Thursday, May 11, 2017

Learning Celebration!

Thank you for coming in to celebrate the Campers' hard work! Their passion for reading and writing continues to amaze me! The kiddos beamed with pride as they read their book reviews to you. They were extremely proud of all the compliments you left for them! It has been absolutely wonderful to watch the students grow over the course of this unit!

Measuring Fun!

During a math lesson, students needed to recored the distance of their jump and different lengths of their friends in centimeters and inches. They used a variety of measuring tools to help them. 

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!