Second Grade Nest: October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pumpkin Book Reports

My students were assigned with their pumpkin book reports two weeks ago. I must say, I am AMAZED at how they turned out. Every single student did theirs and they worked SO hard! 

We used Hope King's product for Trick or Treating book reports! 

Here is a huge photo collection of all the pumpkins- and some of the other classroom's! 

Pumpkin Book Reports- Nate the Great
Nate the Great

Pumpkin Book Reports- Olivia
Olivia

Pumpkin Book Reports- Pinkalicious
Silverlicious/Pinkalicious

Pumpkin Book Reports- Pigeon
Don't Let Pigeon Ride the Bus

Pumpkin Book Reports- Snow White
 Snow White (make up got very smudged haha!)

Pumpkin Book Reports- Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat

Pumpkin Book Reports- Polar Express
Polar Express train

Pumpkin Book Reports- 'Do Not Open This Book'
Do Not Open This Book! monkey

Pumpkin Book Reports- Super Diaper Baby
Super Diaper Baby

Pumpkin Book Reports
The Skeleton in the Closet

Pumpkin Book Reports- Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat

Pumpkin Book Reports- If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (or any other of the mouse series)

Pumpkin Book Reports- Bear Feels Scared
Bear Feels Scared

Pumpkin Book Reports- Fly Guy
Fly Guy!

Pumpkin Book Reports- Interrupting Chicken
Interrupting Chicken

Pumpkin Book Reports- Star Wars
Star Wars/Yoda pumpkin
That's Yoda sitting inside a pumpkin!

Pumpkin Book Reports- Cat in the Hat
Cat in the Hat

Pumpkin Book Reports- Fancy Nancy
Fancy Nancy (with a pink tutu)

Pumpkin Book Reports- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Pumpkin Book Reports- Skippyjon Jones
Skippyjon Jones


Pumpkin Book Reports
Grover

Pumpkin Book Reports
Fly Guy &
Clifford

Pumpkin Book Reports
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie &
We Are in a Book

Pumpkin Book Reports
Biscuit! 

Pumpkin Book Reports
Jingle All the Way doggy
Arthur
Olivia

Pumpkin Book Reports
Olivia
Skippyjon Jones

Pumpkin Book Reports
Splat the Cat & 
Another Fly Guy

Pumpkin Book Reports
Another Fly Guy

Pumpkin Book Reports
Kitten

Pumpkin Book Reports
Pete the Cat
Arthur
Put Me in the Zoo


And here are a couple of glances down our first grade hallway!! 
110 pumpkins on display!

Pumpkin Book Reports

Pumpkin Book Reports

Pumpkin Book Reports

Pumpkin Book Reports

Pumpkin Book Reports

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Parent Teacher Conferences and Celebration of Learning!



Our school set up a Celebration of Learning during Parent-Teacher conference night. 
Each grade set up a display of their work since the beginning of the year. We set up little examples from math, reading, writing, poems, and social studies/science.

Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night

Here are a few pictures of how I set up my conferences.
Make sure that you let parents feel welcome, so sticking them in chairs that are the size of mini-humans isn't that inviting. I always make sure that I have an adult sized chair for them! 
Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night

(Sorry for black blobs- students name blacked out for privacy.)
Here is the list that our administration asks us to complete saying when we our conferences are scheduled and who showed up for it. 
Standard procedure. 

Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night
 These are STAR reports for parents- there is a parent letter tab if you're a STAR teacher. This puts everything in easier to understand terms.

Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night
 Each parent gets a packet outlining what we've done, how their kids are doing in each of these areas. 
It also lists all scores on all assessments we've given.

RTI data and AIMS web benchmark assessments to go over.


Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night
And don't forget a sign in sheet!
I also leave a post-it note pad and pen for me for suggestions and questions for each student! 

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And here are a few pictures of our Celebration of Learning.
This is only first grade pictures. The rest of the school was very decorated with K-5 work!  

Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night
Here is a few view of the first grade display. 

Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night
Anchor Charts for Reading and Math with a few of our A-Z books for kiddos to read while they wait on their parents during conferences. 

Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night
Math Addition Strategies we've been working on for a few weeks. 

Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night
Writing posters and a couple of writing journals. 

Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night
Community Helpers Shared Research books &
our Farm Animal Facts books 

Parent-Teacher conference night- paper work, conferences, and work displays for parent teacher night
We have a poem a week that is usually theme based.
We learn sight words, syllables, rhyming, poetry, letters, letter sounds, etc. during our poetry.