|definition and sketch of bird words|
After we had our cover done we added a pocket for collecting bird vocabulary. Tip: If you don't have pockets, you can make your own. I grabbed a small envelope, sealed it, and cut it in half horizontally. Then we glued it into a side of our lap book and can add vocabulary words, written on 3x5 cards. Today's words...ornithologist and aves.
|pocket for bird word collection|
We also began a math "elective" rotation. Students chose between graphing, money, or measurement and go to the teacher who is teaching that math "elective". Next week, students will switch and go to the next of the electives they haven't done. We teachers teach the same thing each time. I love it when us teachers work together. I can focus on one topic and teach it well, as well as getting to know some of the other 2nd graders I don't know as well. My room is the graphing room. We started by making a quick little self portrait, for graphing information about ourselves.
Then we used our portraits to collect and graph data about our group. We added numbers to the left side of our graph, after we lined up our faces, but I forgot to take a picture.
|Adding our portrait to the graphing data.|
After making our graph in the middle of the room, on the floor, we transferred our information to our own paper. We learned that graphs have a title, and labels for the horizontal and vertical lines.
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