Summertime

How amazing it is to be at the end of another school year. The time has gone so quickly. The second graders have grown and matured in so many ways. This blog entry will share with you, as parents, things to keep in mind and things to do over the summer. It will also include some links that I think are fun. Your children are becoming readers and in order to continue to grow as readers, reading over the summer is essential. Much has been written in North America about “summer slide.” It means that student reading levels actually go down if they do not read during the summer. You can read how to  Prevent Summer Slide in this article. It’s from Scholastic and has lots of ideas on student learning for parents. Here are some other links on summer reading: Summer Reading Fun from Colorin Colorado, RIF games and stories and Summer Learning. For more tips for parents and kids see the section on summer learning at Reading Rockets, check out the activities at Read, Write, Think and try KS 1 or KS2 at Crickweb Literacy.

For science fun remember National Geographic Kids and Discovery Kids and also have a look at Summer Science Fun and Science Kids NZ.

Here are some things to check out just for the fun of it. The first is a video of a bicycle-riding robot at Robot on Bike. On the same page you can find more robot links. The next is the website of a 9-year old boy who made his own arcade called Caine’s Arcade. There is video to describe his project.

I hope you read the newsletter to see the offer I made to students about emailing during the summer. If not, go back and check. They are also welcome to send, with parent help, messages or pieces or pieces of writing to the blog by posting a comment.

Have a wonderful summer. Check back now and then as I will be adding updates about every two weeks. I hope to hear from you.

Business and money

PYP 2 classes are actively engaged in planning and setting up their own business ventures. As students inquire into the central idea, Businesses
supply goods or services to meet consumer demands
, they are learning what to think about when creating a business. They are looking at the key concepts of function, connection and causation and related concepts of communication, systems, impact (of advertising and marketing), supply and demand.  They are inquiring into

  • The way we use money
  • The different roles and responsibilities in a business
  • The impact of advertising on consumers
  • Differences between goods and services
  • The language of shopping

Below they tell you what some of the groups are doing. They are very enthusiastic and full of energy.

In 2M groups are making their own businesses. There are four groups.  Our group’s name is Hair Dare Incredible. We are going to make hair styles for kids.  Merit and Liyah

We are the origami group. We are going to make bookmarks, paper Ninja stars, paper boats, paper weapons, paper airplanes, paper rockets and fortune tellers for kids in other groups and other classes. Quentin, Mattias, Flynn and Mikael

In 2B we are also making businesses and our group is called the Cozy Café because we made our café the most  cozy business of all. We are going to make really fresh food especially for kids and we made a lot of posters so people know about it. We will do it on June the 15th. Happy shopping. Chikki, Isobel, Marios

These are stories from just a few of the business groups that are developing business plans, advertisements and marketable products for the class markets that will take place in June.  Look for more 2nd grade business news soon.

More poems and writing

Students enjoyed sharing their poems and art with parents at the recent open house. The sculptures they made on the trip to Louisiana were stunning and some children wrote poems or riddles about them.

With this week’s entries from 2G, the focus on poetry will end. Hopefully, the children’s love of poetry and poetry writing will continue forever. My biggest learning as a teacher has been that children deserve poetry every day, and not just during one unit.  Beginning next week we’ll be thinking about questions, wonderings and ideas we have relating to the new unit on money.

At this time of the year it is a delight to see the progress students have made in using the writing process to express their thoughts and feelings. Enjoy.

ABC Poem                       by  Maya

Ants eat an apple.

Bursting Balloons.

Cats on the mat.

Dogs on the dot.

Eat the earth.

Fish are foolish.

Great games.

Hungry horse.

Invisible ink.

Jump the junk.

Knights on knees.

Lions roaring.

Magic monkey.

Nice people.

Our school.

Puppy on the photo.

Queen with a quilt.

Rabbit hopping.

Story time.

Teeth are shiny.

Unicorn with an umbrella.

Vacuum a Viking.

Wake up you.

X-ray you.

Yellow sun.

Zebras have zig zags.

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The following four poems describe pictures or shapes.

LEGOS                    by Rowan

Legos are everywhere

BIG and small

Every color on the wall

In my toes

Up my nose

They fight my foes

And I really suppose

I don’t know

How they got there!

REHS 2012

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WHALES       by Anika

In the North Atlantic Ocean

There were lovely seals and eels.

