Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jog for Jefferson

We had such a fun time last Friday during our annual Jog for Jefferson fundraiser! Mrs. Hofmann's "Shooting Stars" ran a ton of laps! Thanks to our amazing PTO for all of the time and effort that goes into organizing the Jog and to all of our wonderful parent volunteers who helped throughout the day!  

The kids were very excited to have their picture taken with Krash, the Columbus Clippers mascot!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Quints Baby Shower

We spent last week reviewing that "q" and "u" always go together in a word. To help us remember this spelling rule, we had help from our "Quint Babies." They visited the classroom earlier in the week and then we had a Quints Baby Shower on Friday. Each child brought in a "qu" gift for the quints and we had a sweet treat to celebrate. Hopefully, this will help the kiddos remember to put "q" and "u" together the next time they write a word starting with the letter q!

Lily and Mazzy having fun at our Quints Baby Shower!

This week's Star Student was Addison!

Happy Birthday Deanna! We celebrated her Sept. 13 birthday on Friday.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Number Scramble

We finished our study of odd and even numbers and began working on sequencing and comparing numbers last week. One of the kids' favorite activities that we did was called, "Number Scramble." Each child was given a two-digit number and when I said, "Go!" they had to unscramble the numbers by putting them in order from least to greatest. We'll do another "Number Scramble" this upcoming week with three-digit numbers.
Here are the kids holding up their unscrambled numbers.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Another Wonderful Week!

We had another fantastic week in second grade! The students are settling into our daily routine and we've been able to establish some of our weekly activities, such as Star Student and our estimation jar.
Grant was our very first Star Student! We had a great time getting to know him better when he shared his Star Student bulletin board.

In Writer's Workshop, we've spent the past few weeks learning how to tell a small moment or "seed story." We talked about how writers sometimes want to tell every single detail, like a great big watermelon, instead of pulling out one tiny seed (small moment)  from the watermelon. It sounds a little silly, but it definitely helps the students remember the concept. We even had tiny slices of watermelon to help us remember the idea. Here are Abby and Da'Von enjoying their watermelon!

Evan is enjoying his piece of watermelon!

Each week in math we have our estimation jar. One student takes the jar home and fills it with items. The student whose estimate is closest to the actual number gets to take the jar home next. Addison filled the estimation jar with paper clips, and Elijah had the closest estimate.