I am so thankful to be starting out a new 2nd grade school year with an awesome group of students! This 2nd week back, we have been concentrating on a once in a life-time event: the Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017! We have been discussing the path of totality, how solar eclipses occur, and the differences between a partial and total solar eclipse! I am super excited to go on this journey with these students!
I am so excited to begin a new year with these AMAZING students! In just two days, I have learned so much about their personalities, and I know that we are going to be successful this year in learning, friendships, and growth. I wanted to share a picture of us on our second day of school, and can’t wait to watch these students blossom throughout the year! Thank you so much for these beautiful children!
Last week students worked hard to collect money for Beloved House. In our economic unit in social studies, we learned about wants and needs. We discussed how there are people in our own community in Asheville who are not having their needs met. As a group, we decided to give up some of our “wants” (like ice cream, or a new video game) and donate that money to families who needed food, blankets, and other necessities. I am so proud of our champions, in one week we were able to raise $130! We discussed how we helped families meet their needs, and in the future as they grow into adults, to keep the same compassion and understanding. To always make sure they have fulfilled their own needs, and then help others meet their needs. Congratulations second grade champions!
Last week, students performed their plays in small groups! I have to say they did an amazing job! We worked on reading with expression and enthusiasm, reading at just the right rate, using the right volume level, and most importantly having fun! My students truly brought these plays to life, and they did a fantastic job performing in front of their peers! In fact, they did such an amazing job that this week, students are writing their OWN plays and will be performing them this week!
In science, we learned about plant life cycles, and the different stages plants go through: seeds, sprouts, seedlings, and then adult plants. To get a better look at the different stages, we started with the seed stage, and watched the transformation of these plants into the sprout stage, and now we are moving into seedlings with our bean plants! It has been an exciting week in science!
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