Super-heroes, look-alikes, insects, and even fairies. This year’s Halloween Carnival was a raging success. The 5th Grade students each created a Halloween-themed booth or game for the rest of the school to enjoy at the Halloween Carnival. Students dressed up in their creative costumes and had a great time socializing across grade levels. A few students even walked away with awards for their special costumes!
Readers continued their study of non-fiction reading by finding comparisons within texts. Second Graders made comparisons by using phrases such as, “This book shows me the same thing when…” and, “Another example I found in both books was…”. We will consider comparisons as we complete our “How-To Texts” for our upcoming Publishing Party.
Centers & Movement
This week in Centers Second Graders worked on building games also known as skill builders like the Inuit people. Scholars took pencils, ropes and hooks and built a game trying to attach the hoops to the end of the pencil. During Movement scholars also played a version of baseball like the Inuit people did called Alaskan Baseball. The object of the game is to use a ball and go up and under as fast as you can while trying to beat the other team. Ask your scholar to show you this version of baseball the way the Inuit people played it.