|Mrs. McNickle's 1st Grade!||
This week was so much fun! Students presented their summative assessments, which consisted of tradition, intricate amazing paper dolls dressed like an ancestor. Along with these dolls came delicious goodies from many families recipe boxes. We were all able to be "risk-takers" and try recipes from places such as Australia, England, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and a special celebration on thursday which was Mexican Independence Day! Along with tasty food, we managed to fit some practice time in for our presentation of We Are Family at hawks@eabh coming up on Friday September 24th. Your kids can really dance!! Although it sounds like a week of eating and fun, students really got a lot out of these presentations. They all recalled some great facts from everyones interviews, and journaled about what they learned.
A yummy messy cake treat from Will via Australia! (good thing we ate these outside!)
Lexie made a huge book of of pictures for us to see! Very interesting!
Kei taught us to make traditional Japanese origami! Kei's were much better than ours, but we will keep practicing!
After our long weekend why did it seem like we were all still tired! Luckily we had a short week to keep us from working too hard! Students are still in the midst of our family unit, so we created timelines of the important events that have taken place in our lives, talked and journaled about memories of our grandparents, and started preparing for our presentations.
This week went by so quickly! We had a wonderful field trip to start out our week, and we ended the week with a Brazilian Independence Day Assembly with music and talented speakers. The field trip to Camara Municipal was very informative. The students were able to simulate a real meeting and many of our 2nd graders volunteered to speak on important issues.
The assembly at the end of the week was awesome. We heard great traditional music, watched a few well spoken skits in Portuguese, and the students taught me a little about their culture when we headed back to class.
Aidan- laying down the law!
Sofia-asking the court for less homework at EABH (Miss Rachel took notice)
Our 2nd grade class in a government office!
Aidan and Ivan doing their amazing skit in wonderfully spoken Portuguese. Miss Rachel had them perform it in English after the ceremony since my Portuguese is not as good as theirs...YET!
2nd Graders in Brazil colors at the assembly!
Hello everyone! My name is Rachel Allaire and I am the 2nd grade teacher at EABH. I have taught in America, but am so thrilled to be here in Brazil with your children. Check out our blogs and photos to see what we do each week in class!