But the most important thing was

There were whales with some tails.

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APPLE           by Evelyn

Munch munch munch

Crunch crunch crunch

You hear the apple

Say hello hello hello

I am being crunched

and munched.

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TIGERS    by Gregorio

There’s a tiger in the forest

As free as can be.

With her little three cubs

that always want hugs.

When a cub sees a bird

it always call the herd.

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Anson thinks about a lot of things. Here are ideas for novel way to deal with water pollution.

My Invention          by Anson

The invention that I have thought of makes clean water without cleaning water. It makes water using hydrogen and oxygen. Water can be called H2O. The H2 means there are two hydrogen atoms. The O means there is one oxygen atom. So two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom make a molecule of water. Hydrogen and oxygen are gases if not bonded together. So hydrogen and oxygen are in the air and we breathe them. My invention takes hydrogen and oxygen out of the air. The three atoms are compressed together in an air-tight vacuum chamber to form a water  molecule. Of course to replace all polluted water people would have to mass produce water molecules.

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In case you are checking the blog for the first time and have a student in 2G, 2M or 2B, have a  look  at previous posts where your own child’s work may be posted. Not all children have wanted to be published, but they are welcome to at any time. Also check the links on the various posts for some fun things to view and  try. And do feel free to send us a comment. pj

 

 

 

 

 

Poems from 2M

Children from each of the three second grades have been invited to share their poetry with you. There are many poems, so this week each class has its own blog post.

During this unit, students have expressed themselves through oral, visual and written language. They have read and re-read poems silently and aloud. They have read and recited favorite poems for an audience. They have created original poetry to express their thoughts about subjects, feelings, pictures, paintings and sculpture using different formats. Students have explored words of all kinds to find the best words, increasing their personal vocabularies. They have played with rhymes. Some children have also created poems together with parents. They have made many discoveries about language in meaningful ways. As they have written their poems, they have begun with letting their thoughts flow. As they finished writing the poems and wanted to publish, they practiced proofreading skills to correct spelling, capitalization and punctuation. For this blog, each child did a final edit with me to ensure that writing was acceptable for publication. As  you will see, the level of correctness is still developing. However, it’s important to remember that poetry is special and a certain amount of poetic license and style has been allowed as you will notice in the writing below.

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             REBEKKA                by Rebekka

R is for really nice

E is for enthusiastic

B is for balloon popper

E is for elegant

K is for kind

K is for knowing a lot

A is for a nice poem

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           the northern star             by Northern

stars are lovely

i love stars in the night

twinkle the star goes

hello star you look nice

the star is air     

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          FOOTBALL          by Mattias

It is very rough

You need to be fast

There is lots of running

You need lots of gear

Good at throwing

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            I Am               by Mattias

I am a fantastic hockey play and a great friend

I wonder what to say

I hear a zombie

I see warm people

I want an I-pad 2

I am a fantastic hockey player and a great friend.

I pretend I can live forever

I feel zombies’ heads

I touch a T-rex

I worry a tornado is going to hit my house!

I cry when I bleed a lot

I am a fantastic hockey player and a great friend.

I understand how it is to be old

I say it’s ok to whisper

I dream about zombies

I try to be a better writer

I hope I can see another hockey game

I am a fantastic hockey player and a great friend.

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            I AM               by Annika

I am Madonna

I wonder if earth is the life planet

I hear pat pat

I see a live blue bag

I want a sister my age

I am Madonna

I pretend to fly like birds

I feel I know what it is like to be nice

I touch polar bear fur

I worry I will get stung by a bee

I cry when my mum goes to hospital

I am Madonna

I understand my mum

I say be nice to the nature

I dream ice cream

I try to be on time

I hope to get an I-phone

I am Madonna

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            My Flower Haiku      by Malina

My flower is red

And it has a good shape too

Perfectly grows softly

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                      HOME            by Merit

Home is the place I want to be.

On my playground is a trampoline

My mom is nice and my dad is nice too.

End with a new sister.

 

           Red Flower            by Merit

Beautiful and soft

Shiny reddish and yellowish.

Is perfect and big

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                People          by Liyah

My mum is Ossum

And she is like a possum.

My teacher is a beast

That lives in the east.

My dad is nice

And he eats rice.

My sister is nice

And she has lice.

My brother is a bee

That lives in tree.

I am a girl

Who would like a pearl.

