Today we learned to transfer the data we collected in class to a Google Spreadsheet. Then we created a chart with the data we entered into the spreadsheet. The students did the Favorite Planet spreadsheet with teacher direction. Then, they created their own spreadsheet and charts using data we collected about students' favorite shape. Here are two of the charts we created. Ask your child which planet he or she chose and why.
On Thursday we had an assembly about math. Unfortunately, I missed the assembly, but here is what the students had to say about the event.
In addition, we learned about Chinese New Year which begins on February 8. We learned that the Chinese calendar is a lunar calendar so the New Year begins on the first full moon of the new year. We learned that people celebrate the Chinese New Year all round the world. They give each other red and gold envelopes which contain gifts of money. The color red is a symbol for happiness. The gold stands for wealth.
We read about the Dragon Parade which many U.S. cities sponsor including San Francisco. At the parade there are bands, floats, lion dancers, and firecrackers. Of course, the parade has a Golden Dragon as well. It is over 250 feet long and requires a hundred strong people to carry it.
We read the book Ruby’s Wish about a young girl in China who wishes for an education that is usually reserved just for the boys in the family. On Chinese New Year she receives a gift that brings her to America. At the end of the day we passed out red envelopes and fortune cookies.
In math Grade two is learning to speak and write time on analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes. In addition, we continue to review adding and subtracting three digit numbers with and without regrouping. We are studying concepts of place value and comparing 3 digit numbers using >,<, and =.
In first grade math are learning to order, measure, and compare the length of objects, measuring with centimeter cubes, and solving compare with difference unknown word problems. Also, we are learning to tell time using analog and digital clocks.
Hello, I am Renee De Villez. This page is about the activities going on in my classroom. My audience consists of the parents of the students in my class. Other parents and teachers are welcome to read it as well.