We started by plaing "Hat Salad" for our greeting, a twist to our "Shoe Salad" greeting. This is how you play. First we put all the hats in the center of our circle and toss the salad. Then each student in turn picks a hat and goes around asking, "Is this your hat?" When they find a match they greet the classmate and the other classmate greets them back. Then its the new classmate's turn to select a hat and find its owner. So much fun!
Today was Hat Day as part of our ABC Countdown. Students were invited to wear any kind of hat...sports hats, youth team hat, silly hat, or fun hat.
After finishing the measurement, students experimented with what else they could do with the bubbles...blow a bubble in a bubble...poke your finger in a bubble without popping it...blow a bubble in the air just using a straw...see which table could blow the most bubbles together!
Then we played "Animal Salad" for our greeting, a twist to our "Shoe Salad" greeting. This is how you play. First we put all the animals in the center of our circle and toss the salad. (We posed for this picture right before the toss!) Then each student in turn picks an animal and goes around asking, "Is this your animal?" When they find a match they greet the student and the student greets back. Then its the new student's turn to select an animal and find its owner. Lots of fun and giggles here!
We read in pairs, by ourselves, and had a bit of time to listen to stories at Story Line Online and Raz Kids on the computer.
For part of the time, we could join students in the other 2nd grade classes or read with our mentors.
Thanks to Ms. Poole, Allison's grandma, Tristan's mom, Finna's mom, and Ashley's mom for reading to our class!
Today was the grade 2-3 music performance of Folk Tales from Around the World. The students were funny and fabulous! Thanks to all the parents who turned out for the standing-room-only evening performance. What a wonderful, supportive, community!