We're almost done our focus on measurement in Math, and the students have really enjoyed measuring mass using a variety of units. They've become pros at estimating, measuring, and comparing different masses, and selecting the appropriate unit to use when measuring mass. Check out some of the games we've been playing during this unit below
We’ve been learning all about measuring length this week in our math classes and the highlight of our measuring was comparing the lengths of our limbs, torsos, and heads. We found that if we used different units (such as small snap cubes vs. popsicle sticks) our measurements were different (but still indicated the same length). You can watch the video below and play the games that are linked to learn more about measuring length.
The last day at school before winter break was a fun one in 2B with some coding, games, a movie, and lots of delicious treats sent by generous families. We have a caring and friendly group of students in our class, and it's always a treat to celebrate together!
The most bittersweet part was that we had to say goodbye to Miss Rebecca, which certainly brought some tears and sadness. She promises to come back and visit in the New Year, though!
We really enjoyed playing our first Breakout Edu game today to review our learning in Math so far this year. The Breakout box is a student-friendly version of breakout or escape rooms where people have to solve puzzles to escape the room. In our Breakout game, the students had to use their knowledge to solve a variety of clues that unlocked the locks on the Breakout boxes (which contained small prizes). All the groups this week beat the timer on all our Breakout Edu game, which is no doubt a testament to both their knowledge of not only these subject areas, but also their problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking!
In Math, we are beginning a new focus on addition and subtraction up to 18, and solving word problems. This unit will focus on deepening your child’s understanding of number relationships, counting, and place value. Below you can find a game and video we've been playing to get this unit off to a fun start!
The learning goals for this unit are to:
You can also play the video and games below for extra practice at home!
We've been working on estimating in Math this week with Miss Rebecca, including talking about how our estimates need to be informed and logical but not perfect, using referents (a smaller group of objects) to make an accurate estimate, and comparing our estimates to our counts. We also used grouping by 10 strategies to more accurately and efficiently count large groups of items. There are some great number sense and estimating gurus in our class!
We've been busy with numbers up to 100 recently in Math, whether we were skip counting with money (a big highlight), investigating even and odd numbers, counting toothpicks like Raymond from Rain Man, and using ordinal numbers to describe objects (such as first, second, 3rd, 4th). The students were expert money counters, and felt quite prepared to spend their pretend money! If you'd like more practice at home with numbers to 100, the linked games below are focused on some of our learner outcomes for this unit.
In Math, we are beginning a new focus on numbers up to 100 and solving word problems. This unit will focus on deepening your child’s understanding of number relationships, counting, and place value. Below you can find a game and video we've been playing to get this unit off to a fun start!
The learning goals for this unit are to:
You can help your child achieve these goals with the following activities at home:
In our continuing work on repeating patterns, we enjoyed touring the school this week in search of repeating patterns around Millgrove. The students took their iPads and posted patterns they saw around the school on Seesaw. We found that repeating patterns are truly all over the place, and the students composed collages of some of their favourites. Even Mr. Cherry had patterned tie on when we were searching close to his classroom! It’s neat to see that the concepts we learn about in Math time are visible all around us in real life
We are wrapping up our focus on increasing patterns in math this week. Increasing patterns are a brand new concept in grade two, and can often prove to be tricky, but the students in 2B have worked hard to describe, reproduce, extend, and create increasing patterns over the past couple of weeks. You can practice increasing patterns by taking the link to the game below!
Mrs. Barker is a grade two teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.