Monday, June 12 - MAP testing (in the morning)
Wednesday, June 14 - School-wide PBL night (5:00-6:30pm)
Thursday, June 15 - Whale watching field trip! - Early start: 6:45am End: 4:15pm
Tuesday, June 20 - Whale Symposium (5:00-6:30)
Thursday, June 22 - Field day
Monday, June 26 - Last day of school - 1-hour early dismissal
Do you know what has 18-20 teeth and lives around the equator? You will find out in the up coming weeks! Students have transitioned from research to writing a first draft of their report. In their first drafts, students take their facts and compile them into paragraphs, using full sentences and including headings and keywords for their glossary. This process is difficult as it requires students to take short, bullet-ed facts and write them in complete sentences in a sequence that makes sense to the reader. This is the bulk of the hard and gratifying work of PBL.
Once the first draft is complete, every student gets an official teacher check for spelling and comprehension. After that, students move on to their final draft. This draft can include hand-drawn photos, maps, food chains or other illustrations that helps the reader learn more. Students have been working extremely hard, and are excited and nervous to share their reports.
I am really looking forward to not only the all-school PBL night (selfishly because I get to walk around and see all the other grades' projects), but the Whale Symposium. By June 20th, these students really will be experts on their whales. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Book-It Theater - El Deafo
We are so fortunate for our reading committee! They set up 3 plays by Book-It Theater at the beginning of the year. Today, we got to see the final play, El Deafo. This story is an autobiographical-ish book about a girl with a hearing aid. The story follows her journey through elementary school and her search for a true friend (in addition to her struggles with hearing impairment). It was a great performance. Ask your student all about it!
Students finished their time unit and are moving to shapes!
Book clubs are still in full swing. Ask your student what book they're reading!
Taking a break from opinion writing as students are writing their whale reports.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||