|Mrs. McNickle's 1st Grade!||
We had lots of fun in second grade dressing up each day! The student council created fun ways for us to show school spirit and most of our second graders participated, along with their teacher! While dressing up, we kicked off our Animal Kingdom's unit. This week was focused on Amphibians. We researched important information about amphibians and created posters to present to each other. Students are getting so comfortable reading and presenting in front of their peers. I can't wait for them to begin presenting to other EABH classes, which should be set-up shortly. On Wednesday students went into the computer lab where I showed them a virtual frog dissection. Students were informed ahead of time what would happen, and were allowed to cover their eyes at parts they did not want to see. Only two students averted their eyes! The program was not gruesome and really explained why it is important for humans to see what is inside animals such as frogs. We had a wonderful class discussion following this virtual experiment in which everyone participated! We also worked on greater than or less than in Math, and students were grouped together to created a skit regarding these Math words. They turned out great! Everyone had their own parts, lines, props and really taught the class in their own way. Excellent job second grade!
What an honor to perform for all of PYP and our parents! The silly dance we would practice randomly got asked to perform for the first Hawks assembly, and I couldn't be prouder of the second graders! They did not have much time to practice, but they had a great time, looked fabulous, and were all so proud of themselves! Here are the few pictures I took. If you have any, send them my way!
Peace Day at EABH was such a wonderful, empowering day. In second grade we took most of the day to discuss, write about, listen to music about and read stories about Peace. We began the morning with a school wide assembly which students really seemed to grasp the idea of world-wide peace. We immediately went back to our classroom and laid down on the carpet, closed our eyes and listened to music such as, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, byIsrael Kamakawiwo'ole, Waiting On the World to Change, by john Mayer, and watched the video below. I was overwhelmed by the responses I heard. Students talked about Peace beginning with them, the ways Peace can be shown through things like sharing, caring and loving, and how we can show Peace through everyday actions. Students wrote these ideas down and I displayed them outside our classroom for everyone to admire. At one point, I got teary eyed when listening to their Peace conversation, one student asked if Peace made me sad, I said "No, your brilliant answers make me happy!" These are some of my favorite pictures from the day. Enjoy!
Peace begins with US!
Listening to Peaceful music
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!