|Mrs. McNickle's 1st Grade!||
We spoke in class about how some of our ancestors might have gone through Ellis Island to get accepted, or turned away from moving to America.
What a great way to spend an hour during our busy last week of Unit 2-Food and Nutrition...
eating candies from Miss Rachel and playing video games!!
Lego Candies from New York! They turned our tongues fun colors :)
Sharing computer time
2nd grade and I have been learning all about the digestive process, including how different parts of our mouths help break down the food we eat. We talked about our tongues and noses helping our tasting senses, and then read an article about our teeth. In this article we learned that a hard boiled egg shell, is made up of similar characteristics to our teeth. To test how strong our teeth are against common liquids that we drink, students brought in three of their favorite sodas. Fanta Uva, Coca Cola, Sprite, and Water. We put a hard boiled egg into each glass of liquid, and left them their over the break. When we returned, we saw some pretty astonishing results!
Being Scientists for the day, writing down observations after taking the cracked, colored, wrecked eggs out of their liquids.
Getting students to use adjectives to make their sentences "spicier" is hard than you'd think! We played a silly game to get them to realize how important adjectives are, to make our sentences and stories more interesting.
I had such a wonderful birthday celebrated here at EABH! A delicious cake made by our very own, Adrian! And a wonderful gift, perfect for the beach! Thank you to all who celebrated and sent me well wishes, much appreciated!
Adorable beach bag, havainas, nail polish, and freshly combed hair: courtesy of 2nd grade!!
There are 4 different kinds of sentences, and sometimes its hard to remember what they are called!
Interrogative, Declarative, Exclamatory and Imperative
We learned this song today to help us remember.
Every week, an older student comes in to read to us. This month, she is reading the chapter book Matilda. The kids are having fun noticing the differences between the book, and the movie that many of them have seen.
Today we did our Taste testing experiment.
1) To test out our predictions
2) To observe what we tasted without our eyes, using our other sences
3) To understand how our sence of smell is directly connected to sence of taste
Here are some brave taste testers: eyes closed, nose plugged, risk-takers!!
Many students predicted things like: dried mangos, grapes, cheese, carrots, and coconut.
The real testers were: apples and potatoes!!
We really learned how our eyes and noses help us decide what we are tasting!
Welcome to my 2nd Grade Webpage! My name is Rachel Allaire, and this is my second year teaching at EABH in Brazil. I wanted to let you know a little bit about what we do in 2nd grade, so check out all the links, and leave me comments or questions! ~Have fun~