April 10-14 - Spring Break - No School
Wednesday, May 24 - Field trip - Pacific Northwest Ballet
Friday, May 26 - Field trip - Discovery Park
I love my job all the time, however, there are some weeks where I really feel fortunate to be teaching your kids. This week was one of those weeks. We had so much fun going on the Museum of Flight field trip, celebrating poetry and trying out a new game called Exquisite Corpse with Ms. Shaw's class.
Museum of Flight
I had never been and I was blown away (no pun intended)! There are a ton of hands on activities for kids, airplanes to walk through and even a small airport security playground for the students. Students had plenty of time to explore the museum, touching buttons and learning some physics (probably without knowing it).
The education portion of the program was well done. It started with a parachute activity, followed by three stations: a whirligig station, balancing math station and a hands on "flight" testing area. The trained educators worked well with students and our students were very engaged in learning and playing. Check out the photos below.
Students finished up their poetry unit with a poetry celebration. Cheers to the students who got in front of peers and parents to perform their poems (alliteration?)! It was great to see students try out different literary language in their poems and then perform them, building their speaking and listening skills. Poetry books went home yesterday, so ask your student to share their favorite one or two!
Students participated in a fun writing game. Students choose a theme (ie. friends, music). Then each student gets a blank sheet of paper and writes 2 lines on that theme. After writing, students fold over the paper until only one line in shown and passes it to a neighbor. It is then the neighbor's job to write two more lines about the story using only the one line! It's a great activity, suitable for a level of writers. Try it at home over break! Ask your student how to play.
Still looking for 1 or 2 volunteers Tuesday, April 25 to help out with a "blubber" activity. It's really fun and the kids love it! Let me or Steph Yurcisin know. Thanks!
Have a great break!
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||