Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Peek at the Week

Engineering Leprechaun Traps! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

Engineers at work!

We did not catch a tricky leprechaun, but the leprechaun did leave behind some green slime, glitter, and a shamrock! He took our fake gold too!

Our Campers did a wonderful job with their Arctic animal research project! They used technology, books, and articles to help gather information to write a nonfiction piece about their animal. They created Arctic explorers to showcase their work!

The little artists had so much fun sculpting their Arctic animals out of clay! We were so lucky to have the opportunity to learn about clay art from Ms. Kat!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Celebrating Read Across America Day!

We had a fun day celebrating our joy and love for reading! The kiddos had so much fun with our book picnics by the class campfire. We even made Dr. Seuss hats in honor of his birthday. 

"You can find magic wherever you look.
Sit back and relax.
All you need is a book."

~Dr. Seuss

Friday, February 17, 2017

Learning Celebrations!

The Campers worked so hard with their nonfiction reading and writing units and even published their own nonfiction books to go into their portfolios. To celebrate, they shared their expert writing with another second grade class. All the kiddos were so proud of their own work and their peers’ work! Hip Hip Hooray for our expert writers!

We have learned a lot about the Arctic’s culture, people, animals, events, and more. The students had a blast making their own Inuit and jotting down facts about their food, shelter, and clothing. 

Another favorite topic has been Alaska’s Iditarod Race and the Jr. Iditarod race. We read inspirational stories that involve both the mushers and the incredible sled dogs that work with them. These dogs’ indomitable spirits had our Campers in awe. Many of the students pointed out that these true stories showcase optimism, persistence, and resilience; three of our classroom traits!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Learning Celebration

This past week the second graders and sixth graders came together to celebrate all of their reading success! Mutual pride was shown as students read to one another. Listening to the students share their books with enthusiasm and excitement was invigorating. I even overheard conversations of our campers telling their sixth grade buddies that their book was an example of growth mindset because the character showed optimism, resilience, or empathy. I was proud of all students involved! 

Creating Bookmarks with our Sixth Grade Buddies