This week I took pictures of our daily activities that we do almost every day! Read the captions to find out about a "typical" day in our classroom!
We were fortunate enough to have author, David LaRochelle, come to Kennedy. He was very engaging! He told us the story of how long it can take to have a book published. He also illustrated and drew stories for the students while he presented!
In math this week we have been working on place value, rounding, and estimation. To practice what we have learned this week we celebration Estimation Day. Students participated in several activities to practice estimation and strategies for estimating. The second graders worked so well together and demonstrated cooperation. See the photos and captions below about our activities!
We spent a lot of time learning about and discussing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week. We read a variety of books, watched two short videos and created artifacts to demonstrate our knowledge of what Dr. King stood for. Second graders were also challenged to think about how THEY could make the world a better place. They wrote their thoughts down and created some BEAUTIFUL pieces of writing. The artifacts and writing will be on Seesaw. If you haven't signed up for parent access this would be a great time to join and see your child's work. Here are some snapshots of the second graders working on their projects. I will upload more examples of the finished writing later today! Enjoy!
Today we had our first all school celebration assembly. During the assembly students were recognized for showing different character traits such as safety, respect, kindness, and cooperation. Mr. Latch lead our assembly and focused on cooperation (our current character trait). To end the wonderful assembly some teachers and students participated in a life sized game of Hungry Hungry Hippos to demonstrate the importance of cooperation. The students really enjoyed the assembly and look forward to the next one!
Second graders are so motivated when they are given a choice and can take ownership of their learning! To end our weather unit second graders had the learning target of creating an artifact to show their knowledge of the water cycle. The students could choose to work alone or in a small group. They then chose between creating a video using the Vidra app, creating a drawing on Seesaw or creating a poster with paper and markers. It was fun to see what the different students selected. Everyone was very engaged and used cooperation during the activity. Check out your child's Seesaw folder to see his/her final project!