June 8 - MAP testing
June 16 - PBL Showcase
June 17 - Unity Celebration
June 19 - Father's Day
June 23 - Field Day
June 24 - Last Day of School
Whale Wonder Work
All week students have been hard at work researching their whales. Students read and took notes on their whale's appearance, diet, habitat, communication and pod behaviors, threats and an action plan to save whales and their habitats. To start their research, students plan their own learning each day by using a checklist, marking off each fact needed to complete the project, and circling the facts they still need to find.
Students also help each other by having an ongoing list of shared kid-friendly online resources written on the front white board. Students give feedback to each other on these resources, and then use the resources that are most helpful. The students have found some amazing resources filled with valuable facts and information!
As students finish their research, they compile their keywords to create a glossary, and finish their resource page. Once they have collected all their data, that is when the writing begins! Next week students will start using their research to create expert whale informational texts!
Math Challenge #14
Thanks to our very own Lara Francisco, our students were give the gift of math challenge #14! This challenge asks students to create their own math game, accompanied with rules, materials, number of players and a game board (if needed). Students started last Friday on their creations and we will finish them up today, turning them into Ms. Francisco this evening.
Students have been very invested in their creations, making multiple drafts and revisions, incorporating addition, subtraction, time, money and some multiplication! Students even chose to work on their games instead of having choice time! Next week we will finish up time and start counting money!
I apologize for the tardiness of this. Here is a link to whale photos taken by Ms. Shaw and some of the chaperones:
Ms. Shaw: https://drive.google.com/a/qae.us/folderview?id=0BxaAvcmDMX3uMTJyRXo1NU5DOEk&usp=sharing
Ben Hanisko: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/grzvtpdrtohg695/AABGfHKsOds9sdPrcRoOOMQVa?dl=0
For other chaperones that came, if you would like to add some photos, please do!
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|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||