Students were thrilled to begin researching their birds this week. Each Second Grader is able to use their Mini IPad and books to look up specific information about their bird. This week, bird enthusiasts researched information about their bird’s beak, feet, and bodies. Once they read their information, students wrote one to two paragraphs about their topic in their own words. All of this will be combined into a PowerPoint that they will create on a Mini IPad. They will present all the knowledge they have gained in a Bird Museum at the end of May.
This week, Second Graders applied the strategies they have learned in math to measuring the wingspan of their bird. Each student researched their wingspan in inches using the information they have acquired. Some scholars even converted centimeters to inches or feet to inches. Students used a yardstick to measure the length by marking a starting point and ending point with tape. They were challenged to estimate the number of pieces of paper they would need to construct their bird’s wingspan. Each piece of paper was 17 inches. Therefore, a student studying the Osprey with a wingspan of 71 inches would need at least five pieces of paper!
Second Graders began discussing leadership skills this week. In Morning Meeting, they listed the qualities of a leader. Students generated words such as confident, calm, outspoken, and respectful. Then, they brainstormed a list of people who are leaders in their life. The list was both heartwarming and interesting. Students identified peers, siblings, teachers, parents, and even former presidents. Each student shared the traits and actions that defined their leader.
Friday, May 5th Grandparent’s Day (1/2 of School)
Friday, May 5th Pass-It-On
Sunday, May 7th Family Picnic at Magnolia Plantation from 3:30-5:00
Friday, May 26th Bird Study Presentation at 8:15