Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Star Student (By Jayla)

This week in second grade I am the star student. On Mon. the star student gets to share their star student board. On Tues. they get to read their book. On Wed. they get to have their parents write a letter to the class. On Thurs. their parents come in for lunch & on Fri. their classmates write to them. (:   
By: Jayla

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lots of Learning

During this past week, we spent a lot of time learning about nouns, including how to differentiate between common and proper nouns. One of the games we played this week to help further our understanding of nouns was "Person, Place, or Thing Bingo." The kids each received a gameboard and then pulled a word card out of the bag. They then had to decide if the word they had drawn was a person, place, or thing, and then marked that on their Bingo card. Here's a group of three of our friends trying to fill up their gameboards.

We also spent a lot of time this week working on making change from $1.00. This is often a difficult concept for second graders, so I try to make it as fun and concrete as possible. One of the most popular activities we did was our classroom store. The students had a variety of items they could "buy" and then they took that item over to a "cashier," who gave them their change. It was fun experience for all! Here's a picture of one of our cashiers and one of our buyers.

Mystery Readers

We have been very lucky to have so many fabulous Mystery Readers visit our classroom recently!
Mr. Clay visited our classroom on Nov. 18 and read an assortment of books to the kids.

Mrs. Mullins came to our classroom right before Thanksgiving and read several wonderful Thanksgiving books. We were all wearing our Pilgrim hats in preparation for our virtual Mayflower tour that we took later that morning!

Finn's grandma came all the way from California on Dec. 9 to be a Mystery Reader! She read an Amelia Bedelia book to us.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Playing Games With Our Buddies (By Lukas)

This week in 2nd grade we played a game with our fifth grade buddies called race to a dollar. You need a bag of change & two dice to play this game. You take turns until someone gets to a dollar gets the dollar and wins! Believe it some of the 2nd graders won the game! A lot of them liked the game we played!
By Lukas

Money (By Hannah)

This week in second grade we are talking about money. I know how to count up to a $1.00. We are talking so much that I can count higher than a $1.00. We have really worked hard to count up to a  $1.00. We’ve worked so hard that we could go higher than a $1.00.                          By: Hannah 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fun in Second Grade (By Fox)

This week in second grade we played verb charades. We are having a great time learning fun stuff. In math we played Race to a Quarter. That was very fun. We had a terrific time. 
By Fox                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

The Statue of Liberty (By Cameron)

This week in second grade we are learning about symbols like the Statue of Liberty. She welcomes people to America and the seven rays on her crown stand for the seven continents. Her shoe size is 878 and she gave hope when the twin towers fell. She was a gift from France. She has a tablet in her left hand and it says July fourth 1776 America’s birthday.  She  was  opened  in  October  1886.Her  eyes  is  as  big as  a  kid.  You  can only  see  it  on  a   boat  and  you  go  in  its  eye. Her torch stands for freedom.
By Cameron

Thursday, December 1, 2011

My First Yoyo (By Katie)

This week in second grade NED is giving out yoyos. They had all different colors of yoyos. I got a boomerang and it is so cool. In the name NED the N stands for never give up. The E stands for encourage others. The D stands for do your best. I would like him to come back again.
By Katie

Learning About American Symbols (By Norah)

In second grade we are learning about mayor president governor.  The first person to live in the White House was John Adams. The White House burned done by the British. The Statue of Liberty was made in France. The Statue of Liberty was not green at first it was copper.
By Norah

All About the White House (By Devon)

In second  grade we are learning about the White House. We also learned that John Adams was the first president to live in the White House. We also learned that the White House burned down by the British.
By Devon