May 17 - In-school whale speaker - Whale Scouts
May 19 - Talent show
May 20 - Field trip - Whale Watching!
May 24 - Poetry Celebration! - 9:25am
May 30 - Memorial Day - No School
What a whale week! The week began with Jeff Hogan from Killer Whale Tales, a non-profit organization that studies whales and teaches about environmental advocacy to save whales. Students listened to whales calls from local Pugent Sound pods (J, K, L), and received whale trading cards!
Jeff gave students an opportunity to collect 10 more! He sent home an environmental checklist. If the whole class completes it, each student gets 10 more cards! I have extra copies. The soft due date is May 27th. Let me know if you need another copy!
Aquarium: Wednesday we went to the aquarium! Students participated in hands-on actities and got to explore the aquarium on their own. Highlights: Octopus, fish and sea lion feedings, scuba diver dress up and touch tanks.
Whale PBL: Students are becoming whale experts! Students chose their top 3 whales, explaining questions and wonders about their options. I then went through and assigned a wide variety of whales to students so that we will be experts about whales on every inch of the globe. If students want to start doing research at home they may do so and bring it in. Topics we will research: whale communication and behavior, feeding habits, migration patterns, babies, sleeping, and other fun facts unique to their whale.
Math: We finished up fractions and geometry with a post-assessment. On to time!
Writing: Students closely considered carefully chosen words in poetry. We tried out alliterations, similes, and repeated words to create rhythm.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||