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          Number 2                   by Valentina

I like number 2

Cause he likes me too.

We always play together

When there is good weather.

Sometimes we fly in the sky

And we say to you bye-bye.

I can see the stars from here

And I can’t feel any more fear.

I am happy to be with you

So don’t you tie my shoe.

My best friend is number 2

Can we go to pet the gnu?

Now you know why I like the 2

Shall we go to the zoo?

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We look forward to seeing you all at student-led conferences and open house for Get the Message on Tuesday where we can also help you become more familiar with our blogging efforts.

 

Poems from 2G

Children from each of the three second grades have been invited to share their poetry with you. There are many poems, so this week each class has its own blog post.

During this unit, students have expressed themselves through oral, visual and written language. They have read and re-read poems silently and aloud. They have read and recited favorite poems for an audience. They have created original poetry to express their thoughts about subjects, feelings, pictures, paintings and sculpture using different formats. Students have explored words of all kinds to find the best words, increasing their personal vocabularies. They have played with rhymes. Some children have also created poems together with parents. They have made many discoveries about language in meaningful ways. As they have written their poems, they have begun with letting their thoughts flow. As they finished writing the poems and wanted to publish, they practiced proofreading skills to correct spelling, capitalization and punctuation. For this blog, each child did a final edit with me to ensure that writing was acceptable for publication. As  you will see, the level of correctness is still developing. However, it’s important to remember that poetry is special and a certain amount of poetic license and style has been allowed as you notice in the writing below.

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           Guinea Pig         by Lucas

I love guinea pigs.

They are cute.

They eat lettuce, carrots

and healthy food.

They cuddle and nibble

and make funny noises.

I hope my guinea pig makes good choices.

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                      ARACHNIDS                   by Anson

Awesome

Rodent-like

Abundant

Crawly

Hunters

Night vision

Identical

Deadly? Sometimes.

Spiders, scorpions!

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             Dancing Girl            by Katja

A dancing girl on the street.

So lonely here and there.

Nothing to do, only dance and dance

Everywhere.

She’s so black as night,

Dancing with all her might.

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             Cavemen              by Nicolas

Cavemen are hunters

A caveman is strong.

Very smart

Every time they hunt

My life is like a caveman’s

A fact is they are dead now

Nice day. It is not like caveman weather.

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       My Sculpture             by Finn

My sculpture’s name is Finn,

And he is very thin.

He is tall but sometimes small.

When he is small, he likes to fall.

When he is thick

He is like a stick.

He has a bed

That is made of lead.

And he likes bread.

He has a rat

Who is a little brat.

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         School                  by Margherita

Suits come with boots.

Care to be fair.

Hear the listener.

Oops I have a spelling mistake.

Oops my boots are covered in soup.

Lists I have to do.

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       My Fantastic Sculpture              by Padmini

It is black.

It is cool.

It is tall.

It is not small.

It can fall.

It is strong.

It is rough.

It is weak.

Have a peek.

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          Animals                   by Pritti

Animals are in the whole world

Butterflies only come out when it is summer

Cats have scary eyes

Dogs are very good at running

Elephants have very big feet

Fish are small

Giraffes are tall

Horses have a big tail

Indian elephants have big ears

Jellyfish are pink or white

Kangaroos have a pocket to put their kids in

Lions are very fast

Monkeys climb everywhere

Needlefish are long

Octopus lives in the water

Peacocks have very long feathers

Quails are birds

Rabbits jump up and down

Snakes have a long tongue

Tigers are orange and black

Unicorns are white

Vultures are  from the water

X-ray fish is small

Yaks have long horns

Zebras are black and white.

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We look forward to seeing you all at student-led conferences and open house for Get the Message on Tuesday where we can also help you become more familiar with our blogging efforts.

 

Poems from 2B

 

Children from each of the three second grades have been invited to share their poetry with you. There are many poems, so this week each class has its own blog post.

During this unit, students have expressed themselves through oral, visual and written language. They have read and re-read poems silently and aloud. They have read and recited favorite poems for an audience. They have created original poetry to express their thoughts about subjects, feelings, pictures, paintings and sculpture using different formats. Students have explored words of all kinds to find the best words, increasing their personal vocabularies. They have played with rhymes. Some children have also created poems together with parents. They have made many discoveries about language in meaningful ways. As they have written their poems, they have begun with letting their thoughts flow. As they finished writing the poems and wanted to publish, they practiced proofreading skills to correct spelling, capitalization and punctuation. For this blog, each child did a final edit with me to ensure that writing was acceptable for publication. As  you will see, the level of correctness is still developing. However, it’s important to remember that poetry is special and a certain amount of poetic license and style has been allowed as you notice in the writing below.

