This week the 2nd grade classes collaborated on this banner to advertise next week's Community Night. Each student decorated a flower or animal to add to the banner. At Community Night, all 2nd grade families will paint a stepping stone which will be placed in the rain garden habitat. While the rain garden is used by the whole school, it is the 2nd grade's focus project throughout the year.
Tomorrow Mrs. Huneycutt will be leading a GoldeiBlox session at Girls Geek Day (Cale Elementary 9-12). To get ready, the class explored the GoldieBlox kits we store for the school in our room during STEM time. By far the zipline is still the favorite.
Today was the Grade 2-3 patriotic music performance. The students really did a fine job at both daytime and evening performances, and the display of their US symbols looked fabulous!
For a short STEM time today, students explored shapes, colors, patterns and symmetry by creating flat or 3D structures from their LEGO LearnToLearn kits. Here are a few of their designs.
Today students presented their data projects. After coming up with a survey question, students polled the students. Then they had to figure out what categories to sort their data by in order to present their date the best way. Today the students presented to the class their findings.
Today Ms. Huneycutt greeted us NOT through a Morning Message, but with a talking avatar of a dog! Then we got to try out this Text-to-Speech tool at SitePal. It was so cool! Each student made their own avatar and wrote something about themselves. Then they selected a voice, and changed the pitch and speed of the voice. Check out our creations on our Digital Learning Day page!
Then students visited the NetSmartzKids page and in pairs played Router's Birthday Surprise, an interactive adventure that teaches students about internet and personal safety. After earning 5 badges, students earned their NetSmartz certificate.
To cap of Kindness Week students were invited to be crazy kind with crazy hair.
Today was our second field trip of the year was to Amazement Square in Lynchburg and it was truly AMAZING! Our kids were so psyched to go after we completed a WebQuest yesterday in class so they could narrow down their free choice exploration time to the things they really wanted to do. We were guided through the Native American exhibit, explored the many hands-on exhibits, and had free time playing on the 4+ story climbing tower. So cool!