This about sums up what I'm hoping to see out in our backyard forest habitat. Hopefully winter weather, delays, and snow days are behind us and sunnier, warmer days are soon to come. We've been very busy in the classroom over the last several weeks. We're in the middle of two social studies units, biographies and the Maya. Each unit has several art and writing projects that your child may tell you about. If not, ask your child any of these questions and see what he or she has to say:
Who are you studying? What is he or she known for? What art materials are you using for your poster? How would you describe this person in terms of character traits? Brave, determined, etc.?
Who were the ancient Maya? Where in the world did/do they live? What is one theory of what happened to end their thriving culture?
To see some examples of our work, be sure to click on the Social Studies page and check it out!
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One week to go until vacation! We are trying to wrap up several writing projects and our measurement unit before the break so that when we return we can take the plunge into Colonial Day studies. I have loaded images of last week's and this coming week's homework menus on the homework page of the blog. If your child loses his or her homework menu during the week you can take a look at the image to see what needs to be done. Just let me know if the paper copy gets lost so I know to expect the work to be turned in on a different piece of paper.
The week after break we will also have some guests visiting the second grade to launch our Colonial Unit. This family of re-enactors brings artifacts to share and dresses in traditional colonial attire. It is a great way for the kids to get a taste of what life was like hundreds of years ago.
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ALL THINGS COLONIAL! Clothing for Students: I would recommend that students come dressed and ready rather than changing at school. It will slow down our preparations at arrival time.
Boys - with the weather looking warmer, it seems like shorts rather than pants will be preferred. The requirement for boys is to wear a plain white shirt (short or long sleeved) and can be button down or not. The vest will go over the white shirt. For bottoms, they need to wear plain shorts/pants (not mesh/athletic and not with any wild prints). Finally, a pair of tall socks that can be pulled up to the knee and can fit over pants if they choose to wear pants. Each boy has a hat at school that he will wear, along with the haversack that they each sewed.
Girls - each girl has picked out a dress, or has a family member making one. They can choose to wear the dress as is, or with shorts and a top underneath. They won't be taking the dresses off if wearing something underneath, but I know …