This week, we celebrated Valentine’s Day on a Tuesday and it was a beautiful celebration of love and friendship. Students had the opportunity to distribute their compliment books and read all the wonderful compliments they received from their classmates. Our Valentine’s Day celebration concluded with a concert performed at the Circular Congregational Church. They also debuted their first live performance on the recorder. It was a sweet ending to a delightful day!
In preparation for student-led conferences, Second Grade scholars have begun the process of assessing their work. During conferences, each student will discuss their strengths, where they would like to improve, and what interests them. This week, students selected sample work from Math and thought deeply about what it represented. They wrote about what they enjoy, what they excel in doing, and set goals for the future. Next, scholars reflected on their growth in Reading. They selected a “Just Right” book and wrote reasons why they chose that particular book. Students were pleased to discover their “Just Right” book was no longer a picture book but one with chapters! Stay tuned for student-led conferences coming in March!
Second Graders shopped for their materials to help better prepare their Cooper Village house for a natural disaster such as a hurricane, an earthquake, a flood, or a fire. Students joined back up with their natural disaster group to purchase building materials for their residential home. Each student could only spend a dollar and was forced to make a decision about what would keep their home safe if their natural disaster struck. Students gave strong reasons for buying some materials over others. For example, some students chose to make their house of bricks instead of cement. Everyone in the Hurricane Group chose to put their house on stilts because of the dangers of flooding. While some students in the Fire Group opted for extra long water hoses to wrap around their house, others wanted a smoke detector to alarm them of a fire. Second Graders are so excited to present everything they have put together and worked so hard on.
February 20th and 21st No School-February Break
February, 27th Sibling Day (4 & 5 year old siblings) 8am-11am
February, 27th Cooper Village Presentation @ 2:00