In addition that them trading papers, I also paid out some Excellence Dollars to those students who were very responsible with getting their work completed in our timeframe and for the correct answers. We all learn from our mistakes, but if do not put those lessons learned into practice, it's all just a waste of time. So we are practicing how to prove that we are learning from our mistakes. Keep up the great work, second graders!
This morning, during our writer's workshop time, the students were asked to write a narrative piece about going on a rocket to the moon. Once they were finished with the writing, we practiced some peer editing skills to check each other's work. They partnered up with a classmate, read their writing, and talked over any spelling corrections or grammar that might have been missed. Then, we switched partners again. This time if was for some fresh eyes to see if anything else might have been missed. Lastly, the students were asked to read their writing piece one more time before turning it in. Taking time to peer edit is an important step in the writing process. This is a developing skill in second grade. You can watch for that to be marked on the upcoming report card.
Tomorrow, during ISM, the class will be finalizing their unit of states of matter with a root beer float! I will have the materials ready for the fun when they are in ISM. Mrs. P. will also be sending me the work they have been accumulating during this marking period. I will look it over then send it home.
Have a wonderful evening!