            Bossy Parrot (my brother)        by Marios

Mum said, monsters attacking

Bossy Parrot said, mum said monsters attacking

Mum said, I am happy and I know it!

Bossy Parrot said, I am happy and I know it!

Mum said, super hero. Bossy parrot said, super hero.

Ok, ok would you let me do one thing at a time?

Ok, said mum. Ok, said bossy parrot

bye bye

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       I Am              by Bendix

I am silly and smart

I wonder what it would be like to have my birthday every day

I hear soccer

I see soccer

I want to be a soccer player

I am a soccer player

I pretend to be the best soccer player

I feel like a soccer player

I touch a ball

I worry I get a ball in my face

I cry when I get a ball in my face

I am a soccer player

I understand math

I say good words

I dream for soccer

I try to be good at math

I hope I am a soccer player

I am good at everything

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       ASTRID           by Astrid

Amazing artist

Suzannah’s best friend

Tangled hair all the time

Runs very fast

Icelandic horses are my favorite animal

Driving Legoland cars is what I like.

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                      Little Fish      by Isobel

The tiny fish enjoy themselves

in the sea.

Quick little splinters of  life

Their little lives are fun to them

in the sea.

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            BUNNY                by Micayla

But bunnies are ferocious. Don’t touch me I am ferocious.

Up they hop!

Never hurt them

Not funny bunny

You can be friends with bunnies.

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        HAIKU               by Savannah

Sunflowers are yellow

Roses are red. All flowers

Bloom on flower day

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We look forward to seeing you all at student-led conferences and open house for Get the Message on Tuesday where we can also help you become more familiar with our blogging efforts.

 

 

Another week of poetry fun

The 2nd graders are developing their poetry anthologies with original poems and favorite poems. It’s great the way teachers are leading them in writing all different kinds of poems and children are finding the forms they like best. My favorite way of working with classes is to start with an “echo me” poem. I read a line and they echo me. Memorizing poems and reciting them with expression is fun. We sometimes forget that memorizing certain things–especially fun things–is good. I’ll bet parents still remember some poems they learned as children. It’s also fun to watch as children begin to appreciate that poems can express all sorts of feelings and thoughts as they  make their own connections.

Here are some original poems that the children wanted to share this week starting with an acrostic.

 SACHIT

by Sachit

Samosas are the best.
Apples are my second best.
Carrots are my third favourite.
Hot Dogs are my fourth.
Ice cream is my fifth.
Toast is my sixth favourite .

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Fly Guy Poem

by Jonas and Ryan

I made a rhyme about a fly.

The name of the fly is Fly Guy.

Fly to the guy with the high tie

Look at the guy cry to the sky.

Now the poem is done

Please do not have fun

Or else the poem will run.

And then you will have none.

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Recent 2M homework asked the students to devise a creative way to send a message to the teacher. They found many different ways to do this and Ryan decided to send the teacher on an Easter egg hunt with poetry. The first clue to finding the message was in this poem:

“A message I have sent

from a very nice gent

Look around the class

But do not pass instead

give a very Good Look

to a very fat book.”

After a few more hints from the poet and a walk around classroom, the teacher found the fat book. She opened it  to find a plastic Easter egg with a “Happy Easter,” a candy egg and another poem that said:

“Poetry is fun when

You are finished and done.

Now I must run

Thanks Miss Dawn

You’re the best teacher ever.

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                      Five

                       by Leo

Five, Five, give me five.

Five is a number.

Five is my mom’s lucky number.

Five, you can slide on.

Five is my family number.

I like five, do you like five?

And at the end give me five.

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                      Forget it 

                             by Chikki

Forget it

You must be kidding

I’m in the toilet still half asleep

I’m so lazy my pencil’s broken

my head’s going crazy

I might throw up It’s in my head

my desk is wobbly

my pen is out of lead

Time’s up? Uh-oh!

All I have is a dumb list of excuses.

You like it?  Really?

No kidding. Thanks a lot.

Would you like to see another one?

