Every year on Halloween the 1st and 2nd Graders don their Halloween costumes and travel to our neighbors at Clark Retirement Home and parade for all the residents. This event is a highlight for both the students and the residents. The residents often dress up as well and like to hand out candy to the students. The students enjoy the chance to show off their costumes and of course getting some treats.
1st, 2nd and 3rd graders were part of The Living Rosary on Wednesday. Thanks to the organization of Mrs. Dressander, we were able gather outside as a school with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students standing in for the beads. We were blessed with a beautiful day and it was a beautiful prayer.
Today was our second Skype Chat with our friends at St. Louis School in Maryland. During our first chat Mrs. Whiteford’s class taught us to sing the “Hail Mary” in Spanish. Today, after we prayed the “Hail Mary” together in Spanish, they led us in a game of Las Formas – Shapes. Mrs. Whiteford would call out the shape in Spanish and we would try to find it and write down the letter on the other side. It was great fun and we plan to play it some more on our own. Mrs. Whiteford’s class sent us the cards we need to play the game along with treats and plastic cups with their school mascot on them! We were so please to receive the package in the mail. We are thinking about what we can send back to them. We also want to come up with a game we can play with them and we will add a Spanish element to it.
We had a great time making our mark and creating Dots for International Dot Day using the ColAR app on the iPad and the special coloring page created by “The Dot” author Peter Reynolds. The colAR app brings our dots to life and we saw our dots become large spinning globes, a group of flying balls and more! It was fun to put our hand above the picture and try to touch our floating dots. It was also interesting to see what our dot design looked like as it spun and floated. Enjoy a peek at our creativity in the video below.
The second graders are learning about the Flag and our Country. They learned to sing “God Bless America” and made flags. Enjoy the flags and the beautiful voices of the children singing in the video below.
What a wonderful class! We had a great first week getting acquainted, reading wonderful books and working on math. The children were welcoming to our new classmate and showed kindness to each other.
The children demonstrated their reading stamina on the first day and are proud to say that they are readers! While they were not assigned homework, all were encouraged to read and all have reported reading many books every night.The children were given math accounts on the ixl website and many reported working on math at home as well. How else will this wonderful group of 2nd grades shine this year?
The 2nd Graders read a variety of Fables. Working in pairs, they chose one Fable to illustrate and read using the Puppet Pals App on the iPad. The children did a wonderful job creating the characters, choosing the scenes, and reading with expression. They practiced many times before recording and most groups needed to record their story more than once. You will find all of the Fables by visiting our Kidblog and clicking on the Fables tag or by following this link. Each Fable has been posted twice,on the blogs of both of the creators. Enjoy!
We enjoyed reading the story “Two of Everything” by Lily Toy Hung. In the story the couple find a pot that has magical powers. The children imagined what kind of magical item they might like to find, and what its powers might be. The story was then written, illustrated and published using the My Story App on the iPad. You will find a few of the stories below, and the rest are on our Kidblog. Just click on the My Story tag on the right.
As a Mother’s Day Surprise the second graders created Storybirds for their moms. They wrote about a few of the ways their mom is special and found Storybird pictures to illustrate the words. You will find a few of the Storybirds below and the rest on our Kidblog.