Tuesday, February 14 - Valentine's Celebration - Compliments and Valentines
Wednesday, February 15 - Airplane Extravaganza - 5:30-6:30
Monday, February 20 - Presidents' Day - No School
Tuesday - Friday, February 21-24 - No School
Snow Day (No Field Trip :( ) !
Monday (2/6) was a snow day and we missed our Museum of Flight field trip! I was pretty bummed, but I heard the students had a pretty good time playing in the snow. I have talked to Jen Dickens who is coordinating with the Museum of Flight and we are working on setting a new date. I will let you know when I find out. Even though the field trip is after our PBL project, the experience will hopefully reinforce what students have learned and possibly provoke even more questions for further personal investigation!
Tuesday we are going to celebrate Valentine's Day. Make sure students bring in the compliments to pass out to other students. In return, your student will come home with their own book filled with compliments! Let me know if you need any more notecards. I have extra! The letter said they must be in tomorrow (2/13), but if you need another night that is ok, just make sure to bring them in on Tuesday.
Airplanes this Week in the Classroom
This week we have been busy planning and preparing for our upcoming Airplane Showcase. Students have chosen a wide range of projects, from commercials to newspapers, models to presentations on ExplainEverything (app on the iPad). Some students are working in groups of four, other are working in pairs. Students are all answering the question, "How have airplanes changed our community?" in their own way.
You should expect to see a wide range of student work. Students are leading their own work, planning, choosing materials, drawing, and using technology with little direct teaching. We have discussed time management, delegation of work to teammates, and compromise, all the important skills associated with group work. Group work can be full of problem solving at any stage, and we are lucky to start building these skills early.
We are excited to share are work and look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday at 5:30pm!
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||