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                      Color Poem

                               by Jae and Leo

Green is the color of a scary long snake,

Brown is the color of a yummy chocolate cake.

Yellow is the color of a big bright sun,

Grey is the color of a smoking gun.

Red is the color of the South Korean team,

Orange is the color of a lazer beam.

Blue is the color of a nice, clear sky,

Purple is the color of a hot delicious pie.

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2G had a busy week with their exciting trip to Lousiana. They brought back their sculpture creations which were clearly inspired by the Swiss sculptor, Giacometti. If you haven’t heard of him, just do a quick search on Google images and then see the 2G creations at Open House on April 30.

Next week we hope to present  more poems from 2M, 2G and 2B, though children will be busy preparing for Open House. All children have been invited to publish on the blog, but not everyone wants to do so. Remember you can share the blog with family and friends in far away countries by sending them a link.

And, last but not least

“To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears. “  by Octavio Paz

 

 

 

 

 

More fun with poetry

Children have been immersed in reading, writing and enjoying poetry.  The best thing I heard all week was when a boy was asked if he wanted to try a different poetry book, he replied  “No, I want to read this one again and again and again.”  When someone has been learning and using English for less than a year, it is great to see him being able to enjoy and appreciate the language. The big hit this week has been poems for two voices and students beg to read these poems to the class. One favorite nonsense poem is Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan. You can watch a video clip at Ning Nang Nong.

Next week the blog will focus on favorite poems written by the children.  This week I’d like to share more poetry links and other good literacy websites. Have a go with InteractivePoetry Splatter from the RIF people. Check the headings at the top to try different things. Shel  Silverstein continues to be a favorite and you might enjoy a video clip of Crocodile’s Toothache.  Magnetic poetry is often used to create messages on fridges. We use them on the class whiteboard. You can also order your own on Amazon.co.uk. The following link lets you create your texts online by moving words around at Magnetic Poetry forKids. Click on either picture to open and then click and drag the words to create poems and sentences.  Look down in the lower right corner to see where you can add more words.  Have fun!

Here is a closing thought from a poet.

You don’t make a poem with ideas, but with words.

–Stephane Mallarme

We love poetry!

PYP 2 students have been enjoying and exploring all sorts of poetry. They are quickly finding and reading favorites and collecting them in a folder. The writing entries this week are a combination of original poems and one piece of narrative writing.

 I am poems have a special format.  They are usually written by one person to tell about herself or himself. The poem below is a group I am poem with contributions from the whole class.

 Shared writing, I am poem   by 2G

I am a good reader and a poem writer.

I wonder if I really am a super hero.

I hear crickets chirping in the night

I see a fast train.

I want to do some experiments.

I am a good reader and a poem writer.

I pretend I’m sneaking chocolate.

I feel like I’m a racing driver.

I touch some soft grainy sand.

I worry that I’m going to meet a bully.

I cry when I have onion in my eyes.

I am a good reader and a poem writer.

I understand that I cannot always win.

I say true things.

I dream that I can have all of my wishes come true.

I try to do different things.

I hope I can get some more LEGO sets.

I am a good reader and a poem writer.

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The next three come from 2M.

My Story                by Valentina

Hi, my name is Valentina. I was born in Italy. I’m eight and I like playing with my games and doing play-dates.  I love reading Italian books. I like being in Italy because I like the food. My favorite foods are pasta and pizza my mom makes. My best friends are Nicole and Malina. They come from Japan and Portugal. Now I am sure you know all about me.

I am Poem      by Quentin

I am a super charming and powerful kid.

I wonder how games are made.

I hear paper parachuting in the sky.

I see black goo.

I want to be inside a video game.

I am a super charming and powerful kid.

I pretend am doing my homework.

I feel GooD VEry gOOd.

I touch a zombie.

I worry about my death.

I cry when I hear sad things on T.V.

I am a super charming and powerful kid.

I understand my mum.

I say cake is good.

I dream I can do everything.

I try to do Mathletics.

I hope I will not get old.

I am a super charming and powerful kid.

 

I am Poem    by Mikael and Flynn

I am a funny, energetic kid.

I wonder what is in a black hole.

I hear Elmo singing I’m Elmo and I know it.

I see lightning.

I want a pet panda.

I am a funny, energetic kid.

I pretend to be a stick man

I feel like a zombie.

I touch moldy cheese.

