Today was a great day for field day. Just a little bit cloudy, so not too hot or sunny but warm enough so kids wanted to get wet. Here is the day in pictures!!
Tennis Ball and Racket Relay
Tug of War
50 Yard Sprint Relays
Wet Sponge Pass
Cup Sprinkle Relay
Water Bowl Relay
Hanging out at the Basketball Throw
Lunch with Friends and Family
Today was P-Polka Dot Day as part of our ABC Countdown to the end of the year. Look at all the fun ways students showed their dots!
Today was O-Owl Day as part of our ABC Countdown. We read Owls Overhead at Raz Kids, virtually dissected an owl pellet on the computer, watched songs and videos about owls, read Owl Moon via a You Tube video, and best of all..dissected real owl pellets! Constructing Thanks to Henry's and Warner's moms for helping out. Check out our Owl Page on our class Weebly for links to all the fun things we did.
This LEGO Learn2Learn lesson challenged students to build a tower as tall as possible that would withstand some shaking without falling down. While some students went straight for the style points rather than reaching for the sky, others improved their model several times to get the tall points! Congrats to Beatrice who ended up with the highest tower of all.
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, fun hat. Check them out!
Today was G-Game Day and students were invited to bring in a board game to share with the class. We also played Plus 9 or 10 Bingo in math. I was impressed at how well students were able to explain the rules when teaching their classmates their games! Here are just a few of the games they played.
Today was F-Favorite Book Day, one of our fun activities that is a part of our ABC Countdown. All students were asked to bring in their favorite book to share with the class. At Morning Meeting each student introduced themselves, showed and told the name of their book, then explained why it was their favorite book or book series. I was amazed at how well the students explained unique elements of their book without giving everything away. At the end, when I asked, "Now how many of you now want to read one of these books you heard about?" nearly everyone raised their hand! What a great activity.
Today was D-Day....Dig and Get Dirty Day as part of our ABC Countdown. All second graders paired up to plant a perennial in one of the school gardens. This is the second time this year we have planted perennials. Check out the rain garden habitat, the raised bed outside the 2nd grade classrooms, and the butterfly garden to see the new plants! Thanks to Mr. Mitchell for helping us dig the holes for our plants.
The plants were paid for by several grants we have received over the last few years and our funds are slowly dwindling. If you would like to make a contribution to our habitat fund you can write a check to Crozet Elementary and in the notes section write Habitat Activity Fund and drop it by the office.
Friday was B-Bubbles Day for our ABC Countdown to the end of the year. Students had the rare opportunity to chew bubblegum and attempt to blow bubbles as part of a sensory writing activity. But since we had a late opening due to a flood warning, we finished up our activities today with this Bubble Fun math activity. It included measuring, averaging using the calculator, and just some good-old fun.