Friday, June 2, 2017

2nd Grade PBL

Yesterday was a wonderful day in 2nd grade thanks to Mr. MacAuley! Every 2nd grade class planted the herbs/vegetables they had been growing in their classrooms into raised beds. Mr. MacAuley came in and helped us plan out where our plants should be planted. After teaching us how to plot out our garden we got to work planting. Once the planting was finished we were able to explore the inside of the various vegetables (or fruits) we planted along with some basil. The 2nd grade team would like to extend a warm thank you Mr. MacAuley for all that he has done for our PBL project -- thank you!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Timeline -- Wright Brothers

Today in Reading Workshop we finished our timeline on the Wright Brothers. We learned that biographies are written in chronological order. This means that the book starts when the person was born; tells important events about their childhood and adulthood and ends with the person’s death. Below is our timeline of the Wright Brothers lives.

Our Week in Review May 1st - 5th

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PicCollage & Guided Reading

Before vacation students finished reading chapter books in their guided reading groups.  As a culminating project students created a PicCollage where they summarized the book.  Students’ PicCollages needed the following elements: characters, problem, solution and setting.  Be sure to visit your student's Seesaw account (click here) to view their PicCollage book summary.  Below are some examples of our great work! 


Names of People and Places -- Biographies

Today we learned about a special text feature in biographies: Names of People and Places. Students learned that we can expect to find the names of people and places in biographies -- capital letters are a big clue. Students went on a names scavenger hunt in biography books. Below are photographs from our scavenger hunt. We took a photograph (using the iPad) of a page in a biography, and we then uploaded the photograph to the app, “Explain Everything”. From there we were able to highlight the names of people and places. We circled and labeled the names of people and names of places. We also discussed how students know whether a word beginning with a capital letter is a person’s name or a place. Some of our clue words to help us know if it is a place are: born in, lived in, moved to, grew up in.