I worry about war.

I cry when I get hurt.

I am a funny, energetic kid.

I understand how to do the splits

I say pizza is yummy.

I dream about ice cream.

I try to win.

I hope that I will live forever.

I am a funny, energetic kid.

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The next two poems are from 2B.

My Favorite Animals       by Philantha

Today we don’t know what to do

So my mum says let’s go to the zoo

Because we like seeing animals

With all different sizes from big to small

My favorites are horses and turtles

But I have not seen any purple

My mom is scared of snakes

I think some of them live in the lake

But we all love fish

We have them in our tank and also on our dish

Mom said fish makes my eyes beautiful

But I only feel my tummy is full!

 

ABC Poem

GOOD THINGS         by Jae and Leo

Ask yourself if you are doing a good thing.

Be nice to your friends.

Count how many compliments you give.

Do what the teacher says.

Enjoy your life.

Forgive people.

Giving is better than getting.

Have no complaints.

Invite people to your birthday party.

Join the fun.

Kiss your mom every night.

Love people from every country equally.

Make something crafty.

Nice words are always welcome.

Open your mind.

Practice and practice.

Quiet places are good for reading.

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Sports are healthy for you.

Try your best always.

Understand how other people feel.

Visit lots of countries around the world.

Wait for your turn.

Xercise hard.

You must make up your own mind.

Zzzzzzzz, go to bed when your dad says.

I couldn’t resist the urge to add a few links to explore during the holiday, so check these out.

Instantpoetry forms has templates for trying all sorts of poems. Look at the column on the left to find the type of poetry you want to try.  Shapepoems interactive helps you write a shape poem and Acrosticpoems shows you how to make one. Wordgames is a collection of word games to try.

And don’t forget the Giggle Poetry website and all the fun poems in your own languages. Have a fun week wherever you are.

Spring is here!

Spring arrived this week, both on the calendar and with the sunshine and warm weather. I shared the blog with all three class during my weekly time with them and showed them how to write “sharing our words 2” in the search box so they could help you find it and show you the monster trap video clip and the funny poems website from last week. Remember too, that if you submit a comment, your child will write a reply to you.

All three classes are enthusiastic about poetry. Shel Silverstein is already a favorite poet and you can enjoy some of his poems at Shel Silverstein. Another favorite children’s poet can be found at JackPrelutsky.  Their poems are usually funny or ridiculous or both, which is why children enjoy them.

I know that second graders love science so here’s another great link. I always enjoy visiting science museums and one of my favorites is the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Two years ago I participated in an inquiry workshop for teachers over three days using the museum as the classroom. They have a  great website which you can find at Ology. You can explore many different areas of science, see video clips and slide shows, play games and find out what scientists are doing right now on the Science link.  If you are ever in New York, check it out.

Here are four pieces of writing from students in 2G. As they read them to me from their portfolios, they often noticed things they wanted to change or make better. They are learning that refining and editing writing can continue after they think it is finished.

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How to Make Sushi       by Lucas

What you need

  1. Rice
  2. Fish
  3. Seaweed
  4. Salmon eggs
  5. Soya sauce

Instructions

Step one: get some seaweed

Step two: then stuff some rice in the seaweed

Step three: then roll the sushi up.

Step four: then cut the seaweed and rice.

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How to Make a Really High Lego Tower      by Claudia

Things you need: all types of Lego blocks

First, make a pile of all the different big Lego.

Next, make a pile of all the medium Lego.

Then, make a pile of all the different little Lego pieces.

After, put all the big long Lego pieces at the bottom.

After that, put all medium size Lego on top of the big long Lego.

Then, put all the little Lego on top of the medium size Lego.

Finally, you have a very high stable Lego tower.

Now you can put it in your room so you can look at it every time you wake up.

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My Family      by Maya

My family is important. I love my dad, my mom and my little brother. This is why we have a heart inside us. We all have our own family. You can love your own family like I love mine. I hope you like your family too.

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How to Make a Chair      by Gregorio

  1. Get some pieces of wood
  2. Nails
  3. Hammer
  4. A saw

First, take a piece of wood.

Then hammer four pieces of wood under it.

Next take a big piece of wood.

Before you hammer it on you have to saw it.

Then you measure it.

Then you hammer it on.

Now you know how to make your own chair!!!

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That’s all for this week.

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. -Chinese Proverb