
Science: The class finished revising last topic and we moves smoothly to the new one – weather. We practiced reading comprehension trying to answer questions about weather and clouds and watchen an episode of Magic School Bus about the weather.
On Thursday, we had some special guests from Irish dances school.
Last week, children could bring their own instruments (the rest got some school instruments to play on) and they gave a little concert in the main hall.
We made a compass in our social studies class.
And here’s a spontaneous photo session of grade 2.
This week we had a spelling and vocab test. We read a historical fiction story about settlers in the Western USA. We also read an informational text about Spindletop in Texas. Lastly we learned about adjectives and the order they should go in a sentence.
This week we continued learning about matter and learned about physical and chemical properties of matter.
This week we practiced sorting objects according to a given criteria and comparing groups. Then we solved word problems about comparison: more or fewer.
In science we talked about seasons of the year, how does the nature change in each season, what happens with animals and plants? What do people do in each season. Then we revised also the weather related topics.
In Language Arts we reviewed past and future tense. We read a biography about Tomas Rivera and a nonfiction text about life in the past and life now. We compared and contrasted the differences.